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error:  Error during compilation of /web/na-motor/components/DisplayGPS.mhtml:
Can't locate Krusty/Coords.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/local/lib/perl5 /usr/local/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 . /etc/httpd) at /web/na-motor/components/DisplayGPS.mhtml line 6.

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BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /web/na-motor/components/DisplayGPS.mhtml line 6.

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context: 
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2:  $latitude
3:  $longitude
4:  </%args>
5:  <%init>
6:  use Krusty::Coords;
7:  </%init>
8:  % my $latstring = Krusty::Coords::toDD_MM_MMM( $latitude, "N", "S");
9:  % my $longstring = Krusty::Coords::toDD_MM_MMM( $longitude, "E", "W");
10:  GPS: <% $latstring %>, <% $longstring %>
... 
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Error during compilation of /web/na-motor/components/DisplayGPS.mhtml:
Can't locate Krusty/Coords.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/local/lib/perl5 /usr/local/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 . /etc/httpd) at /web/na-motor/components/DisplayGPS.mhtml line 6.

Stack:
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  [/web/na-motor/components/TrackPage.mhtml:240]
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BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /web/na-motor/components/DisplayGPS.mhtml line 6.

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Trace begun at /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl/HTML/Mason/Interp.pm line 850
HTML::Mason::Interp::_compilation_error('HTML::Mason::Interp=HASH(0xb624c688)', '/web/na-motor/components/DisplayGPS.mhtml', 'HTML::Mason::Exception::Compilation=HASH(0xb5cb6658)') called at /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl/HTML/Mason/Interp.pm line 450
HTML::Mason::Interp::load('HTML::Mason::Interp=HASH(0xb624c688)', '/components/DisplayGPS.mhtml') called at /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1115
HTML::Mason::Request::_fetch_comp('HTML::Mason::Request::ApacheHandler=HASH(0xb5cb02a0)', 'DisplayGPS.mhtml', 'HTML::Mason::Component::FileBased=HASH(0xb5e9f2a8)', 'SCALAR(0xb5cb7cf8)') called at /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1029
HTML::Mason::Request::fetch_comp('HTML::Mason::Request::ApacheHandler=HASH(0xb5cb02a0)', 'DisplayGPS.mhtml', undef, 'SCALAR(0xb5cb7cf8)') called at /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1226
HTML::Mason::Request::comp('HTML::Mason::Request::ApacheHandler=HASH(0xb5cb02a0)', 'DisplayGPS.mhtml', 'latitude', 43.797956, 'longitude', -87.990918) called at /web/na-motor/components/TrackPage.mhtml line 240
HTML::Mason::Commands::__ANON__('version', 2, 'new', '', 'updated', '2006-03-08', 'license', '', 'author', 'Richard Welty and James Furstenburg', 'owner', 'Krusty Motorsports, Limited and James Furstenburg', 'date', '1996-2005', 'oval', '', 'road', 'paved,active', 'drag', '', 'kart', 'sprint,active,paved,outdoor', 'offroad', '', 'adBeforeTOC', 'TrackTapes', 'trackName', 'Road America', 'trackStreetAddr', 'State Road 67 & Race Track Rd', 'trackCityState', 'Plymouth, WI', 'trackZip', 53020, 'introduction', ' is a 4 mile road course located near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.^JThe track is building a new complex inside of the carousel with a variety^Jof facilities for motorcycle and other usage.^JThere is a sprint cart facility with a multi-configuration road course^Jand oval operating under the name "Briggs and Stratton Motorplex".^J</p>^J', 'officialWebSite', 'http://www.roadamerica.com/', 'racingReferenceID', 159, 'historicalNote', '<p>^JRoad America is one of the oldest road courses in the United States.^JElkhart Lake was, much as was^J<a href="../NY/WatkinsGlen.html">Watkins Glen,</a>^Ja summer resort area much favored^Jby, among others, gentlemen sports-car drivers from around Chicago.^JOpen-road races were held from 1950 through 1952 on the highways through and^Jaround Elkhart Lake, with many of the founding and early members of SCCA\'s^JChicago Region taking part in these races.^JFollowing the disastrous crash by Pierre Levegh\'s Mercedes-Benz into the crowd^Jat Le Mans in 1953, many states -- including Wisconsin -- passed legislation^Jbanning racing on public roads, and the Elkhart Lake road races were no more.^J</p>^J<p>^JRoad America was built in 1955 as a replacement venue, by a corporation headed^Jby Cliff Tufte and financed largely by Chicago Region members.^JThe first race was held in September of 1955.^JRaces drew large and enthusiastic crowds during the 1950s and 1960s, although^Jthere were only two or three events held each year, all organized by the^JChicago Region of the SCCA.^JConfounding the pollsters and demographics experts, more than 90% of the^Jattendees at these races came from within 50 miles of the track.^J</p>^J<p>^JBy the mid-1970s the track began to need additional sources of income, and^Jbegan to more events there each year, and events held by other organizations.^JThe Milwaukee and Chicago Regions of the^J<a href="/Organizations/SCCA/">^JSCCA^J</a>^Jbegan to hold Drivers\' Schools, Regionals, and more Nationals and Professional^Jseries races, and the^J<a href="/Organizations/MCSCC/">^JMidwestern Council^J</a>^Jalso began to race there, and various marque clubs began to hold events there.^JCurrently the AMA, CART, IMSA, and the SCCA hold spectator Professional series^Jraces at Road America every year, some of which are televised.^JWith the advent of more Professional series racing, the competitor\'s and^Jspectator\'s facilities have undergone continuous improvement, and Road America^Jremains today one of the premier road racing tracks in the world.^J</p>^J', 'trackOffice', '<p>^JRoad America, Inc.<br />^JN 7390 Highway 67<br />^JElkhart Lake, WI 53020<br />^J<br />^J1-800-365-RACE<br />^J414-892-4576<br />^J414-892-4550 (Fax)<br />^J414-893-9995 (Emergency)<br />^J414-892-2663 (After Hours)<br />^J<br />^Jinfo@roadamerica.com^J</p>^J<p>^JThe track shipping address is:<br />^J<br />^JRoad America<br />^JN7390 Highway 67<br />^JElkhart Lake WI  53020<br />^J</p>^J', 'timeZone', 'CST/CDT (-0600/-0500)', 'elevation', '900 feet-1050 feet', 'latitude', 43.797956, 'longitude', -87.990918, 'videoTested', 'Yes', 'videoString', '', 'mapService', 'Yahoo', 'foodService', 'Yahoo', 'hotelService', 'Yahoo', 'trackMap', '<p>^JThe first map is fairly recent, but not a very good scan:^J<br^J<a href="images/ra.gif">^J<img src="images/ra-small.gif" alt="Road America Thumbnail">^J</a>^J</p>^J<p>^JThe second map is ca. 1963, and not too much different from the^Jmodern course.^J<br />^J<a href="images/road-america-63.gif">^J<img src="images/road-america-63-small.gif" alt="Road America 1963 Thumbnail">^J</a>^J</p>^J', 'trackImage', '', 'terraServerLink', 'http://terraserver.microsoft.com/addressimage.aspx?t=1&s=12&lon=-87.9958722066667&lat=43.798930865&alon=-87.98117600&alat=43.759185&w=2&opt=0&qs=7390+Highway+67%7cplymouth%7cwi%7c&addr=SR-67%2c+Plymouth%2c+WI+53073', 'weatherID', 'USWI0218', 'gettingThere', '^J<p>^JRoad America is easily accessible by car from all Midwestern locales,^Jand by air from around the world.^JJust 20 minutes from Sheboygan County Airport, Road America lies midway^Jbetween Milwaukee and Green Bay on Wisconsin Highway 67 . . . an hour^Jfrom Milwaukee, three hours from Chicago, five hours from Minneapolis^Jand eight from Detroit.^JWherever you are, there\'s an easy way to get to Road America.^J</p>^J<p>^J<h3>From Chicago</h3>^J<p>^JTake I-94 to Milwaukee and into downtown Milwaukee to I-43 going north.^JStay on I-43 north to Hwy. 57 going north to Plymouth.^JGo north on Hwy. 57 to County "J" (2 miles north of Plymouth).^JTurn left (west) on County "J" and go about 3 miles to Hwy. 67.^JTurn right (north) on Hwy. 67 and the entrance is about a mile north on^Jthe left side.^J(Approximate Travel Time: 3 Hours)^J</p>^J<h3>From Minneapolis or St. Paul</h3>^J<p>^JTake I-94 east to mauston, WI.^JAt Mauston take Hwy. 82 east to Hwy 23 going east.^JStay on Hwy. 23 to Hwy. 67 which will be in Plymouth.^JTurn Left (north) on Hwy. 67 and Road America is about 4 miles north on^Jthe left side of Hwy. 67.^J(Approximate Travel Time: 5 Hours)^J</p>^J<h3>From Madison</h3>^J<p>^JTake Hwy. 151 to Fond du Lac.^JTake 23 east to Plymouth.^JFrom Plymouth take Hwy 67 north to Elkhart Lake.^JRoad America is 4 miles north of Plymouth on Hwy. 67 to the left hand^Jside of the road.^J(Approximate Travel Time: 2 Hours)^J</p>^J<h3>From Milwaukee</h3>^J<p>^JTake I-43 north (Green Bay) to Hwy 57 north (Plymouth) to County Trunk "J".^JTurn left (west) on "J" to Hwy. 67.^JTurn right (north) on Hwy. 67.^JRoad America gates are 2 miles on left side of Hwy. 67.^J(Approximate Travel Time: 1 Hour)^J</p>^J<h3>From Rockford, IL</h3>^J<p>^JTake your best route to Madison, WI.^JIn Madison take Hwy 151 north to Fond du Lac.^JIn Fond du Lac turn right on Hwy. 23.^JTake Hwy. 23 east to Hwy. 67 which will be in Plymouth.^JTurn left (north) on Hwy. 67 and Road America is about 4 miles north on^Jthe left side of Hwy. 67.