WRAPUP: Fantastic weather brought out over 2 dozen MNIS (plus a couple of really cool Minis). There were several new people out for their first event, and people from as far away as Madison, Wi and as far east as almost Indiana. We split up into a couple groups to enjoy fifty miles of empty back roads and entertaining curves. The faster group inadvertently split up into a couple smaller groups that “decided” to do some extra credit mileage.
We eventually all made it back to Blake’s place for burgers, dogs, chips, drinks and sweets as well as a chance to hang out and socialize.
Huge thanks to Dustin, Blake and all who helped plan, organize and test-run this event!!!
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Photos by Steve | Francis | Michael | Tom |
I have recently received a couple of invites for our club to participate in some track days:
Come check out lots of very cool British cars at the British Car festival on Sunday September 9th in Palos Hills.
I know at least one CMMC member will be out there displaying his newly restored (and very tasty) 65 Mini.
Check out all the details Here and Here
Don’t forget if you are looking for something fun to do on Saturday September 8th, head on north of the border to the Milwaukee MINIs Brew City MINI Tour!!
WRAPUP: The Chicago MINI Motoring Club took a 6th place against some tough competition. The 300 lap full track format, warm weather, and manditory driver changes and fuel strategy made for a marathon event.
Highlights/Lowlights included 3rd overall top lap time by Adam, and a not so nice pass attempt by another team that sent Marco into the wall hard enough to damage his cart and knock the wind out of him.
Overall, it was a great evening of racing and a very fun time. We also had the best looking cars lined up out in the parking lot (possibly with the exception of the Shelby Cobra and Daytona replicas).
Also an extra special thanks to Blake, Anthony, Rob and Michelle coming out and cheering everyone on!!!
Here are the Qualifying times for the Chicago MINI Motoring Club team
Here are the Race Lap times for the Chicago MINI Motoring Club team