Road America Tag

By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will make their much-anticipated debut at Road America for the Kohler Grand Prix, continuing the 2016 season. The event is slated for June 23-26, 2016. About the Race The Kohler Grand Prix is round nine of sixteen for the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2016.  It is, however, the tenth race start, with Texas having been rained out, and its completion slated for August. The event is held on a permanent road course, one of six such races onRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer There was a new face in the Verizon IndyCar Series pit lane as 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, Brad Keselowski, took some laps in a Dallara DW-12 for the first time. The occasion was an open test at the Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, WI in preparation for the upcoming Kohler Grand Prix for the IndyCars June 23-26. Keselowski, who drives the #2 Miller Lite Ford for Roger Penske in the Cup Series, accompanied the team to the test during an off-week for NASCAR.Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief According to Motorsport.com, JR Hildebrand will replace the injured Josef Newgarden at the upcoming Verizon IndyCar Series test at Road America on Wednesday, along with any races should Newgarden not be ready. Newgarden fractured his right clavicle and a small fracture in his right hand after a vicious crash at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. Hildebrand has been in a part time role with Ed Carpenter Racing, having raced the previous three Indianapolis 500’s under its banner, along with two Grand Prix of Indianapolis. “We’re testingRead More

Posted On June 8, 2016By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

End of the Line for The Milwaukee Mile?

By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer As the Verizon IndyCar Series opened up the month of June with a double-header in Detroit, I found myself reminiscing about many fine races held at the Milwaukee Mile. The venerable one-mile oval first acquired the date after the Indianapolis 500 in 1949, and the tradition carried on until the open-wheel split in 1996. The CART series maintained the early June date after the split, although their competitors were not running at Indianapolis. The track, located within Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis, hadRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief IndyCar officially announced its return to Watkins Glen this afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a last minute add-on to the schedule following the loss of the Grand Prix of Boston. There were several reasons that Boston never got off the ground despite a lot of built up anticipation for the Labor Day Weekend street course event, but instead of looking at the negative of losing a race, the focus should shift on the positive. Watkins Glen has been a historical playground for many series overRead More
By Josh Farmer, Journalist When the upcoming IndyCar season’s schedule was released recently, the reaction was rather muddled. The schedule features 16 races, 13 of which are returning events. The scheduling of the races is a little different from years past, including a few races being spread out and the season extending past Labor Day ending on September 18. The break between some of the races was much needed, given the toll it was taking on teams last year. There are no big surprises that came from the announcement, but thatRead More

Posted On October 30, 2015By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Examining the 2016 IndyCar schedule

The 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule was announced on Tuesday and it has been received in both good and bad ways.  But how so? Let’s take a look at both.  First, the good. The schedule has been stretched out by quite a while.  Instead of starting in late March and ending in late August, the series begins in mid-March while ending in mid-September.  This will alleviate many stresses of the series for traveling, especially regarding team members not being at home and also the rest of the IndyCar traveling circus.Read More

Posted On October 27, 2015By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2016 IndyCar schedule released

After being initially leaked on Sunday, the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule was officially announced this morning. The season will once again kick off in St. Petersburg on March 13th, which has moved up two weeks due to the Easter holiday. Making it’s return in nearly 10 years will be Phoenix International Raceway, which will host a 200-lap Saturday night race on April 2. Phoenix joins Road America as the second classic Amerian Open Wheel Racing venue to return to the schedule. Following Phoenix will be the 42nd Toyota GrandRead More
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – The decision to compete in Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR XFINITY Series sixth annual Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville at Road America (Wis.) paid off in a huge way for Paul Menard who scored his third career XFINITY victory at his hometown track. Menard, a native of Eau Claire, Wis. started eighth and saw a decision to stay out after pitting on Lap 24 work to his advantage as he edged out a relentless Ryan Blaney by 0.573 seconds at the 14-turn road course. After theRead More

Posted On August 8, 2015By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

IndyCar to return to Road America

The Verizon IndyCar Series will return to Road America, ending an eight year absence for American Open  Wheel Racing. The yet to be named race will be held on the weekend of June 24-26 2016 and will feature the entire Mazda Road to Indy ladder as well as the Pirelli World Challenge. Road America was a staple on the CART/Champ Car schedule from 1982-2007 and was not included in the schedule when Champ Car and the then named Indy Racing League merged in 2008. “We know how revered Road AmericaRead More