Radical Sportscars appoints Team Stradale as an Authorised Engine Service Center for Radical’s four-cylinder Hayabusa based engines.
Team Stradale has become only the second authorised engine builder to exist worldwide outside of the Radical factory in Peterborough, England.
Based at Autobahn Country Club near Chicago, Illinois, Team Stradale operates one of the largest Radical dealerships in the world, maintaining over 50 customer cars on-site as well as servicing customers throughout the Midwest region. Team Stradale is also one of Radical’s highest volume dealers, claiming top sales honors for North America in 2016.
With its proximity to America’s East Coast, Team Stradale compliments the recently endorsed engine builder on the West Coast, Powertec America based at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club based near Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dealer Principal Francesco D’Avola and chief engine builder Giovanni D’Avola received their official certification last weekend at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis where Radical was displaying its range of Radical Performance Engines and powertrain solutions including the new 2.3L RPE Ecoboost 4-cylinder and formidable 650hp 3.5L RPE Ford EcoBoost V6.
Giovanni and Francesco received extensive training at the Radical Factory under the guidance of Radical Engine Production Manager Lee Deane, who was on hand to present the certificate. Francesco is adding Radical engine expertise to an already impressive competitive racing career, while Giovanni enhances his impressive skill set that includes 40 years of being a master builder focused on Ferrari engines.
Four more Team Stradale mechanics and engine builders are also due to complete factory training in the first quarter of 2018.
This is the second significant story to come out of the PRI Show after it was announced that Radical will partner with Pirelli World Challenge in 2018, with all six rounds of Radical’s North American championship supporting PWC events.
More about Team Stradale
Team Stradale is not only the most active Radical dealer in North America but, also boasts the SCCA and NASA accredited Radical racing academy. Its school is the only one-on-one program you’ll find that challenges drivers of all backgrounds. VIP members of Team Stradale enjoy the benefits of a full service racing solution to meet their needs. The Team Stradale racing team competes in the national Radical Cup and hosts several home Radical only invitational events.
More about Autobahn Country Club
Autobahn Country Club is America’s Premier Motorsports Club where it’s 430+ members enjoy unlimited access to 3 challenging track configurations 7 months a year. Members enjoy daily open lapping sessions and may also participate in several wheel-to-wheel competitions, including the very popular Radical Series. In addition to onsite mechanical support offered through Team Stradale, Autobahn members may rent single-bay garages, purchase a garage condo, or build their own 'Garage-Mahal'. Visit autobahncc.com for more information on becoming a part of this exciting motorsports community.