^J(Approximate Travel Time: 3 Hours)^J</p>^J', 'racersGuide', '<p>^JEnter the track at the Competitor\'s Gate, about a hundred feet west of the main^Jgate (Gate 1) and just west of the farmhouse.^JThere are four buildings west of this entrance,^Jregistration is in a new building and^JTech in the older metal building to the east (closest to the farmhouse).^J</p>^J<p>^JAfter leaving registration, proceed through the gate in the fence just west of^Jthe barn -- you\'re usually asked to show your credentials there -- then west^J(right) along the access road to the bridge over the track, cross the^Jbridge, and follow the access road^Jback east to the steep hill leading up to the paddock areas.^JAt spectator events, you\'ll be asked for your credentials again here.^J(In the evenings, the access road may be open directly across the track.)^JIt is not necessary to cross the track surface to enter and leave the paddocks.^J</p>^J<p>^JThere are four named paddock areas at Road America; the grassy area to the east^Jat the bottom of the hill is the North Paddock; the grassy area with paved^Jaccess roads at the top of the hill is the Competition Paddock; the paved area^Jto the south and east is the New Paddock; and the grassy area to the south and^Jwest is the South Paddock (used only for that June SCCA National with the^Jcopyrighted name).^JIf you set up in the New Paddock, do not spill oil or gasoline onto, and do not^Jpoke holes into, the paved surface.^JThere are two pit areas, along the Competition Paddock and the New Paddock;^Jcompetitors are sometimes required to use only the New Pits.^JThe paddock areas can conveniently accomodate four hundred competitors while^Jleaving plenty of room for spectator parking.^J</p>^J<p>^JLeaded and unleaded racing fuel are available at the station near the center^Jof the Competition Paddock, and the tire concessions are located just southwest^Jof the gas station.^JWater is available along the pit fence in the Competition Paddock.^JThe sanitary facilities at Road America are archaic (yes, they are the pits).^JThe food from the concession buildings at each end of the Competition Paddock is^Jvery good -- in fact, it\'s legendary; but as with most legends, does not quite^Jmeasure up to expectations.^JAir is available from the tire concessions, and there is a souvenir stand which^Jcarries film and ice.^JAdditional food and souvenir stands are open around the entire track property^Jduring spectator events.^JThe medical building is south of the concession stand at the south end of the^Jcompetition Paddock.^JScales are located in the impound area, behind and near the center of the^JCompetition Pits.^J</p>^J', 'workersGuide', '', 'hotLap', '<p>^JThis Hot Lap was written by James Furstenburg of the wheeltowheel^Jmailing list.^J</p>^J<p>^JHere goes...I do not consciously keep track of a lot of detailed^Jmarkers so these may look more like general impressions.  I hope^Jthey help some...I am by no means a pro driver...your mileage may vary.^J</p>^J<p>^JRemember that I am driving a mini-cooper vintage race car on 10\'^Jdiameter A008s and my braking and handling will not be the same as^Jmore modern cars with brake rotors over 7.5" and useful rear brakes.^J</p>^J<p>^JGeneral notes: Road America is 4 miles per lap, 14 corners.  Three^Jflat out straights.  From various club schools and Skip Barber Schools,^Jthere are orange marks at the apexes [editor\'s note: the orange marks^Jdisappeared with the 1995 repaving of the track, but may reappear^Jat a later date -- rpw].  Usually these are a little^Jlate for the safety of the students.^J</p>^J<p>^JRA has several high speed corners...these are the important ones.^JThere are several slow corners which are throwaways^J</p>^J<p>^JThe throwaways are corners 5,6 and 8.^J</p>^J<p>^JThe most important fast corners are 7, the carousel, the Kink 13 and^J14.^J</p>^J<p>^JStarting from Corner 14 (the last) instead of the end of the pits^Jbecause it is more representative.^J</p>^J<p>^JFrom 14 you end up on the front or pit straight. The straight is^Juphill for a good portion so you gain speed somewhat gradually until^Jit levels out about 60% of the way to 1. I will close to my maximum^Jspeed (say 110-115) entering the braking area.  You can brake later^Jthan you initially think.  Braking at the 3 marker is pretty safe.^JCorner 1 is wide and fast and for me is taken in third gear, turning^Jin at about the apex or a little late.  Apex slightly before the orange marks^Jon the pavement.^J</p>^J<p>^JYou drift out to the exit and slowly get back toward the center.^JThere is a short straight stretch here and a very slight bend^J(corner 2) which can be ignored if you got back toward the center of^Jthe track to concentrate on corner 3.  Corner 3, although slower^Jthan 1 is still a 3d gear corner for me and pretty wide.  Again a^Jslightly late apex is preferable.  Drift out all the way...trying to^Jmaintain as much speed a possible, you are no entering the fastest^Jstraight.^J</p>^J<p>^JDrift toward the center of track crossing under the bridge.  There^Jis a slight ben in the track (corner 4) which can be treated as the^Jstraight.  This straight is downhill and very fast.  You want to^Jkeep to the right as you approach the slowest corner on the track,^Jturn 5. Go in as deep as you dare.  I dare around 3.5 to 4. This is^Ja good place to outbrake someone to pass. 2d gear for me.^J</p>^J<p>^JFrom 5 to 6 is a steep uphill climb, a good place to pass if you^Jtook 5 correctly and have lots of power.^J</p>^J<p>^JTurn 6 is slow (2d gear, sometimes 3d) and the apex is blind under^Jthe bridge.  Either brake early before the car starts to rise over^Jthe crest of after you come down.  You have very short time to brake^Jfor the corner if you wait till you come back down on the^Jsuspension. Apex late and stand on it.^J</p>^J<p>^JShort shift to 3d or stay in 3d and stay flat on the power.  Turn 7^Jis a right hand sweeper which looks like you should lift or brake^Jand if you do not hit the apex you should have lifted or braked.  If^Jyou take the corner correctly it is flat out. Apex is not late here.^J</p>^J<p>^JComing out of 7 you will be going downhill flat out toward 8.  I am^Jable to get into 4th gear here briefly, before breaking real hard^Jaround 1.5 marker to 2 for 8.  8 is a slow 2d or maybe 3d gear^Jcorner,depending on gearing. The stretch between 7 and 8 is also^Jgood for passing and outbraking.^J</p>^J<p>^JAfter you have drifted wide for 8 get toward the left center of^Jtrack to set up for the entrance to the Carousel, I am in third for^Jthe entrance turn 9, when in the carousel stay a cars width toward^Jthe center of the track and slowly track inward until you can see^Jthe exit, then stand on it.  The Carousel is pretty fast.  I am at^J6600 to 7000 in third through the corner.^J</p>^J<p>^JAs soon as I straighten out at the exit of the Carousel I am in 4th^Jgear and accelerating hard toward turn 11, the Kink.  Passing also^Joccurs sometimes in this straight if someone has enough power.^J</p>^J<p>^JThe kink is a very fast 4th gear right hand corner. If I take it^Jjust right, I can stay on the power all the way through the corner^Jand not lift.  If I don\'t feel too great that day, I may lift or tap^Jthe brakes. I apex right on the alligator teeth on the inside, they^Jare very small and do not upset the car.  DO NOT LIFT OR BRAKE ONCE^JYOU ARE IN THE CORNER OR IT WILL COST YOU A BUNDLE! It is very^Jimportant to take the kink fast as it sets you up for the next^Jfastest straight on the course.^J</p>^J<p>^JTurn 11A is a gentle bend to the right and left and can be taken^Jwithout lifting.  I brake around 3 to 4 for corner 12, a 2d or 3d^Jgear corner.  Going into 12 or Canada Corner is a great place to^Jpass.  Although if you do not take the corner smoothly, you will be^Jpassed coming out.^J</p>^J<p>^JAfter you straighten out, get back toward the right side of the^Jtrack to set up for 13.  You are going uphill from 12 to 13 and the^Japex at 13 is blind and under a bridge. You turn in late and under^Jthe bridge and by the way turn 13 is flat out if you take it^Jcorrectly.  You will then drift out all the way to the grass, (just^Jwhere Paul Tracy lost it last year and ended up near a motor home)^JStay on the gas and get back to the left to enter 14, you may^Jupshift to 4th here (or you may not). Tap the brakes sort of hard^Jand late, I use no markers here, just judgment, as you enter 14 and^Japex a little late.  Try to maintain as much speed^Jas possible to get up the big hill on the main straight.^J</p>^J<p>^JWell, that was fun, I can\'t wait to try it for real around the 20th^Jof May at the SVRA event.^J</p>^J<p>^JJim Fuerstenberg^J</p>^J', 'hotelFronter', '^J<p>^JIn addition to the search engine based listings, see later in this section^Jfor some older but potentially useful information on finding local^Jlodgings^J</p>^J', 'hotelFooter', '<p>^J<p>^JAccomodations for those planning to stay in the area can be a serious problem.^JAlthough much of this area\'s income is from tourism,^Jthere is a surprising lack^Jof accomodations conveniently nearby.^JWhat motels and resorts there are tend to have high non-racing occupancies^Jduring most of the summer, and the additional lodging requirements of a race^Jweekend are for between 100 and 400 additional rooms for participants alone.