Founder, President & Team Principal

Al Uscinski

Al is a factory-trained Audi mechanic and UTI graduate. After his reputation for obsession with perfection in the dealership world grew, customers started requesting Al personally.

With customers soon wanting track-day specific maintenance and prep, Al knew his time at the dealership was up. 

In 2002, he founded Chicago Performance and Tuning Co., with the goal to provide those services at a world class level to his loyal customers, many still with us today.

Success in Porsche club racing, becoming the technical partner and a dealer for KTM Sportcar, and now a greater focus in professional level motorsport are just a few of the core achievements since then.

The rest is history, with plenty still to be written in 2024, and beyond.

Our Team

Arkadiusz ‘Arek’ Panek

Over 20 years with Chicago Performance.

Hard-working and extremely dedicated.

Reliable, sharp, the backbone of the team.

Christopher Lester

10+ years in professional motorsport.

Dynamic problem solver, always finds a solution.

Tackles every problem head-on.

Gordon Hedburg

Dedicated to honing his craft.

Motorsport fanatic, with extreme drive to learn.

Quick thinker & very adaptable.

Dr. David Redszus

Doctorate of engineering.

Master of his craft, with decades of experience.

Cutting edge of engineering.

Joseph Lovelady

Endurance racing expert.

Honed in WEC & IMSA by major manufacturers & teams.

Nicest guy in the paddock.

Felix Häusler

Official CPT garage DJ.
(No requests.)

Racer through & through.

KTM & LMP3 endurance expertise.

Harry Gould

Young, driven, proven.

Motorsport focus and passion from day one.

Experience in building some of the best GT cars with big teams.

Adrian Perez

Quickly becoming experienced in all forms of professional motorsport.

Takes every chance to be trackside. 

World Finals honed.

Isaiah Ramirez

Experience in both supercars and racecars.

Always looking forward to the next challenge.

Best attitude in the paddock.

Rudolfs ‘Rudy’ Eglitis

KTM & Reiter Engineering mainstay.

Endurance racing focus and background.

Does not have a red nose, or know Santa personally.

Professional Drivers & Coaches

Mads Siljehaug

In professional motorsports for over 10 years, Mads saw initial success in karting, quickly swapping to cars in 2012, then further success in junior Formulas leading him to make the final jump into Sportscars in 2016. 

Mads is now a factory driver with KTM Sportcar GmbH, supporting both active racing programs and development work on current and future models.

Mads has been working with CPT for several years, with expertise in driver development coaching, car setup, and co-driving.

Mads has competed in over 100 professional races, with 25 wins, 44 podiums, 17 fastest race laps, and 10 pole positions. His major achievements are being the 2019 champion in the ADAC GT4 Germany, and most recently, the runner-up in the 2023 Michelin Le Mans Cup LMP3 Class Championship!