Travel Tips: Road America – Aug. 23-25, 2018

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The Xfinity Series has a stand-alone race this weekend, Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 23-25, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI. Joining the Xfinity Series for the Johnsonville 180 weekend are the SCCA Pro Trans Am Series and the Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks Series.

The annual Hauler Parade to Road America takes place Friday at 5 p.m. CT. The parade departs from Plymouth High School and ends at the track. The free event begins at 11 a.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. 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. In addition, the first 48 teams to register ($30 per two person team by Aug. 21) can compete in the Checkered Flag Cornhole Tournament on Friday, Aug. 25 from 5-10 p.m. CT – find out more here.

Key on-track event times for the Xfinity Series:

Thursday, Aug. 23
  • NASCAR Hauler parade arrives at track – 5:30 p.m. CT
Friday, Aug. 24 –
  • Xfinity Series Rookie Track Ride – 11:45 a.m. CT
  • Xfinity Series practice – 12:35 and 2:35 p.m. CT
Saturday, Aug. 25 –
  • Xfinity Series qualifying – 11:35 a.m. CT
  • Xfinity Series Johnsonville 180– 2 p.m. CT
Find a complete schedule for the weekend here.

Find out more about the track and purchase tickets for the weekend at

Travel Tips: Road America – Aug. 23-25, 2018 Travel Tips: Road America – Aug. 23-25, 2018 Reviewed by Paula on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Rating: 5