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New Auto-X Series Debuts April 4 ~ 2:00pm At Skid Pad

 

A new addition to member opportunities this year is an Auto-X series. For those who may be unfamiliar with this, an Auto-X (cross) is a course laid out with cones in the paddock or similar areas. Typically these courses are design to be very tight without long straightaways allowing drivers to challenge themselves to go as fast as they can with the speeds being limited by the design of the course. Drivers compete against the clock and do not go wheel to wheel against each other minimizing the chances of damaging their car.

Kick-Off Dinner ~ April 4th

Kick-Off Dinner ~ April 4th

 

Please join us for this year’s Kick-Off Dinner, Saturday, April 4th.

Wine tasting 5:00pm
Dinner starts at 5:30pm and your first drink is complimentary!
Adults $25.00, Children 12 -3 $12.00, Children under 3 Free.

Please R.S.V.P. to Terri Weber or call 815-823-8595

Springtime Speed Fest ~ April 10th - 12th

Springtime Speed Fest ~ April 10th – 12th

 

• Friday night – 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Cocktail party with live entertainment from Rick Zuccarelli
• Saturday night – 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Dinner
• Sunday – 10:30 am – 2:00 pm Brunch (Please note the café will not be serving lunch on Sunday due to the Brunch)
• Full Slate of Racing- register now!

Please R.S.V.P. to Terri Weber or call 815-823-8595

Hoosier Tire Factory Tour Dates Set

Hoosier Tire Factory Tour Dates Set

 

Tom Bagley and Tony Kester will be your hosts for a tour of the Hoosier Racing Tire Corporation factory in Lakeville, Indiana.
Tony will host the tour on Wednesday April 15th and Tom will host the tour on Wednesday May 6th. Eleven guests will be able
to attend each tour date, and will be on a first come first serve basis by contacting the appropriate host via email (listed below).

For Tony,  April 15th tour date

For Tom,  May 6th tour date

You will receive a return email confirmation from your respective host.

No cameras or cell phones will be allowed on the tour, so those will be checked at the door. The
tour itinerary will be as follows for both dates:

8:15 Meet at Club for quick continental breakfast
8:45 Departure from Club
Lunch in Lakeville area upon arrival with the Hoosier Tour Guide
1:00 Tour begins
3:30 Tour Ends
4:30 Arrival back at the Club

Keep in mind that the Hoosier Factory is in the Eastern Time Zone so that is why the times may appear funny.

You will pay for lunch on your own.
Tom Bagley

Indy Grand Prix Of Louisiana

Indy Grand Prix Of Louisiana

If any Autobahn Members who want to go to New Orleans for the Grand Prix race April 10-12, they have some rooms available at the Ritz and Andretti Club tickets for you.
They will also do something special for you as a group.

If you are interested please contact NOLA Track President Kristen Engeron

For more information about the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana please click the link below:

Cooper Finishes 5th/Top 10, Gaples Battles Adversity To Finish 14th At Streets Of St. Petersburg Race Weekend

Cooper Finishes 5th/Top 10, Gaples Battles Adversity To Finish 14th At Streets Of St. Petersburg Race Weekend

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – The St. Petersburg Marina was a beautiful backdrop to a weekend full of Pirelli World Challenge racing.

In his third race with Blackdog Speed Shop, newcomer Michael Cooper finished Friday’s race P7 in the #10 Blackdog Speed Shop Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R, after starting in the P7 position.

“The Blackdog Speed Shop crew did an incredible job preparing the #10 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R for the racing at St. Pete,” remarked Cooper.

Patel Pushes Through Pain For Gratifying Platinum Masters Podium At Sebring

Patel Pushes Through Pain For Gratifying Platinum Masters Podium At Sebring

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 26, 2015) – A discovery Jay Patel made while climbing out of bed in late February at his Indiana home led him on an unlikely journey to the podium three weeks later at Sebring International Raceway.

Patel, from Crown Point, Indiana, overcame the pain from a broken left foot suffered in a crash during testing in late February at NOLA Motorsports Park to finish third in the Platinum Masters class in Round 2 of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama at Sebring.

Autobahn Members Shine At PCA Road Atlanta Races!

Autobahn Members Shine At PCA Road Atlanta Races!

 

It was a successful weekend at Road Atlanta as Dennis Hiffman scored 3 podium finishes. He finished 3rd in both sprint races ( I got 4th and 5th), then went P2 in the Sunday Enduro. Ed Dunne was leading the Enduro big, when the clutch failed. The good news is that he is now the track record holder for Porsche SP3 class at Road Atlanta which he bettered by 1.6 Seconds!

Practical Data Acquisition Seminar ~ Friday April 10, 9a.m. At Team Stradale

Practical Data Acquisition Seminar ~ Friday April 10, 9a.m. At Team Stradale

 

Team Stradale will be hosting a data acquisition seminar presented by Roger Caddell, AiM Sports National Training Manager. This seminar is ideal for automotive racers and enthusiasts alike.

Due to high demand we have decided to add an additional two days to our AiM Sports LearnFast Practical Data Seminar weekend presented by AiM Sports National Training Manager, Roger Caddell.

Save These Dates...

Save These Dates…

 

April 4th – Kick-off Party Auto-X

April 10th – 12th – Springtime Speed Fast

April 10th – 12th – Indy Grand Prix Of Louisiana

April 10th – Practical Data Acquisition Seminar

April 15th – Hoosier Tire Factory Tour w/ Tony

April 16th – Ladies Day 11am-5pm

May 6th – Hoosier Tire Factory Tour w/ Tom

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