Autobahn Racing License School to be held on Friday August 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Completion of this school is a prerequisite for obtaining an Autobahn Provisional Racing License which will allow you to participate in our Member Racing Series. This school is designed for both the member with no previous race experience and the member who has previous experience.  However, if you are a novice driver, completion of this course Will Not qualify you to take part in the NASA school if you are interested in that, this will be reviewed by NASA on a case by case basis. Full safety equipment and a race prepared car are required to participate in this school. For more information on the class or requirements for a license please contact Tom Bagley [email protected] or Tony Kester [email protected] .

Click Here for the Requirements and Schedule

Our Next Ladies Day Will be Tuesday July 23rd

Calling all Autobahn ladies: please come out for some great instruction, exhilarating on-track driving, great food and tons of fun with your fellow members and their guests.  Ladies Day will leave you wanting to come back for more when Tony Kester and his staff put you through some drills, some on track thrills and at the end of the day when its time for “cocktails with Tony” hopefully not some spills!

Please RSVP with Terri Weber today at [email protected] or 815-823-8595.

Member Racing

The summer is heating up at Autobahn due to all the upcoming action.  This Friday will be everyone’s favorite day: Full Track Friday! From 1:00pm to 4:00pm there will be an AutoX on the Skid Pad. Karts are encouraged to participate, and we’ll have a CRG available for rent so you too can participate for only $20.

As usual, there will be the nail-biting chase races at the end of the day, followed by a lovely dinner! July 20th will be a Kart League race from 9:00am to 1:00pm so be sure to check it out. The Spec Miatas will be out in force on South track as they battle for the podium on July 20th. July 21st will favor our two wheeled members since we’ll be having motorcycle sessions on the member track. Be sure to check out all the fun this month!

Lemons of Love on the Links Golf Outing Monday August 5th

Any of you golf enthusiasts who would like to support a great charity have the opportunity on Monday August 5th at Cress Creek Country Club in Naperville.  This charity is very active in the motorsports community and does a fantastic job bringing some sunshine to cancer patients all over Chicagoland and beyond!

 

California Here We Come! Check out this week’s podcast

A few months ago, I overheard Autobahn Country Club member Jim Morris talking about a 1957 Thunderbird he was working on. I asked to come see it. Well, it turns out the story about the car and what Jim was going to do with it is pretty interesting. We sat down on a hot July afternoon to talk about cars, food, and of course the California Mille. Born from the Italian Milee, a race that ran from 1927 to 1957.  So, buckle up for chasing the perfect car, running a great race and having fun. This is a story every car lover should hear and we are lucky to have Jim Morris on the show!

Thanks for tuning it this week!

https://californiamille.com

Click below to listen:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/autobahn-country-club-podcast/id1358759189?mt=2

Dirt Day!

July 25th will be the next open lapping session on the RallyX track. This event will be rain or shine. This relaxed event will not be a timed and is open to all rally cars, dirt bikes and off-road vehicles (must be 18+ for dirt bikes). Driver’s meeting will be at 5:00pm and go until 7:30pm. RSVP is required by emailing [email protected]. The RallyX track and trails will be open for everyone to enjoy. There is no charge for this event so be sure to bring a friend!

Karting Korner

A big thank you goes out to all the Teams, Volunteers and Kart Track workers for a successful 9th Annual Drive for 105 event that supports DuPage Pads this past Sunday. The event was a huge success and according to Joel Weinberger the totals for donations were in excess of $141,000 at the end of the day. That is amazing!

As a reminder the Kart Circuit is offering two instructional programs for members.  Those programs are Intro to Karting, which is a more basic program and Performance Driving, which is intermediate and advanced in focus. Please contact Alan Bertagnoli at the Kart Circuit for details, pricing and availability. (815) 317-3124 or [email protected]

The kart circuit will be open Wednesday through Sunday 9-5 and Thursday Late Night 11-7 except for the following where we have private events:

  • July 17 from 3:30 -4:30

We also have several very lightly used Margay Ignite Karts for sale. These Karts were only raced once or twice and are extremely clean. Contact Kyle Nadeau at [email protected] to get your turn-key Margay Ignite today.

Reminder: NO shorts when on track

Now that the weather has been warmer please remember that long pants must be worn when on track. Please be sure you and your guests are prepared by not attempting to wear shorts when lapping. This puts our staff in the uncomfortable position of denying you or your guest access to the track.

This does not include touring laps.

The long pants requirement is a safety measure that is standard throughout the industry. Your cooperation is appreciated.