^JFor spectator events early confirmed reservations are a must.^J</p>^J<p>^JThis list was last updated during September of 1992, using information from the^JAAA Tour Books, race entry forms, various motel chain accomodation guides,^Jcounty Chamber of Commerce maps, regional telephone directories, and personal^Jobservation.  The list is organized essentially by increasing distance from^Jthe track.^J</p>^J<p>^JThere are three resorts on Elkhart Lake.^JTake Route 67 north (left) from the track about 2.5 miles to County C in^JElkhart Lake; turn left and cross the railroad tracks, then turn left again^Jonto County J.^JThe establishments are two or three blocks ahead:^J</p>^J<ul>^J<li>Siebken\'s Resort -- (414) 876-2600^J<li>Barefoot Bay -- (800) 345-7784, (414) 876-3323^J<li>Osthoff -- (414) 876-3366^J</ul>^J<p>^JIn Plymouth are two Bed-and-Breakfast operations, both about 5 miles from the^Jtrack:^J</p>^J<ul>^J<li>52 Stafford, just south of the Business Route 23 - Stafford intersection (a^Jtraffic light) about 2 miles west of Route 57 -- (800) 421-4667, (414) 893-0552^J<li>Yankee Hill, at 315 Collins, two blocks west of the Business Route 23 -^JCollins intersection (about 1.8 miles west of Route 57; Collins bears south^Jhere as Business Route 23 bears north) -- (414) 892-2222^J</ul>^J<p>^JPlymouth has an AmericInn, about 5.5 miles from the track, a mile west of^JRoute 57 on Business Route 23 at County E (the first traffic light); County^JE also intersects Route 23 about a mile north -- (800) 634-3444, (414) 892-2669^J</p>^J<p>^JAlso in Plymouth, the Crest Motel is on Route 57 about half a mile south of^JBusiness Route 23, about seven miles from the track -- (414) 893-6111^J</p>^J<p>^JIn New Holstein, the Starlite Haus Motel is on Route 57 at the south edge of^Jtown, about 12 miles northwest of the track.^JTake County J northwest out of Elkhart Lake to Route 57, or Route 67 north to^JRoute 57, then northwest -- (414) 898-4216^J</p>^J<p>^JSheboygan Falls also has an AmericInn, near the Route 23 intersection with^JUS-32, about 13 miles southeast of the track -- (800) 634-3444, (414) 467-4314^J</p>^J<p>^JIn Kohler, the American Club is on County Y a mile or so southwest of the I-43^Jinterchange with Route 23, about 14 miles southeast of the track.^JThis is an elegant, famous, and extremely expensive resort complex; the Indy^JCar teams stay here (at least the drivers and owners do) -- (800) 344-2838,^J(414) 457-8000^J</p>^J<p>^JSouthwest of Plymouth, the Silver Springs resort is on Route 67 at County S,^Jabout 15 miles south of the track.^JThis facility offers four two-bedroom cabins and a locally famous^Jrestaurant -- (414) 893-0969^J</p>^J<p>^JIn Sheboygan, just northeast of the Route 23 interchange with I-43, about^J15 miles southeast of the track, are:^J</p>^J<ul>^J<li>Budgetel Inn -- (800) 428-3438), (414) 457-2321^J<li>Imperial Inn -- (414) 458-3578^J<li>Super 8 Motel -- (800) 843-1991, (414) 458-8080^J</ul>^J<p>^JIn downtown Sheboygan, about 17 miles southeast of the track, are:^J</p>^J<ul>^J<li>Best Western Fountain Park, 930 N 8th -- (800) 528-1234, (414) 458-4641^J<li>Grand Executive Inn, 723 Center Av. -- (414) 458-5535^J<li>Harbor Inn, 905 S 8th -- (414) 452-2424^J</ul>^J<p>^JIn Howards Grove is the Edgewood Motel, about 18 miles east of the track.^JTake Route 67 east from the track to any of:  Route 23, County J, County JJ,^Jor County A; then go east to Route 32 and north on Route 32 into Howards^JGrove -- (414) 565-3355^J</p>^J<p>^JIn Sheboygan, The Parkway Motel is at Exit 120 on I-43 in Sheboygan south of^JRoute 23, about 19 miles southeast of the track -- (800) 341-8000,^J(414) 458-8338^J</p>^J<p>^JIn Random Lake, the Wisconsin-Aire Motel is at the south end of the four-lane^Jportion of Route 57, about 20 miles southeast of the track -- (414) 994-4501^J</p>^J<p>^JThe Thunderbird Motel is in Chilton, on Route 57 northwest of New Holstein,^Jabout 22 miles north of the track -- (414) 849-4216^J</p>^J<p>^JFurther away, there are several motels in Fond du Lac (about 25 miles west of^JPlymouth on Route 23, about 30 miles west of the track).^J</p>^J<p>^JLocal Chambers of Commerce have listings of private homes that have bedrooms to^Jrent on race weekends, and can assist with accomodations in smaller resorts^Jor B&B\'s that do not widely advertise:^J</p>^J<ul>^J<li>Elkhart Lake:  (414) 876-2922^J<li>Fond du Lac:  (414) 921-9500^J<li>Plymouth:  (414) 893-0079^J<li>Sheboygan:  (414) 457-9495^J</ul>^J<p>^JCamping in self-contained RV\'s or travel trailers (only) is permitted on the^Jtrack grounds; electrical connections are available but^Jno water or sewer hookups.^JTent camping is now permitted in the facility,^Jand there are half a dozen tent^Jcampgrounds within five miles for those who wish them -- including two just^Jacross Route 67 from the track, and one on Little Elkhart Lake off Route 67^Jabout a mile east of the main track entrance.^JIf you do camp, there is usually acceptable reception from television stations^Jin Green Bay and Milwaukee, 60 miles north and south. ^J</p>^J', 'foodFronter', '<p>^JIn addition to the search engine based lists, see the end of this^Jsection for some older but potentially useful info on local restaurants.^J</p>^J', 'foodFooter', '^J<p>^JIn addition to malls and other shopping in Sheboygan along Route 23, there are^Jfranchise restaurants and drive-ins, grocery stores, hardware stores, and^Jvariety and department stores in the east side of Plymouth along Business Route^J23 (about a mile south of Route 23) between Route 57 and downtown.^JStores and restaurants tend to close early in this area and to be closed all^Jday on Sunday; the Fleet and Farm in Plymouth at the northwest corner of Route^J57 and Business Route 23 is an exception, and they have discount street gasoline^Javailable.^JReasonably-priced street gasoline is also available in Plymouth at some stations^Jon Business Route 23 and on Route 57 south.^J</p>^J<p>^JThere are several good restaurants in the area, here is a selection:^J</p>^J<ul>^J<li>Miller\'s Supper Club is on Route 67 just south of County J, about 1.5 miles^Jeast and south of the track entrance.^JReservations are required on spectator race weekends -- (414) 892-2031^J^J<li>Siebken\'s in Elkhart Lake caters primarily to their guests, but does accept^Jsome reservations from others.^JGood food and surprisingly inexpensive -- (414) 876-2600^J^J<li>The Altona Inn is at the north edge of New Holstein on Route 57.^J^J<li>The Silver Springs Resort, about ten miles southwest of Plymouth on Route^J67, is locally renowned.^JReservations are required -- (414) 893-0969^J^J<li>Schwarz\'s Supper Club in St. Anna is a regionally famous steak house.^JReservations are not accepted, and there is usually a substantial wait on^Jweekends.^JCall for information about daily specials -- (414) 894-3598^JTake County J (shorter) or Route 67 north from Elkhart Lake, to Sheboygan^JRoad (County Line Road, County Q) and go west.^JSchwarz\'s is on County A a few hundred feet north of County Q, on the west^Jside of the road.^J^J<li>The Stagecoach Inn is an excellent restaurant in Greenbush, just west of^Jand across from the Old Wade House.^JTake Route 23 west to Plank Road (about 4.5 miles west of Route 67), and go a^Jmile or so southwest.^J^J<li>The Immigrant Room in the American Club on County Y in Kohler (east on Route^J23), is a very highly-rated -- and very expensive -- continental restaurant.^JReservations required -- (414) 457-8888^J^J<li>The Cucina Piazza Ristorante, in the Woodlake Shopping Center on County Y^Jnear Kohler (east on Route 23) is a Northern Italian restaurant of local note.^JReservations advised -- (414) 452-3888^J^J<li>There is also a row of franchise restaurants and drive-ins in Plymouth on^JBusiness Route 23 between Route 57 and County E (Dairy Queen, McDonald\'s,^JHardee\'s, Pizza Hut, Subway, A&W, Kentucky Fried Chicken).^J</ul>^J</p>^J') called at /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl/HTML/Mason/Component.pm line 135
