Audi Club Northwest and Achtuning are proud to present the Seventh Annual Matt Ammon Memorial Driving School and Teen Clinic at Bremerton Motorsports Park on Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, in Bremerton, WA.
Who was Matt Ammon? Matt Ammon bought his new Nogaro Blue Audi S4 in May of 2001 and became very active in local chapters of Audi Club North America in Ohio, Illinois, Virginia and Missouri before coming to the Seattle area in the Summer of 2006. Tragically, he was taken from us in November 2006. In his short time with us Matt brought his enthusiasm, skill and knowledge. He quickly became integrated with the local Audi community and Audi Club Northwest. When asked what modifications should be made to your car, Matt would be quick to answer, “The first mod should be driving school.”
Saturday’s Driver Education ("DE") is not like the experience when we first earned our driver's license. This is an advanced DE course that is encouraged for all drivers, teens, novices or intermediate drivers. It is an exciting opportunity to learn how you and your car work together in real life situations on the street and highway. DE students will participate in a number of exercises (slalom, emergency braking, collision avoidance, figure-8) on Saturday morning and then run the DE Autocross in the afternoon. There are just 40 slots available in this program.
What is an autocross? Drivers navigate through a course by following a route of cones that make up turns, gates and slaloms. Autocross is an excellent way to practice the car control skills learned in the morning's driving clinic exercises.
More experienced drivers can register for the All-day Autocross on Saturday, which is held on a second course layout. The All-day Autocross is for practiced drivers looking for lots of runs! For enthusiasts, this big autocross is a chance to sharpen your skills for the new season.
On Sunday, we have our High Performance Driving School (all-day lapping). What is lapping? Using street rules, with strict passing rules enforced, instructed lapping on a road course puts multiple cars on the course for 20-30 minute sessions. This is not racing; there is no side-by-side braking and passing is only in controlled let-by zones. This is another great way to learn and practice car control. People who have completed a DE course and are 18+ years old are invited to participate. Drivers 18+ years old taking DE on Saturday may participate on Sunday. Anyone who drives on the interstate should attend at least one lapping event to practice skills at highway speeds.
Go to Audi Club Northwest for forms and information.
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