Experience For Yourself What It’s Like to Ride on Road America!

There’s always something fun and exciting going on at Road America and this August is no exception! Every year, people from all over the world make their way out to the raceways to watch others go head to head on the track and fantasize about what it would be like to be down there with them. Well thanks to one incredible upcoming event, you don’t have to dream about it anymore – you can be right down there in the action.

The Sunset Cruise will take place on Saturday, August 23, 2014 and is a great opportunity for people to experience first-hand what it’s like to ride on one of the greatest racing circuits in the United States. However, this activity is not for those who are seeking a high-speed thrill. All participants in the Sunset Cruise are limited to three guided laps on the 4-mile racecourse at low speeds to make sure everyone has a safe, fun time.

 

 

Sound like something you may be interested in? Well space is limited so make sure that you register soon! The opportunity is open to people of all ages who possess a valid driver’s license. Since you will be required to drive your own vehicle in this event, all you need to ensure is that your car is no taller than 8 ½ feet and has a at least a half a tank of gas when you pull onto the track.

The event will begin at 6pm but participants are asked to arrive at Road America no earlier than 5pm and no later than 5:40pm. The cost is set at $20 per car but in our opinion, the experience itself is priceless!

Luckily for you, Road America is only about a 10 minute ride from our bed and breakfast hotel located at N4922 Hillwind Road in Plymouth, WI. With a commute that quick, why would you ever think about staying anywhere else?

Make a reservation online by clicking on Availability, or call us at 920-892-2199.

(Posted by Jean Hayes of Inn on Hillwind)



Race Out to Road America This Summer!

The weather is finally starting to heat back up and we think it’s safe to say that spring is in full bloom! What better time than now to begin planning a weekend getaway? With over 425 events held at Road America each year, we’re sure that you will have no trouble finding a few races to peak your interest over a long weekend!

If you’re a bit unfamiliar with Road America, you’re probably amongst the minority, as the track is renown all over the globe as one of the greatest and most challenging road courses in the world. Each year, roughly 800,000 visitors make their way to the Elkhart Lake, WI area to enjoy the park-like ambiance, great food and thrilling races between the world’s fastest riders and drivers.

The 640-acre motorsports facility is home to a 4.048-mile permanent road course with 14 turns, and a 1-mile supermoto/karting track. As the brainchild of highway engineer, Clif Tufte during the early 1950’s after sports car races were banned from public roads, races have been taking place at Road America every year since 1955. Although countless improvements have been made to the entire facility over the years, the original 4.048-mile, 14 turn track has remained unaltered, allowing us to keep a sizeable slice of Elkhart Lake history alive and well.

Fortunately for all of you racing enthusiasts out there, you’ll find that there is some sort of event being held at Road America practically any day of the week. This makes it even easier to pick a time to head out this way for a little bit of fun! Remember that regardless of whether the race you’re interested in is taking place next month or three months from now, it’s never too early to book your stay with Inn on Hillwind!

(Posted by Jean Hayes of Inn on Hillwind)