2021 Exhibition Special Autocross Event
22 brave drivers attended our Exhibition Autocross at Wintrust Field on Sunday July 18th. It was a perfect weather day, with everyone getting a lot of seat time. The Test and Tune portion of the morning meant participants got up to 7 runs to get their eye in for the “knock-out” competition in the afternoon. Following lunch, we reversed the course and Robin Blair explained how the competition worked. Participants had 2 more runs to adapt to the alternative direction and the competition began! Several drivers went head-to-head on the symmetrical course, which rewarded the cleanest, but not necessarily the fastest, driver. The ultimate victor was Andrew Zegiel in his VW Golf R, besting the three fastest drivers from the morning test and tune. A lot of lessons were learned with this different event, sometimes on the fly, and we appreciate everyone’s patience with us as we sorted the kinks out. Rest assured these lessons will be incorporated into an event like this in the future! A big thank you co-chairs Robin Blair and John Schwarz for setting up this unique challenge, to our volunteer workers Kyle Ashpole, John Grimaldi, and Vince Helou who donated their free time to help work the event, as well as everyone who aided with clean-up and/or tear down. Pictures of the event are below, and we hope to see everyone back out at Autocross IV at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates on August 15th!