Huge Race Day August 1st


On August 1st all three wheel to wheel racing series will be showcased on the same day.
This will include a Miata, GT and Wings-n-Things race all on The South Track.

Sign up now and be a part of the excitement.

Track Walk Scheduled For Friday July 31st

Track Walk Scheduled For Friday July 31st


Come out on Friday July 31st at 5:00 pm and learn the nuances of the wet and dry lines on the Full Track from Autobahn Professionals Tom Bagley and Tony Kester during this track walk. They will be your hosts for the evening and will impart their extensive knowledge of the Full Track and racing in general on you through every turn of the track.

There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion throughout the evening. Food and beverages, including adult beverages will be served out on the track during this learning experience.
• Approximate time is 2+ hours on track
• Fee is $100 for the event (incl. food and beverages)

You must register in advance –
Please call Terri at 815-823-8595 or TerriWeber@Autobahncc.com to secure your spot for this event!

Licensing School Set For August 2nd

Licensing School Set For August 2nd


• Completion of this or another recognized school is required for new Autobahn Racing Licenses
All or part of school may be waived based on previous racing experience (contact Tom Bagley)

• Drivers must have all licensing information in to Tom Bagley prior to attending
This includes license application, racing history, and racing physical

• Driver safety equipment is required
Drivers must have approved helmet (Snell 2005), driver’s suit, shoes, gloves, etc.
Hans device is recommended, but not required for the school
Hans device is required to participate in the Rookie Race

• Only Closed Wheel, competition approved cars may be used

• Cost of the school is $100

Every effort will be made to accommodate members who might need special assistance or consideration in completing this school. This doesn’t imply that drivers will be awarded a license on the basis of a phone call, but if you need a Hans device, your car isn’t ready yet, you only have an open wheel car, your dog ate your license application, or whatever, contact Tom ( tombagley@autobahncc.com ) or myself ( tonykester@autobahncc.com ) for assistance.
The Autobahn is a club, not the FIA or Indycar, and we’ll attempt to help beg, borrow, rent, or steal (?) whatever we can to help members complete this school with a minimum of expense and inconvenience.
We are looking forward to seeing you on August 2.
Note: If possible, take advantage of the track-walk with Tom & myself on July 31.

Tony Kester
Autobahn Chief Instructor

1st Annual Autobahn Ultimate Driving Experience

1st Annual Autobahn Ultimate Driving Experience


Support the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic on Friday, 7/31

Proceeds benefit the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic. The WGMC treats, educates, and empowers patients every day. With the help of over 300 volunteers, the small paid staff at the clinic aids in transforming the lives of those without access to healthcare. In Will County that includes over 40,000 people, many who work every day but still have no access to care. For every $1 donated, the clinic is able to provide $16 in health care. The Clinic is the only safety-net clinic serving the two county area of Will and Grundy counties.

We are a free clinic open Monday through Friday. We offer comprehensive health and dental care provided by onsite volunteer general practitioners, dentists, hygienists, and specialty physicians; we have no paid doctors or dentists on staff. The patients we treat receive thorough care, including in many cases their medications at minimal or no cost. Supporting this event saves lives and you can be assured that your donation stays within the Will and Grundy county area, helping your neighbors. The clinic is not state or federally funded; we rely heavily on the goodness and charity of our neighbors and friends to keep doing the work we’ve been doing for almost 30 years.

Event runs from 6:00pm to 11:00pm. Touring is available from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Food and live music will begin after touring!

Purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/WGMC-Autobahn

"Race With Restraint" Proves Grassroots Racers Want, Will Use More Safety Equipment At Affordable Rate

“Race With Restraint” Proves Grassroots Racers Want, Will Use More Safety Equipment At Affordable Rate


The first attempt at bringing top-of-the-line safety equipment to the grassroots racing masses – particularly those who can’t afford high-ticket items like HANS devices and high-tech helmets – was an unqualified success.

The Motorsport Safety Foundation, formed last year, debuted its “Race With Restraint” initiative this past weekend at the 24 Hours of LeMons at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Ill.

McD Icons Of The Road Car Show

McD Icons Of The Road Car Show


Please mark your calendars for Saturday August 8th. Niko Karavites will be hosting a ‘One of a Kind’ exotic car show at the Rock -n- Roll McDonald’s downtown. There will be a small donation of $10 to the Ronald McDonald Children’s Charity, but trust me, it will be totally worth it. This will be unlike any car show you’ve ever been to. The cars at this event are extremely rare; the kind of cars you only read about in the magazines. Niko has reached out to a few collectors, and they have all agreed to showcase their cars to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Children’s Charities. Please take a look at the flyer and visit the web site for more information, but in short, here it is:

Date: Saturday August 8th
Location: Rock -n- Roll McDonald’s (600 N. Clark)
Time: 10am – 5pm
Donation: $10
Cars: 35, and all of them awesome (the total value will be over 50 million dollars)
Racing simulator located upstairs
Website: ronaldhousechicago.org/icons
Please see the flyer attached (many of the cars are listed there)

You know you love cars, and these are the best of the best. Even if cars are not your thing, please still come out and support the event. It will be a great time, and everything goes to supporting the charity.

Jack Mitchell - Exciting Times Ahead

Jack Mitchell – Exciting Times Ahead


Chicago, Ill. – The days leading up to a race weekend are always exciting, but this week definitely feels special. This weekend I will be competing in my first-ever race in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda with Afterburner Autosport at Mid-Ohio, one of my favorite tracks.

Fall-Line's Race Ends Early At Lime Rock

Fall-Line’s Race Ends Early At Lime Rock


Lakeville, CT (July 27, 2015) – The Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 driven by Ashley Freiberg and Trent Hindman had another tough weekend at Lime Rock Park. The 2015 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season has had it’s ups and downs for the talented young duo. After capturing their first podium of the season at Watkins Glen the team hasn’t finished in the past two races.

Great Weekend For Team EUROSPORT!

Great Weekend For Team EUROSPORT!


Congratulations to Denny, Bob, Brian & Tom!

Kart Track News

Kart Track News


The kart track is currently open Wednesday-Sunday from 9am – 5pm with the exception of Thursday when it is open from 11:00-8:00.

The Kids Kart Is Currently Not In Service

Save These Dates...

Save These Dates…


July 31st – Track Walk

August 1st – Miata, GT and Wings-n-Things races

August 2nd – Licensing School

August 8th – Teen Driving Academy

August 8th –McD Icons Of The Road Car Show

August 13th – Ladies Day 2pm-7pm

August 14th – Full Track Friday – Progressive Garage Crawl

August 22th – Dinner under the Stars

Sneak Peek into August Member Events:

Our August 14th Full Track Friday will be a progressive garage crawl. We have 1 garage signed up. Is there anyone else that would like to host this event? Might be a great way to have a garage sale during the day.

Saturday August 22nd 3rd annual Dinner under the Stars out at the café. This is a wonderful evening dining under the stars. Chef Peggy and Chef Katey will be preparing their favorite dishes from over the years. There are 2 separate seating’s.

Look for more details on each event in August.

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