Before the formation of auto-racing associations, drivers could only showcase their skills by competing in horse races or constructing to-scale dioramas depicting their supposed speed. Celebrate seat-belted jockeys with today's Groupon: for $99, you get one VIP ticket to the Bucyrus 200 NASCAR Nationwide series race and a Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car race at Road America in Elkhart Lake on Saturday, June 25 (a $199 value).
Road America's winding road course slings stock cars and sports cars around turns and over the natural, rolling hills of Kettle Moraine. Race fans clutching today's Groupon will gain entry into the course's VIP experience, which grants guests complimentary lunch, snacks, and drinks, plus stunning views from the lounge and its closed-circuit television screens. During the day, racers from both the Grand-Am Rolex series and the NASCAR Nationwide series will coat the 4.048 mile race track with a fresh layer of rubber and plaster on each of the 14 turns.
The Grand-Am race kicks off in the late-morning with the stock cars lining up at the gates by late afternoon. Guests can come as early as 7 a.m. to take advantage of preferred parking. Check out the schedule for a complete breakdown.
Carved out of 640 acres of Wisconsin farmland, the 4.048-mile, 14-turn racetrack at Road America allows roadsters of all size and stripe to careen the original track design throughout the raceway’s full season of stock-car, motorcycle, and vintage-car collecting events. The iconic raceway, one of the fastest permanent road-racing tracks in the world, nurtures aspiring Andrettis through its driving school and accommodates gatherings with group outings, such as go-karting, snowshoeing, or geocaching adventures. On race day, guests can take advantage of golf-cart rentals to enjoy the action and fill up on snacks at some of Road America’s 13 concession stands.