Member Racing

Wings-n-Things Race on Saturday
A variety of cars are eligible for this fast race. Formula Mazdas, Pro Mazdas, SRF’s Oh my! Let’s see who has what it takes to come out on top. Want to be a part of it? You have the chance to test drive a formula car on Friday the 17th.

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Spec Miatas do it Twice on Sunday!!
The racing is non-stop at the Club! This time the Spec Miata swarm has a double header on the North Track. With the huge fields this year this will definitely be one not to miss. Whether you are in the middle of the on-track action or want to take up your favorite viewing spot, you will want to witness this one.

 

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Britt Casey, Jr. Represents Autobahn with a Victory at VIR

Britt Casey Jr. made a strong statement this past weekend in his inaugural race in the World Challenge series held at VIR in Alton Virginia.  Casey set the fastest posted times in Thursday practice and backed them up in Fridays qualifying session grabbing the pole by almost a full two seconds in his McCann Racing Audi RS3 LMS which carried livery for both Autobahn Country Club as well as Miami University in Oxford Ohio were Casey in enrolled as a Junior in the Farmer Business School.  The World Challenge series is new to Casey who has raced professionally in the IMSA series for the past five seasons winning last year’s Championship for Audi and Compass Racing.  Casey’s strong affiliation with Audi and familiarity with the RS3 LMS chassis proved to be a winning combination for Audi and McCann who engaged Britt as a driver for their multi car team.

The weekend posed both strong highs and lows for the McCann team as it navigated the two-race event.  On Saturday’s first of two 45 minute races for the weekend Casey started from the pole and lead the first 40 minutes before his Audi developed fuel pressure issues causing intermittent loss of power allowing the second and third place cars to catch and pass Casey on the white flag lap resulting in a third place finish for the number 83 McCann car.  Post-race technical inspections found the third-place car under specified weight which disqualified the car and the strong team effort for the day.  In preparation for Sunday’s race the team diagnosed and repaired the fuel delivery issues and made necessary weight adjustments.  Casey would start at the back of the field in race two given the prior day’s infraction yet with only 15 minutes off the clock in the 45 minute race he made his final pass to take the lead which he held for the remainder of the race bringing home the victory for Audi and McCann.

In post-race interviews Casey expressed his gratitude to the team and Audi after overcoming the events of Saturday by stating, “I owe this win to the never give up attitude of this team and Audi.  Yesterday was a tough one for us but the team work and support of Audi overcame the setbacks and produced our win today.  I am very proud that we were able to bring home the win for all involved.  Casey went on to mention the “education race car livery” as he called it on his Audi RS3.  “I also want to thank the Autobahn Country Club; where I was properly trained in racing at a young age for their continued support as well as Miami University for their understanding of my time commitments involved in professional motorsports.  I am proud to be a Redhawk”!

Member Racing

This weekend we feature the Radical Cup double header on Saturday May 4 and May 5 will be the GT make up race, so be sure you don’t miss all the action. To see the full race schedule, please click here. Mark your calendar for these upcoming races

  • May 10th- Full Track Friday with 2 Chase Races
  • May 11th- GT Race
  • May 18th- WnT Race
  • May 19th– Spec Miata Double Header

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CLICK FOR MAY 5TH SCHEDULE

 

Karting Korner

If you currently own an Ignite, you must place your Hoosier tire order before May 1st in order to receive the discount. Please email [email protected] and let him know the what type of kart you have and number of tires so they can be installed before the first race on June 2nd.

AutoX – April 13th

Saturday at 10am-12pm we will be hosting our first Autocross competition of the season.

Bring your car or your kart and test your skills to determine who is fastest around the infamous coned course! Sign up with [email protected]

Dave Musial Takes 3rd Place in Ferrari Challenge North America Cicuit of the Americas

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Austin, Texas – March 10, 2019

What began as a gloomy day with threat of thunder and lightning, turned glorious and warm at the mid-day mark.  It became the best possible context for the opening round of a Ferrari Challenge weekend at the home of Formula One in the United States, the Circuit of the Americas.

