June Sprints return to Road America Over 400 sports car drivers will compete at Road America during the WeatherTech® Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints® Presented by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 24-27, 2010. The June Sprints, which first ran in 1956, is Road America's longest, consecutively run race. Generations of racers and their families have participated over the years and carry that tradition today. Augie Pabst, this year's Grand Marshal, is being recognized for the 50th Anniversary of his 1960 June Sprints win, driving the Meister-Brauser Scarab.
The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) is devoted to providing amateur and professional racing opportunities for men and women of all skill levels using a variety of cars. Everything from showroom stock to highly-modified, purpose-built race cars fill four days of practice, qualifying and racing. The drivers love testing their skills on the legendary road course while spectators enjoy Road America's park-like setting, tracks-side viewing and open paddock access.
Road America makes June Sprints its annual Salute to Youth weekend by offering special group tickets and activities to youth organizations. Every year, local Cub Scouts tour the paddock and participate in outdoor activities. Public karting is available during the event at the Briggs & Stratton Motorplex. For a fee, people ages 14 and older can take a kart out on the exciting purpose-built track and reach speeds of up to 50 mph. No experience is necessary and all equipment is provided.
Daily admission to the June Sprints is $20 Thursday, $25 Friday, and $35 each for Saturday and Sunday. Kids 12 and under are always free with an adult. Special ticket promotions include Cedar Crest Ice Cream Saturday and Toyota Sienna Sunday. On Saturday, spectators can turn in two 48oz Cedar Crest Ice Cream lids for one free Saturday or Sunday admission. On Sunday, up to seven people arriving at the gate in a Toyota Sienna van will be given free event admission. Gates open at 7 a.m. and races run rain or shine. For more information, call 800/365-7223 or visit www.roadamerica.com.
Established in 1955, Road America is located midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. It offers 640 grassy, rolling acres which include the 4-mile circuit and the dirt supermoto/karting track. In addition to entertaining thousands of yearly race fans, the track offers the Road America Motorcycle and Driving
Schools, group adventure programs and more. On-site camping is available on public race weekends. Tickets may be purchased at the admission gates or by calling 800/365-7223.