- Champ Car Grand Prix of Road America
Champ Car Grand Prix of Road America Champ Car World Series Venue Road America First race 1982 Last race 2007 Most wins (driver) Mario Andretti (3)
Emerson Fittipaldi (3)
Most wins (team) Newman/Haas Racing (10) Most wins (manufacturer) Lola (12)
The Champ Car Grand Prix of Road America was an open wheel car race held on the Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. It was a round of the Champ Car World Series for most of Champ Car's existence, the first race being held in 1982. Prior to its cancellation in 2008 with the absorption of the Champ Car circuit into the rival Indy Racing League, the race at Road America had been held annually every year since with the exception of 2005.
The 2003 event almost didn't take place. Mario Andretti was instrumental in keeping Champ Car racing at Road America. CART had severed its ties with the track as a legal resolution of payment issues from the prior year's race and for the upcoming 2003 event. Andretti acted as an intermediary between CART President Chris Pook and Road America President George Bruggenthies. After six weeks of negotiations both sides came to terms and signed a two year contract in April 2003. The 2003 event was named the "Mario Andretti Grand Prix of Road America" in honor of Andretti's efforts. It was not the end of troubles, though. Champ Car and Road America were unable to arrange a race in 2005, but the track returned to the schedule in 2006.
Champ Car Race Results
Season Date Race Title Winning Driver Chassis Engine Team Report 1982 September 19 Road America 200 Héctor Rebaque March Cosworth Forsythe Racing Report 1983 July 31 Provimi Veal 200 Mario Andretti Lola Cosworth Newman/Haas Racing Report 1984 August 5 Provimi Veal 200 Mario Andretti Lola Cosworth Newman/Haas Racing Report 1985 August 4 Provimi Veal 200 Jacques Villeneuve March Cosworth Canadian Tire Report 1986 October 4 Race for Life 200 Emerson Fittipaldi March Cosworth Patrick Racing Report 1987 August 30 Road America 200 Mario Andretti Lola Chevrolet Newman/Haas Racing Report 1988 September 11 Briggs & Stratton 200 Emerson Fittipaldi Lola Chevrolet Patrick Racing Report 1989 September 10 Road America 200 Danny Sullivan Penske Chevrolet Penske Racing Report 1990 September 23 Texaco/Havoline 200 Michael Andretti Lola Chevrolet Newman/Haas Racing Report 1991 September 22 Texaco/Havoline 200 Michael Andretti Lola Chevrolet Newman/Haas Racing Report 1992 August 23 Texaco/Havoline 200 Emerson Fittipaldi Penske Chevrolet-Ilmor Penske Racing Report 1993 August 22 Texaco/Havoline 200 Paul Tracy Penske Chevrolet-Ilmor Penske Racing Report 1994 September 11 Texaco/Havoline 200 Jacques Villeneuve Reynard Ford-Cosworth Forsythe/Green Racing Report 1995 July 9 Texaco/Havoline 200 Jacques Villeneuve Reynard Ford-Cosworth Team Green Report 1996 August 18 Texaco/Havoline 200 Michael Andretti Lola Ford-Cosworth Newman/Haas Racing Report 1997 August 17 Texaco/Havoline 200 Alex Zanardi Reynard Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Report 1998 August 16 Texaco/Havoline 200 Dario Franchitti Reynard Honda Team KOOL Green Report 1999 July 11 Texaco/Havoline 220 Christian Fittipaldi Swift Ford-Cosworth Newman/Haas Racing Report 2000 August 20 Motorola 220 Paul Tracy Reynard Honda Team Green Report 2001 August 19 Motorola 220 Bruno Junqueira Lola Toyota Chip Ganassi Racing Report 2002 August 18 Motorola 220 Cristiano da Matta Lola Toyota Newman/Haas Racing Report 2003 August 3 Mario Andretti Grand Prix at Road America Bruno Junqueira Lola Ford-Cosworth Newman/Haas Racing Report 2004 August 8 Champ Car Grand Prix of Road America Alex Tagliani Lola Ford-Cosworth Rocketsports Report 2005 No race held 2006 September 23 Grand Prix of Road America A. J. Allmendinger Lola Ford-Cosworth Forsythe Racing Report 2007 August 12 Generac Grand Prix Sébastien Bourdais Panoz Cosworth Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Report
Atlantic Championship Winners
