WeatherTech Raceway 120 WIN!

FOURTH WIN OF THE SEASON CATAPULTS BRITT CASEY JR. AND TOM LONG BACK INTO THE CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD

 

The No. 77 Compass Racing Audi RS3 LMS returned to the top spot on the podium this past weekend after the two hour race on the 2.238 mile WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey California.  Casey and Long lead an amazing 56 of 69 laps after once again starting on the front row to win their fourth race of the season.  It was a dominating performance by the team that has shown strength and speed since winning the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway in January and then back to back races at Watkins Glen International and Canadian Tire Motorsports park.  Along the way the two Audi drivers also accumulated two second place finishes and one third place finish.

“This one was really, really big, it’s awesome to win here ” said Casey.  “The last time we were on the podium here, I was with Tom co-driving in 2015, so there is a little hidden meaning to this win.  But also, it was imperative to our championship run.  We have one race left to go and I think we have really placed ourselves in a solid position for that all-encompassing final race of the season.  Tom and I look forward to our chances to bring home the first United States TCR Championship four Audi and our Sponsor, TRUMPF Inc. at Road Atlanta in October”  Casey also noted he was proud to provide Autobahn Country Club livery on his Audi RS3 LMS as “this is the place that gave me a chance to start my racing career at a young age with such great support.  I owe them a lot”

Peter Martin – 1940 – 2018

It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the passing of an Autobahn icon, Peter Martin.  Many of you know him as the Mayor of Autobahn or the Governor.  He was always there to greet anyone who walked through the front door.  Quick witted, with a vast knowledge of food and always had a story for all he held court with.  Things will not be the same around the Club without Peter, he will be greatly missed.  We are not aware of any arrangements for Peter at this time, however Autobahn will be working on a celebration of Peter’s life event and will inform the members of the date selected for that event in the upcoming days.

Paddock Alert September 11-15

The Porsche Road Show will be conducting a large event during these dates and paddock space will be limited while they are here.

Members will only have the space on the south side of the paddock between the tech building and clubhouse.

Please be considerate of how much room you need to have so we can accommodate all the members who will need to fit in.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Aston Martin Glenview Grand Opening

Mark your calendar for Friday, September 14th to attend this exclusive Grand Opening event at Aston Martin Glenview, 301 Waukegan Rd, Glenview, IL 60025 from 6-10pm. Guests will enjoy Blackjack, Roulette, Texas Hold ‘Em & Craps. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by September 7th with Anna Kielich, [email protected] or 847-904-1233.

Ladies Day – September 19th

11:00 – 12:25 Lunch and Classroom
12:25 – 2:05 Skid Pad
2:20 – 2:45 Ladies Run Group
2:55 – 4:15 Auto X
4:25 – 4:50 Ladies Run Group
Cocktails with Tony

Spouses are welcome to join in for dinner for $20.00.
The cost for this exciting afternoon is $50.00 and includes driving instruction, on track driving in private sessions, dinner, and Champagne Toast & Hors d’oeuvres.

Please reserve your spot by contacting Terri at [email protected] or call Terri at 815-823-8595

**Next Ladies Day is Tuesday October 16th**

 

The Kyle Nadeau Story

Autobahn Country Club Podcast Episode 14

Want to learn more about the Autobahn Country Club events and people? That is easy, just listen to the Autobahn Country Club Podcast on demand radio interview show and event updates. The show is released every other Wednesday with the Talk Around the Track email. Check it out with the link below to listen on your phone, computer, or tablet. Listening to the show is super easy. Subscribe Today!

This week we interview Kyle Nadeau, Track Operations /Assistant Manager. Kyle is everywhere at the Club. He started in 2006 at the Autobahn Country Club and has done about every aspect of club and member management. After working at tracks around the country Kyle came back to the Autobahn in 2017. Kyle is a frequent guest on the podcast with the event updates and recaps. This week we have a detailed interview with him as he shares his unique and determined story. Find out how after 39 messages the ultra determined college student Kyle got his first job. Yes, 39 phone messages to the same person!

The Café will be closed at 2 p.m. this Saturday, September 8th

We are sorry, but we need to close the Café at 2 p.m. this Saturday.  Regular hours will resume on Sunday. Thanks for your understanding.

Dinner Under the Stars

Please Join us for an upscale evening of dining in front of the café as we present our annual Dinner Under the Stars! Chef Peggy and new Chef Steve will prepare some of their favorite dishes of the year utilizing local farmer’s markets as well. There will also be live entertainment and unique wine pairings. Reservations are required for this special event with seatings from 5:30 to 7:30. Please RSVP to Terri at [email protected]
by Friday at noon. Space is limited to 40 so please RSVP as soon as possible. Cost for this event will be per item on the menu.

Member Racing August 25-26

The wheel to wheel racing action gets back into the swing of things the weekend of the 25th and 26th.

On Saturday the 25th the Spec Miatas will be on a spectacular show with a double race day on the South Track.

The day will conclude with a Rally-X inside the north track and Dinner Under the Stars.

You sure won’t want to miss the action in this one.

 

On Sunday the 26th its time for the heavy horsepower machines of the GT Challenge.

This series features an awesome line-up of cars such as Porsches, BMWs, and Corvettes.

Come out and cheer your favorite make.

For schedules click below

August 25th

August 26th

Next Motorcycle Day is September 7

Friday September 7 will be the next scheduled day to include motorcycle sessions on track.

Specific sessions for these bikes will be offered throughout the day.

September 7 schedule click here