“My mom is a gear head.” – Michael Benet

Listen the Autobahn Country Club’s very own on demand radio interview show!

Autobahn Country Club Member, Michael Benet,  joins the podcast and tells us about his amazing background. The detailed interview covers cars, racing, business, and more. Michael has been a long time member of the Club and a long-time business owner from Peoria, IL. Self-described “son of a gear head” Michael tells us about growing up around cars and central Illinois. Michael ran autocross for over 10 years before road racing, NASCAR Truck racing, and formula racing. Hear all about his racing background right here on the Podcast. He is a long time Porsche owner and mechanic; find out what models are his favorite and which car got away from him.

Member Racing News

Double Headers this Weekend

Sept- 21 Chase Race Double Header!!

For the first time ever we will have 2 Chase Races in one day. If the first doesn’t go well you can immediately redeem yourself.

Click here for schedule

Sept 23– Two GT races in one day!! What more could you want for some GT action.

Click here for schedule

Full Track Friday and Celebration of the Life of Peter Martin on Friday September 21st

Full Track Friday is this Friday, September 21st.  We plan on dedicating the double header Chase Race to Peter Martin and having a ceremony between the races at 5:15 p.m.  After the second race we will all head into the clubhouse and enjoy food, drink and your favorite memories of Peter.  We will have open mic sessions during the band’s breaks where those who wish to can talk about how Peter touched their lives and anything else they would like to share.  Entertainment will be provided by Joe McCabe and Spencer Keys.

Please join us for this special evening and RSVP to Terri Weber at [email protected]

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Karting Korner

Autobahn will be hosting the first Kart League Invitational to fellow Margay racers. Be sure to come out and show them how great the Autobahn Karter’s can be! Sign up for the Sept 22nd race by emailing [email protected] today!

The kart track is open Thursday thru Sunday from 9am-5pm. Thursdays will follow the Late
Night schedule. The track will be closed on the following dates:

Sept 20 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm and 4:00pm to 5:30pm for private events
Sept 21 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm for a private event
Sept 22 from 9:00am to 1:00pm for Kart League Race and from 2:30 to 5:00pm for a private event
Sept 23 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm for a private event
Sept 27 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm for a private event

See the course layouts for various days on the Member Calendar under “kart track”.

Off Road Tour

Autobahn will be hosting an Off Road Tour on September 28th! Last time, no vehicle was able to complete the challenging course without a winch! Will you be able to conquer the Autobahn Trail? This will be a low speed tour around the property looking for any and all mud to play in. Bring your dirt bike, ATV, UTV, Jeep, or 4×4 because it is time to get muddy! We have a few new trails added so it will be exciting. Register with [email protected] and bring a change of clothes! We’ll meet at 5:30pm in the Clubhouse.

Late Night Thursday Time Shift

Days are shorter and the nights are getting long.

Feels like we’re running out of time.

But we still have late night Thursdays!

For the Month of September the track goes hot at 9:20 and stays open until 6:20.

For complete schedule click here

For your business, the best or nothing!

As a member of Autobahn Country Club, you have access to the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Sales Program. If your business has three or more company-owned vehicles of any make or model, you qualify for special Mercedes-Benz Corporate incentives. For more information and to enroll, please contact your Regional Corporate Sales Manager, Michael Klingensmith at 312.618.7076 or via email [email protected].

Racing for a Cause Event on Saturday September 22, 2018

Hey there!  Start your ENGINES!!!!!  You’re first in line!  Invites have been mailed, however, you’re getting a sneak peek first!  Check out the attached electronic invite to an exclusive event coming to Joliet!  So exclusive, we only have room for 125 of the biggest and best supporters in eight counties!!!   Will you be on our list?  Call me today and reserve your seat in this adrenalized rush of a lifetime!  Ohhhh, and there’s talk amongst the garages that something is fueling up for one lucky guest.  Details are in the invites or you can check out our Facebook page for hints until the final reveal later in the month.

View the Invitation here

On your mark……get set……..

Save These Dates…

September 21: Full Track Friday and Chase Race Double Header

September 22: Kart League Race

September 23: GT Double Header

September 28: Off Road Tour