The IndyCar Series has announced that it will continue racing on the 4.014-mile Road America circuit for years to come.
The series has raced at the venue each year since 2016, including a double-header in the pandemic-affected season last year.
Road America, with its long straights and tricky braking zones, almost always produces top notch racing, with 194 on-track passes for position being registered in the most recent race in June.
In that race, points leader Alex Palou took the lead from Josef Newgarden on a late race restart on account of the latter having gearbox issues after having led most of the race to that point.
“IndyCar is pleased to continue its relationship with Road America,” said Penske Entertainment Corp. President and CEO Mark Miles in the release.
“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.”
The race in 2022 will be the 33rd time IndyCar has visited Road America, and is one of the first confirmed events of next season.
“The NTT IndyCar Series is clearly one of the greatest forms of open-wheel racing ever to grace our beautiful 4-mile road course,” added Road America President and General Manager Mike Kertscher.
“We’ve had a strong relationship since its return in 2016, and we are very proud to continue the tradition.”