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AMA @ Road America, May 31 - June 2, 2013

Is anyone from here going? We're heading up Saturday and Sunday, and would enjoy meeting up with some CLSB folks!
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So far I'm look like I'm in for Saturday and Sunday also. I'll know for sure in a couple weeks

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I have a question for anyone who has been to Road America... This will be my first time going there, so where are the recommended viewing spots?
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I have a question for anyone who has been to Road America... This will be my first time going there, so where are the recommended viewing spots?
That's like asking what position on the edge is the best to look into the Grand Canyon. You'll get a thousand answers.
personally I like to enter at Gate 4 off of County highway "J" and go straight down the road to the end at the Toyota Bridge. There's a big spectator area with a concession stand with fresh grilled Brats and you can see turn 5 and walk over to turn 6 and be SUPER close to the action.
What's nice about RA is it's so easy to move around to different spots to catch the action from differnt vantage points ESPECIALLY when you're on a bike.
I don't know if I'll be up there for the AMA races...I'll play that by ear depending on weather and other variables...although I may be in Plymouth on Friday for the flat track...BUT I will be at RA the following weekend for the AHRMA vintage event which is actually MORE racing and much less crowded!

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One out of a thousand responses isn't too bad...

Thanks for the inside scoop, it gives me a good place to start.
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Go to a Wisc subway, pick up some vouchers. Buy a $35 subway card, mail the voucher and the receipt to RA. They'll send you a free ticket to the races.
Great deal if you eat subway. Btw you can Do this for all three days.

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Go to a Wisc subway, pick up some vouchers. Buy a $35 subway card, mail the voucher and the receipt to RA. They'll send you a free ticket to the races.
Great deal if you eat subway. Btw you can Do this for all three days.
That's a lot of work. Lol.
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At Road America, its hard to have a bad viewing experience, but generally, the top of the hill looking down at turn 5, and the whole back stretch is not bad.

We usually opt for the top of the hurry downs (turn 6, 7, 8).

Won't be there this year (first time in 25 years) because of conflicting plans, but its a total picnic experience; bring lawn chairs, coolers and sunscreen and you're set.
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That's a lot of work. Lol.
I live near the border, so it's 5 minutes to get the receipts, 5 minutes to put them in a envelope. 10 minutes of my time, free access Fri, Sat and Sunday. Saves me about $100

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At Road America, its hard to have a bad viewing experience, but generally, the top of the hill looking down at turn 5, and the whole back stretch is not bad.

We usually opt for the top of the hurry downs (turn 6, 7, 8).

Won't be there this year (first time in 25 years) because of conflicting plans, but its a total picnic experience; bring lawn chairs, coolers and sunscreen and you're set.
Awesome, thank you!
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Their brats, corn and beer (spotted cow, anyone?) is awesome. Each food stand is run by a local charity (kiwanis, church groups, etc) so you get a nice variety of foods at different stands, but you can save money by brownbagging it.

Bicycles are recommended too if you like to ride around to check out different areas.
IF you've got a pickup truck, some people 'back it in' and use the truck bed as a viewing station.
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Turn 3.
Brat,egg and cheese sandwich with onions, sauerkraut, and hot mustard! I love those things!

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AHMRA june 7,8,9 will be a much lighter crowd with unlimited pits and track time.

They will have 3or 4..... 1/2hr tours of the track sat. and sun.

They have a large swap meet.

I spent 25 yrs going to the AMA event.AHMRA is my new muze.

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Well, as I mentioned, that was my first time to Road America and I had a blast...except for Sunday morning during the restart. What a cool track! I had a good time visiting with some of my friends from the northwest. Here are some photos I took and a link to the entire gallery if anyone is interested.









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Nice Shots: glad to see you had fun.
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Clearly you've never used a camera before ...................J/K

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