Mark your calendars now for the following:
Spring Rally: May 21 - 22
Fall Rally: October 1
Details TBA. Stay tuned ...
JOLIET, Ill. – Glorious fall weather suited a new venue for the fall MAMA rally this year, as journalists and manufacturer reps descended on Joliet's Autobahn Country Club on October 2nd for hot laps in cool cars.
Unlike previous fall rallies, this one had track time, as more than 60 journalists got to put cars through their paces at speeds up to 70 mph in lead-follow sessions on the north track at Autobahn. The lead-follow format gave drivers a good feel for handling without the pressure of driving at high speeds.
OAKBROOK TERRACE – Growth Energy, which represents the interests of ethanol producers, stopped by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association to present their story to assembled media members at the MAMA August luncheon.
Mike O'Brien, vice president of market development at Growth Energy, who's charged with getting gas stations to supply ethanol blends to consumers; and Dr. Andy Randolph, the engine technical director of Earnhardt Childress Racing, the joint engine program of Dale Earnhardt, Inc. and Richard Childress Racing, spoke on the benefits of ethanol-blended fuel.