Road America (iRacing)
Road America, one of the world’s classic road-racing venues, has been host to every important North American racing series, beginning with SCCA sports cars in the 1950s, to the Can-Am and Trans-Am in the ’60s and ’70s, IMSA’s GT and GTP cars since the ’70s, and IndyCars beginning in 1982. NASCAR ran a race at Road America in 1956, won by the legendary Tim Flock, and now includes the Wisconsin road course on its Nationwide Series schedule. The June Sprints, put on annually for more than 50 years by the SCCA’s Chicago Region, draws 600+ amateur sports car racers and as many as 30,000 spectators. The current schedule also includes vintage and motorcycle racing.Road America is beloved both by spectators, who are afforded a variety of spectacular views and by drivers, who value the challenges the track presents. And while Road America enjoys a rich tradition, it is not a prisoner of its history. A recent upgrade to the facility saw spectator viewing and paddock access improved by the replacement of the Bill Mitchell bridge with a tunnel a hundred yards further down the road. A further nod to the performance gains wrought by modern technology is the addition of an optional chicane at Road America’s famous “kink” in the back straightaway, providing a second configuration for race series that don’t wish to expose their drivers to one of motorsport’s biggest thrills every four miles.