Masters USA is gearing up for another strong season in 2016, with classic Formula One races at some of the leading events in the North American historic racing calendar. The season will begin in April (22nd to the 24th) for the HSR-run The Classic Motorsport Mitty at the wonderful sweeping road course of Road Atlanta. The Historic Formula One cars were a hit on the undulating 2.54-mile course last year at an event that always generates big grids and exciting racing.
Moving into July (15th to 17th) Masters USA will again be a part of the The WeatherTech® International Challenge with Brian Redman presented by HAWK, one of North America’s must-do events. The four-mile Road America track, boasts 14 turns and is revered the world over as one of the most challenging road courses anywhere. The famous town of Elkhart Lake takes centre stage for the weekend’s social festivities.
A month later (August 19th and 21st) Masters USA is delighted to have been invited back to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the prestigious Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. In 2015, Masters USA fielded a grid of 36 cars headlining this showcase event and the grid for this year is likely to be just as healthy. Texan, Charles Nearburg, took the honours in both races last year in his Williams FW07B and will take a lot of beating this year.
The Masters USA season will finish off with two unmissable races, both at Formula One Grands Prix. On October 21st to the 23rd, Masters USA will provide a support race to the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas. Although last year was a wash-out, the historic cars were a hit with the Texan crowd.
Following on from the wonderful, friendly reception in 2015, Masters USA will provide a grid at the Gran Premio de Mexico (October 28th to the 30th) to take place at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Both support races will have a strong European entry making the trip stateside with both Aaron Scott and Greg Thornton, winners in Mexico, likely to continue their battle and please the enthusiastic crowds at both events. They will be treated to a memory-jogging grid and great racing.
Jo Seymour, Masters USA Event Manager, said: “We are very happy with the calendar that we have in place for 2016. Mixing top circuits road courses and blue-riband events is helping to create a new level of enthusiasm for Historic Formula One cars in North America. We are thrilled that the future of Masters USA is looking so strong!”