Our Facility

Elite Autosport offers a modern car preparation and maintenance facility in Woodstock, IL. This massive facility has three service areas, offices and a conference room. The service areas house state of the art equipment and can also handle a large number of cars.

Our Team - experienced and friendly

Beau Martin

Owner of Elite Autosport

Beau is a former race champion with the driving and technical experience that can help you gain the most from your racing activities. Experienced drivers appreciate the advantages of working with a professional of Beau’s caliber, who knows what it takes to win. Novice drivers value Beau’s ability to patiently help them understand car characteristics and how to communicate useful handling information to support staff, who can improve on-track performance.

Bill McGovern

Senior Technician

Bill is a Senior Technician who has been with Elite since 1989. He has extensive knowledge of all phases of race car component repair, rebuilding and preparation. He is a key man at Elite. His special strengths include welding/fabrication and driveline maintenance. (Not to mention his wicked sense of humor.)

Michael Dirienzo


A Spec Racer Ford owner employed by Elite on a part-time basis since 1988, Mike has a unique combination of mechanical ability, driver coach and team leadership strengths. His at track presence brings an additional degree of professionalism to the team. At Mike's day job, he was recently promoted to Fire Chief for the city of Madison. He has also driven in the RunOffs.

Tom Udee


Tom has 5 years of experience in assisting with Spec Racer preparation. He is also an SRF driver.



The youngest member of the team, Christian joined Elite in 2015. He has an associates degree from Mchenry Community College in Applied Sciences. He has become a vital member of the crew. Since joining Elite has gotten the chance to be behind the wheel of an SRF thus adding to his abilities as a member of the crew to help with any issues our drivers might have.



Joined Elite in 2017. Even though he has been with us a short time, he has been become a instrumental member of the team. Ryan came to the attention of Elite from hauling cars for Beau on various occasions. He also has on track experience with BMW and is currently reviving his BMW to return to the track.

Your Questions

If you are interested, but don't know the first thing about racing, this is a good page to start on. SCCA's Club Racing program is designed to fulfill the need of the "amateur athlete." To get started, you must attend two driver's schools. You can attend a professional driver's school, such as Skip Barber, or SCCA drivers schools. The first license you receive is a regional race license. With this license, you can participate in regional races. There are over 2,000 SCCA members who hold regional competition licenses and who usually only compete at races in their own area of the country. After six Regional events, the SCCA Club Racer is ready for National competition. With this license, you can participate in either regional or national events. To keep your license current, you must participate in a set number of races each year.
The SCCA sanctions many different classes of cars for racing. Some classes are sparsely populated, as various cars and engine types fall in and out of favor. Before making a final selection, attend a few races and judge for yourself which categories offer good competition. Many drivers prefer the "spec racing" categories to others. With a "spec series" the engines are identical and come from the factory sealed, so they can't be manipulated in any way.
Sports Racers are purpose-built race cars with sealed engines to guarantee an equal playing field. These classes showcase driver talent since all of the cars are created equal. The SCCA Spec Racer Ford (SRF) is the most popular class in the history of SCCA with engines produced by Roush Racing.
The SCCA logs the number of entrants in each class in the SCCA's 63 National club racing events. SRFs earned a 27.4 five division average. The next closest classes were Formula Continental with a 16.8 five division average and Formula Vee with a 16.2 five division average.

Why choose Elite Autosports

Elite Autosport has been in the Spec Racer business since the inception of the class in 1984, from Sport Renault Gen 1 to Ford Gen 3.

Following are more reasons to choose Elite.

  • Elite's staff is second to none!
  • Services/Cars Offered
  • Facilities - Both off-track and at the track
  • Experience - Elite drivers have won many championships!
  • Check out our Drivers' Biographies