This coming weekend, April 28-29, the Championship Cup Series (CCS) opens its 2018 race season at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois. The track is located 55 minutes southwest of Chicago, 10 minutes off of I80. Racers will take to the 1.46 mile, nine turn, “North course” configuration of Autobahn as they compete in a wide variety of classes.
Gates open Friday at 5 p.m. and CCS registration/tech will be open Friday from 5-7 p.m. in preparation for Saturday’s racer practice, and licensing clinic by Learning Curves Race School. The gate will be operated 24 hours, but admission wristbands must be purchased before midnight on Friday, or 10 p.m. on Saturday. Sales will resume at 6 a.m. on Sunday.
Sunday, the action heats up with a full slate of races scheduled all day. CCS racers look to take advantage of the favorable weather forecast and capitalize on the double-points event in the opening round. Starting on Friday, tickets for a weekend pass are only $35, reduced to $25 on Saturday, and just $15 on Sunday.
The American Sportbike Racing Association (ASRA) is the parent organization to the Championship Cup Series (CCS), the largest amateur motorcycle road racing organization in the United States issuing over 2800 licenses per year. ASRA promotes eight AMA sanctioned Sprint Series and seven AMA sanctioned Team Challenge road racing events for 2018. The CCS Series sanctions 40 events at popular tracks around the United States, including Daytona International Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Homestead Miami Speedway, Road America, New Jersey Motorsports Park and Virginia International Raceway among other fine venues. In 2018 ASRA and CCS will provide riders with access to millions of dollars of sponsorship awards through participation in its sanctioned events.