Sat, Aug 2, 2014

Chicago Region SCCA PDX 2014 #3

Autobahn Country Club

About this event

Performance Driving Experience

Sponsored by Underground Autosports, Blackdog Speed Shop and Discount Tire.

Ever noticed the phrase “Professional Driver on a Closed Course” at the bottom of your TV screen during an ad? We have a closed course; come be the driver!

A PDX event provides the unique opportunity to drive your car on a real racetrack. Do you want to improve your driving skills? Do you want to learn how to better control your car at a higher rate of speed than is legal on public roads? All you need to participate in a PDX event is a registered streetcar, valid drivers license, and a helmet.

You Will Be A Better Driver

First and foremost, a PDX event is about you driving your car. Our primary focus is the safety of you and your car. If you are a novice track driver, getting you as much seat time as possible with instruction is our next goal, so you can become more comfortable behind the wheel of your car at speed.

If you bring people along, be sure to remind them to ask about “Instructor Ride Along” opportunities available to them for a small fee while they are on site.

What is the schedule at one of the PDX Events?

First you make sure that you and your car qualify for a PDX event. You must be at least 16 years of age* with a valid driver license. Convertibles**, unless they are equipped with a hard top or an approved roll bar/hoop, are not allowed. Vehicles with other removable tops (t-tops, targa tops, etc.) must meet appropriate safety regulations. Be sure to check this link to Level 1 PDX Rules. Next, register!

*Drivers under 18 must possess a completed SCCA MS-L minor waiver (Form MS-L).
**The 2002 Porsche Boxster, the Honda S2000 and the MINI Cooper convertibles have been approved by the manufacturer as having factory rollover protection and may enter a SCCA Track Day (PDX) Event.

For this event, plan on getting to the track by at least 2:30PM. Once you arrive at the track, you will check in at the gate, park, unload your vehicle and prepare it for the track. Then you go through event check-in. If you are a novice driver, you will need to get your car inspected. Then you will report to the classroom for a drivers' briefing. Once that briefing is over, usually no more than 30 minutes time, the rest of the event should be spent behind the wheel of your car, resting between sessions, and riding along with your instructor to gain a better understanding of the track, the proper line, and driving tips. These tips are provided by qualified instructors, most of whom have years of competition experience. We have the track from 5:00 until dark (about 8:00PM depending on weather conditions).

Should I do anything before I arrive at a PDX?

Please refer to our PDX page, including Track Flags and Tech Sheet, on the SCCA Chicago Region website.

Event requirements




  1. The Level I Time Trial (PDX) August 2, 2014 at Autobahn Country Club, Joliet, IL
  2. Time Trial Sanction No: 14-PDX-3335-S
  3. This event is organized by the Chicago Region, Sports Car Club of America, Inc., (SCCA), and will be held under the current SCCA Time Trial Rules and official updates, except as modified by these Supplemental Regulations.
  4. Name and address of organizers:
    Chicago Region, Sports Car Club of America, Inc.
    921 Lawn Circle
    Western Springs, IL 60558-2262
  5. Chief Steward: Jack Novak
    Safety Steward: Rick Bentson
    Chief Registrar: Linda Novak
    Chief Driving Instructor: Erik Vandermey
  6. This is a Level 1 Time Trial Event. All drivers must be 16 years of age and possess a current valid driver's license issued by his or her state of residence. Drivers under 18 must possess a completed SCCA MS-L minor waiver (Form MS-L).
  7. PDX Group Assignment will be made at the event.
  8. All drivers need to present a completed tech sheet and your helmet to the Chief Technical Officer at the event. Once the tech sheet is certified, you will be given a car number to place on your vehicle's windshield. This number and your wristband will allow you to get on the track. NOVICE DRIVERS: You will need to present your tech sheet and your car to the Chief Technical Officer.
  9. Registration information
    1.Registration for this event is online only at  Emails will not be accepted as entries.
    The registrar for this event is:
    Linda Novak

    If you cannot register on line, you must fill out the entire entry form. Please mail the form with your payment by check to the registrar.

    Entry fees: 

          Pre-registered            At the Track        Weekend Membership*

               $130                        $180                           $15

*All participants are required to be SCCA members. Anyone who does not have an annual membership on their person will be required to purchase a weekend membership on site.

Pertinent dates for this event (all dates 2014):

Opening date for receipt of entries                           12:01 AM CDT-- June 23
Early discount fee expires                                        11:59 PM CDT – June 29
Late fee $30 starts                                                     Noon CDT       -- July 26
Online registration closes                                          11:59 PM CDT – July 30

Cancellation Fee $10 –
After 11:59 PM CDT July 30, entry fee will be credited towards future PDX event.

  1. Other information
    1. Please read full rule set at:
    2. Schedule
      1. Registration and technical inspection     2:30 to 4:00 PM
      2. Mandatory Drivers meeting                     4:00 PM
      3. On track activities commence                5:00 PM
  1. The sound limit for this event is 103dB.
  1. The below radio frequencies are reserved for race operations and may not be used by competitors. Race officials reserve the right to designate other frequencies for race administration.





















  1. Drivers may be held responsible for damages to property, including track and environmental damage.
  2. All tow vehicles/trailers must be parked perpendicular to the paddock road.
  3. When entering the track from the pits, drivers must keep their cars to the left of the blend line until it ends.  When leaving the pits, scrubbing of tires is not permitted until past the end of the blend line.
  4. Convertibles must have roll over protection as defined in Eligibility of Vehicles section of the 2014 Time Trials Rules.
  5. All participants must have a Snell M-2000 or better helmet. Loaner helmets may be available at the event.
  6. PDX groupings and speed limits will be determined by the Chief Driving Instructor.
  7. Attached are the Autobahn Country Club track rules. They are considered part of these supplementary regulations, and are enforceable as such. Special Time Trial  amendments to these rules:
    1. On track hours will be per schedule and/or adjusted as needed for race operations.
    2. No race engines may be run past 15 minutes after the last checkered flag of each day or the time published in the track rules, whichever is later. All competitors must vacate the premises by 9:30PM Saturday.

Entries (69)

David Newman
Anthony Novelli
Patrick Barnicle
Lukasz Guzy
Geoffrey Lonberger
Warren Munson
Mark Groseth
Tom Sager

Autobahn Country Club

Joliet, IL
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Event over!