HTML::Mason::Component::run('HTML::Mason::Component::FileBased=HASH(0xb5e9f2a8)', 'version', 2, 'new', '', 'updated', '2006-03-08', 'license', '', 'author', 'Richard Welty and James Furstenburg', 'owner', 'Krusty Motorsports, Limited and James Furstenburg', 'date', '1996-2005', 'oval', '', 'road', 'paved,active', 'drag', '', 'kart', 'sprint,active,paved,outdoor', 'offroad', '', 'adBeforeTOC', 'TrackTapes', 'trackName', 'Road America', 'trackStreetAddr', 'State Road 67 & Race Track Rd', 'trackCityState', 'Plymouth, WI', 'trackZip', 53020, 'introduction', ' is a 4 mile road course located near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.^JThe track is building a new complex inside of the carousel with a variety^Jof facilities for motorcycle and other usage.^JThere is a sprint cart facility with a multi-configuration road course^Jand oval operating under the name "Briggs and Stratton Motorplex".^J</p>^J', 'officialWebSite', 'http://www.roadamerica.com/', 'racingReferenceID', 159, 'historicalNote', '<p>^JRoad America is one of the oldest road courses in the United States.^JElkhart Lake was, much as was^J<a href="../NY/WatkinsGlen.html">Watkins Glen,</a>^Ja summer resort area much favored^Jby, among others, gentlemen sports-car drivers from around Chicago.^JOpen-road races were held from 1950 through 1952 on the highways through and^Jaround Elkhart Lake, with many of the founding and early members of SCCA\'s^JChicago Region taking part in these races.^JFollowing the disastrous crash by Pierre Levegh\'s Mercedes-Benz into the crowd^Jat Le Mans in 1953, many states -- including Wisconsin -- passed legislation^Jbanning racing on public roads, and the Elkhart Lake road races were no more.^J</p>^J<p>^JRoad America was built in 1955 as a replacement venue, by a corporation headed^Jby Cliff Tufte and financed largely by Chicago Region members.^JThe first race was held in September of 1955.^JRaces drew large and enthusiastic crowds during the 1950s and 1960s, although^Jthere were only two or three events held each year, all organized by the^JChicago Region of the SCCA.^JConfounding the pollsters and demographics experts, more than 90% of the^Jattendees at these races came from within 50 miles of the track.^J</p>^J<p>^JBy the mid-1970s the track began to need additional sources of income, and^Jbegan to more events there each year, and events held by other organizations.^JThe Milwaukee and Chicago Regions of the^J<a href="/Organizations/SCCA/">^JSCCA^J</a>^Jbegan to hold Drivers\' Schools, Regionals, and more Nationals and Professional^Jseries races, and the^J<a href="/Organizations/MCSCC/">^JMidwestern Council^J</a>^Jalso began to race there, and various marque clubs began to hold events there.^JCurrently the AMA, CART, IMSA, and the SCCA hold spectator Professional series^Jraces at Road America every year, some of which are televised.^JWith the advent of more Professional series racing, the competitor\'s and^Jspectator\'s facilities have undergone continuous improvement, and Road America^Jremains today one of the premier road racing tracks in the world.^J</p>^J', 'trackOffice', '<p>^JRoad America, Inc.<br />^JN 7390 Highway 67<br />^JElkhart Lake, WI 53020<br />^J<br />^J1-800-365-RACE<br />^J414-892-4576<br />^J414-892-4550 (Fax)<br />^J414-893-9995 (Emergency)<br />^J414-892-2663 (After Hours)<br />^J<br />^Jinfo@roadamerica.com^J</p>^J<p>^JThe track shipping address is:<br />^J<br />^JRoad America<br />^JN7390 Highway 67<br />^JElkhart Lake WI  53020<br />^J</p>^J', 'timeZone', 'CST/CDT (-0600/-0500)', 'elevation', '900 feet-1050 feet', 'latitude', 43.797956, 'longitude', -87.990918, 'videoTested', 'Yes', 'videoString', '', 'mapService', 'Yahoo', 'foodService', 'Yahoo', 'hotelService', 'Yahoo', 'trackMap', '<p>^JThe first map is fairly recent, but not a very good scan:^J<br^J<a href="images/ra.gif">^J<img src="images/ra-small.gif" alt="Road America Thumbnail">^J</a>^J</p>^J<p>^JThe second map is ca. 1963, and not too much different from the^Jmodern course.^J<br />^J<a href="images/road-america-63.gif">^J<img src="images/road-america-63-small.gif" alt="Road America 1963 Thumbnail">^J</a>^J</p>^J', 'trackImage', '', 'terraServerLink', 'http://terraserver.microsoft.com/addressimage.aspx?t=1&s=12&lon=-87.9958722066667&lat=43.798930865&alon=-87.98117600&alat=43.759185&w=2&opt=0&qs=7390+Highway+67%7cplymouth%7cwi%7c&addr=SR-67%2c+Plymouth%2c+WI+53073', 'weatherID', 'USWI0218', 'gettingThere', '^J<p>^JRoad America is easily accessible by car from all Midwestern locales,^Jand by air from around the world.^JJust 20 minutes from Sheboygan County Airport, Road America lies midway^Jbetween Milwaukee and Green Bay on Wisconsin Highway 67 . . . an hour^Jfrom Milwaukee, three hours from Chicago, five hours from Minneapolis^Jand eight from Detroit.^JWherever you are, there\'s an easy way to get to Road America.^J</p>^J<p>^J<h3>From Chicago</h3>^J<p>^JTake I-94 to Milwaukee and into downtown Milwaukee to I-43 going north.^JStay on I-43 north to Hwy. 57 going north to Plymouth.^JGo north on Hwy. 57 to County "J" (2 miles north of Plymouth).^JTurn left (west) on County "J" and go about 3 miles to Hwy. 67.^JTurn right (north) on Hwy. 67 and the entrance is about a mile north on^Jthe left side.^J(Approximate Travel Time: 3 Hours)^J</p>^J<h3>From Minneapolis or St. Paul</h3>^J<p>^JTake I-94 east to mauston, WI.^JAt Mauston take Hwy. 82 east to Hwy 23 going east.^JStay on Hwy. 23 to Hwy. 67 which will be in Plymouth.^JTurn Left (north) on Hwy. 67 and Road America is about 4 miles north on^Jthe left side of Hwy. 67.^J(Approximate Travel Time: 5 Hours)^J</p>^J<h3>From Madison</h3>^J<p>^JTake Hwy. 151 to Fond du Lac.^JTake 23 east to Plymouth.^JFrom Plymouth take Hwy 67 north to Elkhart Lake.^JRoad America is 4 miles north of Plymouth on Hwy. 67 to the left hand^Jside of the road.^J(Approximate Travel Time: 2 Hours)^J</p>^J<h3>From Milwaukee</h3>^J<p>^JTake I-43 north (Green Bay) to Hwy 57 north (Plymouth) to County Trunk "J".^JTurn left (west) on "J" to Hwy. 67.^JTurn right (north) on Hwy. 67.^JRoad America gates are 2 miles on left side of Hwy. 67.^J(Approximate Travel Time: 1 Hour)^J</p>^J<h3>From Rockford, IL</h3>^J<p>^JTake your best route to Madison, WI.^JIn Madison take Hwy 151 north to Fond du Lac.^JIn Fond du Lac turn right on Hwy. 23.^JTake Hwy. 23 east to Hwy. 67 which will be in Plymouth.^JTurn left (north) on Hwy. 67 and Road America is about 4 miles north on^Jthe left side of Hwy. 67.^J(Approximate Travel Time: 3 Hours)^J</p>^J', 'racersGuide', '<p>^JEnter the track at the Competitor\'s Gate, about a hundred feet west of the main^Jgate (Gate 1) and just west of the farmhouse.^JThere are four buildings west of this entrance,^Jregistration is in a new building and^JTech in the older metal building to the east (closest to the farmhouse).^J</p>^J<p>^JAfter leaving registration, proceed through the gate in the fence just west of^Jthe barn -- you\'re usually asked to show your credentials there -- then west^J(right) along the access road to the bridge over the track, cross the^Jbridge, and follow the access road^Jback east to the steep hill leading up to the paddock areas.^JAt spectator events, you\'ll be asked for your credentials again here.^J(In the evenings, the access road may be open directly across the track.)^JIt is not necessary to cross the track surface to enter and leave the paddocks.^J</p>^J<p>^JThere are four named paddock areas at Road America; the grassy area to the east^Jat the bottom of the hill is the North Paddock; the grassy area with paved^Jaccess roads at the top of the hill is the Competition Paddock; the paved area^Jto the south and east is the New Paddock; and the grassy area to the south and^Jwest is the South Paddock (used only for that June SCCA National with the^Jcopyrighted name).^JIf you set up in the New Paddock, do not spill oil or gasoline onto, and do not^Jpoke holes into, the paved surface.^JThere are two pit areas, along the Competition Paddock and the New Paddock;^Jcompetitors are sometimes required to use only the New Pits.^JThe paddock areas can conveniently accomodate four hundred competitors while^Jleaving plenty of room for spectator parking.^J</p>^J<p>^JLeaded and unleaded racing fuel are available at the station near the center^Jof the Competition Paddock, and the tire concessions are located just southwest^Jof the gas station.^JWater is available along the pit fence in the Competition Paddock.^JThe sanitary facilities at Road America are archaic (yes, they are the pits).^JThe food from the concession buildings at each end of the Competition Paddock is^Jvery good -- in fact, it\'s legendary; but as with most legends, does not quite^Jmeasure up to expectations.^JAir is available from the tire concessions, and there is a souvenir stand which^Jcarries film and ice.^JAdditional food and souvenir stands are open around the entire track property^Jduring spectator events.^JThe medical building is south of the concession stand at the south end of the^Jcompetition Paddock.^JScales are located in the impound area, behind and near the center of the^JCompetition Pits.^J</p>^J', 'workersGuide', '', 'hotLap', '<p>^JThis Hot Lap was written by James Furstenburg of the wheeltowheel^Jmailing list.^J</p>^J<p>^JHere goes...I do not consciously keep track of a lot of detailed^Jmarkers so these may look more like general impressions.  I hope^Jthey help some...I am by no means a pro driver...your mileage may vary.^J</p>^J<p>^JRemember that I am driving a mini-cooper vintage race car on 10\'^Jdiameter A008s and my braking and handling will not be the same as^Jmore modern cars with brake rotors over 7.5" and useful rear brakes.^J</p>^J<p>^JGeneral notes: Road America is 4 miles per lap, 14 corners.  Three^Jflat out straights.  From various club schools and Skip Barber Schools,^Jthere are orange marks at the apexes [editor\'s note: the orange marks^Jdisappeared with the 1995 repaving of the track, but may reappear^Jat a later date -- rpw].  Usually these are a little^Jlate for the safety of the students.^J</p>^J<p>^JRA has several high speed corners...these are the important ones.^JThere are several slow corners which are throwaways^J</p>^J<p>^JThe throwaways are corners 5,6 and 8.^J</p>^J<p>^JThe most important fast corners are 7, the carousel, the Kink 13 and^J14.^J</p>^J<p>^JStarting from Corner 14 (the last) instead of the end of the pits^Jbecause it is more representative.