Heidts Performance Car Challenge-May 11-12, 2013, Wauconda, IL

This event will provide a dynamic proving ground to test the handling and road manners of some of America’s best-built muscle cars. This celebration of horsepower will kick off on Friday afternoon at Heidts Headquarters in Wauconda, Illinois.

May 10

Participants will be treated to a Heidts Performance Group facility tour and a barbecue. There will event registration staff on hand to get all of the required documents signed prior to race day. After event registration, the Road Rally begins. Participants will take a scenic drive from Heidts to the Holiday Inn in Joliet, Illinois. Bench racing and spending time with friends will conclude the schedule for Friday.

May 11

Saturday morning the racing action kicks into full swing at Autobahn Country Club.
The Heidts Road Course portion of the event takes place on the North course. This course is a 1.46-mile, 9 turn, adrenaline factory. A full day on the road course assures everyone plenty of track time.

The Autocross will allow drivers to test their skills against the clock and the challenge, cone designated course. Key to this event is a driver school that drivers can attend if they are one of the first 20 to sign up for the Heidts Performance Car Challenge. Autocross racers are opt in for this school which will be conducted by professional race drivers. There is no extra charge for this instruction which will help both beginner and novice racers get the most from this great opportunity.

Speed Stop Squared Challenge, sponsored by Wilwood is an exciting event, as drivers test the limits of acceleration, braking and driver skills all at the same time! Mirror image courses pit racers head-to-head as they accelerate in a short drag racing before heading back towards the start through the slalom course to stop in a designated “stop box.” Hit a cone and the time penalty could be severe.

The Heidts Performance Car Challenge will also include a Car Show showcasing some of the most beautiful automotive craftsmanship on the planet. Awards will be given to the winner of each class, and our team of judges will select the Best of Show along with an Editors Choice class as determine by the editorial staff of the magazine. The entry fee is only $25 and includes three parade laps around the track just to show off.

May 12

Autocross, Speed Stop Squared and racing on the Autobahn North course continue all day. No autocross school or car show today.


$175 for either Saturday or Sunday (one day only)
$350 for the weekend
$25 for the Car Show

Host Event Hotel Information

The official hotel for the Heidts Performance Car Challenge is:

Holiday Inn Joliet Banquet & Conference Center
411 South Larkin Avenue
Joliet, Illinois 60436
Phone: 815-729-2000 x 270
Fax: 815-730-0470

Event Rate is $99 room – PLEASE USE EVENT CODE – HEI

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