Road America To Restructure International Challenge
Elkhart Lake, Wis., November 1, 2005 -- The vintage committee of the Road America Board of Directors has selected the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) to serve as the sanctioning organization for the 2006 Brian Redman International Challenge (BRIC), July 13-16, 2006. The SVRA succeeds the Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association (VSCDA) which Road America recognizes for the value it brought to previous BRIC events.
The BRIC is an internationally acclaimed, four-day event that hosts the largest contingency of competitors, vintage automobiles and enthusiasts in the country, with participants from Europe, Canada and Australia. In the last several years the event has shown significant growth and the circuit expects that trend to continue. The change in sanctioning body is part of the track's efforts to attract more vintage automobiles and a broader base of participants.
According to George Bruggenthies, Road America's president and general manager, the committee was focused on creating an even stronger event. "The BRIC at Road America has always been a favorite of vintage enthusiasts and we look forward to working with the SVRA to enhance Road America's vintage-racing legacy," he stated.
The SVRA's role during the event is to manage racing activities, while Road America will continue to serve as event promoter and registrar. For over twenty years the SVRA has offered tightly regulated, wheel-to-wheel racing for men and women who own and maintain vintage and historical cars. The organization sanctions eight vintage events across the country each year. More information about the SVRA can be found at www.svra.com.
Road America, a 628-acre, year- round motor sports facility, celebrated its 50th year in 2005. In addition to major race events, Road America offers the Suzuki Supermoto School, corporate ATV and karting programs, and exceptional hospitality. For more event and season information, visit www.roadamerica.com or call 800/365-7223.