Journey back in time at Road America, as legendary racing vehicles from around the world will compete at the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) Spring Vintage Weekend Friday, May 18, through Sunday, May 20.
Here’s your chance to take in the sights and sounds of racing as it was during the early years. This historically significant race field will take on Road America’s legendary 4-mile, 14-turn road course, featuring a wide variety of cars including those that competed in past Indianapolis 500s, plus NASCAR, Formula One, IMSA and Trans-Am. In addition, American racing cars from makes like Chevrolet will compete with historic racecars from Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, MG and many others in 11 different classes of racing.
This year two Enduro races are on the schedule including the Mazda Miata Heritage Cup. This race class offers a new “entry Point” to vintage racing. The Mazda Miata Heritage Cup will run in a distinct race and race group made up of first generation 1.6-liter spec Miata’s of 1990 to 1993 vintage.
Fans that enjoy grassroots racing of all types are encouraged to mingle in the pits, peek under the hoods and visit the paddock area for an up-close look at these rare vehicles all while chatting with the men and women who dedicate their time to preserving the rich history of auto racing. This event gives also gives enthusiasts the opportunity to watch many of their favorite vintage sports cars and formula cars as they race around the tricky 14-turn course offering an unprecedented side-by-side view of many different machines.
Whatever your desire, the SVRA Spring Vintage Festival Weekend serves it up package style. Come witness the power, pageantry and picturesque landscapes of Road America, a track that is every bit as impressive as the cars that will compete. The weekend also includes all sorts of on-track and off-track activities with fun for families and racing enthusiasts alike. From karting at the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex to Disc Golf, there are tons of family fun options for everyone at America’s National Park of Speed.
Fans are also encouraged to take part in Road America’s special track touring sessions. For those unaware, touring sessions are the rare opportunity to drive your own car around Road America on Saturday and Sunday during the scheduled lunch break. Anyone interested can sign up in advance or at the Registration Office (inside Gate 6) off Highway 67. You must attend a mandatory drivers meeting prior to the session and remember, the cost of track touring does not include your admission into the facility.
As part of its commitment to honoring America’s heroes, Road America will also provide FREE admission to all active, reserve-duty military and veterans with ID during the SVRA Spring Vintage Festival Weekend at Road America.
Visit www.roadamerica.com for ticket information