At Road America for the Second Time in 2017!

It was only a week ago that we wrapped up Le Sommet des Légendes at Mont Tremblant.  While there was some rain in the middle of the weekend it ended beautifully with all the wheel-to-wheel racing in dry conditions!  We had an immense amount of track time: 2 hours and 20 minutes per car on Thursday, two 30 minute sessions on Friday, a 30 minute qualifying session and 22 minute flag-to-flag race on Saturday, a 25 minute warmup and a 22 minute flag-to-flag race on Sunday.  Add it all up and you are at about 5 hours of track time on an incredible track.  We could have used a few more open wheel cars to play with, but we had enough to give almost everybody somebody to race with.  If you are within any reasonable distance of this track you really should add it to your schedule next year.  HMSA and HSR do a very nice job putting it on together and the border is frankly just not that big a deal.  Our Canadian friends come and race in the U.S. all the time.  Donna and Bill Demarest put on the Monoposto party again and did a great job as usual.  The turnout was very good and the bench racing pretty serious! 

Next up is the WeatherTech International Challenge at Road America.  This is always a big event; the last entry list I saw showed well over 450 cars.  The list shows nice grids of Formula B, Formula Ford, Atlantic, F5000, Formula 1, and other open wheel cars.  There should be some excellent racing to both be part of and to watch.

Your Monoposto party hosts this year will be the F5000 group.  The party will take place on Saturday at 5:30 at the F5000 tent that will be located in the paddock just past the medical building.  Please stop by to catch up with your fellow competitors and to look at some extraordinary machinery!  Hopefully this is the closest you will get to the medical building all weekend.

Since we're halfway through the 2017 season I like to point out that we have yet to see competitors in 2 of the 11 classes that we offer championships. Most of the others are still wide open. If you're in Formula Vee or F70 F2 come on out and give it a shot. Just to remind you a photo of Travis Engen in his Chevron B17b on the false grid at Mont Tremblant is featured above.

Have fun and race safely!

                                    Marc Giroux
                                    President, Monoposto Racing




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