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A Re-paved Road America Beckons

Updated: May 14, 2023

Next weekend brings us to the second event of our 2023 calendar with SVRA’s Road America SpeedTour. The usual SVRA run groups will be augmented by US F4 and FR Americas.

Monoposto cars are well represented. The usual weekend format of a practice, two qualifying sessions and two feature races are on the schedule. In addition, there are two 60-minute enduros on Sunday, each of which will include formula cars. All together the entry list shows 18 Classic cars and 19 F70 & Indy Lights - more than enough to have some fun at speed.

The track has been re-paved since Monoposto was last there. (The last time the track was re-paved was in 1995, accordingly I expect the new surface to bring faster lap times.) There has been no change to the racecourse so the many corners that are unique in North America remain. Turn 5, at the end of one of the longest straights has top speed plus a downhill braking area. Turn 6 under the bridge at the crest of a hill also offers a challenging entry. The run through the Carousel takes 10 seconds in most cars so I hope your neck muscles are prepared. The Kink is a blast when properly done, just don't try to go through it side-by-side.

We will also have our first Monoposto party of the year. The location will be at the GMT paddock and the time will be communicated by someone walking the false grid early in the weekend. Trophies for our 2022 champions will be available, so if you’re one of our champions come to the party to receive your trophy.

I hope to see you there.

Travis Engen

President, Monoposto

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