Autobahn Country Club

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Coordinates: 41°27′17″N 088°07′38″W / 41.45472°N 88.12722°W / 41.45472; -88.12722

Autobahn Circuit
Location 3795 South Patterson Rd, Joliet, Illinois 60436[1]
Architect Alan Wilson
Major events Harrah's Autobahn Grand Prix presented by Mazda
Full Circuit
Surface asphalt
Length 5.73 km (3.56 mi)
North Circuit
Surface asphalt
Length 2.41 km (1.50 mi)
South Circuit
Surface asphalt
Length 3.32 km (2.06 mi)

Autobahn Country Club is an auto racing themed country club located in Joliet, Illinois. The facility includes a configurable main track with a 1.50-mile (2.41 km) north track, a 2.06-mile (3.32 km) south track, a full track of 3.56 miles (5.73 km), skid pad, and a 0.8-mile (1.3 km) kart track. The kart track has a kart fleet, and also hosts in-house races. The club has a free test fleet of Cadillacs, Lexus cars, AMG Mercedes cars, Porsche 911, Ferrari California, and a Nismo Nissan 370Z. The tracks have member racing for Mazda MX-5 Miatas, GT cars, and open wheel cars. The club requires a $35,000 membership fee to use the tracks and 'club house', which contains a bar and banquet hall. The club has a racing school with teachers including notable racer Tom Bagley. There is also a defensive driving school. for teenagers. Many members purchase land to build garages and personal condos. Notable members include legendary racers Bobby Rahal and Tom Bagley. The club is home to a Ferrari Dino, a Ford Mustang Boss 302, a Nash Healey, a Ferrari Challenge Stradale, an Allard K2, a Radical SR8, an Alfa Romeo Zagato, a Williams Formula One car and many other exotic cars.

The facility is available for rent by private parties. It also hosts events for various organizations including the SCCA, NASA, and other various marque clubs.[2]

The Tracks[edit]

The Autobahn full track is 3.56 miles in distance. The full track can be split into two smaller tracks. The south track is much larger than the north. Autobahn Country Club also offers a professional half-mile go kart track and skidpad for the teen driving academy and other private events.

Businesses In Paddock[edit]

Along with private garages and condos, various performance shops and race headquarters are located on the Autobahn campus. Some of these include Eurosport racing, Team Stradale, Havoc Racing, and many other businesses available for onsite service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Autobahn tracks". 
  2. ^ "NA-Motorsports". 

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