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Join the final podcast of the 2020 season as we do a recap and have some fun along the way. Thanks for a great year. We are looking forward to some winter events and of course sim racing. See you all on the podcast next April for our 4th year servicing the Autobahn Country Club. John Graybeal and Mark McFarlane…
 
WOW, our 50th show. Seems like yesterday the podcast was just an idea. Now we have assembled a catalog of amazing people and stories. Over the past 3 seasons we have welcomed founding members of the Autobahn Country Club, professional racers, team owners, and regular guys like your host John Graybeal. This is a special show and we have a special gu…
 
OK, well, Kyle NATO Nadeau joins the podcast for one of the funniest, at least from the host's standpoint, shows recorded at the ABCC. Kyle and John get sidetracked more than once during our broadcast and are still able to bring the listeners up to date on future and past events. Our timelines and dates get messed up as we try to make it timely. We…
 
This is Part 2 of my interview with Bobby Rahal. In 1986, I went to my first Indianapolis 500 race. I will never forget May of 1986. Myself and 5 of my college friends went to the time trials, practice days, carburetor day and the race, Sunday May 25th. The first time the race was completly rained out. We went back home excited to come back the nex…
 
In 1986, I went to my first Indianapolis 500 race. I will never forget May of 1986. Myself and 5 of my college friends went to the time trials, practice days, carberatur day and the race, Sunday May 25th. The first time the race was completly rained out. We went back home excited to come back the next day Monday May 26th. But that also was a rain o…
 
Formula Regional Americas Driver Jordan Missig, club member, radical champion, karting champion...well the list goes on and on. Jordon started at the club when he was just 17 years old. The Autobahn County Club gave him endless seat time as he quickly excelled in karts then cars. The club offers so much in driving opportunities and he takes advanta…
 
The podcast conducted its first in home interview as we traveled to Chris Kemp’s farm down in central Illinois. Chris is a member and avid racer spending as much time on 2 wheels as 4. He started out as a super moto KTM racer before moving to radicals. He also was the reason the Graybeal family joined the Autobahn Country Club as one day while he w…
 
Karts karts karts. I am a big fan of kart racing. At the Autobahn Country Club our largest kart-racing group is the Ignite Spec Racing Series. In a few words "It's a total blast". Starting only a few years ago the Margay Ignite Spec racing series has grown exponentially. Drivers of all ages get behind the wheel of a reliable, fun, exciting, fast, a…
 
Summer is moving right along and so is the Podcast. Today the Podcast goes back to November when we sat down with Brad Beall for an in-depth interview about growing up in Las Vegas in the late 60's and early 70's, shifting gears we talk about Air Force survival school, B-52’s and his time as a tail gunner. We up shift and Brad tells about the very …
 
Having thoughts about getting a race license; Wonder what the class is like? Spend the day with John Graybeal as he walks us through the 2 day class. Producer Mark MacFarlane hosts this episode all about the Autobahn Country Club Competition School from the prospective of the student. The Autobahn Country Club instructors host Competition Race Lice…
 
This week producer Mark McFarlane joins host John Graybeal behind the microphone again, well via skype, to welcome long time Autobahn Country Club member Mike Anzaldi to the show. The podcast is fortunate to be able to host members like Mike as we learn how he first borrowed his parent’s car at 14 only to get caught on the 3rd lap around the block.…
 
ABCC Racing with Mike Gritter. Join me, John Graybeal and co-host producer Mark Mcfarlane as we interview Mike Gritter, Autobahn Country Club Track Operations Manager and Race Director. We get a chance to hear about some changes to the racing programing, and a few cool stories along the way. If you are racing or interested in racing check out the l…
 
Special Report!Here we go!!! Autobahn Gets the Green Light! Autobahn leadership joins us on the phone for a in-depth interview about getting up and rolling. I want to really thank the Autobahn for getting our club open! We cover everything a member needs to know from getting through the gate, to getting on the track, and getting a bite to eat along…
 
We are getting closer to opening day! As we wait and dream about race cars we thought it was a perfect time to talk about getting a new car. Autobahn Chief Instructor Tony Kester is a long time race car driver and instructor. We welcome him to the show as he walks us through the ins and outs of finding, inspecting, and learning your new race car. W…
 
Hello welcome to our 4th show of the season. We are all ready to get outside and go racing!!!! Until then sim racing is where it is at; Get together, have fun, talk cars, and race some of the best tracks in the world....all from your own home. The Autobahn Country Club holds thier 3rd E-Series iRaicng event tonight Wednesday April 23, 2020. That is…
 
I met with Brandon Collins in late Decenber of 2019 to condut this interview. Brandon won his 2nd Autobahn Spec Miatia Championship in 2019 at the age of 22. An avid kart racer he has only been racing cars a few years. This past year was capped off with a Nomination for the 2019 Mazda Road to 24 Shootout. Brandon is an amazing race car driver with …
 
