Racing History Returns to Road America for the SVRA Vintage Festival Weekend June 19-21
June 10, 2020 by Road America
- Active, Reserve and Retired Military Receive FREE Admission -
- 640-acre Outdoor Facility Regarded as the Safest Place to Watch a Race
ELKHART LAKE, Wis., June 9, 2020 -
The long wait is finally over as racing's glorious past comes to life Friday, June 19, through Sunday, June 21, as the SVRA Vintage Festival Weekend returns to Road America. The event originally scheduled to serve as the vintage kick-off of the Road America racing season in May was tabled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now with the rescheduling of the INDYCAR REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR to July 9-12 as a special double-header, Road America found a home for SVRA to continue on Father's Day weekend.
The rescheduled SVRA Vintage Weekend event includes a packed schedule with races featuring cars covering several decades. Many of the entries have previously competed at classic events, including Le Mans and the Indy 500, where they were raced for the honor and glory of a gladiatorial sport.
Make no mistake about it, the SVRA Vintage Festival Weekend offers tightly regulated, wheel-to-wheel racing, with a lineup that includes race groups for all SVRA classes including Formula 5000, Formula Ford, sports racing and production sports cars from marques such as Lotus, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Porsche and Corvette from the '50s, '60s and '70s proving there is something eye-catching for everyone.
'Vintage Racing is important to Road America and we are delighted we were able to keep SVRA on our schedule this season,' said Mike Kertscher, Road America's President and General Manager. 'I am proud that everyone in motorsports is pitching in to make the best of a situation we absolutely did not want and could not have planned for. This was a perfect opportunity to get SVRA back and give all our fans another reason to take in Father's Day at America's National Park of Speed. Fans will also have the opportunity to watch the Blue Marble Radical Cup during the SVRA Vintage Weekend.'
As part of its commitment to honoring America's veterans, Road America will also provide FREE admission to all active, reserve-duty military and veterans with ID during the SVRA Vintage Festival Weekend, June 19-21, at Road America.
Whatever your desire, the SVRA 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.
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Fans have three quick, convenient methods to buy tickets:
Online: Visit www.roadamerica.com Tickets are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Print your tickets to save time and enjoy a contactless experience at the gates.
Phone: Call 800-365-RACE or 920-892-4576 between 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday.
In-Person: Visit the Road America Ticket Office at the Road America Administration Building off of State Highway 67 (Gate 6) between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday.
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
Anyone 16-years-old and under are always FREE with a paying adult at the gate.
Everyone is encouraged to follow safe practices at Road America during the event, such as social distancing (maintaining six feet from others), frequent hand washing, or using one of the many new sanitizer stations located throughout the facility. Cloth face coverings are encouraged in areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain.
For additional details on Road America's Active Measures Against COVID-19, fans are encouraged to check out the website at www.roadamerica.com/safety