^J</p>^J<p>^JFrom 14 you end up on the front or pit straight. The straight is^Juphill for a good portion so you gain speed somewhat gradually until^Jit levels out about 60% of the way to 1. I will close to my maximum^Jspeed (say 110-115) entering the braking area.  You can brake later^Jthan you initially think.  Braking at the 3 marker is pretty safe.^JCorner 1 is wide and fast and for me is taken in third gear, turning^Jin at about the apex or a little late.  Apex slightly before the orange marks^Jon the pavement.^J</p>^J<p>^JYou drift out to the exit and slowly get back toward the center.^JThere is a short straight stretch here and a very slight bend^J(corner 2) which can be ignored if you got back toward the center of^Jthe track to concentrate on corner 3.  Corner 3, although slower^Jthan 1 is still a 3d gear corner for me and pretty wide.  Again a^Jslightly late apex is preferable.  Drift out all the way...trying to^Jmaintain as much speed a possible, you are no entering the fastest^Jstraight.^J</p>^J<p>^JDrift toward the center of track crossing under the bridge.  There^Jis a slight ben in the track (corner 4) which can be treated as the^Jstraight.  This straight is downhill and very fast.  You want to^Jkeep to the right as you approach the slowest corner on the track,^Jturn 5. Go in as deep as you dare.  I dare around 3.5 to 4. This is^Ja good place to outbrake someone to pass. 2d gear for me.^J</p>^J<p>^JFrom 5 to 6 is a steep uphill climb, a good place to pass if you^Jtook 5 correctly and have lots of power.^J</p>^J<p>^JTurn 6 is slow (2d gear, sometimes 3d) and the apex is blind under^Jthe bridge.  Either brake early before the car starts to rise over^Jthe crest of after you come down.  You have very short time to brake^Jfor the corner if you wait till you come back down on the^Jsuspension. Apex late and stand on it.^J</p>^J<p>^JShort shift to 3d or stay in 3d and stay flat on the power.  Turn 7^Jis a right hand sweeper which looks like you should lift or brake^Jand if you do not hit the apex you should have lifted or braked.  If^Jyou take the corner correctly it is flat out. Apex is not late here.^J</p>^J<p>^JComing out of 7 you will be going downhill flat out toward 8.  I am^Jable to get into 4th gear here briefly, before breaking real hard^Jaround 1.5 marker to 2 for 8.  8 is a slow 2d or maybe 3d gear^Jcorner,depending on gearing. The stretch between 7 and 8 is also^Jgood for passing and outbraking.^J</p>^J<p>^JAfter you have drifted wide for 8 get toward the left center of^Jtrack to set up for the entrance to the Carousel, I am in third for^Jthe entrance turn 9, when in the carousel stay a cars width toward^Jthe center of the track and slowly track inward until you can see^Jthe exit, then stand on it.  The Carousel is pretty fast.  I am at^J6600 to 7000 in third through the corner.^J</p>^J<p>^JAs soon as I straighten out at the exit of the Carousel I am in 4th^Jgear and accelerating hard toward turn 11, the Kink.  Passing also^Joccurs sometimes in this straight if someone has enough power.^J</p>^J<p>^JThe kink is a very fast 4th gear right hand corner. If I take it^Jjust right, I can stay on the power all the way through the corner^Jand not lift.  If I don\'t feel too great that day, I may lift or tap^Jthe brakes. I apex right on the alligator teeth on the inside, they^Jare very small and do not upset the car.  DO NOT LIFT OR BRAKE ONCE^JYOU ARE IN THE CORNER OR IT WILL COST YOU A BUNDLE! It is very^Jimportant to take the kink fast as it sets you up for the next^Jfastest straight on the course.^J</p>^J<p>^JTurn 11A is a gentle bend to the right and left and can be taken^Jwithout lifting.  I brake around 3 to 4 for corner 12, a 2d or 3d^Jgear corner.  Going into 12 or Canada Corner is a great place to^Jpass.  Although if you do not take the corner smoothly, you will be^Jpassed coming out.^J</p>^J<p>^JAfter you straighten out, get back toward the right side of the^Jtrack to set up for 13.  You are going uphill from 12 to 13 and the^Japex at 13 is blind and under a bridge. You turn in late and under^Jthe bridge and by the way turn 13 is flat out if you take it^Jcorrectly.  You will then drift out all the way to the grass, (just^Jwhere Paul Tracy lost it last year and ended up near a motor home)^JStay on the gas and get back to the left to enter 14, you may^Jupshift to 4th here (or you may not). Tap the brakes sort of hard^Jand late, I use no markers here, just judgment, as you enter 14 and^Japex a little late.  Try to maintain as much speed^Jas possible to get up the big hill on the main straight.^J</p>^J<p>^JWell, that was fun, I can\'t wait to try it for real around the 20th^Jof May at the SVRA event.^J</p>^J<p>^JJim Fuerstenberg^J</p>^J', 'hotelFronter', '^J<p>^JIn addition to the search engine based listings, see later in this section^Jfor some older but potentially useful information on finding local^Jlodgings^J</p>^J', 'hotelFooter', '<p>^J<p>^JAccomodations for those planning to stay in the area can be a serious problem.^JAlthough much of this area\'s income is from tourism,^Jthere is a surprising lack^Jof accomodations conveniently nearby.^JWhat motels and resorts there are tend to have high non-racing occupancies^Jduring most of the summer, and the additional lodging requirements of a race^Jweekend are for between 100 and 400 additional rooms for participants alone.^JFor spectator events early confirmed reservations are a must.^J</p>^J<p>^JThis list was last updated during September of 1992, using information from the^JAAA Tour Books, race entry forms, various motel chain accomodation guides,^Jcounty Chamber of Commerce maps, regional telephone directories, and personal^Jobservation.  The list is organized essentially by increasing distance from^Jthe track.^J</p>^J<p>^JThere are three resorts on Elkhart Lake.^JTake Route 67 north (left) from the track about 2.5 miles to County C in^JElkhart Lake; turn left and cross the railroad tracks, then turn left again^Jonto County J.^JThe establishments are two or three blocks ahead:^J</p>^J<ul>^J<li>Siebken\'s Resort -- (414) 876-2600^J<li>Barefoot Bay -- (800) 345-7784, (414) 876-3323^J<li>Osthoff -- (414) 876-3366^J</ul>^J<p>^JIn Plymouth are two Bed-and-Breakfast operations, both about 5 miles from the^Jtrack:^J</p>^J<ul>^J<li>52 Stafford, just south of the Business Route 23 - Stafford intersection (a^Jtraffic light) about 2 miles west of Route 57 -- (800) 421-4667, (414) 893-0552^J<li>Yankee Hill, at 315 Collins, two blocks west of the Business Route 23 -^JCollins intersection (about 1.8 miles west of Route 57; Collins bears south^Jhere as Business Route 23 bears north) -- (414) 892-2222^J</ul>^J<p>^JPlymouth has an AmericInn, about 5.5 miles from the track, a mile west of^JRoute 57 on Business Route 23 at County E (the first traffic light); County^JE also intersects Route 23 about a mile north -- (800) 634-3444, (414) 892-2669^J</p>^J<p>^JAlso in Plymouth, the Crest Motel is on Route 57 about half a mile south of^JBusiness Route 23, about seven miles from the track -- (414) 893-6111^J</p>^J<p>^JIn New Holstein, the Starlite Haus Motel is on Route 57 at the south edge of^Jtown, about 12 miles northwest of the track.^JTake County J northwest out of Elkhart Lake to Route 57, or Route 67 north to^JRoute 57, then northwest -- (414) 898-4216^J</p>^J<p>^JSheboygan Falls also has an AmericInn, near the Route 23 intersection with^JUS-32, about 13 miles southeast of the track -- (800) 634-3444, (414) 467-4314^J</p>^J<p>^JIn Kohler, the American Club is on County Y a mile or so southwest of the I-43^Jinterchange with Route 23, about 14 miles southeast of the track.^JThis is an elegant, famous, and extremely expensive resort complex; the Indy^JCar teams stay here (at least the drivers and owners do) -- (800) 344-2838,^J(414) 457-8000^J</p>^J<p>^JSouthwest of Plymouth, the Silver Springs resort is on Route 67 at County S,^Jabout 15 miles south of the track.^JThis facility offers four two-bedroom cabins and a locally famous^Jrestaurant -- (414) 893-0969^J</p>^J<p>^JIn Sheboygan, just northeast of the Route 23 interchange with I-43, about^J15 miles southeast of the track, are:^J</p>^J<ul>^J<li>Budgetel Inn -- (800) 428-3438), (414) 457-2321^J<li>Imperial Inn -- (414) 458-3578^J<li>Super 8 Motel -- (800) 843-1991, (414) 458-8080^J</ul>^J<p>^JIn downtown Sheboygan, about 17 miles southeast of the track, are:^J</p>^J<ul>^J<li>Best Western Fountain Park, 930 N 8th -- (800) 528-1234, (414) 458-4641^J<li>Grand Executive Inn, 723 Center Av. -- (414) 458-5535^J<li>Harbor Inn, 905 S 8th -- (414) 452-2424^J</ul>^J<p>^JIn Howards Grove is the Edgewood Motel, about 18 miles east of the track.^JTake Route 67 east from the track to any of:  Route 23, County J, County JJ,^Jor County A; then go east to Route 32 and north on Route 32 into Howards^JGrove -- (414) 565-3355^J</p>^J<p>^JIn Sheboygan, The Parkway Motel is at Exit 120 on I-43 in Sheboygan south of^JRoute 23, about 19 miles southeast of the track -- (800) 341-8000,^J(414) 458-8338^J</p>^J<p>^JIn Random Lake, the Wisconsin-Aire Motel is at the south end of the four-lane^Jportion of Route 57, about 20 miles southeast of the track -- (414) 994-4501^J</p>^J<p>^JThe Thunderbird Motel is in Chilton, on Route 57 northwest of New Holstein,^Jabout 22 miles north of the track -- (414) 849-4216^J</p>^J<p>^JFurther away, there are several motels in Fond du Lac (about 25 miles west of^JPlymouth on Route 23, about 30 miles west of the track).