Winter RallyX

February 2nd at 12pm, we will be hosting our second RallyX of the season. The ground is frozen but the racing is going to be HOT! Join us in the North Tower for a driver’s meeting at 11:30am and enjoy a day of racing! Bring a helmet and a friend for ride-alongs! If you have any questions please contact Kyle Nadeau at [email protected].

First Look For Charity – 2019 Chicago Auto Show Kickoff!

Along with our friends at Advocate Health Care, we would like to share an exciting opportunity for you to make a difference for individuals and families across Illinois.

 Advocate Health Care is one of 18 local charities benefitting from First Look for Charity, the pre-opening, black-tie gala and preview event for the nation’s largest auto show, on February 8, 2019.  Over the past 27 years, First Look has raised more than $50 million for local charities.

Last year, generous donors to Advocate Health Care made a huge difference in raising funds for adult and pediatric cardiac research.

If you are interested in attending the First Look for Charity event this year, please consider supporting any of the charities that benefit from this event.  If you would like to support Advocate Health Care, you can purchase tickets for yourself or donate tickets for Advocate patients and families. Tickets are $275 each ($226 tax deductible) and include access to an exclusive Advocate Health Care welcome reception before the event opens.  Click here to purchase Advocate tickets.  Your consideration and generosity for supporting Advocate Health Care or any of the other charities benefitting from the First Look for Charity Event is much appreciated.

 Thank you for your consideration.

Member Racing News

New Shocks Approved for Spec Miata

In keeping aligned with the SCCA Spec Miata rules, Autobahn has approved the use of Penske shocks in our Miata series.  SCCA has performed extensive testing with these shocks and has detailed their process in the links included below.  These new shocks are not mandatory so drivers who would prefer not to change at this time are not obligated.  https://www.scca.com/articles/2010200-mazda-spec-miata-penske-racing-shocks-upgrade-on-way-to-nasa-scca

A detailed account of the process including part numbers and ordering information is included in this link  http://mazdamsports.staging.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Spec-Miata-Shocks-Evolving.pdf

Spec Miata Engine Seal Program Continues

Spec Miata racers will, again have the opportunity to get a seal placed on their engine if they are in the process of a rebuild.  Before the cylinder head is installed our Tech Inspector Joe Griffin will measure the internals to assure compliance and place a seal on the head bolts.  Many drivers this past season avoided inconvenient post-race technical inspections by having this seal on the engine.  The presence of a seal on the engine can give an automatic by pass when intrusive checks are performed.

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity email Joe Griffin at [email protected] and make arrangements for an inspection.

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Renew Your License for the 2019 Racing Season

Each year racers are required to renew their Competition License with Tom Bagley. If you had a license this past year you are simply required to fill out the Competition License Renewal form.

 If your Physical Exam form has expired, then that will be required as well.

 The frequency at which drivers must renew their physical exam is age based.

 Drivers under 40 must complete this every 5 years

 Over 40 is every 3 years

 Over 50 every 2 years

 Over 70 is every year.

 These forms can be found under the member racing tab above, go to information and forms.  Please contact Tom Bagley with your license questions [email protected]

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