Posted on June 16 2016
As a kid, Mark Basso loved going to the country club with his parents. He loved the atmosphere, the experience, the community. He just didn’t love golf. What he did love was road racing. He couldn’t understand why there wasn’t a place that combined the best parts of a country club with the best parts of a race track. So, he built one himself. In October 2004, Autobahn Country Club opened it’s gates with Mark Basso as it’s founder and President, making his long-time dream come true.
Autobahn is unique amongst road racing facilities, holding true to it’s “country club” name and to Basso’s original concept. It has a club house with a bar and banquet hall, as well as many other club member perks. Another unique feature, members can purchase land to build their own personal garages and condos.
The track itself was designed by famed track architect Alan Wilson (see and ). Configurable for different purposes and events, the North track is 1.5 miles long, the South track is 2.06 miles, and the full track is a 22 turn, 3.56 mile challenge - the fourth longest track in the United States.
A racing school with notable racers Tom Bagley and Tony Kester is on-site, as well as a free test fleet of Corvettes, Lexus, BMWs, AMG Mercedes, Porsches, Audis, and a Maserati Ghibli. And in addition to being the home of Team Stradale, is also home to Eurosport Racing and Havoc Racing.
Autobahn hosts events from SCCA, NASA, and Radical.
This weekend, June 17th - 19th 2016, Team Stradale hosts Autobahn Festival of Speed at the Autobahn Country Club, featuring Event 1 of the Radical Cup 1340 CAN-AM CHALLENGE, and a round of the 2016 Radical Canada Cup. This is Autobahn’s biggest event of the year, and will take advantage of the full 3.56 mile circuit. The even is open to all Radical owners and models.