Author: Steve Laske

Collectors Car Garage Visit

Join us, as we visit the Collectors Car Garage on May 18, 2019. The Chicago Region SCCA has organized a special event just for members of the Sports Car Club of America to view a collection of privately owned vehicles.

Peck’s Alley and Briggs’ Bend

As the cars of the 1950 Elkhart Lake race negotiated “Ted’s Turn” a tight 110 degree right hander, the field then headed west on a gentle uphill run. The first marker Peck’s Alley, is 0.1 tenth of a mile west of County J on Birchwood Drive (County JP, back in 1950 County X). The second marker on this part of the circuit is for Briggs’ Bend at the intersection of North Turtle Bay Road. This right hand bend in the road is followed with a sudden 15 to 20 foot drop in elevation.

Ted’s Turn

At the end of the long straight drivers made another right hand turn on to County X is where the third historical marker “Teds Turn” is found on the original 3.35 mile 1950 race circuit.

The First Turn

As organized road racing began with the 1950 Elkhart Lake Road Races, the drivers of that year were the first and only ones to have the opportunity to charge this first turn.

Checkered Flag Party

The Checkered Flag Party celebrated the past year as it welcomed in the next. One-hundred and forty people joined the festivities at Ferrari Lake Forest.

This Is Where It Started

We’ve all heard or know of the story of how it all began. How Chicago Region member and Wisconsin native Jim Kimberly brought a group up to the Elkhart Lake area searching for a suitable site for a race circuit.

March Membership Meeting @ Blackdog Speed Shop

The Chicago Region SCCA invites you to join us on Saturday March 23rd at Blackdog Speed Shop, 600 Barclay Blvd., Lincolnshire, IL. Ray Sorenson; Vice-President and Race Team Manager will share some stories and information about the team and the Pirelli World Challenge as the Blackdog Racing Team enters their 2019 race season.

Cheese, Wine, and Beer Tour, “Due”

No flimflam, no gimmicks, just another great opportunity for some Cheese, Wine, and Beer and to spend the day with friends for some “Fun with cars”. Save the date, Saturday, April 27, 2019 the next Chicago Region SCCA backroads tour.