Hello Listeners! Thanks for being here. Two friends of the podcast join us today, Kyle Nadeau and Jordan Missig. We talk about sim racing, what it is, how to get started, and how to join in the fun with Autobahn Country Club's first every E-Racing Series. We discuss how the series will work and end the show with some advanced information about buil…
 
Mark Basso, Founder of the Autobahn Country Club, as tradition, kicks off this years season. As the podcast enters its 3rd season we could not be more excited. With 5 shows already recorded and additional interviews lined up we are ready to give our listners even more this year. Normally our show comes out every 2 weeks on Wednesdays starting the f…
 
Well, here we are at the end of the season and the final show for 2019. Thanks for being a listener. We have over 16,000 downloads, wow. This episode we get a chance to hear Producer Mark Mcfarlane in front of the mic. He joins us for a recap of this great year at the Autobahn Country Club. We leave the listeners wanting more for season 3 in 2020. …
 
“We went from rain tires to how to make butter.” Kyle Nadeau Guess what? Kyle Nadeau is back on, and we, this time, stay on task! Welcome to October and here comes Octoberfast at the Autobahn Country Club Podcast!There is a full month still to go here at the track and this month is packed with events. Kyle updates us first on racing in the rain, ka…
 
After a fantastic weekend at the club we welcome David Stephens, Manager of Fall-Line Motorsports to the show. Friday night at the end of a full track Friday we enjoyed a great garage crawl. Over 100 people started the evening at one of the new garages beginning with appetizers and then moved on and visited two more garages for dinner and deserts. …
 
"What started it all...I grew up 2 houses from Dale Coyne," Brian Kubinski Founding member Brian Kubinski grew up 2 houses away from the Indy Racing Legend Dale Coyne. This show we get to hear how Brian started an amazing racing career. Brain tells the story of how he went from cleaning Indy car parts, mowing Dale's yard, to being a winning driver …
 
I do interviews all year long. I also try to mix up the interviews. They never really go in order. Some I do early in the year and it takes a while to get the perfect time. This episode is one that I did way back in the spring. Getting everyone coordinated and set up is sometimes challenging. While all my guest are very accommodating sometimes it i…
 
Special Event Update....well we started off that way and quickly became distracted with stories. We talk about marriage, walking on hot coals, socks, Chuck Taylor, and Top Gun. Yes, we talk about all the events coming up. Kyle and I recap some past events and fill the listeners in on the very busy next few weeks. As you can tell we had a blast talk…
 
Britt Casey Jr. grew up at the Autobahn Country Club. He started racing motorcycles and quickly switched to four wheels. When I say he grew up at the track he really did. He started in karts and then making his presence known racing Miata’s at a very young age. He was discovered at the track and still spends a lot of time at the club. We have a gre…
 
"My first car was a 1976 VW Rabbit, 4 speed with no soundproofing...It is my favorite car of all." Ron Dabisch. When you make a statement like that would need to hear the entire story. So turn in this week and hear the rest of the story. Ron Dabisch is a constant presence at the Autobahn Country Club. I had a conversation with Ron about growing up …
 
"I started reading Bon Appetit magazine when I was 10 years old." Peggy Gerdes Hungry? I sure am after listening to our Chef! The Podcast finally hooked up with Chef Peggy. Peggy McNamara Gerdes is Executive Chef for the Autobahn Country Club. This is one interview that took a while to arrange. Chef Peggy is busy and we are so thankful she took the…
 
Thanks for tuning in this week as we continue our safety series with Deepak Patel, a Medical Doctor, concussion and sports medicine expert. The podcast would like to thank our producer, Mark McFarlane's wife Andi for arranging the interview. We dispel outdated information about concussions, talk about baseline testing, and detail what exactly takes…
 
Hello podcast listeners. Today we talk to Hong Zheng the educational director for the Snell Foundation. The Autobahn requires all helmets to carry a Snell Rating. The podcast wanted to find out what Snell was and why this rating is required. The podcast found a long and rich history of safety study and dedication to drivers. The Snell rating comes …
 
"I love motorsports of any kind." Alan Bertagnoli Alan Bertagnoli joined the Autobahn staff in April of 2019 as the General Manager Kart Circuit. Alan joins the podcast as we get to know his background and all about his passion for karting. The karting program at the Autobahn is expanding Alan is bringing his expertise and energy to the members. Al…
 
The club is adding an additional Chase Race for the novice drivers. The Podcast welcomes Mike Gritter, Autobahn Country Club Track Operations Manager and Race Director back to the show to fill us all in. Ever think about Miata Racing? The Podcast wanted to know everything about Miata Racing and Mike details all you need to know. From where to take …
 
The 2019 Members Meeting took place April 12, 2019. If you missed the chance to hear all about the club for 2019 the Podcast has you covered. Don’t miss anything with a FREE subscription to the Autobahn Country Club Podcast. Click the link below and arrive at our iTunes homepage. Mark Basso, President, welcomes everyone to the 2019 Autobahn Country…
 
