The Autobahn Podcast is Back

“The original vision was to make this a club for car guys and car girls and families.”  Mark Basso

The Autobahn Podcast is your twice monthly on demand radio show bringing you the people and events surrounding the Autobahn Country Club.  Member John Graybeal is back for the second season and has a jammed packed show to kick off the New Year.

Mark Basso tells us all about Build Autobahn and Kyle Nadeau updates us on the events for Spring Time Speed Fest! Subscribe today and don’t miss a show.

You can listen on your phone, watch, or computer. You can listen while you drive, workout, or while having a drink. The Autobahn Podcast is completely flexible and available 24 hours a day.

Click the links below to check out some of the subject matter discussed on the podcast.

Margay Ignite
New Rental Karts
Graham Rahal
Cooper MacNeil
Britt Casey Jr.

Karting Korner

As the bulldozers start moving, we are getting excited for the kart track to open on June 1st. Snice most Ignite Kart orders take approximately 4 weeks to be hand built, now is the time to put your order in so they can be ready to race on June 2nd. Email [email protected] for any questions.

If you currently own an Ignite, you must place your Hoosier tire order before May 1st in order to receive the discount. Please email [email protected] and let him know the what type of kart you have and number of tires so they can be installed before the first race on June 2nd.

Spring Time Speed Fest Recap

What an exciting Festival weekend.  We kicked off Friday with a full track that saw numerous cars capped off with a nail-biting Chase Race that featured over 30 cars. We followed up after the race with the grand unveiling of the new Clubhouse addition. All of Autobahn gave a Champaign toast and recognized the original Founding Members as the new bar area opened. Saturday morning held the first Autocross with over 20 cars and karts participating on a unique track design that made lap times comparable for both types of competitors.

The Spec Miata race was one for the record books with 30 cars on the grid and a thrilling finish. We waved goodbye to the old kart track pavement with a unique send-off: a burnout contest! Members watched in awe as tires melted into smoky white clouds and engines roared and tires screamed. Unfortunately, Old Man Winter ruined the racing fun on Sunday and the GT and Radical races had to be rescheduled. Those that braved the weather were rewarded with an amazing Sunday Brunch.

It was an action-packed weekend and a great start to the 2019 season so there’s only one thing left to say, “Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!”

Paddock Alert for the Weekend

April 5-7th the 24 Hours of Lemons will be racing on the South Track. The paddock will be a very busy
place so please be vigilant, considerate and watch your speed in the paddock. Feel free to come cheer
on your favorite wacky racing team!

Welcome to the 2019 Season Autobahn Members

And the Dick Simon award goes to……….Matthias Maciaszek!!!!

We want to welcome all members to what we believe will be a fantastic 2019 season. As we have previously communicated, we ask that you pardon our dust as we wrap up construction on the major facility upgrades. When all the work is done, we believe that we will be delivering a first-class experience to you and your guests in a world-class facility. Thank you again for your patience and welcome back!

Annual Tech Inspections

Joe Griffin, Autobahn’s resident Tech Inspector will be here Saturday and Sunday for car inspections and Miata tire markings. Feel free to call him and schedule an appointment by calling 630-399-8276. As a reminder, all paperwork and inspections must be completed before you can race!

Spring Time Speed Fest

We are so excited that Spring Time Speed Fest is this weekend! Please join us on April 12th – April 14th

Friday night April 12th

Following Chase Race:
Annual Meeting 5:30 pm
Unveiling of Clubhouse renovation
Recognition of original Founding Members and complimentary Champagne Toast
Dinner 6:30 pm – Click Here for Menu
Followed by entertainment, dancing and getting re-connected
Cash Bar

Saturday April 13th

Dinner 6:00 pm Adults $30, children 3 -12 $12 & under 3 free  – Click Here for Menu

Sunday April 14th

Brunch 10:30 am to 2:00 pm Adults $30, children 3 -12 $12 & under 3 free
Kids Crafts and Games 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Mandatory RSVP’s are due to Terri Weber by April 8th
Please RSVP to her at [email protected]

Click below for the track schedules for each day of the weekend:
Friday    Saturday    Sunday

Notice to All Autobahn Racers

Annual License Renewals

Remember that Autobahn Annual license renewal forms are due before you can race in 2019.  Don’t miss a race due to procrastination or oversight.  Also don’t wait until the last minute in case there are issues to resolve.  All forms (with instructions) can be obtained at on the third row down under the heading Member Racing Forms.

For those who had 2018 licenses, the Medical expiration date is shown on your license.  As a clarification, your Medical Due date is a function of the age of the driver as follows:

Up to 40 years of age – Every five years

41-50 years of age      – Every three years

51-70 years of age      – Every two years

70 and over                  – Every year

All licensing paperwork should be delivered to Tom Bagley or emailed to [email protected]

GT Racers

Make sure you get your Dyno Sheets into Tony Kester ([email protected]), which are required each year. The form to be used is at the same location as the licensing forms and is named GT Challenge Car Information Form.

Race Entries

Make sure you sign up for each race at least 24 hours prior to the race by emailing Mike Gritter at [email protected]

Autobahn Racing License School to be held on Wednesday April 10th at 9:00 am

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

Tom and Tony Would Like You to Know

For all of you looking for an instructor this year, this green door is the door you will need to enter to find Tom Bagley and Tony Kester. This is also the location that you and your guest drivers should visit for guest driver orientation. We encourage all members to have their guests go through orientation at the posted times. For your guests to experience a full day of track activity, it is best to be on time or slightly early for the morning orientation. This will allow Tom and Tony time to give them all the guidance and information they will need to receive their green band and get out on track and have a great time.

Tom and Tony would also like you to click below for everything you and your guests need to know.