If you have never attended a track event, this would be the perfect time to see what the excitement is all about! It’s a safe, controlled environment that allows you to experience the performance aspects of your Audi. Don’t have an Audi, but still want to come out? No problem! This event is open to all makes and drivers who want to learn more about the car they drive.
An EXTRA! We're very pleased to announce that Dion von Moltke will join us for this weekend at Buttonwillow. For those of you that are race fans, you know that Dion is one of Audi’s top R-8 drivers, and his team won the GT class in the 2013 Grand-AM Rolex race at Daytona, making him the winner of 2 of America's 3 endurance races in a 12 month period. Dion also won his class in a Porsche GT3 at the Sebring 12 hours ALMS race in 2012. Dion has a number of other racing accomplishments, and you can read more about his racing experience at his website.
During the Saturday banquet, Dion will be offering us a captivating talk, and over the course of the weekend he'll be glad to talk to you one-on-one or sign autographs, and give out fan cards. Dion has raced for several different teams, so he can share stories about driving for Alex Job Racing, APR Motorsports, and Audi Sport, to name a few. He also has numerous other anecdotes about the life of a pro driver and if we get him in the right mood, he might even share his thoughts about Dr.Wolfgang Ulrich, the head of Audi Sport Racing Program worldwide. In addition to the talk, we'll be sure to allow for Q&A time at the end of the discussion.
On site check-in and tech inspections will start at 4PM Friday at the hotel, with a mandatory drivers’ meeting at 8PM. There will also be a first-timers’ meeting at 7PM which is a great opportunity to hear more about the event days ahead, ask questions, and get comfortable with the event schedule.
An event packet with more information, a tech inspection form, medical release etc will go out to registrants about two weeks before the event.
Cost is $450.00 for students; $175.00 for instructors, and includes the track time, lunches at the track, and the banquet dinner Saturday night, event shirt and other miscellaneous swag. Helmets will be available to rent for those who need one, but if you’re a first-timer, the helmet rental is on us! ACNA membership is required.
Celebrity Ridealongs (An additional offer to advanced drivers and Instructors)
In addition to the usual events and activities for the HPDE, there is an opportunity to have a celebrity professional race driver ride along with you, in your car, during a regular track session. This program is above and beyond the HPDE itself, and is sold separately from the HPDE, although you cannot sign up for this program if you have not registered for the HPDE.