Member Racing News

New Shocks Approved for Spec Miata

In keeping aligned with the SCCA Spec Miata rules, Autobahn has approved the use of Penske shocks in our Miata series.  SCCA has performed extensive testing with these shocks and has detailed their process in the links included below.  These new shocks are not mandatory so drivers who would prefer not to change at this time are not obligated.  https://www.scca.com/articles/2010200-mazda-spec-miata-penske-racing-shocks-upgrade-on-way-to-nasa-scca

A detailed account of the process including part numbers and ordering information is included in this link  http://mazdamsports.staging.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Spec-Miata-Shocks-Evolving.pdf

Spec Miata Engine Seal Program Continues

Spec Miata racers will, again have the opportunity to get a seal placed on their engine if they are in the process of a rebuild.  Before the cylinder head is installed our Tech Inspector Joe Griffin will measure the internals to assure compliance and place a seal on the head bolts.  Many drivers this past season avoided inconvenient post-race technical inspections by having this seal on the engine.  The presence of a seal on the engine can give an automatic by pass when intrusive checks are performed.

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity email Joe Griffin at [email protected] and make arrangements for an inspection.

Renew Your License for the 2019 Racing Season

Each year racers are required to renew their Competition License with Tom Bagley. If you had a license this past year you are simply required to fill out the Competition License Renewal form.

 If your Physical Exam form has expired, then that will be required as well.

 The frequency at which drivers must renew their physical exam is age based.

 Drivers under 40 must complete this every 5 years

 Over 40 is every 3 years

 Over 50 every 2 years

 Over 70 is every year.

 These forms can be found under the member racing tab above, go to information and forms.  Please contact Tom Bagley with your license questions [email protected]

Come Join Us at Mega Sports for Autobahn Members’ Night

Come out to Mega Sports in Plainfield on Tuesday January 22nd from 4:00 to 7:30 pm to join in on the fun of Members’ Night!  Count on enjoying a night out with fellow members, some fun shooting and enter to win the MEGA AUTOBAHN SHOOTING CONTEST. We hope many of you can make it. 

This exciting night out at the range will cost $16.00 per person which includes two targets, one hour of range time AND one entry in the MEGA AUTOBAHN SHOOTING CONTEST!

Feel free to bring your own handguns to enjoy your time on range or there are rentals available for experienced shooters at a price of $11.95 each plus ammo costs.  Eye and Ear protection is required and can be rented. We would appreciate if you would purchase your ammo from Mega Sports while attending.  This is not required but appreciated.

If you pay to use the range, there is No Cost to enter the MEGA AUTOBAHN SHOOTING CONTEST. If you just want to shoot in the contest, the cost will be $8.00 per person, which includes 6 rounds, target playing card, and use of competition gun.

All members are eligible to enter the MEGA AUTOBAHN SHOOTING CONTEST.  This CONTEST consists of 6 rounds shooting at a playing card 50ft away, using only the designated handgun chosen and provided by the range which will be disclosed on the day of the event. We all like to compete so let’s see who the Top Gun of the Autobahn is. Prizes will be furnished for men’s and lady’s winners!

ALL PERSONS USING THE RANGE WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE A MINIMUM OF 21 YEARS OF AGE AND HAVE A VALID FOID CARD.

Please RSVP to Terri Weber at [email protected]

If you have any questions about this thrilling event, please contact Mark Daniels at 815-439-4867 or you can e-mail him at [email protected]

Mega Sports is located at 16001 S Lincoln Hwy, Plainfield, IL 60586

Please Stop In At Registration

Welcome to 2019!  We would like to remind you to stop in at Registration to begin filling out your Annual Waivers!  Anyone over the age of 18 can fill out their own Waiver.  Minors that are 17 and under will need BOTH parents to fill out their Waiver.  If you are unable to stop in, please e-mail Tony so he can send you the forms that need to be filled out.  If you wish to use this option, please note that they will need to be Notarized.  Tony can be reached at [email protected]

The Offices Have Temporarily Been Moved

During the Clubhouse remodeling, we want you to know that if you come to see us, we are all currently in the South Timing Building. The phone numbers and extensions are the same, but we just moved a little bit South for the winter!  Can you blame us for moving South?

New defensive driving fleet on its way

Along with three amazing performance vehicles to be used for touring and programs, our friends from BMW will continue their partnership as the Official Vehicle of Autobahn’s Defensive Driving Programs. Our fleet of SUV’s will soon be replaced by the newly redesigned 2019 3-Series. Make sure to sign up the new driver in your family, or maybe consider hosting a corporate fleet training event to keep your company drivers safe and sound. 

Follow a new leader

We’re excited to announce an expansion of the great relationship we’ve enjoyed with one of our Performance Fleet partners. Beginning in April, Mercedes-Benz will become the Official Pace Car for Autobahn’s Member Racing Series. Keep an eye on Talk Around the Track for an announcement on the model and color, as well as a new member incentive, making it easier to add a Mercedes-Benz to your personal fleet.

Winter Rally Cancelled

We are sorry but due to the poor weather and the resultant conditions out on the Rally X course we will be cancelling the Rally X scheduled for this Saturday.  If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Nadeau at [email protected]

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Winter Rally-X

Save the Date! January 12th from 10am to 2pm, we will be having another Winter RallyCross! Driver’s meeting will be at 9:30am in the South Classroom followed by the awards ceremony and a pizza party! Come one come all!

 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our Autobahn members.  We hope that 2019 brings even better times both on and off the track.  Have fun, be careful and enjoy what lies ahead!

Happy Holidays

We wish you and yours a wondrous holiday season filled with family, love and laughter.  Please enjoy this time, be safe if traveling and give thanks for all you are blessed with.  Happy Holidays!