The WeatherTech® CHICAGO REGION SCCA JUNE SPRINTS®
2013 Z4 GTE BMW
2013 Camaro Chevrolet
2013 Camaro 1LE Chevrolet
2013 Viper GTS-R SRT Dodge
2013 1000 S/C Ford
2013 GT500 Super Snake Wide Body Ford
2013 Mustang Red Tail Edition Ford
2012 Mustang GT 50th Anniversary Edition Ford
2012 Mustang GT Blue Angels Ford
2012 Shelby Mustange GT500 Cobra Ford
| Winning the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) June Sprints at Road America has been every sports car driver's dream since the thrilling first event in 1956. That's when a tall, curly-haired chicken farmer from Texas named Carroll Shelby drove all night to make the race, jumped into the cockpit of a Ferrari 121 LM without even changing out of his work clothes - striped farmer's overalls - and won the 152-mile feature. No one back then knew that his win would set the tone for his momentous racing career, the eventual establishment of his own Cobra automotive company and racing team, and his role as an inspiration to thousands of racers and enthusiasts worldwide. Will one of this year's winners be destined for a similar path?
Although the days of legendary drivers the likes of Roger Penske, Mark Donahue, Carroll Shelby, August Pabst and Bill Wuestoff thundering along the straights and corners of Road America are gone, new thrills and memories have yet to be made as generations of racers and their families will flock to the WeatherTech Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints presented by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for their chance at glory. This year, over 350 sports car drivers are scheduled to compete June 14-17, as the June Sprints are the first trophy stop to win amateur racing's most prestigious title, the Triple Crown® of Racing. To earn this title, competitors must win in their class at the June Sprints, win their respective divisional title and win at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs® which are scheduled for September 20-23 at Road America.
Everything from showroom stock to highly modified purpose-built race cars are schedule to fill four days of practice, qualifying and racing at this year's June Sprints. With Road America's park-like setting, trackside viewing, up-close access to drivers and teams; and legendary cuisine appealing to drivers and fans alike, it's no wonder the WeatherTech Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints remains one of the nation's premier amateur sports car racing events.
Daily admission to the June Sprints is $10 Thursday, $15 Friday, and $25 each for Saturday and Sunday. Kids 12 and under are always free with an adult. Gates open at 7 a.m. and races run rain or shine. For more information, call 800-365-RACE (7223) or visit www.roadamerica.com
| OPTIMA® Batteries Hosts Faceoff Event at Road AmericaHighly-Anticipated Performance Automotive Event Includes Exciting New Elements, Automotive Influencers, Celebrities and Incredible Cars |
ELKHART LAKE, Wis., June 19, 2013 - Back by popular demand, OPTIMA® Batteries will once again host the OPTIMA Faceoff at Road America event in Elkhart Lake, Wis., June 23. Presented by Royal Purple and K&N Filters, the OPTIMA Faceoff at Road America will showcase one-of-a-kind performance vehicles during an action-packed weekend of high-powered....
| OVER 200 CONTRACTORS NAMED AS GRAND MARSHAL FOR THE SCOTT 160 ARCA SERIES RACE AT ROAD AMERICAELKHART LAKE, Wis., June 19, 2013 - There's no way drivers will miss the call to 'start your engines' at the upcoming SCOTT® 160 ARCA Series Race - because over 200 contractor Grand Marshals will be giving it!|
SCOTT® Home Improvement Solutions will host over 200 Menards contractors as part of the SCOTT® 160, inviting them to act collectively as Grand Marshal at this inaugural ARCA/Menards 2013 Series Race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., on June 22, 2013.
'We look forward to....
| GLOBAL RALLYCROSS ANNOUNCES GRC LITES INAUGURAL 2013 SCHEDULELos Angeles, Calif. (June 14, 2013) – Global Rallycross is pleased to announce the inaugural season of GRC Lites, with a six race schedule that will see the new series visit some of the greatest race tracks in America. GRC Lites, the companion series to Global Rallycross's Supercar class, has been designed to be the ideal class for drivers to gain rallycross experience.|
The inaugural season of GRC Lites schedule will take place from July through November. The six race dates are as foll....
|GREG BIFFLE GIVES FORD MOTOR COMPANY 1,000TH NASCAR VICTORY AFTER WINNING AT MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY◾Ford Motor Company has won 1,000 NASCAR races in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series combined.|
◾Jim Roper won the very first NASCAR-sanctioned stock car race in a Lincoln when he was deemed the winner at Charlotte on June 19, 1949.
◾Ford Motor Company has won 20 manufacturer titles and 13 driver championships in NASCAR's top three series.
DEARBORN, MI, (June 16, 2013) – Henry Ford's win over Alexander Winton on Oct. 10, 1901 in what proved to be his only race a....
|MAZDA SKYACTIV-D CLEAN DIESEL MAKES IT A HAT-TRICKJune 15, 2013 (IRVINE, Calif) First came Road Atlanta, then Detroit, now Mid-Ohio. The difference this time was that it was the team owner's car taking the checkered flag with Sylvain Tremblay and Tom Long scoring the win. Long had won the pole position and the team led the bulk of the race. Similar to the races in Georgia and Michigan, it was a three-way battle for most of the race with a Porsche Cayman splitting the two Mazdas. Joel Miller and Tristan Nunez in the #00 VISITFLORIDA....|
| SKEER TAKES A WET AND WOOLY MAZDA MX-5 CUP WIN AT MID-OHIOLEXINGTON, Ohio (June 16, 2013) – Elliott Skeer, of Vista, Calif., did what it took to win Round Six of the SCCA Pro Racing Mazda Playboy MX-5 Cup in the rain at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, part of the Diamond Cellar Classic. Christian Szymczak, of Palos Altos, Calif., and George Jackson, of Houston, finish second and third, respectively.|
Skeer, driving the No. 17 Pelican Replacement Windows/ZoomZoomNation.com/Alpinestars MX-5, started on the outside of row one, taking the fight to pol....
| CHRYSLER GROUP'S SRT BRAND BUILDS AWARENESS THROUGH RACING AT LE MANSJune 17, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - With its heritage deeply rooted into the fabric of domestic and international road racing's rich history, the highly anticipated return of Viper to the 24 Hours of Le Mans stirs the souls of those who have shared in its recent rebirth and return to the ultimate test in sports car competition.|
From concept to completion, the impact of racing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans is the shared passion for the SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand, its perfo....
|LOCAL RESIDENTS WELCOME NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES TEAM HAULERS TO ROAD AMERICAELKHART LAKE, Wis., June 18, 2013 - This Thursday NASCAR Nationwide Series team haulers will gather at Times Printing Company in nearby Random Lake, Wis., prior to their convoy to Road America for the Johnsonville Sausage 200 Presented by Menards. Last year's hauler parade drew hundreds of NASCAR fans and an impressive welcome was also extended between local residents. Times Printing and Road America expect even greater hauler participation and attendance this year and encourage all fans,....|