Photos: WeatherTech International Challenge at Road America

Joseph Galdi scoots out of Thunder Valley in his 2000 BMW M3 GTR. Photo: Nick Lish

Elkhart Lake, WI — “Whoever ordered this weather deserves a medal” and similar sentiments have been abundant throughout the start of the WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman at Road America. With sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 70s there is little doubt that racers are enjoying the track conditions as well.

The Masters Historic Formula One group is always a fan favorite. Photo: Nick Lish

On track action kicked off Thursday with testing and then qualifying sessions that continued into Friday. Friday night marked the return of the race car parade to downtown Elkhart Lake. A spectacle that brings thousands of fans to Lake Street in order to mingle and be part of a cherished vintage racing event.

Rick Parsons with a moment of solace on the pre-grid in his 1976 Lola T332. Photo: Nick Lish

Qualifying sessions continue into Saturday followed by qualifying races and then the feature races throughout the day on Sunday. Stay tuned for more and look for a full writeup in the Sept/Oct issue of Vintage Motorsport.

Jeff McKee navigating Turn 5 in his 1968 Superformance GT40. Photo: Nick Lish
Todd Treffert (1974 Porsche 911 IROC #141) and Revere Greist (1972 Porsche RSR #57) jockey for position into Turn 6. Photo: Nick Lish
Fans take in the sights, sounds and beautiful weather at Road America. Photo: Nick Lish
Bryan Hunter booking it up the hill in his 1991 Acura NSX. Photo: Nick Lish
Ed Wheatley giving onlookers a tour of his 1981 McLaren M-81 Mustang before heading into Elkhart Lake. Photo: Nick Lish
Encouraging young fans to sit in the race cars is a favorite pastime of the event. Photo: Nick Lish
The future is bright. Photo: Nick Lish
One last hurrah as they head back to the track. Photo: Nick Lish
As always, thank you to all of the corner/safety/etc. workers out there. Photo: Nick Lish