Last weekend’s Optima Batteries Face Off at Road America was a killer event, at a track that is considered to be one of the most famed in road racing. I had never been to Road America other than stopping at the gate for Drag Week or Power Tour or something. So, when I got there and got to run around, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.
Road America is often described as the National Park of Motor Racing or some such thing. They are right. It really does look like a State or National Park that happens to have a 4.1 mile road course running through it. It is crazy huge, absolutely beautiful, and a site to behold. The food there rules, the people are cool, and nowhere that I have ever been allows such a cool viewing experience. With tons of hills, grass, and trees, the areas that spectators sit are more like a park than a racetrack. Tents, EZ Ups, blankets, custom platforms in trucks, etc dot the area and allow for a killer viewing experience.
But Road America isn’t alone in its coolness. There are tons of “Bucket List” racetracks all over the world. I’m lucky enough to have raced at, announced at, or visited a ton of great race tracks that most people would kill to see. Although there are still plenty left though all over the world I have yet to see.
So, what country and what track would you most like to visit for a race?