Audi vs Autobahn – Your Exclusive Member Experience Awaits

In July of 2016 Audi will call Autobahn Country Club home to the R8 V10 plus and RS 7. Your challenge awaits.

Audi invites you to experience Audi Sports models where the motivation began – on the track. The Audi R8 V10 plus and RS 7 are inspired by the success of Audi Motorsport and are built to handle the performance inputs required at the track.

Your exclusive Audi Sport performance drive includes:

*Track lapping in the Audi R8 V10 plus and RS 7
*Exclusive one-on-one instruction
*Audi Sport model preview

Please email us your first and last name to receive your VIP access code.

We look forward to seeing you at Autobahn Country Club!

-space is limited and available on July 26th – 30th and August 2nd, 3rd, and 5th
on a first-come first-served basis. More dates to follow.


BMW Drive For A Cause

BMW of Schererville and the American Heart Association invite Autobahn members to attend BMW’s VIP “Drive for a Cause” charity event, Wednesday, July 20 5-8:30pm at Autobahn. BMW is supplying over 30 cars for guests to drive in a street drive & track touring. They will be donating $1 per mile driven to the Heart Association. The event includes a silent auction, cocktails & dinner along with guest speaker Jerry Thompson.

Contact Kirk Cordill at 574-904-3997 or email him at VIP@bmwsch.com for more details.


Lemons Parking Alert!

July 22-24 will be the 24 Hours of Lemons event.
In an effort to assure there is sufficient paddock space for Club members that are not participating in this event we ask that any members who have a Lemons team please use the paddock space designated for this event.
Teams will be allowed to take to the paddock at 5:00pm Thursday July 21.
If you would like a preferred paddock area for your Lemons team we ask that you please have your team ready to claim paddock space at that time.
We will reserve some limited space along the fence by south pit out, on the southeast side of the south tower.
If you need special arrangements please email mikegritter@autobahncc.com


Autobahn Member’s All-American Road Trip

Blake Hennessy, 32, an employment consultant from Burr Ridge, Ill., on road tripping this year in a 1989 Land Rover Defender 110, as told to A.J. Baime.

At first, we were planning on driving to a trade show in Arizona. But then we thought, if we’re going that far, why not make it a big trip and cross some things off the bucket list? It was late spring, the beginning of road-trip season. My childhood buddy Rob Bedoe and I cleared 30 days and mapped out 10,000 miles, down to Texas, over to the West Coast, to the Canadian border and back.


2nd Annual Autobahn Ultimate Driving Experience

Members you are invited to stick around on Saturday, July 30th for a fundraiser to benefit the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic. Members can take advantage of a discounted price of just $75 and enjoy the delicious food and live entertainment.


Women’s Social Committee Meeting August 13th

Join Terri on Saturday August 13th at 1:30 pm for a light lunch. We will meet in the Members Clubhouse to discuss the upcoming Ghost Rally. Pam Green and Tara Benet will be there to give us their tips on making this a fun and successful event.

If you are not a member of the Women’s Social Committee contact Terri to join.

Please RSVP for the meeting by Thursday August 11th.


26 Hour Karting Enduro Planned For The End Of August

Autobahn Country Club, along with Margay Karts is exploring the possibility of a 26 Hour Karting Enduro.
Yes you read that right, 26 HOURS!
Are we crazy to try this? YES. Are you crazy enough to be involved? That’s what we want to know.

The race is tentatively set for August 27-28 of this year.
We need a minimum of 8 teams to confirm within the next few weeks for this to happen.

The basic details:
Each team would be provided a brand new Margay Ignite kart specifically modified for this length race.
Margay would supply full support including the kart, tires, fuel, spares and a pit crew.
Entry fee would be $7,000 per team. Teams can have up to 12 drivers.
Each team would be required to have one Club member as the Captain, additional drivers can be non-member by invite only.
Margay Karting will also be allowed to invite teams.

What we need to get this planned is commitments from team Captains so we can reach our minimum of 8 teams.
This will confirm the commitment from Margay to begin preparations on the karts.

If you are interested or would like more information please email mikegritter@autobahncc.com


RaceAmerica Press Release

RaceAmerica and Autobahn Country Club have partnered to bring state of the art track safety technology to America’s Premier Motorsports Club.

Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois will install RaceAmerica’s unique LED Digital Safety Flags on both the North and South Tracks. When combined, these two tracks create the fourth longest racing venue in the United States. Autobahn’s two tracks can operate independently, or can be combined to operate as a single track.


Kart Track News

Kart Track Hours
The kart track is currently open Wednesday-Sunday from 9-5 (Thursdays 11-8)

The Kart Track will be closed during the following times when it is booked for private events:
July 21     7:00pm-8:00pm
July 22     3:30pm-4:30pm
Aug 3       11:00am-12:00pm & 3:00pm-4:00pm
Aug 11     9:00am-12:00pm


Save These Dates…

July 22-24 – 24 Hours Of Lemons Event
July 30 – Annual Autobahn Ultimate Driving Experience
August 13 – Women’s Social Committee Meeting

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