Busy schedule at Road America on tap for 2015

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Road America has announced its season schedule for 2015, it’s 60th dating back to 1955, and it’s a doozy.

It also is key to note the dates when factoring the other elephant in the room, schedule-wise, for 2015: whatever date the Milwaukee IndyFest race falls for the Verizon IndyCar Series at the Milwaukee Mile.

The first four events run from mid-May to mid-June. They are:

  • SVRA Spring Vintage Weekend, May 15-17
  • MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Motorcycle Road Racing Championship Superbike Doubleheader, May 29-31
  • AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Classic and the Rockerbox Motofest, June 5-7
  • WeatherTech Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints, June 11-14

Here’s where things get interesting. The Pirelli World Challenge series will return June 26-28, with GT and GTS classes expected in action. That runs a week later than this year, but is expected to be a standalone event for the championship.

The midsummer vintage classic, The HAWK with Brian Redman, returns July 16-19.

The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship weekend runs August 6-9, with the TUDOR Championship race Sunday the 9th and the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race Saturday the 8th.

The NASCAR XFINITY Series date, which had been in June, moves to August at the previously announced dates of Aug. 27-29. SCCA Trans-Am and Mazda MX-5 will be on the docket for that weekend.

The final two events are the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OPTIMA FACEOFF) August 30 and VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival September 28-30.

What’s missing? Obviously, an IndyCar date. But that’s not a huge surprise.

However, figure Milwaukee’s IndyCar race could fall either the weekend before or the weekend of the NASCAR race. It could be earlier, but that seems less likely at the moment.

Hotel rooms and availability will be at a premium in the area next year, particularly in August, considering the PGA Championship and Wisconsin State Fair are also on the docket beyond all these racing events.

Start saving your money and filling out your calendars now.