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!
Please mark your calendars for our next Full Track Friday on July 19th. Stay after the Chase Race for our wonderful cocktail party with heavy hors d’ oeuvres which is $30 for Adults, $12 for children 4-12 and under 3 are free. Entertainment will be provided by David Turner and Michael Ross. Please RSVP to Terri Weber at [email protected] or 815-823-8595.
Don’t forget to join us on Thursday evenings for dinner, during Late Night Thursdays. Chef Peggy and her staff have some delightful selections they are cooking up, so please come out for some food and fun.
One year ago, then co-driver Tom Long and Britt Casey Jr. grabbed the pole and went on to win the Sportscar Grand Prix race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in a decisive fashion. This past weekend brought the same results for Britt Casey Jr. and new co-driver, South African Michael Taylor. The Unitronic sponsored JDC-Miller Audi was hot right off the truck with Casey setting the fastest times during the first in day of practice and continuing same through the rest of the pre-race practice sessions. The qualifying session produced the same results with Taylor setting fast time of the field by over a second to take the pole for Saturdays two-hour race.
Race day would prove to have its challenges despite the pole position start and Michael Taylors lead of the field for the entire first half of the race. The JDC-Miller team pitted the car for a full service stop and driver change at the approximate mid-point of the race bringing Taylor in from the lead to hand the car off to Casey Jr. for the finish. During the driver change it is suspected that one of the six-point racing harness belts accidentally hit the on-board fire suppression activation switch releasing the fire-retardant solution throughout the engine bay, fuel cell area and on driver Britt Casey Jr. The team quickly ventilated the cockpit allowing a somewhat clear vision for Casey to exit the pit box yet contact with a removed tire placed a drive thru penalty on the car causing the #17 Audi RS3 LMS to go down over a lap and a half after the troubled pit stop placing the car back to tenth position.
With less than four minutes, equating to two laps, to the checkered flag Casey had wrestled his way back through the field finding himself in second place behind another JDC-Miller Audi team car. The downhill 120 MPH turn two presented the opportunity for Casey Jr. to make a very calculated outside pass to take the lead and the ultimate win for Audi giving Casey Jr. back to back wins at CTMP. In post-race podium interviews, still covered in fire suppression foam literally from helmet to shoes Casey stated “I was not going to allow a pit road misfortune to let my team and Audi not come home with this well-deserved win….we all worked way too hard all weekend not to achieve our goal. Our team and Audi gave us the proper race car to win and that is what we did”
Please mark your calendars for our next Full Track Friday on July 19th. Stay after the Chase Race for our wonderful cocktail party with heavy hors d’ oeuvres which is $30 for Adults, $12 for children 4-12 and under 3 are free. Entertainment will be provided by David Turner and Michael Ross.
Please RSVP to Terri Weber at [email protected] or 815-823-8595
Denny Hiffman has won 5 PCA National Championships and 7 PCA Regional Championships during his racing career and all the National Championships came after the age of 70! Click Here to read the full article.
Montreal, Quebec Canada – June 10, 2019
Ferrari Challenge put on quite a show with an immense amount of action throughout the thirty-car field. Picture perfect weather conditions that have been sustained throughout the Grand Prix weekend persisted to ensure that drivers were able to enjoy the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in ideal circumstances.
Dave Musial took home two second place appearances on Saturday and Sunday in the Trofeo Pirelli AM circuit, bringing his to his total of three wins and three second place finishes at the Montreal track. 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.
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.
Please do not forget that Late Night Thursday’s began last week and will continue until the end of September. Your first run group session begins at 10:00 am and the final session ends at 6:55 pm this month. Appetizers will be available for purchase at the bar.
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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”!
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