Abundant track time on one of North America’s most beloved road courses is surely the key factor in the entry list now within striking distance of 300 cars, all heading towards the Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association’s Arien’s Art on Wheels September 16-18 extravaganza at Road America.
That many cars will mean great spectator viewing and and racing for all the group feature races, specialty races (including a crowd-popular Trans Am / B Sedan race) and several Cup races and a challenge to keep up with all the on-track activity.
Off-track, though, the three-day schedule gets even more active, with a slew of special events on a weekend honoring Women in Motorsports. Up-and-comer Sabré Cook will join ’92 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year Lyn St. James and notables Victoria Thomas and Cindi Lux in panel discussion at the Saturday night banquet.
The quartet will also be providing “charity rides” during the lunch hour on both Saturday and Sunday. And for a small donation, fans will be able to join one of the women on the starter’s stand, waving either the green or checkered flag starting and finishing each of the races. “Visitors wishing to be participate in the charity rides can sign up at the track,” said VSCDA President Alex Rorke.
“I am delighted to be part of VSCDA’s celebration of Women in Motorsports this September at Road America,” said St. James, who notched her first IMSA win here in 1985. “It is going to be a pleasure to finally get back on that track when we do charity rides Saturday and Sunday.”
As has become a VSCDA tradition, the Art on Wheels weekend will feature abundant track time. Each race group will get close to two hours of practice on Friday—a rare chance to log extra time on Road America’s hallowed 4.048 miles. Including the extra-charge Enduro, Friday provides close to three hours of time on the track! (Note that all proceeds from the Enduro will benefit Disabled American Veterans.)
Saturday’s line-up includes qualifying and sprint races, a special Road Course Re-enactment—a lap of the original 1950-1952 Elkhart Lake public roads race course—and the opportunity for drivers, family and friends to create artwork at Canvas and Coffee.
Saturday’s Concours d’Elegance will take place at the track, to be followed by a very special complementary wine-tasting event in honor of women in motorsports hosted by boutique producer of artisan wines, Adobe Road.
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