Updated: Jul 20, 2022
With the cancellation of Mont Tremblant this weekend, next weekend brings us to the halfway point of our 2022 calendar with arguably the biggest and most complex event on the Monoposto schedule, the WeatherTech International Challenge at Road America. There are 13 run groups (some of them also have sub-groups) with test days beginning on Wednesday and the event running through Sunday. Over 350 cars are entered.
Monoposto cars are well represented. On Sunday there is one Classic race, one for F70, one for formula 5000 and another race for modern formula cars including Indy Lights. All together the entry list shows 37 Classic cars and 26 F70 & Indy Lights - more than enough to have some fun at speed.
The track is in great shape and is awesome to drive. Many of the corners are unique in North America. 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.
There are many activities through the event, road car and race car concours, a race car parade to downtown Elkhart Lake, and the celebration of Dan Gurney's All American Racers Eagles. So many in fact that in prior years the competition for attention has meant small turnouts for the Monoposto party so we will not have one this year. Trophies for our 2021 champions will be available and as of now four of last year's champions are entered in the event.
I hope to see you there.