Heidts Performance Car Challenge Returns

Feb 1, 2013

The Heidts Performance Car Challenge will return May 11-12 to Autobahn Motorsport Country Club in Joliet, Ill. (near Chicago) under the direction of the American Street Car Series staff.

Heidts Automotive Group (including Heidts, Kenny Brown Performance and Alston Racing) will kick-off the event with a participant barbecue and plant tour May 10 at their headquarters in Waucouda, Ill., according to a press release. Following the tour, participants will “cruise” back to the host hotel near the track to prepare for the weekend’s festivities.

On Saturday, racers will have access to the Autobahn Country Club North Track and test their vehicles and driving skills on the 1.8-mile technical circuit. The Autocross track will offer a driving test against a tight cone-outlined track as participants race against the clock, while the Speed Stop Squared Competition is a combination of brake testing, drag racing and autocross.

An autocross driving school taught by Pro Touring-level drivers will also be offered as a special event to the first 20 applicants who sign up for Saturday Autocross.

In addition to Saturday’s driving events, a car show will be staged with participants eligible for multiple class awards as judged by top industry builders, including the coveted Best of Show award.

On Sunday, racers return to Autobahn to continue driving the North Track and participate in the Auto Cross Challenge and Speed Stop Squared Competition. Throughout the weekend, spectators and participants alike will be able to meet with some of the most prominent vendors and manufacturers in the industry.

There will also be technical seminars on improving your car’s handling and performance, as well as new product information from industry and vendor experts.

The Heidts Performance Car Challenge is open to all domestic performance cars regardless of year. Participant registration is limited to 70 vehicles.

To register, visit the Heidts Performance Car Challenge website.