Ladies Day – July 12th

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 Wednesday August 15th**

 

Autobahn Country Club Podcast

Mike Gritter has been part of the Autobahn almost from the first day. He oversees 4 departments at the club and can be seen almost every day working for the members. Mike grew up around the area and takes us from his early memories of hearing about a country club race track called the Autobahn, to how he got involved early on. The interview covers several behind the scene aspects we sometimes take for granted at the track and talks about the past, present, and future of the racing operations.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/autobahn-country-club-podcast/id1358759189?mt=2

Britt Casey Jr and Tom Long Take Back to Back Wins at Watkins Glen and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Honor of Fellow Racer and Friend Jeff Green

Britt Casey Jr. and Tom Long have retaken the championship lead in the Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge TCR field with wins at both Watkins Glen and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in the past two weekends.  A first lap crash in the upper S’s collected several cars directly in front of Casey but he was able to maneuver his TRUMPF #77 Audi RS3 LMS machine out of harms way between the daunting light blue guard rails that line this extremely high speed “no way out” section of the track. Casey ran the first 2 hours and 40 minutes of the 4 hour race before his co-driver, Tom Long took the wheel for the last 1 hour and 20 minutes in the 100 degree temp.  Tom brought the #77 across the line in first place after 4 hours without incident claiming the victory.

This past weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park provided the opportunity to pay respect to everyone’s friend, recently departed Jeff Green.  Britt and Tom both committed their full efforts and ultimate victory to the memory of this great man and mentor.  Britt grabbed the pole by over a full second and lead every lap of his initial hour plus in the car.  Slightly past the midpoint the team pitted the car for fuel, four tires and a driver change from the 58 second lead Casey had placed on the field precluding the car from loosing any positions during the stop thus co-driver, Tom Long, regained the lead position after the pit stop and went on to not only lead every lap of his stint as well but also grab the all important victory.  In post race interviews both on FOX Sports television and IMSA radio the two were able to declare their victory and efforts in the name of Jeff.  Jeff’s spirit remains with Casey as he stated ” I was truly fortunate to have met such a great man that just seemed to love life and was loved by so many”

Casey and Long will be competing at Lime Rock Park on Saturday July 20 where they hope to continue to broaden their lead in the championship run.  All Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge races are broadcasted on FS1 for viewing.

Event Alert

This weekend we will be hosting Grid Life. This unique event featuring Time Attack, drifting, and a car show will be on the North Track Saturday afternoon, Full Track in the evening, and South Track on Sunday.

With this type of action packed event large numbers of people are possible. Please use caution and patience when traveling through the paddock this weekend.

The car show and track drifting will both be taking place on Sunday.

Schedule Notice

Please take note that the track schedule will be slightly modified on the following dates to accommodate other activities.

Saturday July 7                   Track closes at 4:30

Wednesday July 11            Track closes at 5:00

Godspeed Jeff Green

It is with profound regret that we inform our members of the passing of fellow member, Jeff Green.  Jeff tragically lost his life in a racing accident at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Ontario, Canada.

Jeff was such a visible member at the Club, was a great friend to many and was always willing to do what he could for his fellow members and the Club.  Jeff will be greatly missed.

Please keep Jeff’s wife Pam and his children in your thoughts and prayers.

Visitation is Friday 3-7 at St. Thomas Catholic Church 904 East Lake Ave. Peoria, Il 61616

Saturday 10am Funeral Mass.

Notes

  • Autobahn will be hosting a memorial service at the Club when the time is appropriate
  • In lieu of flowers, The Green Family asked that donations be given the Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute.
  • In observance of Jeff Green’s Memorial Service, Team Stradale will be closed Friday, June 22, 2018. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Autobahn Racing License School to be held on Wednesday June 27th at 9:00 am

This school will include Radicals.  Those wanting to be part of the exciting Radical Series need to come to this school.

Completion of this school is a prerequisite for obtaining an Autobahn Racing License which will allow you to participate in our Member Racing Series. This school is designed for both the member with no previous race experience and the member who has previous experience.  However, if you are a novice driver, completion of this course may not qualify you to take part in the NASA school if you are interested in that, this will be reviewed by NASA on a case by case basis. Full safety equipment and a race prepared car are required to participate in this school.

For more information on the class or requirements for a license please contact Tom Bagley [email protected] or Tony Kester [email protected] .

Click Here for the requirements and schedule

DAVE MUSIAL TAKES 1st PLACE IN FERRARI CHALLENGE NORTH AMERICA MONTREAL

After a repeat performance of last year in Montreal winning both days in the Coppa Shell Class, Dave Musial took another win this year finishing 1st place on Saturday, and 2nd place on Sunday in the Trofeo Pirelli AM. Dave is currently ranked 2nd in North America with his sights set on winning the championship, he is only 10 points out of 1st overall!

A big congratulations to Dave and his team at Lake Forest Sports Cars, Fall Line Motorsports, 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.

Join Autobahn at Cars for a Cause in Naperville

Autobahn is once again a sponsor of the Cars for a Cause event at the Iron Gate Motor Condos on Wednesday June 13th from 6-9 p.m.  This year the special guest is Autobahn member Bobby Rahal.  Please join us and support Loaves and Fishes Community Services and 360 Youth Services.  Click Here to purchase tickets.

Father’s Day event in Oak Brook

Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort is excited to bring back tradition with an adrenaline-fueled day for “dapper dads” and their families. This event features complimentary test drives of fast Lexus cars, a chef driven BBQ Lunch, craft cocktails, local brews, hand rolled cigars and live entertainment. Autobahn members may visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fathers-day-lexus-luxury-and-libations-tickets-46159797196 to register.