The Lucas Oil School of Racing visits more tracks in North America than any other racing school or arrive-and-drive race series, and if we haven’t been to a particular track, we will be soon. Below are the tracks we are scheduled to visit during the 2019 season.
Homestead-Miami Speedway – Homestead, Florida, 2.21 miles, 17 Turns (Infield Road Course)
Built in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in 1993, Homestead-Miami Speedway hosts the annual NASCAR Cup season finale and has hosted everything from IndyCar to the FIA GT Championship.
Lime Rock Park – Lakeville, Connecticut, 1.50 miles, 7 turns
Nestled in the northwest corner of Connecticut, Lime Rock Park, New England’s Road Racing Home, has been hosting professional and amateur racing since opening in 1957. Don’t let its size fool you; Lime Rock Park is a challenging and technical track with a high average lap speed.
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Lexington, Ohio, 2.4 miles, 14 turns
A combination of high speed straights and technical turn complexes makes Mid-Ohio one of the more challenging race tracks in the country. One of the more unique aspects of Mid-Ohio is its separate starting line, just after Turn 3, and restart/finish line, on the pit straight.
NCM Motorsports Park – Bowling Green, Kentucky, 3.15 miles
Located across the street from GM’s Corvette Bowling Green Assembly Plant and the National Corvette Museum, NCM Motorsports Park opened in 2014 and features many element reminiscent of France’s Circuit de la Sarthe, home of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
New Jersey Motorsports Park – Millville, New Jersey, 2.25 mile, 12 turns
New Jersey Motorsports Park is conveniently located near Philadelphia and New York City, offering diverse and dynamic attractions both on and off-track. The Park includes two world-class road courses: Thunderbolt and Lightning, Tempest Raceway which is considered one of the top outdoor karting complexes in the U.S., a motorsports country club membership program known as the Drivers Club, Battlegrounds Paintball which features 10 acres of paintball fields, concert and festival space, overnight accommodations, and real estate development opportunities. Also on the property, a clubhouse features meeting space, bar/restaurant and built-in pool.
Road America – Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, 4.048 miles, 14 turns
The Moraine Sweep…
Legendary corners of one of America’s longest – and most beloved – road courses. Just over an hour north – and a world away – from Milwaukee, Road America has to be driven to be appreciated.
Sebring International Raceway – Sebring, Florida, 3.74 miles, 17 turns
A U.S. Army Air Corp training base during World War II, Sebring hosted its first race in 1950, and hosted the first U.S. Grand Prix in 1959, a race won by Bruce McLaren in a Cooper Climax. Since 1952, the track has hosted its signature 12 Hour endurance race. Lucas Oil School of Racing utilizes the 1.7 mile, 11 turn Club Circuit for its programs.
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park – Thompson, Connecticut, 1.7 miles, 10 turns
A not-so-quiet part of Connecticut’s “Quiet Corner”, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is Connecticut’s oldest active race track, and claims to be the first purpose-built road racing circuit in the United States, originally opening in 1939. Today the facility features the recently updated and reopened road course, a 5/8th-mile high-banked oval, 1/10th=mile quarter midget track, and an 18-hole golf course.
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca – Salinas, California, 2.3 miles, 11 turns
Minutes from the Monterey Peninsula, Pebble Beach and Cannery Row, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is situated on land belonging to the former Fort Ord Army base. Known for its Corkscrew, Laguna Seca boasts one of the highest elevation changes of any track in North America.