DriveAutoX has enjoyed a highly successful first year as an autocross event series. Sponsored by Optima Batteries and run by FM3 Marketing, DriveAutoX just completed its third event. Held at Gateway Motorsports Park, in Madison, IL, enthusiasts came from every corner of the midwest to participate in the event where the fun meter is pegged and everyone enjoys seemingly unlimited runs. Optima Batteries DriveAutoX attracts a wide range of cars including BMWs, classic pro-touring cars, Miatas, Corvettes and plenty of late model muscle cars such as Camaros, Mustangs and Corvettes. The event culminates in a shootout finale that has two cars facing off against each other with an “arm drop” start. Racers then complete half of the course, pass each other at the midpoint and then complete the other half of the course. They then return to the start/finish line and pass each other one last time at full speed. The shootout is exciting to watch and a thrill for competitors.
As with the prior two events, RideTech sponsored a feast for all participants and guests at the hotel parking lot on Saturday night. We served excellent barbecue and then everyone hung around for a while and swapped stories. The next and last event of the season takes place at Mineral Wells, TX October 13-14 at the Mineral Wells Airport. It’s best to register as early as possible: Click HERE to Register
Optima Batteries– Title Sponsor