The NTT IndyCar Series announced on Tuesday that they have signed a multi-year contract extension with the Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin that will see the series race there for years to come.
This year’s race which took place on June 20th was won by Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou who leads the championship by 39 points. Road America has been on the NTT IndyCar Series schedule since 1982, however, following a brief hiatus, the 4.014-mile road course returned to the calendar in 2016.
Speaking about the news, President and CEO of Penske Entertainment Corporation, the parent company of the NTT IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Mark Miles commented saying:
INDYCAR is pleased to continue its relationship with Road America. “It is clear that NTT INDYCAR SERIES events in Wisconsin’s scenic Kettle Moraine have developed into exciting and favored weekends for our fans and athletes, as well.
“Last year, Road America became a central figure in the series’ return to racing during the global pandemic and the first to host a doubleheader. It has been a fantastic addition to our championship, and it is gratifying to know that it will remain a mainstay on our calendar.
Road America was a successful circuit or Mario Andretti, his son, Michael, and Brazilian driver Emerson Fittipaldi who all won here three times during their time racing in the NTT IndyCar Series, of the active champions in the series, Sebastien Bourdais, Will Power, Josef Newgarden and defending series champion Scott Dixon have all won here while Dixon is the only double winner of the event of the current drivers on the grid.
Road America President and General Manager Mike Kertscher commented on today’s announcement saying:
“The NTT INDYCAR SERIES is clearly one of the greatest forms of open-wheel racing ever to grace our beautiful 4-mile road course. “We’ve had a strong relationship since its return in 2016, and we are very proud to continue the tradition. The response from our fans has been tremendous over the past five seasons, and as part of showing our appreciation to them, we are offering a special four-day ticket package for $122. This special is only available online as a print-at-home ticket, and the special price ends on Sept. 30, 2021, so go to roadamerica.com and get yours today.”
The 2022 NTT IndyCar Series schedule which Paddock Eye understands may feature 18 races will be announced at a later date.