Elkhart Lake, WI — Road America announced Tuesday that the 2020 WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman will feature the 50th anniversary of the legendary UOP Shadow Can-Am, along with F1 and F5000 racers.
The July 22-26 classic will feature special concours events Friday and Saturday on the streets of Elkhart Lake, a Historic Can-Am race and the rare opportunity to see a complete display of all Shadow cars. Driver Jackie Oliver, the 1974 Can-Am Champion and UOP Shadow pilot, will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and share stories.
Shadows were developed at Advanced Vehicle Systems, founded by Don Nichols in 1969. Originally designed by Trevor Harris, they were entered under the Shadow Racing Inc. banner. The first Shadow, the Mk I, was entered in the Can-Am series with George Follmer and Vic Elford behind the wheel. The Mk 1 featured an innovative design, using very small wheels for low drag. Although it was quick, it was not the most reliable car in the field.
New designs driven by Jackie Oliver and Brian Redman saw impressive results in the early 1970s before entering Formula 1 and prior to the Can-Am Series being shortened in 1974.
Information about entry, qualifying, the concours and tickets will be released in the coming months. Until then, enjoy this video of Kirt Bennett in a Shadow DN-4 at Road America!