New Run Group Schedule For 2015

 

Track Management and the Member Committee have worked together over the off-season to redesign the track schedule to better meet the needs of our members.

The changes include the reintroduction of the B group along with adjustments in the recommended lap times for each group. These changes have been implemented in the interest of safety and a fair balance of track time for all drivers. If you have further suggestions or questions please email Mike Gritter

See below for a look at the normal schedule to be used and the suggested lap times for each group:

Attention 2015 Racers

 

Everyone must apply to renew their Autobahn racing license before they can race or attend an Autobahn racing school in 2015.
This means completing: 1) License Application 2) Medical History and 3) If due, doctor signed medical.

The Racing School for unlicensed Members who desire to be part of the Autobahn Member Racing Series will be held on Saturday March 28th. Mark your calendars to attend this important event.

Annual Racer Meeting Set For February 7th

 

Kill the winter blues and come out to the track!!

 

Feb 7 we will have an ALL racer meeting to discuss the upcoming season. The meeting will be preceded by the annual Track Car Expo. Lunch will be provided at 11:30 and the meeting will begin at 1:00. The plan will be to do much as we did last year. The meeting will start with an overview of the upcoming season for everybody. We will then have breakout sessions for each series to discuss details, these should not take very long as many of the issues have been discussed already.

 

This will be a great time to get together and socialize. If you know of anyone that has expressed an interest in racing with us this would be a good opportunity for them to explore their options as well.

Please RSVP to Mike or Terri so we can get a count for lunch:

Introducing The New Auto-X Series

 

As a new addition to the Member Racing Series we are happy to announce the Auto-X series. These events will be open to all members, including social members, and a competition license is NOT required. An Auto-X (autocross) is a race against the clock in a course laid out with cones. These competitions will take place in various locations at the club including the paddock, skid pad/kart track, and even using portions of the road courses. Dates for these 7 events have been included in the Member Racing Series schedule. The events will consist of a walk through to learn the course and then a limited number of timed runs. Awards will be presented for the fastest time of the day and the most consistent 2 runs. Attend as many events as you can to take your shot at being the Club Auto-X Champ!

 

Fall-Line Motorsports Has Mixed Results In Daytona

 

Daytona Beach, FL (January 29, 2015)- Fall-Line Motorsports finished just one position off the podium last weekend at Daytona International Raceway as Trent Hindman and Ashley Freiberg took the checkered flag in fourth place in GS for the BMW Performance 200. Teammates Corey Lewis and Al Carter were unable to start the race after a crash in the morning warm-up that left their racecar with significant damage that couldn’t repaired in time for the race.

Members Racing League Schedule Released

 

The 2015 racing season promises to be another exciting part of the year with 6 different race series to choose from utilizing all 3 track configurations and a variety of special events.

 

Track Expo ~ Saturday, February 7th

 

Looking to upgrade your existing car?  Ready to invest in a dedicated track car?  Considering Member Racing?  New to Autobahn and need some advice?

 

Autobahn’s Very Own Tony Kester on WGN

More snow always means more crashes. So how do you avoid spin outs and slide-offs in this winter weather?

WGN’s Sarah Jindra went to the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, where they have a special car that helps teach drivers how to handle spin outs and winter weather.

Track Expo ~ Saturday February 7th

Autobahn has selected a group of regionally and nationally recognized vendors representing a wide variety of track car solutions suitable for lapping or competing at Autobahn. After a presentation from each vendor, you may meet one-on-one to discuss your specific needs and questions. Each vendor will also have a sample car on display.

The day will conclude with a preseason racer meeting that will include the debut of the 2014 schedule, rules updates, special announcements and meetings to discuss updates for each series. Then stick around to join us for the Bar Stool Racing Series.

GT Challenge And Wings-n-Things Year End Meetings

On November 8, before the awards dinner, 2 separate meetings will be taking place to discuss plans for next year. Topics will include technical regulations as well as the 2015 schedule among other things. The Wings-n-Things meeting will take place in the south tower classroom at 12:30 followed by the GT Challenge group at 3:00.  All interested parties are welcome to attend.