Officially it’s called The Hawk with Brian Redman and come every July mixes historic race cars with historic Road America. Revered as one of the best race tracks in the U.S., Road America is 4 miles in length and a haven for spectators, who are never far from an excellent view of the track…and a bratwurst stand.
If you haven’t been to “RA” as it’s known for several years, you need to return to see the continuing upgrades to the property. You might want to consider next summer’s The Hawk with Brian Redman.
Most significant Porsche at Road America was Michael Malone’s 1968 908/2, chassis 011. It raced at Spa, Watkins Glen and Zeltweg and is a sister car to the 908 LH in Revs’ Collier collection, both having 2997-cc flat-8 engines.
Claude Malette of Brighton, MI in Turn 6 with his 1972 Lola T222 Can-Am car.
Tight racing, a Porsche RSR squeezes inside a Corvette into Turn 8.
Francois Castaing’s engineering career included major roles at Gordini, Renault, American Motors and Chrysler. In retirement he enjoys racing this 1973 Chevron B23.
Porsches are a favorite at the event, this one being George F. Balbach’s 1960 356B.
This Ferrari started life as a 312P Berlinetta, but became the well-known N.A.R.T. Sparling 312, now raced by John Goodman.
There’s a great variety of race cars at The Hawk, including Eric Johnson’s 2006 Audi A12 DTM machine, here leading an Audi R8 LMS.
Up out of Canada corner and headed for the start.
The Hawk mixes different types of cars, here James French in a 2001 Swift 014 leads Cooper MacNeil’s 2007 Porsche RS Spyder and a variety of Indy-type race machines. They are on the well-known downhill entry to Turn 5.
Classic view of Road America, Can-Am cars roaring up the hill from famous Turn 5.
Formula 5000 cars were one of the features. As Brian Redman’s name is on the event’s title, it’s appropriate that Rick Parsons would be racing a 1976 T332C Lola Chevrolet with the Borax livery in which Redman won that year’s title.
Corvettes have been a part of Road America since the days of chief designer Bill Mitchell, so it’s fitting that a C7 pace car would be leading the Formula 1 field.
And, of course, it wouldn’t be Road America without the classic bratwurst stands.
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My friends call me a Nerdy Grease Monkey, I've loved cars since I was knee high to a grasshopper but my professional career took me into the United States Marine Corps and the Cyber Security Technology field. Over the past few decades, I have become a self-taught photographer and videographer having my work published in various venues, magazines, and websites. I can be found any given weekend at some sort of automotive event, either in my, Shelby ripping up a track or maybe my Lightning zipping down the 1/4 mile.