Jordan Missig Impresses at Daytona Speedway

It was kart week at Daytona International Speedway and one of the featured classes was the Ignite Dash. The stellar field of nearly 40 drivers included such stand outs as Indycar Drivers Zac Veach and Gabby Chaves.

Among those making up this strong contingent was Autobahn Senior Ignite Champ Jordan Missig. Jordan was immediately up to speed hanging around the top ten in lap times in practice. He backed it up once qualifying started and proved he would be one of the top runners. A solid top ten finish on day one was backed up on the second days feature race with a 4th place!

Congratulations to Jordan for such an amazing accomplishment.

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Radical USA Midwest Dealer Team Stradale Now Authorized Engine Service Center

Radical Sportscars appoints Team Stradale as an Authorized Engine Service Center for Radical’s four-cylinder Hayabusa based engines.

Team Stradale has become only the second authorized engine builder to exist worldwide outside of the Radical factory in Peterborough, England.

Based at Autobahn Country Club near Chicago, Illinois, Team Stradale operates one of the largest Radical dealerships in the world, maintaining over 50 customer cars on-site as well as servicing customers throughout the Midwest region. Team Stradale is also one of Radical’s highest volume dealers, claiming top sales honors for North America in 2016.

With its proximity to America’s East Coast, Team Stradale compliments the recently endorsed engine builder on the West Coast, Powertec America based at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club based near Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

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Happy New Year to all Autobahn Members!

We would like to wish all of our Members a Happy New Year.  We hope that you have a wonderful time with your family during this blessed season.  For those who will not be at home, we wish you safe travel to your final destination.  Please enjoy all that this season has to offer.

Autobahn Members Joe Koenig and Britt Casey, Jr. Lead Their Team to a 1st Place Finish in the E1 Class at the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill From Willows, California!

After a third place finish last season in one of the world’s most demanding sports car endurance races, the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill from Willows, Calif., Team Trim-Tex never stopped thinking about what it would take to push its faithful Mazda MX5 Global Cup Car to the top spot.

“The minute we finished last year’s race we started talking about next year,” said Trim-Tex Drywall Products CEO and team driver Joe Koenig. “This year we had better planning and we had a vison. We found a few weaknesses we had to improve on.”

The preparation paid off as the talented, hand-picked squad won the E1 class and netted an impressive 16th overall finish out of 60 entries.

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Jordan Missig takes on Daytona in his Ignite Kart

Kart Week at the famed Daytona International Speedway takes place Dec 27-30 and Autobahn Member Jordan will be in the mix. He will square off against Indy car drivers Carlos Munoz and Zach Veach in the Ignite Dash. This feature race utilizes the exact same Ignite racing package used here at Autobahn. Jordan, the 2017 Autobahn Ignite Champion, will be looking to place his name among the greats who have raced karts and cars at the speedway.

Check back here after the holidays to find out how he did!

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Members Christmas Brunch

We would like to thank everyone who came out to the Christmas Brunch on Sunday.  The day consisted of good food, good entertainment and good friendships.  A big thank you to all who were present and brought gifts for those less fortunate during this wonderful season.  And the Bears even won!!!!

Click below to see all of the fantastic pictures of the event and the Rally Cross that followed

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HOLIDAY FUND

I hope this letter finds you and your family well and enjoying all that the Holiday Season has to offer. It is hard to believe, but another track season is now behind us and what an exciting 2017 season it was!

Many of the members asked us how they can say “thank you” to our staff for all of their hard work and effort during the season. We have a Holiday Fund for these workers that you may contribute to, which will be used to benefit all. Whatever amount you would like to send is fine, you can either send a check made out to Autobahn Country Club marked “Employee Holiday Fund” or you may put this on your member charge.

I can’t begin to tell you how much our staff greatly appreciates this fund. As you well know most of our staff have completed 13 years of service with us. This is such a statement to how much they love serving you, our members. We hope that you all have a joyous and happy Holiday Season!

To put a Holiday Fund contribution on your member charge please e-mail [email protected]

Ruckh Races Road Atlanta

Dick Ruckh reports on his  racing SCCA at Road Atlanta in the SARRC series on November 4, 2017 GT2 class. “We finished 2nd for the day, but  had passed into 1st and had held that for half the race, but with about five laps to go the shifter locked out of 2nd and 4th gears. Had to finish in third gear but was at least able to hold the 2nd position. Overall was a great day and a good finish.”

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing as First Team to Join Jaguar I-Pace eTROPHY Electric Race Series

  • US racing legend Bobby Rahal and his team – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing – will field two cars in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY electric race series, in conjunction with the 2018/19 global FIA Formula E championship
  • Team announcement made at the Los Angeles Auto Show where the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY electric race vehicle made its US debut
  • Jaguar has created the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars, showcasing its first battery electric vehicle – the Jaguar I-PACE

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Hiffman and Dunne achieve success again in PCA 944 Cup

Dennis Hiffman records his second consecutive 944 Super Cup Championship!

The 944 Cup visited for the first time the Pittsburgh International Motor Circuit with the National Championship East at stake.  With drivers racing at the new circuit for the first time ever, no one came in with a home town advantage, favoring only those able to assimilate track data quickly and effectively.

Numerous former and current 944 Cup Champions were present to make series history, the weather perfect and the track spectacular with many comparing the circuit to the equal or better as legendary tracks such as The Glen, VIR, Sebring and Daytona.

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