Continental Motors Group National & Restricted Regional – Whole Lotta Miata
May 19, 2013
Results are posted for the Continental Motors Group National & Restricted Regional, the Whole Lotta Miata, held at Autobahn Country Club on May 18-19, at
The weather certainly cooperated, with temperatures in the 80′s and sun shine both days. (Not much better can be expected for a race in May in the Chicago area!)
Details on the race are forthcoming – keep coming back to scca-chicago.com for the latest!
Registration is open for Chicago Region’s first two 2013 PDX/Track Days at Autobahn Country Club.
April 25, 2013
Chicago Region will kick off its PDX/Track Day season with our first event on May 17. This will be an evening event on the North Course at Autobahn Country Club. The whole of Autobahn should be alive with SCCA Motorsports, as the test day for the Club Race will be wrapping up on the South Course and the paddock will be filling up with SCCA Club Racers for the races that weekend!
Our second PDX/Track Day will be right on the heels of the first, with a visit to the South Course on the evening of May 31. It’s always tough to get back to work on those 4 day weeks, why not ease into it by cutting out a little early on Friday? The slightly longer South Course will let you stretch your legs after the more technical North Course!
Registration for both is now open-
PDX #1: http://msreg.us/2013ChicagoPDX1
PDX #2: http://msreg.us/2013ChicagoPDX2
April 1, 2013
SCCA Presents Tire Rack Street Survival® Teen Driving School
The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Chicago Region is offering teens the opportunity to improve their driving skills through the Tire Rack Street Survival® Teen Driving School. The school will be held on Sunday, April 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Route 66 Raceway, 3200 S. Chicago Street (Route 53), Joliet, Ill.
The Tire Rack Street Survival national driver education program improves driver competence through hands-on experiences in real-world driving situations. After a short classroom session, students get behind the wheel to learn how to manage everyday driving hazards, obstacles and challenges in a controlled environment on an advanced driving course.
The class is open to licensed drivers aged 16 to 21. The SCCA Chicago Region is absorbing the cost of the program but would welcome a donation to the SCCA Foundation, which supports automotive educational and safety programs.
Car crashes are the leading cause of death among Americans aged 15 to 20. More than 5,000 teens die and an additional 196,000 are injured in car crashes each year. Simple driver errors, avoidable but common among inexperienced teen drivers, cause the majority of fatal accidents.
At the Street Survival program, students learn emergency braking and skid control, how to control unintended oversteer and understeer, and how to avoid accidents. Because students use their cars rather than specially prepared program vehicles, the skills they acquire translate directly to their daily driving experiences.
For more information and to register, visit www.streetsurvival.org.
April General Membership Meeting
Ferraris, Maseratis, and Hoosiers!
Chicago Region SCCA Membership Meeting
April 17, 2013
420 E Ogden Ave
The Motorsport season is coming soon! This meeting is a “MUST” for all members to get the scoop on when the rubber meets the track.
Surrounded by Ferraris and Maseratis, attendees will be treated to the following:
- Details on the Club Racing season in CenDiv
- Solo information on this season
- PDX/Track Day program for 2013
- Worker incentives for 2013
- New/Prospective member introductions
- Information on what Street Survival is all about
We will also have a special guest speaker. Jeff Speer, Product Manager at Hoosier Tire, will introduce their 2013 program and answer all your questions. He can help guide the selection of proper tires and their application, whether you are a Club Racer, a Solo competitor, or you just want sticky track day tires. He also comes bearing gifts! Hoosier Tire is supplying door prizes!
Cen-Div Double Drivers School
March 17, 2013
Please join us for the 2013 Central Division SCCA Double Driver’s School and Regional!
Blackhawk Farms Raceway
April 26-28, 2013
This event is co-hosted by Blackhawk Valley, Chicago, Land O’ Lakes, and Milwaukee Regions of the SCCA.
It features complete SCCA driver’s school programs on both Friday and Saturday, and a full SCCA Regional race on Sunday. This format allows a novice club racing driver to complete the required two driver’s school and compete in their first regional, all in the same weekend. The regional also offers experienced racers their first chance to get on track in CenDiv in 2013.
Register online at MotorSportReg.
2012 Checkered Flag Party
March 2, 2013
SCCA’s Checkered Flag dinner for the 2012 season was in a marvelous setting this year. It was hosted by Lake Forest Sports Cars, the chic luxury car dealership in Lake Forest, Illinois. Wandering seemed to get the best of the crowd, as the cars on display were truly breath-taking. Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin, McLaren and more were all on display. To top it all off, Goose Island catered the event, further ensuring a good time was had by all.
The awards ceremony as usual noted the effort and hard work put forth by our members, from drivers to those who work behind the scenes to keep the show going. Winners include (from left to right):
Dave Morrell Worker of the Year: Dennis Bednar
Fred Wacker Driver of the Year: Michael Varacins
Chicago Region Rookie of the Year: Jeff Hennessy
2012 Chicago Region Founders Award: Hank Jaffe
2012 REcognition Award: Kasey Johnson
2012 REcognition Award: Bob Stone
2012 REcognition Award: Jim Marinangel
More photos can be found HERE.
Details on the Bonus Groups for the CenDiv National Plus Series are Available!
February 3, 2013
Details on the run groups selected for the four CenDiv National Plus races is now available! See them here:
2013 Chicago Region PDX/Track Day Schedule Announced
December 21, 2012
Chicago Region is pleased to announce the 2013 PDX/Track Day schedule! We have once again expanded our offering, with a total of six regular events! The schedule includes (2) Friday evening events at Autobahn, (2) Saturday evening events at Autobahn, a Friday full day event at Blackhawk Farms, and the traditional end-of-season mini at the Fall Sprints at Blackhawk.
For details, see the PDX webpage at http://scca-chicago.com/pdx.
2013 CenDiv Road Racing Schedule Announced
December 8, 2012
The 2013 Road Racing schedule has been announced, and with it an exciting new format for selected Nationals! Other noteworthy changes to our typical schedule include a change to the Fall Sprints to make it a Double Regional, and a National at Autobahn Country Club that includes a special Restricted Regional multi-race format for Spec Miatas! Details of the Chicago Region schedule, an explanation of the “National Plus (N+)” format, and a link to the full CenDiv schedule can be found on our Road Racing Information page at http://scca-chicago.com/road-racing/.
Details of the Spec Miata Restricted Regional program at the National in May will be released in the future – stay tuned!
Letter from Glenn Rhoades – Fall Sprints Staff
October 18, 2012
The Chicago Region Board of Directors received an email from Formula F competitor Glenn Rhoades expressing thanks to the volunteers that braved the weather and came out to support the 2012 Fall Sprints, it can be found here. The Board of Directors would like to add their thanks to Glenn’s. It is always appreciated when a driver recognizes the workers by placing the familiar “THANK YOU WORKERS” on their car, but it adds a whole new level when they take the time to directly express their thanks. Our staff is the best in the business, and without the people who come out to work the events we would not have the opportunities we have to enjoy our sport.
Our volunteers deserve a big thank you for all their work, and Glenn deserves a thank you for recognizing that effort in a direct way!
News Archives can be found HERE.
Chicago Region June Sprints®
Details at JuneSprints.com
National and Regional
Schedule is finalized! Click here for more information
The Solo schedule is finalized! Click here for more information
Track Days at local tracks! Click here for more information
Botham is Back!
The Great Grape Tour is back for 2012! Click here for more information
Inquiries at Chicago Region Office
Phone: 847-729-2211 or