Story & Photo Credit: Road America PR
ELKHART LAKE, Wis., February 19, 2019 – Blue Marble Cocktails Radical Cup will share the spotlight alongside the NTT IndyCar Series during the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America, June 20-23. The event marks the first time North America’s premier Radical series will visit Wisconsin’s 4.048-mile, 14-turn ‘National Park of Speed’, and the first time it has supported America’s top open-wheel championship.
“It can’t get any bigger than this – Road America with IndyCar,” commented Tom Drewer, Radical Sportscars North American manager. “This is another milestone for Radical Sportscars, the Blue Marble Cocktails Radical Cup series, and a tremendous opportunity for our drivers to showcase their skills alongside the best in the business, and in front of a seriously large crowd.”
“We’re delighted to have the Blue Marble Cocktails Radical Cup adding even more action to a big weekend of racing at the REV Group Grand Prix,” stated Mike Kertscher, President and General Manager of Road America. “We know how good Radical prototype sportscar racing can be and having local Midwest drivers take on the nation’s best gives our fans, and Road America’s preeminent event, another whole dynamic.”
Sharing the bill is the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires with doubleheader rounds for Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000, USF2000 and the Global MX-5 Cup. Yet even against the high speed open-wheel cars, the Radicals are expected to set some of the faster lap times during the weekend.
Making up the multi-class field will be a variety of machinery, from the highly popular 1340cc and 1500cc SR3 model to the 400hp plus V8 powered SR8 and the 650hp turbocharged RXC and SPYDER cars.
The June 20-23 Road America event is expected to draw a large contingent of regional Radical drivers, including those from Autobahn Country Club in Illinois, as well as racers from across the USA, Canada and Europe.
This news follows the recent announcements that the 2019 Blue Marble Cocktails Radical Cup season will commence at Virginia International Raceway with Blancpain GT World Challenge, April 26-28, and will draw to a close supporting Creventic’s Hankook 24H race at Circuit of the Americas, Nov 14-17.
Tickets are available and additional event details, ticket pricing, a tentative event schedule and camping information can be found at www.roadamerica.com or by calling 800-365-7223. Anyone 16-years-old and under are FREE with a paying adult at the gate. All races will run rain or shine.