Season Date Winning Driver 1978 July 23 Howdy Holmes 1979 July 22 Bob Earl 1980 July 19 Bob Earl 1981 July 26 Whitney Ganz 1982 July 24 John David Briggs 1983 July 16 Roberto Moreno 1984–1985: Not held 1986 July 26 Scott Goodyear 1987 August 29 Ted Prappas 1988 July 17 Colin Trueman 1989 September 10 Claude Bourbonnais 1990 September 23 Jimmy Vasser 1991-1995: Not held 1996 August 17 Patrick Carpentier 1997 August 17 Alex Barron 1998 August 16 Anthony Lazzaro 1999 July 11 Andrew Bordin 2000 August 20 Buddy Rice 2001 August 19 Hoover Orsi 2002 August 18 Luis Díaz 2003 Not held 2004 August 8 Ryan Dalziel 2005 August 21 Tõnis Kasemets 2006 September 24 Jonathan Bomarito 2007 August 12 Franck Perera 2008 August 9 Jonathan Bomarito August 10 Jonathan Summerton
Indy Lights Winners
Season Date Winning Driver 1986 September 20 Mike Groff 1987 Not held 1988 September 11 Juan Manuel Fangio II 1989 September 10 Tommy Byrne 1990 September 23 Paul Tracy
- ^ "Road America back on CART schedule". USA Today. 2003-04-23. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/5zFiOdNST. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
- ^ ""Champ Cars iffy for Road America"". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 2005-01-14. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=NDIqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=EkUEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6529%2C3272342. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
- ^ ""Champ Cars returning to Road America"". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 2005-11-29. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=c-MjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PkUEAAAAIBAJ&pg=2344%2C5053135. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
2006 Grand Prix of Road America — CCWS race report infobox Country = United States Grand Prix = Road America Caption = Road America Track Layout Date = September 24 Year = 2006 Official name = Grand Prix of Road America Race No = 12 Season No = 14 Location = Road America Elkhart… … Wikipedia
2004 Grand Prix of Road America — CCWS race report infobox Country = USA Grand Prix = Road America Caption = Road America Track Layout Date = August 8 Year = 2004 Official name = Grand Prix of Road America presented by the Chicago Tribune Race No = 8 Season No = 14 Location =… … Wikipedia
2006 Champ Car Grand Prix de Montreal — CCWS race report infobox Country = Canada Grand Prix = Montreal Caption = Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Track Layout Date = August 28 Year = 2006 Official name = Champ Car Grand Prix de Montreal Race No = 11 Season No = 14 Location = Circuit Gilles… … Wikipedia
Grand Prix Automobile D'Elkhart Lake — Circuit de Road America à Elkhart Lake Le Grand Prix d Elkhart Lake était une épreuve de Champ Car se déroulant sur le circuit de Road America à Elkhart Lake dans le Wisconsin aux États Unis. Ce rendez vous existait depuis 1982 et était au… … Wikipédia en Français
Grand prix automobile d'elkhart lake — Circuit de Road America à Elkhart Lake Le Grand Prix d Elkhart Lake était une épreuve de Champ Car se déroulant sur le circuit de Road America à Elkhart Lake dans le Wisconsin aux États Unis. Ce rendez vous existait depuis 1982 et était au… … Wikipédia en Français
Road America — Место Элхарт Лейк … Википедия
Grand Prix automobile d'Elkhart Lake — Circuit de Road America à Elkhart Lake Le Grand Prix d Elkhart Lake était une épreuve de Champ Car se déroulant sur le circuit de Road America à Elkhart Lake dans le Wisconsin aux États Unis. Ce rendez vous existait depuis 1982 et était au… … Wikipédia en Français
Road America — Motorsport venue Name = Road America Image caption = Road America Track Layout Location = N7390 Highway 67, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin Time = UTC 6 (UTC 5 DST) Opened = 1955 Owner = Road America, Inc. Operator = Road America, Inc. Former names =… … Wikipedia
Champ Car Mont-Tremblant 07 — 2007 Champ Car Mont Tremblant Race details Race 6 of 14 in the 2007 Champ Car season M … Wikipedia
Champ Car — Category Single seaters Country or region International Inaugural season 1979 (as CART) 2004 (as Champ Car) … Wikipedia