Ladies Day – July 29th


11:00 – 12:35 Lunch and Classroom
12:35 – 2:15 Skid Pad
2:30 – 2:55 Ladies Run Group
3:05 – 4:10 Auto X
4:20 – 4:45 Ladies Run Group
Cocktails with Tony

Spouses are welcome to join in for dinner for just $20.00.
The cost for this exciting afternoon is just $50.00 and includes driving instruction, on track driving in private sessions, dinner, and Champagne Toast & Hors d’oeuvres.

Please reserve your spot by contacting Terri at [email protected] or call Terri at 815-823-8595

The Lemons are Coming

This weekend we will once again be hosting the 24 Hours of Lemons.
Due to the full paddock this creates we would like to ask that all Lemons teams that have Club Members involved use the designated Lemons paddock space.
We have many members involved in this event and if we allowed all of these teams to park in the Club Member paddock area there would not be much room for those not involved in this race.
Space will be reserved for member teams on the east side of the tech building towards the fence by pit out for member teams to use. This space will be on a first come basis.
Once this space is full we kindly ask that you find another area within the Lemons paddock.
Thank you for your cooperation on this.

Beating the Brickyard

This past weekend two of Autobahn’s kart league racers; Jordan Missig and Tim Benoit traveled to Indianapolis for the Ignite Challenge Series. After starting in 45th out of 46, Jordan Missig fought his way to an impressive 16th place. Tim Benoit started 24th and worked his way up for a solid 18th place. They were constantly in the top 20 for results throughout the weekend while battling a very competitive field. Congratulations to both members! Think you have what it takes to beat these guys?

Come out for the Kart League race on July 30th.

Autobahn Family Member and Race Control Worker, Mike Langenfeld Passed Away

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of a gentlemen who has been with us since the Club opened.  Mike was a key member of our Race Control team.  He and his wife Sheila both worked at the Club.  Mike spent much of his spare time mentoring Boy Scouts.  He also enjoyed shooting, loved history, and collected medieval arms and armor.

Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home, 112 W. Main St., Peotone, IL on Sunday, July 23 from 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Monday, July 24 at 10:00 a.m.  Committal services and military honors will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.

Shortened Track Schedule Sunday July 23.

Services for Mike Langenfeld will be held on Sunday. Mike was a long time staff member and will be missed by many here.

Mike is survived by his wife Sheila who is also on staff.

We have decided to run a shortened track schedule this Sunday to give our staff the time they need to show their respect and say their good byes.

Therefore the member track will shut down at 4:45 pm July 23.

The revised schedule can be seen here.

Motorcycle Sessions Scheduled for Next Wednesday

July 26 will be a great day for our members who were born to ride. Several sessions will be reserved exclusively for motorcycles.

Full leathers are required to go on track.

Click here for the days schedule.

Full Track Friday July 28

Another great day on the Full Track will take place July 28.

This day will include the next round in the ultra-fun Chase Race series.

This “gentlemens” racing series is open to all club members.

Because this is NOT wheel to wheel racing a competition license or race prepared vehicle is not required.

If you are interested in getting involved in something new all you have to do is attend the drivers meeting and the process will be explained, you may even be given a few tips!

Our last Chase Race saw a first timer take home 1st Place (Kellan Weinberger)!

Karting Korner

Kart track extension is now open for open lapping. The extension almost doubles the entire length of the track so bring out your kart and try out this challenging new section.

The kart track will be open Wednesday through Sunday and follow the Thursday Late Night Schedule except for the following:

July 19th from 2:30pm to 4:30pm for a private event

July 27th from 3:30pm to 6:30pm for a private event

July 29th from 10:30am-noon and 2:30pm to 5pm for a private event

Don’t forget the next kart league race is July 30. Be sure to register with Kyle Nadeau. Members will be charged $50 for all upcoming races and weights are now required.

Off Road Recap

Smiles were everywhere when members came to get dirty for the Off Road event. Mud and trucks were flying as members drove through uncharted territory around Autobahn.

Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/qvZy8iQgwLs

Upcoming Races

July 22            Rally-X (Cancelled)
July 28            Chase Race
July 30            Kart League

RallyX

Watch all the action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuseukRDHPE

As this sport grows, we are offering free ride-alongs! Experience one of the most thrilling events while drivers slide and jump around the rallycross course. We will be providing helmets but standard rules apply: passengers must be 18, long pants and closed toed shoes are required. Be sure to come out and see what you’re missing! Register at [email protected]

New viewing areas are being set up for spectators soon. Just be sure to bring some bug spray and watch for ticks. Gotta love the great outdoors!

Thinking about building a car? This winter, we’ll be adding a rear wheel drive and all wheel drive category so even more cars can come out and play! Start wrenching now!

Audi All-Star Track Drive

On Tuesday August 2nd Autobahn will be the location for an Audi sponsored event where they will be hosting the MLS Soccer All Stars who are in town for their all-star game at Soldier Field.  This event will have many cool driving programs going on throughout the day.  Autobahn Members will be in Paddock A which is on the north side.  To see the event layout please click here.

Lemons of Love

Join us for a 13 hour Enduro to support Lemons of Love August 12-13. Lemons of Love delivers Chemo Care Packages to patients undergoing chemotherapy at local hospitals and to patients nationwide. Their mission is to bring a smile to all chemotherapy patients through the delivery of care packages. Please visit their website, www.lemonsoflove.org to register your racing team or to donate.

Save These Dates…


July 28th – Full Track Friday

July 29th – Ladies Day

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