In his first race weekend to kick off the 2019 Dave Musial took another podium appearance and finishing 3rd place in the Trofeo Pirelli AM.  A big congratulations to Dave and his team at Lake Forest Sports Car, Conquest Racing, and Musial Motorsports on their continued success! You can follow Dave at www.musialmotorsports.com.

A single-model   series developed by Ferrari for clients who have a passion for racing, the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli AM has thrilled drivers and fans alike since its inception in 1992. The Challenge is run in three divisions– Europe, Asia, and North America – and is an ideal platform for drivers who have a passion for racing.

Rahal Breaks Top-Five Drought with Fourth Place Finish at Austin

AUSTIN, Texas – Entering the inaugural IndyCar Classic at Circuit of The Americas, it had been 10 NTT IndyCar Series races since Graham Rahal had piloted his No. 15 TOTAL Honda into the top-five, dating back to June of last year.

Now that streak is broken after a fourth-place run in Sunday’s race on the 20-turn, 3.41-mile road course.

Starting the day in 10th place, Rahal held steady in that position for roughly the first 10 laps of the race before climbing as high as second during green flag pit stops. Cycling back to 11th once pit stops were complete, it looked like Rahal had a top-10 finish well in hand if the race played out the way it was going with Will Power and Alexander Rossi holding onto the top two spots.

Then came the caution at lap 44 and the race was turned on its head. Having made his final pit stop just before the yellow flag flew, Rahal was among a number of drivers that had things roll their way, allowing them to move up the leaderboard while the leaders that had yet to pit had to give up their track position for service to their vehicles.

Rahal was able to move up to fourth place as a result and held serve for the remainder of the race to bank his best finish of the season.

 

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2019 Race Sponsors

As more and more members get involved in racing, we would like to thank our sponsors. We are once again pleased to announce the return of the Hoosier Tire Contingency Program. As a result of the efforts that Havoc Motorsport has put into this program, we have given away $46,000 in Hoosier tires! A big thank you goes out to our current race sponsors: Lindblad Construction, Eurosport Racing, Highland Management, CXI Trucking, First Bankcard, Team Stradale and Hamel Dentistry. Without these sponsors, our series wouldn’t be where it is today. Be sure to tell them thank you when you see them around the Club.

Autobahn’s Own Britt Casey Jr. Back to the Podium at Sebring 12 Hour Weekend Race

Britt Casey Jr., the 2018 IMSA TCR Champion, found himself on the familiar podium alongside of his new co-driver for 2019, South African Michael Taylor. The two are paired this year in the JDC Miller Motorsports Audi RS3 LMS sponsored by Unitronic.

The record-breaking crowds enjoined both IMSA and WEC races over the long weekend of events on track. Casey set the pace of the IMSA TCR field on Friday with a record-breaking qualifying lap at almost two seconds faster than the second-place qualifier. In doing so Britt has once again set yet another new track record for the series at the historic Sebring International Raceway. The two hour race took place on Saturday when Casey brought the field to the green flag and maintained his first place position for his entire stint of one hour and five minutes at which time Taylor took the wheel of the Unitronic Audi and decisively kept their car in the top three for his entire stint finishing with a strong season start in second place.

The two found the new team and driving pairing quite productive as evidenced by their performance on top of the leader boards from Thursday’s Promoter Test Day on through the completion of the weekend. Casey Jr. noted, “I am very proud to maintain my alignment with Audi in 2019 and I look forward to producing the same type of success we enjoyed in 2018. Audi has provided us with a fantastic racing machine capable of podium finishes at every track in the series”.

Motorcycle Dates Announced

The 2019 season will once again feature monthly dates that will include motorcycle sessions.

These dates are a great opportunity to dust off that bike and awaken your spirit by laying down some laps. Each of these dates will include 4-5 track sessions dedicated to motorcycles. Mark your calendars now or look for the reminders here in Talk Around the Track.

These dates are:

  • April 24  • May 24  • June 25  • July 21  • Aug 23  • Sept 25  • Oct 17