January 20 – Rally X
February 3 – Teen Driving Program
February 9 – Autobahn/Advocate reception at 2018 Auto Show First Look Event
June 9 sessions end at 5:00
The first endurance race will be 3.5 hours on May 13.
Now is the time to start planning for this one. Bring a team or run it yourself and gain valuable points towards the ALM Positioners Endurance Cup.
We will have a limited menu available for members who want to come out and have dinner and watch the race.
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New pavement and cool temperatures both contributed to a super fast track last weekend. Both qualifying sessions on Saturday saw record times set for the full track. During the Miata session Brandon Collins set a blistering time of 2:45.851. In the Radical session it was Antoine Comeau with a time of 2:16.654.
Track Records Shattered During Spring Time Speed Fest
The weather forecast looks promising for this weekend. Knock the rust off and come out and race. Chase Race, Auto-X, Miatas, GT, Radicals– we’ve got it all!
Be sure to sign up by sending an email to [email protected]. If you still need to renew your license contact [email protected]. Tech inspector Joe will be on hand beginning on Friday for annuals and tire markings [email protected].
Reminder – You do not need a racing license or even a race car to participate in Fridays Chase Race or Sundays Auto-X!
Racing Season Begins This Weekend
Mark your calendars Spring Time Speed Fest is April 21-23.
Join us for a full weekend of Racing and Fun for the whole family. Off Track activities include a cocktail party, wine tasting and live music on Friday, Member dinner on Saturday, and Sunday brunch.
Please RSVP to Terri by April 20th @ [email protected] for all events.
It is so important that you send your RSVP’s so we can accurately make plans.
Autobahn members dominate at Road Atlanta’s Round 1 of the Radical Cup. Team Stradale drivers Antoine Comeau, Bob Noorian and Jeff Green went to Road Atlanta with full intentions of podiums in 1340 class and succeeded. Antoine and Jeff were at it again with a healthy dose of competitive fire.
These two pushed each other both to the podium and through the grass as absolutely no one was going to get in their way. Jeff took the victory on Saturday while Antoine had a DNF caused by an overheating issue. Bob followed with a strong 8th place while battling a blistered left front tire.
Beginning this season all helmets will be required to have an SA 2010 rating or newer. If you look inside the liner of a helmet you will see a non-removable reflective sticker that will have the rating on it beginning with SA followed by a year. If the year is 2005 or older the helmet will no longer be acceptable, 2010 or 2015 are required. We will be checking helmets and placing a small “2017” sticker on approved helmets. You may stop by the south operations office at any time to receive a sticker, it only takes a minute. The Race Control folks will be looking for these stickers to allow you on track. The month of April will be considered a grace period before compliance is mandatory. Reminder: motorcycle helmets with an “M” rating or DOT approval are NOT acceptable (unless you’re actually on a motorcycle 🙂 )
To better serve our members who enjoy riding motorcycles on track we have designated several dates throughout the year that will include motorcycle sessions in the track schedule. Typically these schedules include 4 sessions specific for motorcycles in between the normal car sessions.
If you are one of the many members that enjoys this aspect of the club, mark these as can’t miss dates!
April 27, May 26, June 30, July 26, Aug 25, Sept 29, Oct 15