Road America (iRacing)

Road America
Information
Location Elkhart Lake
Country Us.png USA
Configurations
Road Course
6.515 km
4.048 miles
Road Course with Bend
6.515 km
4.048 miles


Information

Located outside the picturesque village of Elkhart Lake, in Wisconsin’s beautiful Kettle Moraine region, an hour north of Milwaukee and just two hours from Chicago, Road America opened in 1955. From 1950 through 1953 the town had been host to annual sports car races conducted on ad-hoc circuits made up of linked sections of county highways, but safety concerns ended open-road racing. The track was built by local civil engineer Cliff Tufte, who set out a 14-turn, four-mile ribbon of pavement, literally over hill and dale. Tufte took advantage of the hillsides adjacent to many parts of the track to provide natural viewing areas for spectators.

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.

Configurations

Race Results

iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series

Season Pole position Fastest lap Race Winner Broadcast
Driver Team
2010 Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Greger Huttu Team Redline
Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Greger Huttu Team Redline
2011 Fi.png Greger Huttu Br.png Hugo Luis Br.png Hugo Luis My3id Gaming
2012 Fi.png Greger Huttu Us.png Jake Stergios Fi.png Greger Huttu Team Redline
2013 Fi.png Greger Huttu Br.png Hugo Luis Fi.png Greger Huttu Team Redline YoutubeButton.png
2014 Br.png Hugo Luis Fi.png Aleksi Uusi-Jaakkola Fi.png Olli Pahkala Glacier Racing YoutubeButton.png
2015 Fi.png Greger Huttu De.png Martin Krönke Fi.png Greger Huttu Team Redline YoutubeButton.png
2016 Fi.png Joni Törmälä Fi.png Joni Törmälä Fi.png Joni Törmälä ineX Racing YoutubeButton.png
2017 De.png Martin Krönke De.png Martin Krönke De.png Martin Krönke VRS Coanda Simsport YoutubeButton.png
2018 De.png Martin Krönke De.png Martin Krönke De.png Martin Krönke VRS Coanda Simsport YoutubeButton.png