Members It’s Time to Renew Your Racing License

Before you know it we will be in the thick of the racing season here at Autobahn.  If you want to be in the pack and not on the sidelines, then please renew your racing license.

Everybody will have to renew their annual racing licenses prior to running any races at the Autobahn in 2017. If you are due for a physical, you might want to schedule with your doctor now, since it sometimes requires substantial lead-time.

More Information

In order to determine if you are due to update your physical, the frequency of which depends on your age, refer to the instructions which can be found along with all of the forms on the Autobahn website or use this link:

All three forms (Application, Physical and Medical History) along with instructions, needed for the license application process, are at the above location.  Be sure to provide detailed information on the Application under “Participation”, especially if you have not  previously been participating in Autobahn races.

If, after reviewing all of the instructions, you still have questions, you may contact Tom Bagley for help at 815-671-7542 or [email protected].


Track Car Expo – This Saturday Feb 25, 2017

‣ Looking to upgrade your existing car?
‣ Ready to invest in a dedicated track car?
‣ Considering Member Racing?
‣ New to Autobahn & need some advice?
Autobahn has selected a group of regionally and nationally recognized vendors representing a wide variety of track car solutions suitable for lapping or competing at Autobahn. After a presentation from Autobahn and an introduction to each vendor, you can meet one-on-one to discuss your specific needs and questions. Many vendors will also have a sample car on display.

Here’s the day’s schedule:
9:30am Arrival & Registration
10:00 am Autobahn Presentation
10:30-12:00 pm Meet one-on-one with vendors and check out a selection of track car solutions.
12:00 pm-12:30pm Complimentary Buffet Lunch
Facility and Garage Condo Tours will be available after lunch. Autobahn operations & instruction staff will be on hand to provide the appropriate steps to begin racing in Autobahn’s Member Racing Series:

• Chase • Enduro • GT Challenge •Spec Miata • Wings-n-Things • Autocross • Spec Karting • Rally-X


Racers Meeting after Track Car Expo this Saturday

An informal meeting will follow the lunch break on Saturday to cover the hot topics as we enter a new racing season. This will be an opportunity for veteran racers to share their thoughts as well as those who may new or interested in the racing series to learn what it’s all about.

Ready to Take it to the Next Level? Try a Pro Mazda!

The 2017 Member Racing Season is almost here! Are you ready to step up to one of the Fastest, Safest & arguably most fun series at the Autobahn? If so, we want you! Created in 2012, the Open Wheel Senna Series was created to stimulate the needs of those who wanted to take Road Racing to the next level.

The standard Formula Mazda was the car of choice then with the series then moving to the ultra-fast, high downforce Pro Mazda. This Spec-built Carbon Fiber machine boasts a Mazda 240hp Renesis Rotary engine, FULL data system, full sequential FTR transmission and fully enclosed Fuel Safe fuel cell. Cars are currently selling for only $35-55k WITH spares!

More Information

Worried about getting up to speed? Along with two of the best Driver Coaches at the club Tony Kester & Tom Bagley, Autobahn instructor Brian Lift is a current Pro Mazda driver and all are able to provide a coaching package to meet your needs.

Ok, I’m in! Where do I get a car? Currently there are TWO cars for sale and ready to race at the club!

2004 Pro Mazda-Contact Jody Lift at Havoc Motorsport 815-476-4180.

2007 Pro Mazda-Contact Peter Dempsey [email protected]

Links to other cars for sale here:

For more information and/or a driver’s take on the Pro Mazda, feel free to give Kevin Davis a call at 217-304-2283 or Jody Lift @ Havoc Motorsports.

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Midwest Motors Hosting Autobahn Member Get Together

Join Autobahn Member and Midwest Motors owner Ben Ripstein at the dealership in Lake Zurich for cocktails, heavy hors oeuvres and a night of fun at 6 PM on March 4.  The get together will feature access to racing simulators, pool tables and Midwest Motors’ showroom of high end automobiles.  Last year, the GT Racers gathered at Midwest Motors and had a blast, this year, Ben has said all Autobahn Members are welcome.  Midwest Motors is located at 540 Cortland Drive in Lake Zurich, IL.

Please RSVP to Charley Margosian at [email protected] by March 1 so that we can have an accurate head count.  Also possible, with sufficient interest, is a Texas Hold Em tournament.  If interested, please indicate in your RSVP.


Presenting the Member Racing and Events Schedule!!

We have an incredible number of offerings for 2017. Everything from karting to GT racing, from car shows to off road Rally-X. We really have something for every car/motorsports enthusiast. Make this the year to get involved or try something new.


Save These Dates…

Feb 25th – Autobahn Track Car Expo

March 11th – Members Annual Meeting

April 1 – OPENING DAY 2017

April 21-23 – Springtime Speed Fest

Member Racing Sponsors

Autobahn Performance Partners

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Autobahn Performance Fleet

BMW i8BMW-Roll-Over
Chevy Corvette Z06
Lexus GS-FLexus-Roll-Over
Mercades GLA45 AMG(1)Mercades-Roll-Over
Porsche-911 Carrera SPorsche-Roll-Over-(2)
Porsche-Cayman S

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