RACE: Road America to host June Sprints

Over 400 Racers To Compete During June Sprints® Elkhart Lake, Wisc. June 14, 2006 -- Over 400 competitors from across the nation, as well as Canada and the Bahamas, will be racing at Road America during the Kohler / Chicago Region SCCA June ...

Over 400 Racers To Compete During June Sprints®

Elkhart Lake, Wisc. June 14, 2006 -- Over 400 competitors from across the nation, as well as Canada and the Bahamas, will be racing at Road America during the Kohler / Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints®, June 22- 25, 2006. The event at Road America is the first trophy stop to win amateur racing's most prestigious title, the Triple Crown of Racing. June Sprints is an ideal weekend for grassroots racing enthusiasts and spectators. The family-friendly paddock offers up-close viewing of the cars and the chance to mingle and talk with the drivers.

Cars will be on the track daily, Friday through Sunday, competing in nine groups with 24 different classes. The event schedule also includes the return of Drifting, a competitive sport where drivers compete in rear-wheel drive cars to keep their cars sideways as long as possible.

At the top levels of competition, drivers are able to keep their cars sliding for extended periods of time, often through several turns. On Saturday, professional demonstrations and an instructional clinic will be held at the Briggs & Stratton Motorplex.

Additional demonstrations and an amateur competition will be held on Sunday. June Sprints is also Road America's annual Salute to Youth weekend--a great opportunity for non-profit youth organizations to attend the races at reduced rates. For more information about youth group discounts, call Mary Lou Haen, 800-365-7223.

Autograph sessions are scheduled for Saturday, 12:00--1:00 p.m. and Sunday, 11:45 a.m. --12:45 p.m. Helicopter rides will be available for a nominal fee, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

June Sprints tickets are available online at www.roadamerica.com or by phone, 800-365-7223. Daily admission is $10 Thursday, $15 dollars Friday, and $25 dollars each for Saturday and Sunday.

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