Road America Tag

By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR has announced a 17-race schedule for the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season, which will take the world’s most competitive motorsport series into several fan-favorite markets, including a much-anticipated return to the Milwaukee Mile. The schedule is also highlighted by two Saturday night races, a new and unique made-for-TV exhibition in Southern California, a global entertainment destination as the new host city for the season finale, and 12 NBC broadcast network showcases bolstered by the rising popularity of live streaming on Peacock. Milwaukee Mile lands onRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Sam Mayer took a dramatic double overtime victory in Saturday’s Road America 180 at the iconic Elkhart Lake, Wisc. road course – the 21-year old hometown favorite claiming his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at his home race track; rolling into victory lane, climbing onto his driver’s side window and pulling apart his drivers suit like Superman to a happy and familiar crowd. The JR Motorsports driver was certainly super in the closing laps on Saturday. Mayer’s win in the No. 1 JRM Chevrolet makesRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Kyle Kirkwood’s weekend at Road America can be described as chaotic after finishing ninth in Sunday’s Sonsio Grand Prix. Due to an engine failure during second round of qualifying, Kirkwood wasn’t able to partake in the Firestone Fast Six. Thus, the Long Beach winner had to settle rolling off sixth instead of being a threat for the pole position. When the green flag dropped for the 55-lap race, Kirkwood’s race, like the majority of his season, went out of control. Heading into the second turn, KirkwoodRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Sunday at Road America was another entry in the Book of Dixon, with the six-time NTT IndyCar Series champion charging from deep in the field to a fourth-place result. The trouble started for Scott Dixon in practice on Saturday, when he and Will Power collided in Turn 12, leading to a heavy shunt into the wall. After a brief shoving match between the two and having their cars towed back to the paddock, it was determined that Dixon would have to goRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Alex Palou has been on a roll as of late and kept the momentum going at Road America by decisively winning Sunday’s running of the Sonsio Grand Prix. The driver of the No. 10 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda started the weekend with some hurdles to overcome following a crash in practice, but rebounded to a third-place starting position heading into the race, where he stayed in the hunt all day and made his move late to take the win and increase hisRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – It was a familiar sight at the top of the scoring pylon on Sunday morning as Alexander Rossi paced the final warm-up practice ahead of the Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America. The driver of the No. 7 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet, who was the fastest in both pre-qualifying practice sessions, set the fast time with a lap of one minute, 41.7917 seconds ahead of six-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon. Despite a falter in qualifying that will have him starting inRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Spin and win. Saturday at Road America has certainly been action-packed for Colton Herta, with a number of off-track excursions in practice and qualifying, but despite it all, the driver of the No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda will start Sunday’s Sonsio Grand Prix from the pole. Herta laid down the fast time of one minute, 40.1945 seconds for the 10th pole of his NTT IndyCar Series career and his second on the 4.048-mile Road America circuit. “It feels nice to be back,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Alexander Rossi is cementing himself as the man to beat through the first two practice sessions of the weekend at Road America. After topping the board in Friday’s opening practice for the Sonsio Grand Prix, the driver of the No. 7 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet was once again the fastest in Saturday morning’s pre-qualifying session with a lap of one minute, 40.911 seconds. Colton Herta, who had a couple of off-track excursions during the action-filled practice, was second quick, followed by Felix RosenqvistRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Speeds and heartrates were up as the NTT IndyCar Series took on the freshly repaved Road America circuit in the first practice session of the Sonsio Grand Prix weekend. When all was said and done, Alexander Rossi put his No. 7 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet on top of the board with a lap of one minute, 41.779 seconds to take the early advantage. “You never get all you want out of it because usually you’re limited on the amount of tires you haveRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A brand new era for Road America will commence this weekend as the popular, picturesque road course will have a different look compared to last year. It’ll mark the first time INDYCAR will run in Elkhart under the freshly repaved surface, similar to what they’ll encounter in the finale at Laguna Seca in September. Therefore, some unknowns heading into the eighth round of the championship trail. One driver that won’t make the trip to Wisconsin is Conor Daly, who after two-plus seasons at Ed Carpenter Racing,Read More