^J</p>^J<p>^JLocal Chambers of Commerce have listings of private homes that have bedrooms to^Jrent on race weekends, and can assist with accomodations in smaller resorts^Jor B&B\'s that do not widely advertise:^J</p>^J<ul>^J<li>Elkhart Lake:  (414) 876-2922^J<li>Fond du Lac:  (414) 921-9500^J<li>Plymouth:  (414) 893-0079^J<li>Sheboygan:  (414) 457-9495^J</ul>^J<p>^JCamping in self-contained RV\'s or travel trailers (only) is permitted on the^Jtrack grounds; electrical connections are available but^Jno water or sewer hookups.^JTent camping is now permitted in the facility,^Jand there are half a dozen tent^Jcampgrounds within five miles for those who wish them -- including two just^Jacross Route 67 from the track, and one on Little Elkhart Lake off Route 67^Jabout a mile east of the main track entrance.^JIf you do camp, there is usually acceptable reception from television stations^Jin Green Bay and Milwaukee, 60 miles north and south. ^J</p>^J', 'foodFronter', '<p>^JIn addition to the search engine based lists, see the end of this^Jsection for some older but potentially useful info on local restaurants.^J</p>^J', 'foodFooter', '^J<p>^JIn addition to malls and other shopping in Sheboygan along Route 23, there are^Jfranchise restaurants and drive-ins, grocery stores, hardware stores, and^Jvariety and department stores in the east side of Plymouth along Business Route^J23 (about a mile south of Route 23) between Route 57 and downtown.^JStores and restaurants tend to close early in this area and to be closed all^Jday on Sunday; the Fleet and Farm in Plymouth at the northwest corner of Route^J57 and Business Route 23 is an exception, and they have discount street gasoline^Javailable.^JReasonably-priced street gasoline is also available in Plymouth at some stations^Jon Business Route 23 and on Route 57 south.^J</p>^J<p>^JThere are several good restaurants in the area, here is a selection:^J</p>^J<ul>^J<li>Miller\'s Supper Club is on Route 67 just south of County J, about 1.5 miles^Jeast and south of the track entrance.^JReservations are required on spectator race weekends -- (414) 892-2031^J^J<li>Siebken\'s in Elkhart Lake caters primarily to their guests, but does accept^Jsome reservations from others.^JGood food and surprisingly inexpensive -- (414) 876-2600^J^J<li>The Altona Inn is at the north edge of New Holstein on Route 57.^J^J<li>The Silver Springs Resort, about ten miles southwest of Plymouth on Route^J67, is locally renowned.^JReservations are required -- (414) 893-0969^J^J<li>Schwarz\'s Supper Club in St. Anna is a regionally famous steak house.^JReservations are not accepted, and there is usually a substantial wait on^Jweekends.^JCall for information about daily specials -- (414) 894-3598^JTake County J (shorter) or Route 67 north from Elkhart Lake, to Sheboygan^JRoad (County Line Road, County Q) and go west.^JSchwarz\'s is on County A a few hundred feet north of County Q, on the west^Jside of the road.^J^J<li>The Stagecoach Inn is an excellent restaurant in Greenbush, just west of^Jand across from the Old Wade House.^JTake Route 23 west to Plank Road (about 4.5 miles west of Route 67), and go a^Jmile or so southwest.^J^J<li>The Immigrant Room in the American Club on County Y in Kohler (east on Route^J23), is a very highly-rated -- and very expensive -- continental restaurant.^JReservations required -- (414) 457-8888^J^J<li>The Cucina Piazza Ristorante, in the Woodlake Shopping Center on County Y^Jnear Kohler (east on Route 23) is a Northern Italian restaurant of local note.^JReservations advised -- (414) 452-3888^J^J<li>There is also a row of franchise restaurants and drive-ins in Plymouth on^JBusiness Route 23 between Route 57 and County E (Dairy Queen, McDonald\'s,^JHardee\'s, Pizza Hut, Subway, A&W, Kentucky Fried Chicken).^J</ul>^J</p>^J') called at /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1284
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HTML::Mason::Request::comp(undef, undef, 'version', 2, 'new', '', 'updated', '2006-03-08', 'license', '', 'author', 'Richard Welty and James Furstenburg', 'owner', 'Krusty Motorsports, Limited and James Furstenburg', 'date', '1996-2005', 'oval', '', 'road', 'paved,active', 'drag', '', 'kart', 'sprint,active,paved,outdoor', 'offroad', '', 'adBeforeTOC', 'TrackTapes', 'trackName', 'Road America', 'trackStreetAddr', 'State Road 67 & Race Track Rd', 'trackCityState', 'Plymouth, WI', 'trackZip', 53020, 'introduction', ' is a 4 mile road course located near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.^JThe track is building a new complex inside of the carousel with a variety^Jof facilities for motorcycle and other usage.^JThere is a sprint cart facility with a multi-configuration road course^Jand oval operating under the name "Briggs and Stratton Motorplex".^J</p>^J', 'officialWebSite', 'http://www.roadamerica.com/', 'racingReferenceID', 159, 'historicalNote', '<p>^JRoad America is one of the oldest road courses in the United States.^JElkhart Lake was, much as was^J<a href="../NY/WatkinsGlen.html">Watkins Glen,</a>^Ja summer resort area much favored^Jby, among others, gentlemen sports-car drivers from around Chicago.^JOpen-road races were held from 1950 through 1952 on the highways through and^Jaround Elkhart Lake, with many of the founding and early members of SCCA\'s^JChicago Region taking part in these races.^JFollowing the disastrous crash by Pierre Levegh\'s Mercedes-Benz into the crowd^Jat Le Mans in 1953, many states -- including Wisconsin -- passed legislation^Jbanning racing on public roads, and the Elkhart Lake road races were no more.^J</p>^J<p>^JRoad America was built in 1955 as a replacement venue, by a corporation headed^Jby Cliff Tufte and financed largely by Chicago Region members.^JThe first race was held in September of 1955.^JRaces drew large and enthusiastic crowds during the 1950s and 1960s, although^Jthere were only two or three events held each year, all organized by the^JChicago Region of the SCCA.^JConfounding the pollsters and demographics experts, more than 90% of the^Jattendees at these races came from within 50 miles of the track.^J</p>^J<p>^JBy the mid-1970s the track began to need additional sources of income, and^Jbegan to more events there each year, and events held by other organizations.^JThe Milwaukee and Chicago Regions of the^J<a href="/Organizations/SCCA/">^JSCCA^J</a>^Jbegan to hold Drivers\' Schools, Regionals, and more Nationals and Professional^Jseries races, and the^J<a href="/Organizations/MCSCC/">^JMidwestern Council^J</a>^Jalso began to race there, and various marque clubs began to hold events there.^JCurrently the AMA, CART, IMSA, and the SCCA hold spectator Professional series^Jraces at Road America every year, some of which are televised.^JWith the advent of more Professional series racing, the competitor\'s and^Jspectator\'s facilities have undergone continuous improvement, and Road America^Jremains today one of the premier road racing tracks in the world.^J</p>^J', 'trackOffice', '<p>^JRoad America, Inc.<br />^JN 7390 Highway 67<br />^JElkhart Lake, WI 53020<br />^J<br />^J1-800-365-RACE<br />^J414-892-4576<br />^J414-892-4550 (Fax)<br />^J414-893-9995 (Emergency)<br />^J414-892-2663 (After Hours)<br />^J<br />^Jinfo@roadamerica.com^J</p>^J<p>^JThe track shipping address is:<br />^J<br />^JRoad America<br />^JN7390 Highway 67<br />^JElkhart Lake WI  53020<br />^J</p>^J', 'timeZone', 'CST/CDT (-0600/-0500)', 'elevation', '900 feet-1050 feet', 'latitude', 43.797956, 'longitude', -87.990918, 'videoTested', 'Yes', 'videoString', '', 'mapService', 'Yahoo', 'foodService', 'Yahoo', 'hotelService', 'Yahoo', 'trackMap', '<p>^JThe first map is fairly recent, but not a very good scan:^J<br^J<a href="images/ra.gif">^J<img src="images/ra-small.gif" alt="Road America Thumbnail">^J</a>^J</p>^J<p>^JThe second map is ca. 1963, and not too much different from the^Jmodern course.^J<br />^J<a href="images/road-america-63.gif">^J<img src="images/road-america-63-small.gif" alt="Road America 1963 Thumbnail">^J</a>^J</p>^J', 'trackImage', '', 'terraServerLink', 'http://terraserver.microsoft.com/addressimage.aspx?t=1&s=12&lon=-87.9958722066667&lat=43.798930865&alon=-87.98117600&alat=43.759185&w=2&opt=0&qs=7390+Highway+67%7cplymouth%7cwi%7c&addr=SR-67%2c+Plymouth%2c+WI+53073', 'weatherID', 'USWI0218', 'gettingThere', '^J<p>^JRoad America is easily accessible by car from all Midwestern locales,^Jand by air from around the world.^JJust 20 minutes from Sheboygan County Airport, Road America lies midway^Jbetween Milwaukee and Green Bay on Wisconsin Highway 67 . . . an hour^Jfrom Milwaukee, three hours from Chicago, five hours from Minneapolis^Jand eight from Detroit.^JWherever you are, there\'s an easy way to get to Road America.^J</p>^J<p>^J<h3>From Chicago</h3>^J<p>^JTake I-94 to Milwaukee and into downtown Milwaukee to I-43 going north.^JStay on I-43 north to Hwy. 57 going north to Plymouth.^JGo north on Hwy. 57 to County "J" (2 miles north of Plymouth).^JTurn left (west) on County "J" and go about 3 miles to Hwy. 67.^JTurn right (north) on Hwy. 67 and the entrance is about a mile north on^Jthe left side.