TrackFest Concept Brings All of SCCA On-Track Disciplines Together for One Weekend
TOPEKA, Kan. (March 29, 2017) – The Sports Car Club of America® national office and the Chicago Region SCCA® have partnered to bring the best of the Club’s on-track programs to one action-packed weekend August 26-27 at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois.
Called “TrackFest,” this event offers lapping sessions, Time Trials, a Road Race Experience, and Bracket Enduro, along with a Saturday night celebration for driving and racing enthusiasts. From street cars driven to the event to fully prepped Runoffs contenders, the weekend has a little something for everyone -- SCCA members and non-members alike.
“First and foremost, TrackFest is about having a good time. But it’s also about showing off all the ways anyone with a fun car, be it a daily driver or prepared race car, can get on track,” said Heyward Wagner, SCCA’s Director of Experiential Programs. “So often we’re hyper-focused on our own motorsport pursuits and fail to introduce track day enthusiasts to racing, or for racers to remember the fun of a lapping program. With partnership from the Chicago Region, we can hang out with old friends and meet some new ones at Autobahn during TrackFest.”
The event consists of four separate track disciplines. Lapping sessions -- divided into Novice, Intermediate and Advanced groups -- are primarily for street cars and those who want a recreational event with instruction. Time Trials are for street or race cars keeping track of lap times. The Road Racing Experience is an introduction to the Summit Racing Equipment SCCA Road Racing Program, with competition in full, caged race cars that counts toward a competition license. The Bracket Enduro is an endurance race where teams of two to four drivers try to go as far and fast as possible, or try to hit a target time on every lap.
The Autobahn’s “North Course” will be used on Saturday for lapping, Time Trials, and qualifying and two races for the Road Racing Experience. Three lapping sessions on the full course will take place on Saturday afternoon, open to Time Trials, Road Racing Experience and Bracket Enduro cars. Additionally on Saturday, there will be an all-day Solo Test-N-Tune using a combination of the Autobahn's kart track and skid pad.
Sunday features the Autobahn’s “South Course” with three lapping sessions and two Enduro practices in the morning, followed by a four-hour Bracket Enduro race in the afternoon. An all-participant party will take place on Saturday night.
Entry fees for the event are as follows:
Lapping Program (all prices include Saturday party)
All Lapping Events (three sessions per track, nine total): $375
North Course sessions only: $145
South Course sessions only: $145
Full Course sessions only: $180
Time Trials (all prices include Saturday party)
North Course only: $150
South Course only: $150
Add Full Course Lapping Sessions: $125
Race Groups (all prices include Saturday party)
Club Racing Experience only: $250
Bracket Enduro only: $400
Both events: $520
Add Full Course Lapping sessions: $125
More information can be found at the TrackFest webpage. Event registration will open soon and be available through the Chicago Region.