This weekend was the perfect weather for some Rally X. Can't beat 60 degrees in February! The mud was flying!
Second Winter RallyX was held today at Autobahn Country Club. Check out some of the cars that made it out today!
Congratulations to the winners in the Pro Mazda Class of the seventh Wings n Things race this season at the Autobahn.
Bill Howard 2nd, Kevin Davis 1st, Chris Surdenik 3rd.
Congratulations to the winners of the Pro Mazda Wings n Things Race this past Saturday, May 10th.
Collin O'Brien 2nd, Kevin Davis 1st, Chris Surdenik 3rd
Check out this article in the upcoming edition of Sports Car magazine featuring Brian Lift!
The SCCA Northern Conference U.S. Majors Tour wrapped up their first weekend under unexpectedly sunny skies at Blackhawk Farms Raceway, as 25 drivers took wins on Sunday in championship action.
Brian brought home not only one, but two of those checkered flags this weekend in Formula Mazda!
Congratulations to Brian Lift!
Congratulations to the winners of Autobahn's first Wings & Things race of the season. Today's race was ten laps on the full track, which just under half of them were under yellow. Kevin Davis led the race in his Pro Mazda, with Collin O'Brien close behind and Chris Surdenick in third with the Pro Mazdas. Neil Gehani, Niko Karavites, and John Martino were the podium finishers in the Radical group.
Tom Bootz brought home a bronze medal on Sunday in the 50th SCCA National Championship Runoffs® at Road America. Bootz got the good fortune to start from pole in the No. 36 Hoosier/Havoc Motorsports/Bootz Industries Stohr WF1. Shortly after the green flag dropped, Bootz darted into the lead in turn one and led the first lap. But, on the second lap, Bootz hit the turn six rumble strips damaging some bodywork that hit the kill switch on his machine. He coasted to a stop off driver's left at turn nine.
By then, Bootz had dropped from first to sixth before he got his No. 36 machine restarted. Bootz put down some consistently fast laps, including the Hawk Performance Hot Lap of 2:04.697 (115.480 mph), to be back in contention for the final podium spot by lap five. Unfortunately, he was too far behind Farrell and Locke to contend for a higher finish.
Bootz got the GoPro Hero Move of the Race for getting his machine restarted to finish third. Bootz won the DSR National title in 2011. This now gives him four career podium finishes.
Brian Lift, 2013 Senna Series Champion, Wins Silver at the 50th SCCA RUNOFFS at Road America
Autobahn Member Brian Lift, of Havoc Motorsport, brought home a silver medal in the Formula Mazda Class on Saturday in the 50th SCCA National Championship Runoffs® at Road America, the Olympics of Road Racing. Brian started sixth out of sixteen after their group had only completed one dry session of qualifying since practice began earlier in the week. Brian got a great start roaring into third place when the race was black flagged due to two Formula Mazda’s crashing on the start and before the rest of the field could complete the first lap. After a ten minute delay the race was restarted lap with Brian again in sixth position, on this restart he battled to second place and staged a spirited battle for second, swapping the lead numerous times before Brian in the No. 29 Havoc Motorsport/Hoosier/Autobahn Formula Mazda, pulled away in the closing minutes. “I battled lap after lap after lap, before I finally got a gap,” Lift said. “We both kind of made some mistakes there, but overall, it was a good race.” This was Brian’s inaugural invitation to the prestigious SCCA Runoffs, and has already clinched the 2013 Senna Series Championship with one race remaining.
You can view the replay of Saturdays’ races at http://www.speedcasttv.com/#/races/363.
Rob Warkocki earned his second Sports Car Club of America GT-3 class National Championship Friday at the 50th SCCA National Championship Runoffs® at Road America.
Driving the No. 78 TRO Manufacturing/Mazdaspeed Mazda RX-7, Warkocki started third but moved to the point on the first lap of the 12-lap, 48-mile race.
Warkocki won his first Championship in 2010, but admitted he was better prepared to enjoy the second one. “This time, I understand a little bit more about what happens,” Warkocki said. “I focused almost 25 years on winning the first one, and I never realized what happens after you win. I sat in this [interview] room almost three years ago, and I didn’t even know about this. I didn’t know what to expect. And I thought, if I ever win again, if I’m ever blessed enough to do that, I’m really going to enjoy this. I’ve experienced it now, and I can take a step back and really, really enjoy it. So this time is probably even sweeter than the first time, because I understand. Before, it was such a faraway dream and I didn’t ever think I could do this. Now that I’ve done it twice, it’s amazing.”
Havoc Motorsport would like to congratulate the winners of the first
Wings and Things Autobahn Members Race of 2013 that took place on April 14, 2013,
Brian Lift, Joel Weinberger, and Neil Gehani!
4 Drivers, 4 Cars, 4 National Wins
This past weekend, May 14-15th, 2011, all of Havoc Motorsport’s drivers brought home four wins at Blackhawk Farms 1.95 mile, 7 turn racetrack’s double national, located in South Beloit, IL. Two of the drivers, Matt Miller and Zac Silver, are Autobahn Country Club members along with Jody Lift, team owner of Havoc Motorsport, based at Autobahn Country Club. Matt Miller, 2009 National Champion in the Harry Miller Appliances/Electrolux/Hoosier Formula Atlantic, Dudley Fleck in the Coors Light Silver Bullet in the CSR class, Mark Greb, in the Plaza Auto Auction Formula Mazda and 15 year old, Zac Silver in the Midwest Capital Formula Mazda class.
Miller and Silver finished first on Saturday despite the rain, while Fleck and Greb finished first on Sunday afternoon in their respective classes. Silver’s win makes him the youngest winner of an SCCA National event race.
Havoc entered two cars into the BF Goodrich SCCA Super Tour and won 1st place in three races and set two lap records!
This past weekend, April 2-3rd, 2011, Havoc Motorsport's drivers Ken DeNault and Tom Bootz, participated in the BF Goodrich SCCA Super Tour at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit in Oklahoma. Ken DeNault finished in 1st place on Saturday in the HC & L Railroad Formula Mazda and in 2nd place on Sunday's Super Tour. Tom Bootz won 1st place in the Bootz Industries STOHR DSR on both Saturday and Sunday. Bootz also set two new track records for the DSR class, with a lap record of 1:12.662. Congratulations!!
As of February 2011, Havoc Motorsport will be moving into our new facilities located inside Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL. These facilities will add to the services and resources available to Havoc Motorsport's customers. We look forward to seeing everyone at our new location!
Dudley Fleck brought home a silver medal in the SCCA National Championship Runoffs® at Road America. Driving the No. 74 Coors Light/Havoc Elan DP02/Mazda, Fleck drove an impressive race. He started 11th, after a crash during Monday’s qualifying prevented him from posting a good qualifying time, and was in the top four by lap two. One lap later, he was third, which is where he finished. Fleck was the Sunoco Hard Charger for advancing nine positions throughout the race.
“We knew we had a fast car,” Fleck said of his race start. “I guess we stayed out of trouble and used what openings we had. This is last year’s National Championship car. So, obviously it’s a good piece. I just wanted stay out of trouble, yet be somewhat aggressive on the start. There were some guys who were not quite as fast as the top five. I needed to plan out well ahead where I was going to pass those guys. They gave me room and we got up to the top five fairly quickly."