^J(Approximate Travel Time: 3 Hours)^J</p>^J<h3>From Minneapolis or St. Paul</h3>^J<p>^JTake I-94 east to mauston, WI.^JAt Mauston take Hwy. 82 east to Hwy 23 going east.^JStay on Hwy. 23 to Hwy. 67 which will be in Plymouth.^JTurn Left (north) on Hwy. 67 and Road America is about 4 miles north on^Jthe left side of Hwy. 67.^J(Approximate Travel Time: 5 Hours)^J</p>^J<h3>From Madison</h3>^J<p>^JTake Hwy. 151 to Fond du Lac.^JTake 23 east to Plymouth.^JFrom Plymouth take Hwy 67 north to Elkhart Lake.^JRoad America is 4 miles north of Plymouth on Hwy. 67 to the left hand^Jside of the road.^J(Approximate Travel Time: 2 Hours)^J</p>^J<h3>From Milwaukee</h3>^J<p>^JTake I-43 north (Green Bay) to Hwy 57 north (Plymouth) to County Trunk "J".^JTurn left (west) on "J" to Hwy. 67.^JTurn right (north) on Hwy. 67.^JRoad America gates are 2 miles on left side of Hwy. 67.^J(Approximate Travel Time: 1 Hour)^J</p>^J<h3>From Rockford, IL</h3>^J<p>^JTake your best route to Madison, WI.^JIn Madison take Hwy 151 north to Fond du Lac.^JIn Fond du Lac turn right on Hwy. 23.^JTake Hwy. 23 east to Hwy. 67 which will be in Plymouth.^JTurn left (north) on Hwy. 67 and Road America is about 4 miles north on^Jthe left side of Hwy. 67.^J(Approximate Travel Time: 3 Hours)^J</p>^J', 'racersGuide', '<p>^JEnter the track at the Competitor\'s Gate, about a hundred feet west of the main^Jgate (Gate 1) and just west of the farmhouse.^JThere are four buildings west of this entrance,^Jregistration is in a new building and^JTech in the older metal building to the east (closest to the farmhouse).^J</p>^J<p>^JAfter leaving registration, proceed through the gate in the fence just west of^Jthe barn -- you\'re usually asked to show your credentials there -- then west^J(right) along the access road to the bridge over the track, cross the^Jbridge, and follow the access road^Jback east to the steep hill leading up to the paddock areas.^JAt spectator events, you\'ll be asked for your credentials again here.^J(In the evenings, the access road may be open directly across the track.)^JIt is not necessary to cross the track surface to enter and leave the paddocks.^J</p>^J<p>^JThere are four named paddock areas at Road America; the grassy area to the east^Jat the bottom of the hill is the North Paddock; the grassy area with paved^Jaccess roads at the top of the hill is the Competition Paddock; the paved area^Jto the south and east is the New Paddock; and the grassy area to the south and^Jwest is the South Paddock (used only for that June SCCA National with the^Jcopyrighted name).^JIf you set up in the New Paddock, do not spill oil or gasoline onto, and do not^Jpoke holes into, the paved surface.^JThere are two pit areas, along the Competition Paddock and the New Paddock;^Jcompetitors are sometimes required to use only the New Pits.^JThe paddock areas can conveniently accomodate four hundred competitors while^Jleaving plenty of room for spectator parking.^J</p>^J<p>^JLeaded and unleaded racing fuel are available at the station near the center^Jof the Competition Paddock, and the tire concessions are located just southwest^Jof the gas station.^JWater is available along the pit fence in the Competition Paddock.^JThe sanitary facilities at Road America are archaic (yes, they are the pits).^JThe food from the concession buildings at each end of the Competition Paddock is^Jvery good -- in fact, it\'s legendary; but as with most legends, does not quite^Jmeasure up to expectations.^JAir is available from the tire concessions, and there is a souvenir stand which^Jcarries film and ice.^JAdditional food and souvenir stands are open around the entire track property^Jduring spectator events.^JThe medical building is south of the concession stand at the south end of the^Jcompetition Paddock.^JScales are located in the impound area, behind and near the center of the^JCompetition Pits.^J</p>^J', 'workersGuide', '', 'hotLap', '<p>^JThis Hot Lap was written by James Furstenburg of the wheeltowheel^Jmailing list.^J</p>^J<p>^JHere goes...I do not consciously keep track of a lot of detailed^Jmarkers so these may look more like general impressions.  I hope^Jthey help some...I am by no means a pro driver...your mileage may vary.^J</p>^J<p>^JRemember that I am driving a mini-cooper vintage race car on 10\'^Jdiameter A008s and my braking and handling will not be the same as^Jmore modern cars with brake rotors over 7.5" and useful rear brakes.^J</p>^J<p>^JGeneral notes: Road America is 4 miles per lap, 14 corners.  Three^Jflat out straights.  From various club schools and Skip Barber Schools,^Jthere are orange marks at the apexes [editor\'s note: the orange marks^Jdisappeared with the 1995 repaving of the track, but may reappear^Jat a later date -- rpw].  Usually these are a little^Jlate for the safety of the students.^J</p>^J<p>^JRA has several high speed corners...these are the important ones.^JThere are several slow corners which are throwaways^J</p>^J<p>^JThe throwaways are corners 5,6 and 8.^J</p>^J<p>^JThe most important fast corners are 7, the carousel, the Kink 13 and^J14.^J</p>^J<p>^JStarting from Corner 14 (the last) instead of the end of the pits^Jbecause it is more representative.^J</p>^J<p>^JFrom 14 you end up on the front or pit straight. The straight is^Juphill for a good portion so you gain speed somewhat gradually until^Jit levels out about 60% of the way to 1. I will close to my maximum^Jspeed (say 110-115) entering the braking area.  You can brake later^Jthan you initially think.  Braking at the 3 marker is pretty safe.^JCorner 1 is wide and fast and for me is taken in third gear, turning^Jin at about the apex or a little late.  Apex slightly before the orange marks^Jon the pavement.^J</p>^J<p>^JYou drift out to the exit and slowly get back toward the center.^JThere is a short straight stretch here and a very slight bend^J(corner 2) which can be ignored if you got back toward the center of^Jthe track to concentrate on corner 3.  Corner 3, although slower^Jthan 1 is still a 3d gear corner for me and pretty wide.  Again a^Jslightly late apex is preferable.  Drift out all the way...trying to^Jmaintain as much speed a possible, you are no entering the fastest^Jstraight.^J</p>^J<p>^JDrift toward the center of track crossing under the bridge.  There^Jis a slight ben in the track (corner 4) which can be treated as the^Jstraight.  This straight is downhill and very fast.  You want to^Jkeep to the right as you approach the slowest corner on the track,^Jturn 5. Go in as deep as you dare.  I dare around 3.5 to 4. This is^Ja good place to outbrake someone to pass. 2d gear for me.^J</p>^J<p>^JFrom 5 to 6 is a steep uphill climb, a good place to pass if you^Jtook 5 correctly and have lots of power.^J</p>^J<p>^JTurn 6 is slow (2d gear, sometimes 3d) and the apex is blind under^Jthe bridge.  Either brake early before the car starts to rise over^Jthe crest of after you come down.  You have very short time to brake^Jfor the corner if you wait till you come back down on the^Jsuspension. Apex late and stand on it.^J</p>^J<p>^JShort shift to 3d or stay in 3d and stay flat on the power.  Turn 7^Jis a right hand sweeper which looks like you should lift or brake^Jand if you do not hit the apex you should have lifted or braked.  If^Jyou take the corner correctly it is flat out. Apex is not late here.^J</p>^J<p>^JComing out of 7 you will be going downhill flat out toward 8.  I am^Jable to get into 4th gear here briefly, before breaking real hard^Jaround 1.5 marker to 2 for 8.  8 is a slow 2d or maybe 3d gear^Jcorner,depending on gearing. The stretch between 7 and 8 is also^Jgood for passing and outbraking.^J</p>^J<p>^JAfter you have drifted wide for 8 get toward the left center of^Jtrack to set up for the entrance to the Carousel, I am in third for^Jthe entrance turn 9, when in the carousel stay a cars width toward^Jthe center of the track and slowly track inward until you can see^Jthe exit, then stand on it.  The Carousel is pretty fast.  I am at^J6600 to 7000 in third through the corner.^J</p>^J<p>^JAs soon as I straighten out at the exit of the Carousel I am in 4th^Jgear and accelerating hard toward turn 11, the Kink.  Passing also^Joccurs sometimes in this straight if someone has enough power.^J</p>^J<p>^JThe kink is a very fast 4th gear right hand corner. If I take it^Jjust right, I can stay on the power all the way through the corner^Jand not lift.  If I don\'t feel too great that day, I may lift or tap^Jthe brakes. I apex right on the alligator teeth on the inside, they^Jare very small and do not upset the car.  DO NOT LIFT OR BRAKE ONCE^JYOU ARE IN THE CORNER OR IT WILL COST YOU A BUNDLE! It is very^Jimportant to take the kink fast as it sets you up for the next^Jfastest straight on the course.^J</p>^J<p>^JTurn 11A is a gentle bend to the right and left and can be taken^Jwithout lifting.  I brake around 3 to 4 for corner 12, a 2d or 3d^Jgear corner.  Going into 12 or Canada Corner is a great place to^Jpass.  Although if you do not take the corner smoothly, you will be^Jpassed coming out.^J</p>^J<p>^JAfter you straighten out, get back toward the right side of the^Jtrack to set up for 13.  You are going uphill from 12 to 13 and the^Japex at 13 is blind and under a bridge. You turn in late and under^Jthe bridge and by the way turn 13 is flat out if you take it^Jcorrectly.  