About Us

We are racing consultants. Our experienced drivers, coaches, engineers and technicians will help you start racing or perfect your racing technique. We house an in-house data center that can tell you when your optimum time to race is based on weather, driving skill, track conditions and more. We want to maximize your track time so you enjoy the experience. We specialize in Radical race car sales and service, Formula Lite sales and service, driving schools and private instruction, premium vehicle storage, arrive and drive valet service, racecar builds and preparation, karting sales and service and new and pre-owned race car sales and service.  


Radical Race cars. Formula Lites. Karting. Driving school. Race consultants. Full service, state-of-the-art race shop. That's what we do.


Team Stradale was founded by Francesco D'Avola. His successful racing history and educator background has given Francesco the skill to build a world-class operation located at the Autobahn Country Club facility located in Joliet, IL. He has assembled a race team to service all office clients needs. Here is Francesco's full bio. Check it out:


• 1985 Began karting career at age 8

• 1986 -1988 Jr. Karting Champion US 820

• 1990 Midwestern Champion

• 1990 – 1997 Midwestern Region Champion and regular podium finisher

• 1997 RVKC Road Racing Champion

• 1997 – 1999 Voted Top 5 Drivers Superkarts Pro Series (TonyKart)

• 1997 Skip Barber School and series competitor

• 1999 – Present FIA International Racing License Holder

• 1999 – 2001 Factory Driver and U.S. Program Director Formula Arcobaleno

• 1999 – 2001 Competed in European Cup (Holand, Italy, France and Belgium)

• 2000 US Distributor Formula Arcobaleno

• --- Chassis development and manufacturing lead

• 2001 – Present Private Driving Coach

• 2001 – 2006 Special Education Teacher at Fremd High School

• 2007 – Present Owner and Head Instructor for Team Stradale at Autobahn

• 2009 – 2011 Professional Driving Coach (Star Mazda Formula Atlantic)

• 2009 – 2010 Private Coach and Track Specialist for Caio Lara (JDC) and

Simona DiSilvestro (Stargate Worlds)

• 2010 Wrote educational curriculum for driving programs at Autobahn’s High

Performance Driving School

• 2010 Competed in HSR Cayman Interseries

• 2010 – Present Owner Speedwerks Inc.

• 2010 Creator Google Earth Application “Geo Racetracking”

• 2010 – Present Creator and user of “Track Sherpa”, Mapping application tool

• 2010 – Present Autobahn Country Club series competitor in Spec Miata, GT

and Radical classes

• 2011 – Present Competitor and class winner in Autobahn ALM Endurance


• 2013 – Present Midwestern distributor of Radical Sportscars

• 2014 – 2015 Radical cars top dealer club

• 2015 – In late 2015 Team Stradale became the first Formula Lite Distributor


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