What is Road Course Racing? Beginners guide!36creative2020-08-26T09:29:01-04:00
What is Road Course Racing? Beginners guide!
Road course racing is exactly what it sounds like – racing that takes place on a closed road course (pavement). Most Americans aren’t familiar with road course racing because it’s not as “advertised” as stuff like NASCAR and NHRA drag racing.
Sports car racing is one of the oldest forms of racing in the world and typically takes place on a “road course”. Road courses can be found throughout the world and some of them are listed below. What makes sports car racing fun and unique is that you can have 10-50 cars on the track during a race and these cars can be all the same class or they can be multi-class. The most popular sports car racing that we have in the US is sanctioned by IMSA and is presently known as the WeatherTech Sportscar Championship. This series is comprised of 4 different classes for the 2019 season and includes vehicles made by Acura, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mazda, Porsche and more! Some of these teams are backed by the manufacturer while some of them are raced by what they call “privateers” or “gentleman racers”.
You can also find amateur sports car racing with clubs like SCCA, NASA or BMWCCA Club Racing….or Porsche Club Racing. With many different classes, just about any car can be turned into a “race car”…..just make sure you follow the right rules.
Race Tracks around the USA:
Sonoma Raceway (pictured below – CA)
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (CA)
Circuit of the America’s (TX)
Mid Ohio Raceway (OH)
Palmer Motorsport Park (MA)
Lime Rock Park (CT)
Watkins Glen (NY)
Daytona International Speedway (yes, a road course – FL)
Sebring International Raceway (FL)
Road America (WI)
Road Atlanta (GA)
and lots, lots more!
Some popular race tracks around the globe:
Nurburgring Nordschliefe (Germany)
Silverstone Raceway (Great Britain)
Fuji Speedway (Japan)
and lots, lots more!
So, what role does ISC Suspension play in road course racing….or sports car racing? We are all enthusiasts that in some way, shape or form, are passionate about racing. Whether it’s hitting our local track, sponsoring a driver or just being a sponsor to the event, there’s nothing more exciting than being involved in some sort of “motorsport”.