You will then drift out all the way to the grass, (just^Jwhere Paul Tracy lost it last year and ended up near a motor home)^JStay on the gas and get back to the left to enter 14, you may^Jupshift to 4th here (or you may not). Tap the brakes sort of hard^Jand late, I use no markers here, just judgment, as you enter 14 and^Japex a little late.  Try to maintain as much speed^Jas possible to get up the big hill on the main straight.^J</p>^J<p>^JWell, that was fun, I can\'t wait to try it for real around the 20th^Jof May at the SVRA event.^J</p>^J<p>^JJim Fuerstenberg^J</p>^J', 'hotelFronter', '^J<p>^JIn addition to the search engine based listings, see later in this section^Jfor some older but potentially useful information on finding local^Jlodgings^J</p>^J', 'hotelFooter', '<p>^J<p>^JAccomodations for those planning to stay in the area can be a serious problem.^JAlthough much of this area\'s income is from tourism,^Jthere is a surprising lack^Jof accomodations conveniently nearby.^JWhat motels and resorts there are tend to have high non-racing occupancies^Jduring most of the summer, and the additional lodging requirements of a race^Jweekend are for between 100 and 400 additional rooms for participants alone.^JFor spectator events early confirmed reservations are a must.^J</p>^J<p>^JThis list was last updated during September of 1992, using information from the^JAAA Tour Books, race entry forms, various motel chain accomodation guides,^Jcounty Chamber of Commerce maps, regional telephone directories, and personal^Jobservation.  The list is organized essentially by increasing distance from^Jthe track.^J</p>^J<p>^JThere are three resorts on Elkhart Lake.^JTake Route 67 north (left) from the track about 2.5 miles to County C in^JElkhart Lake; turn left and cross the railroad tracks, then turn left again^Jonto County J.^JThe establishments are two or three blocks ahead:^J</p>^J<ul>^J<li>Siebken\'s Resort -- (414) 876-2600^J<li>Barefoot Bay -- (800) 345-7784, (414) 876-3323^J<li>Osthoff -- (414) 876-3366^J</ul>^J<p>^JIn Plymouth are two Bed-and-Breakfast operations, both about 5 miles from the^Jtrack:^J</p>^J<ul>^J<li>52 Stafford, just south of the Business Route 23 - Stafford intersection (a^Jtraffic light) about 2 miles west of Route 57 -- (800) 421-4667, (414) 893-0552^J<li>Yankee Hill, at 315 Collins, two blocks west of the Business Route 23 -^JCollins intersection (about 1.8 miles west of Route 57; Collins bears south^Jhere as Business Route 23 bears north) -- (414) 892-2222^J</ul>^J<p>^JPlymouth has an AmericInn, about 5.5 miles from the track, a mile west of^JRoute 57 on Business Route 23 at County E (the first traffic light); County^JE also intersects Route 23 about a mile north -- (800) 634-3444, (414) 892-2669^J</p>^J<p>^JAlso in Plymouth, the Crest Motel is on Route 57 about half a mile south of^JBusiness Route 23, about seven miles from the track -- (414) 893-6111^J</p>^J<p>^JIn New Holstein, the Starlite Haus Motel is on Route 57 at the south edge of^Jtown, about 12 miles northwest of the track.^JTake County J northwest out of Elkhart Lake to Route 57, or Route 67 north to^JRoute 57, then northwest -- (414) 898-4216^J</p>^J<p>^JSheboygan Falls also has an AmericInn, near the Route 23 intersection with^JUS-32, about 13 miles southeast of the track -- (800) 634-3444, (414) 467-4314^J</p>^J<p>^JIn Kohler, the American Club is on County Y a mile or so southwest of the I-43^Jinterchange with Route 23, about 14 miles southeast of the track.^JThis is an elegant, famous, and extremely expensive resort complex; the Indy^JCar teams stay here (at least the drivers and owners do) -- (800) 344-2838,^J(414) 457-8000^J</p>^J<p>^JSouthwest of Plymouth, the Silver Springs resort is on Route 67 at County S,^Jabout 15 miles south of the track.^JThis facility offers four two-bedroom cabins and a locally famous^Jrestaurant -- (414) 893-0969^J</p>^J<p>^JIn Sheboygan, just northeast of the Route 23 interchange with I-43, about^J15 miles southeast of the track, are:^J</p>^J<ul>^J<li>Budgetel Inn -- (800) 428-3438), (414) 457-2321^J<li>Imperial Inn -- (414) 458-3578^J<li>Super 8 Motel -- (800) 843-1991, (414) 458-8080^J</ul>^J<p>^JIn downtown Sheboygan, about 17 miles southeast of the track, are:^J</p>^J<ul>^J<li>Best Western Fountain Park, 930 N 8th -- (800) 528-1234, (414) 458-4641^J<li>Grand Executive Inn, 723 Center Av. -- (414) 458-5535^J<li>Harbor Inn, 905 S 8th -- (414) 452-2424^J</ul>^J<p>^JIn Howards Grove is the Edgewood Motel, about 18 miles east of the track.^JTake Route 67 east from the track to any of:  Route 23, County J, County JJ,^Jor County A; then go east to Route 32 and north on Route 32 into Howards^JGrove -- (414) 565-3355^J</p>^J<p>^JIn Sheboygan, The Parkway Motel is at Exit 120 on I-43 in Sheboygan south of^JRoute 23, about 19 miles southeast of the track -- (800) 341-8000,^J(414) 458-8338^J</p>^J<p>^JIn Random Lake, the Wisconsin-Aire Motel is at the south end of the four-lane^Jportion of Route 57, about 20 miles southeast of the track -- (414) 994-4501^J</p>^J<p>^JThe Thunderbird Motel is in Chilton, on Route 57 northwest of New Holstein,^Jabout 22 miles north of the track -- (414) 849-4216^J</p>^J<p>^JFurther away, there are several motels in Fond du Lac (about 25 miles west of^JPlymouth on Route 23, about 30 miles west of the track).^J</p>^J<p>^JLocal Chambers of Commerce have listings of private homes that have bedrooms to^Jrent on race weekends, and can assist with accomodations in smaller resorts^Jor B&B\'s that do not widely advertise:^J</p>^J<ul>^J<li>Elkhart Lake:  (414) 876-2922^J<li>Fond du Lac:  (414) 921-9500^J<li>Plymouth:  (414) 893-0079^J<li>Sheboygan:  (414) 457-9495^J</ul>^J<p>^JCamping in self-contained RV\'s or travel trailers (only) is permitted on the^Jtrack grounds; electrical connections are available but^Jno water or sewer hookups.^JTent camping is now permitted in the facility,^Jand there are half a dozen tent^Jcampgrounds within five miles for those who wish them -- including two just^Jacross Route 67 from the track, and one on Little Elkhart Lake off Route 67^Jabout a mile east of the main track entrance.^JIf you do camp, there is usually acceptable reception from television stations^Jin Green Bay and Milwaukee, 60 miles north and south. ^J</p>^J', 'foodFronter', '<p>^JIn addition to the search engine based lists, see the end of this^Jsection for some older but potentially useful info on local restaurants.^J</p>^J', 'foodFooter', '^J<p>^JIn addition to malls and other shopping in Sheboygan along Route 23, there are^Jfranchise restaurants and drive-ins, grocery stores, hardware stores, and^Jvariety and department stores in the east side of Plymouth along Business Route^J23 (about a mile south of Route 23) between Route 57 and downtown.^JStores and restaurants tend to close early in this area and to be closed all^Jday on Sunday; the Fleet and Farm in Plymouth at the northwest corner of Route^J57 and Business Route 23 is an exception, and they have discount street gasoline^Javailable.^JReasonably-priced street gasoline is also available in Plymouth at some stations^Jon Business Route 23 and on Route 57 south.^J</p>^J<p>^JThere are several good restaurants in the area, here is a selection:^J</p>^J<ul>^J<li>Miller\'s Supper Club is on Route 67 just south of County J, about 1.5 miles^Jeast and south of the track entrance.^JReservations are required on spectator race weekends -- (414) 892-2031^J^J<li>Siebken\'s in Elkhart Lake caters primarily to their guests, but does accept^Jsome reservations from others.^JGood food and surprisingly inexpensive -- (414) 876-2600^J^J<li>The Altona Inn is at the north edge of New Holstein on Route 57.^J^J<li>The Silver Springs Resort, about ten miles southwest of Plymouth on Route^J67, is locally renowned.^JReservations are required -- (414) 893-0969^J^J<li>Schwarz\'s Supper Club in St. Anna is a regionally famous steak house.^JReservations are not accepted, and there is usually a substantial wait on^Jweekends.^JCall for information about daily specials -- (414) 894-3598^JTake County J (shorter) or Route 67 north from Elkhart Lake, to Sheboygan^JRoad (County Line Road, County Q) and go west.^JSchwarz\'s is on County A a few hundred feet north of County Q, on the west^Jside of the road.^J^J<li>The Stagecoach Inn is an excellent restaurant in Greenbush, just west of^Jand across from the Old Wade House.^JTake Route 23 west to Plank Road (about 4.5 miles west of Route 67), and go a^Jmile or so southwest.^J^J<li>The Immigrant Room in the American Club on County Y in Kohler (east on Route^J23), is a very highly-rated -- and very expensive -- continental restaurant.^JReservations required -- (414) 457-8888^J^J<li>The Cucina Piazza Ristorante, in the Woodlake Shopping Center on County Y^Jnear Kohler (east on Route 23) is a Northern Italian restaurant of local note.^JReservations advised -- (414) 452-3888^J^J<li>There is also a row of franchise restaurants and drive-ins in Plymouth on^JBusiness Route 23 between Route 57 and County E (Dairy Queen, McDonald\'s,^JHardee\'s, Pizza Hut, Subway, A&W, Kentucky Fried Chicken).^J</ul>^J</p>^J') called at /web/na-motor/Tracks/WI/RoadAmerica.html line 1
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