Abundant track time at one of North America’s most beloved road courses is without a doubt the key factor in the field of entrants now an astonishing 300 cars apart, all heading to the California Motors Association’s Arien’s Art on Wheels show. Vintage Sports Cars September 16-18 at Road America.
The sheer number of cars will mean a great view for spectators and racing for the whole pack, special races (including a Trans Am/B Sedan race popular with the crowd) and several Cup races and a challenge to keep up with all the activity on the track. .
Off the track, however, the three-day schedule gets even busier, with a host of special events on one weekend honoring women in motorsport. Up-and-coming Sabré Cook will join 1992 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Lyn St. James and standouts Victoria Thomas and Cindi Lux in a panel discussion at Saturday night’s banquet.
The quartet will also offer “charity rides” during lunchtime on both Saturday and Sunday. And for a small donation, fans can join one of the women at the starting gate, waving the green or checkered flag at the start and finish of each race. “Visitors who wish to participate in the charity rides can sign up at the track,” said VSCDA President Alex Rorke.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the VSCDA Women in Motorsports celebration this September at Road America,” said St. James, who scored her first IMSA victory here in 1985. “It will be a pleasure to finally get back to that. track when we do charity walks on Saturday and Sunday.
As has become a VSCDA tradition, Art on Wheels weekend will feature plenty of track time. Each group of races will have about two hours of practice on Friday, a rare opportunity to log extra time on Road America’s hallowed 4,048 miles. Including the surcharge Enduro, Friday provides close to three hours of track time! (Please note that all proceeds from the Enduro will benefit disabled US veterans.)
Saturday’s lineup includes qualifying and sprint races, a special recreation of the route, a lap of the original 1950-1952 Elkhart Lake public road race track, and the opportunity for drivers, family and friends to create works art at Canvas and Coffee.
Saturday’s Concours d’Elegance will take place on the track, followed by a very special complementary wine tasting event honoring women in motorsports hosted by boutique artisan wine producer, Adobe Road.
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