"The original vision was to make this a club for car guys and car girls and families." Mark Basso The Autobahn Podcast is your twice monthly on demand radio show bringing you the people and events surrounding the Autobahn Country Club.Member John Graybeal is back for the second season and has a jammed packed show to kick off the New Year. Mark Bass…
 
17 Build Autobahn-Interview with Mark Stadalsky Building Committee Chair We have a special podcast this week with Mark Stadalsky, he is the Autobhan Country Club Building Committee Chair. I sat down with him at his office and we break down Build Autobahn. If you want to know what is going on Mark details it all for us. On Saturday night, the 20th o…
 
"I have always been a car person," Leigh Martino Listen the Autobahn Country Club's very our on demand radio interview show! Autobahn Country Club Member Leigh Martino spent some time on the podcast for a great interview about cars, racing and the Bill Jacobs Shift Program. Leigh grew up in West Chicago playing tennis and spending time with cars. I…
 
Listen the Autobahn Country Club's very our on demand radio interview show! Autobahn Country Club Member Michael Benet, joins the podcast and tells us about his amazing background. The detailed interview covers cars, racing, business, and more. Michael has been a long time member of the club and a long time business owner from Peoria, IL. Self desc…
 
Show Notes: Autobahn Country Club Podcast Episode 14 Want to learn more about the Autobahn Country Club events and people? That is easy, just listen to the Autobahn Country Club Podcast on demand radio interview show and event updates. The show is released every other Wednesday with the Talk Around the Track email. Check it out with the link below …
 
Rick Roberts is a new member of the club. He spent years thinking about joining but it was not untill he and his wife were able to grow their business before joining became an option. Rick's shipping business, Condor Express, not only allowed him to get envoled in the club but also become the karting league sponser. Join us on the podcast as we wel…
 
We are so lucky at the Autobahn Country Club to have 4 race shops that help create and maintain every aspect of racing. Havoc Motorsport is one of the 4 race shops and Owner Jody lift joins us for our 11th episode. Established in 1974, Havoc Motorsport has provided high performance street car, race car, and rally auto parts, service, and maintenanc…
 
Kyle Nadeo, Track Operations /Assistant Manager, and I cover a wide range of topics and get a little side tracked talking about cars and vacation. He tries to keep me focused on the upcoming events and I keep distracting him. Every time we go through the Registration Building we get to visit with the registration team. Tony Limbach is the Registrat…
 
Mike Gritter has been part of the Autobahn almost from the first day. He oversees 4 departments at the club and can be seen almost everyday working for the members. Mike grew up around the area and takes us from his early memories of hearing about a country club race track called the Autobahn to how he got invloved early on. The interview covers se…
 
Join is for this podcast for a great interview with Tony Kester, Autobahn Country Club Chief Instructor – and head of the Driver Development Programs at the club. Tony takes us from his beginning fixing up old cars with his brothers through his racing career. He also talks about his passion for the Teen Defense Driving Program. In this amazing inte…
 
Show notes: Autobahn Country Club Podcast Episode 7 This wee we have two interviews. The unsung heroes at the track are the first responders. Tom Sener is the Safety Coordinator and has a pretty interesting story how the over all safety program was started. Tom is a retired firefighter and paramedic who started working at the club as soon as it ope…
 
Show Notes Autobahn Podcast Number 006 Tom Bagley racing instructor at the Club Welcome to our 6th show. Tom Bagley was the first full time employee of the Autobahn Country Club. In this interview Tom walks us thought a fantastic racing career that did not get started until he was 27 years old. Tom has an amazing career and we get to hear all about…
 
Welcome to the PodCast. This week is all about Rally Cross. Jody Lift from Havoc Motorsports starts the show off. Jody has built several rally cars for members at the club. He tells us all about what Havoc provides and how you can get a car build. Kyle Nadeau joins in the fun as we detail all about the rally cross events. Brian Helmintoler, is a cl…
 
Welcome to the Autobahn Country Club Podcast this week we interview Kevin Rodgers the General Manager of the club. Kevin is celebrating his 10th year at the Autobahn. We talk about his background and journey from CPA to GM. In addition, we hear a great deal about how the club runs as Kevin takes us behind the scenes. Kevin is always available at th…
 
Welcome to our second podcast. The plan is for 2 podcasts a month released on Wednesdays. That might change as we put together more interviews and as the season moves along. 2006 was a turning point for Francesco D’Avola he is the owner of Team Stradalelocated by the front entrance of the Autobahn Country Club. In 2006, Francesco went from one drea…
 
Thank for joining us, welcome to the Autobahn Podcast brand new for 2018. This is show number 1. I’m John Graybeal and I’ll be your host as we get to know the people and events that make up the Autobahn. The Autobahn County Club is a racing club located in Joliet IL. About 45 minutes south of Chicago. The plan is to release the show on Wednesdays a…
 
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