Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Chicago Region SCCA PDX 2015 #2

Autobahn Country Club

About this event

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

What is a Performance Driving Experience (PDX) track day?

An SCCA Performance Driving Experience (PDX) track day offers you a chance to drive your car on a real race track. It’s an opportunity to explore the capabilities of your car at greater-than-highway speeds and get practice and instruction in car control and handling. PDXs are noncompetitive, so there is no pressure to perform beyond your comfort level.

Participants are separated by experience and ability into three or four groups, from novice to advanced, with safety as the goal. If you are a novice, you’ll have the guidance of a highly experienced driver riding with you in the car. Of course, FUN is the real reason for participating, and we will do all we can to make your track day one that will keep you smiling for a long time.

Schedule & Requirements

At this event, we’ll drive the Autobahn Country Club South Course in Joliet, Ill. The tentative schedule is:

Registration and technical inspection - 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Mandatory drivers' meeting - 4 p.m.
On-track activities commence - 5 p.m.
Sessions end - 8 p.m.

Fee is $140 for full SCCA members. Nonmembers must purchase a weekend membership.

You don’t need a sports or performance car to participate, just a car (no trucks or SUVs) with a factory hard top or approved roll-over protection, a valid driver’s license, and a helmet (loaner helmets are available). You must be at least 16 years old to register.

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.

For more information, please refer to the PDX page, including Track Flags and Tech Sheet, on the SCCA Chicago Region website.

Event requirements


  1. The Level I Time Trial (PDX) June 26, 2015, at Autobahn Country Club, Joliet, IL.
  2. Time Trial Sanction No: 15-TDPDX-3812-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: George Laws
    Chief Registrar: Linda Novak
    Chief Driving Instructor:  Jim Marinangel
  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 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
    Registration for this event is online only at  Emails will not be accepted as entries.
    The registrar for this event is: Linda Novak
                                                    921 Lawn Circle
                                                    Western Springs, IL 60558-2262

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

Entry fees: 
Pre-registered          At the Track        Weekend Membership*
         $140                   $190                           $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 2015):
Opening date for receipt of entries: 12:01 AM CDT -- April 12
Early registration discount expires: 11:59 PM CDT -- April 19
Late fee of $30 starts: 12:01 AM CDT -- June 20
Online registration closes: 11:59 PM CDT -- June 23

Cancellation fee is $10 until 11:59 PM CDT June 23; after that time, the cancellation fee is $50.

Entry fee will not be refunded after 11:59 PM CDT, June 23; instead it will be credited toward future PDX events.

  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. All convertibles must have a factory-recognized rollover structure or SCCA GCR-legal rollover protection, unless pre-approved prior to the event.
  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 the day of the event.

Entries (67)

John Westra
Victor Bell
Ned Neuhaus
Geoff watson
James Marinangel
Brian Horecky
Gene Meliksetyan
Jason Remley

Autobahn Country Club

Joliet, IL
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