Travel Tips: Road America – Aug. 25-27, 2017

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The Xfinity Series has a stand-alone race this weekend, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 25-27, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Joining the Xfinity Series for the Johnsonville 180 weekend are the SCCA Pro Trans Am Series and the ARCA Racing Series.

The annual Hauler Parade to Road America takes place Friday at 5:30 p.m. CT. The parade departs from Plymouth High School, travels north on Highway 67 and ends at the track. The free event begins at 2:30 p.m. CT with Family Fun activities.

Fans looking for something to do throughout the weekend can check out public karting, zip lining and disc golf at Road America. Fans 14 and older (parent/guardian must be present if under 18) can participate in karting at the Road America Motorplex, in the infield over the Johnsonville Bridge, in karts that reach speeds up to 40 mph. Fans age 6 and over (70-275 lbs., with a parent/guardian if under 18) can fly on the dual racing zip lines at the Landing Tower near Turn 14. There is also disc golf for all ages located across from the Gearbox concession stands in the paddock (front nine) and west of the Sargento Bridge (back nine); rental discs are available in the Paddock Shop.

Key on-track event times:

Friday, Aug. 25
  • Trans Am testing – 8 and 10:30 a.m. CT
  • ARCA Racing Series optional test session – 9:40 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. CT
  • Trans Am practice – 1:50 p.m. CT
Saturday, Aug. 26 –
  • ARCA Racing Series practice – 8:50 and 11:05 a.m. CT
  • Trans Am practice – 9:50 a.m. and 4:10 p.m. CT
  • Xfinity Series practice – 1 and 3 p.m. CT
  • Trans Am qualifying – 4 p.m. CT
  • ARCA Racing Series qualifying – 5:10 p.m. CT
Sunday, Aug. 27 –
  • Trans Am Race No. 1 (TA, TA3, TA4) – 8:05 a.m. CT
  • Trans Am Race No. 2 (TA2) – 9:20 a.m. CT
  • Xfinity Series qualifying – 10:45 a.m. CT
  • ARCA Racing Series race (timed) – noon CT
  • Xfinity Series Johnsonville 180– 2:14 p.m. CT
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Travel Tips: Road America – Aug. 25-27, 2017 Travel Tips: Road America – Aug. 25-27, 2017 Reviewed by Paula on Monday, August 21, 2017 Rating: 5