A few weeks ago several of us got together and formed a team to participate at the Chicago Indoor Racing Team Endurance race on 2/27. If there are other club members interested in taking part in the race I'd urge you to get your team together (feel free to use the comments section here) and register as soon as you can.
For more info on Team Endurance Races check out the CIR here.
WRAPUP: We had about a half dozen members show up for the snowball fight. The worlds record was set at around 3000 people. There were several MINI convertibles on display from MINIUSA and local dealers. A fun time was had by all. Big thanks to Chris at MINIUSA for providing VIP parking for club members!!
Here is some information passed on to us from MINIUSA.:
MINI USA is co-sponsoring an event in Wauconda, Illinois this Saturday January 29th at 10 am.
A civic group is registered and attempting to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest snow ball fight.
MINI Banners and flags, and some cars will be everywhere all around. Chicago media will be in attendance.
Following that is a day long winter carnival on the lake. We will be participating.
Anyone looking for a Motoring Destination should come out. The snow ball throw will be at the park located across from the High School 510 North Main Street, Wauconda, Illinois.
Tell traffic security your with the MINI sponsors and bring your MINI front and Center to where the media are, providing there is enough room left.
The afternoon we will be located at Lindy's Landing on the Lake 300 block of Main st Wauconda, Illinois. MINIUSA will have a few dealers offering convertible ALWAYS OPEN top down test drives. Who knows, maybe we will sneak out on the lake for a little driving fun.
These activities are located just North of Illinois Rt 176 on Old Rand Road, also called Main Street with in the village.
The registration form and more info can also be found Here.
Fresh off last Sunday's Go Kart Racing high, a few people expressed interest in participating in more Go Kart racing.
Chicago Indoor Racing hosts both Sprint leagues and Team Endurance Races.
It looks like it is too late for the winter sprint series, but there are a couple of dates open for Endurance racing (2-6 people, 200 laps, $300)
These are not official MINI club events, but if people are interested, feel free to post here
UPDATE 01/12/2005: We have filled up all our remaining spots!!
UPDATE 01/11/2005: Only 2 spots remaining as of 10:00pm
NOTE: For anyone sending in applications for Go-Karting after 01/09/2005, please post here as well so we are sure to count you in!!
There are still spots open for Go-Karting on January 16th!!
Several people have expressed interest, but remember that you are not officially counted until your check gets to one of the Club Officers.
Satisfy your wintertime need for speed by cutting some quick laps around Chicago Indoor Racing's larger track, or just come on out to watch the fun.
Here is the link to the previous post with more details