Media Information: Wednesday 20 December 2017
Radical Sportscars appoints Team Stradale as an Authorized Engine
Service Center for Radical’s four-cylinder Hayabusa based engines.
Team Stradale has become only the second authorized 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,
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.
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
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.
Radical is one of the most prolific sportscar manufacturers in the world, with
2,000 market-leading race, track-day and road-going cars produced in the past
two decades from its Peterborough base. With Radical cars racing on five
continents and official single-make championships running on four continents,
the global Radical community continues to grow.
In addition to the SR1 the Radical stable includes the SR3, the world’s best-
selling racecar with over 1,100 in market, the record-breaking 405bhp SR8, plus
the 3.5ltr 650bhp RXC Spyder and RXC Coupe with race and road variants.
For more information about the Radical SR1 Shootout, the Radical SR1 Cup
car and championship, or the complete Radical range visit