2021 WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman at Road America - Part 1
Updated: Sep 3, 2022
Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI. never disappoints. The weather was spectacular, the crowds large and the food was fantastic. These 'Last Era' legend cars that turned out, and the racing that was had, was truly next level. WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman at Road America is a yearly celebration of vintage pre-war racers to Masters Endurance Legends/modern GT's, with this years featured marque of vintage NASCAR and Grand National cars.
Tom McIntyre pulling out of Canada Corner in his 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
With NASCAR CUP and NASCAR Xfinity Series racing through "America's National Park of Speed" just two weeks earlier, the thunderous echos seemed to still be resonating around the track providing an amazing atmosphere.
All wings and slicks with John Mckenna's 1974 Parnelli VPJ-4
Kirt Bennett in his 1974 Lola T322 leaving "Canada Corner"
It was a nice treat to watch Geoff Brabham drive his 1971 Brabham BT35
Group 7 cars gives spectators a view of some open wheel cars that never got a chance to stretch their legs around the four mile road course.
Brian French full speed down the "Moraine Sweep" heading to turn 5 in his 1997 Benetton B197
Dave Nikolas in the backstretch shadows in his 1975 Shadow DN6.
Jerry Kehol through thunder valley with his 1987-March 87b BMW-V12 F3000
Masters Historic Formula One group which showcases F1 cars built from 1966-1985 with a limit on the Cosworth DHV engines to 3 Liters. Again showing fans cars that never got a chance to race at Road America in period, but leaving them stunned now. A trio of JPS Lotus brought back alot of memories.
Chris Locke in turn 14 in his 1976 Lotus 77
Dan Collins in his 1982 Lotus 91/8.
Lee Mowle and his 1980 lotus 81 headed to the "hurry downs"
Cal Meeker putting the power down to get up the front stretch in his 1979 Tyrrell 009
NASCAR doesn't have a long or storied past like other forms of racing around Road America YET, but they put on a tremendous show. Hopefully we continue to see them turning right for many years to come.
Stephen Keneally in his 2003 Dodge Intrepid Cup car coming out of turn 9
Frank Marcum in his 2010 Ford Taurus Cup car sweeping through the "carousel".
And finally Marshall Griffin in turn 5 in the 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88.
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