Audi Club Driver's School at Grattan Raceway-Grattan Michigan
Join the Michigan Chapter for the 20th running of the Audi Club’s Driver’s School at Grattan Raceway, located NorthEast of Grand Rapids, MI, approximately 3.5 hours from Chicago and 2.5 hours from Detroit. The challenging 2-mile track is a great place for a Driver’s School, with each turn offering a different type of challenge, and a long straight during which you can regroup and catch your breath. As at any Audi Club event, you will be surrounded by a great group of supportive people, with a helping hand as near as the car next to you. This event is open to all Audi Club members age 18 or older. Prior experience is NOT required!
Who should attend? The Grattan Driver’s School is open to all Audi Club members age 18 or older. Do you want to become a better and safer driver? Do you want to learn more about the limits of you and your car in a safe environment? Have you always wanted to drive on a racetrack? Have you driven on other tracks before and want to learn a new one? Have you driven at Grattan before, but want to improve your line? If you can answer yes to any of these questions you should attend this school.
What to expect? Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced students will all benefit from the driving instruction offered at Grattan. Each student will drive his/her own car with an instructor providing guidance until both student and instructor are comfortable that the student is ready to drive solo on the track. No student will be pushed beyond his/her ability and comfort level. All on-track driving will take place in run groups based on previous experience, and each run group will have multiple sessions on the track.
On Friday, students will receive classroom instruction on the basic concepts of car control and safe driving (well beyond anything taught in high-school driver training!). Then in-car exercises will be conducted with the goal of giving each student a good sense for the braking and accident avoidance capabilities of their car – capabilities that often far exceed what the driver expects! After these familiarization exercises are completed, students will be introduced to the track by riding with their instructors, and then will have their turn at negotiating the track with their instructor riding along to provide coaching. Friday’s on-track experience will be followed by a banquet at the event hotel. No one will go away hungry!
Saturday morning activities will resume at Grattan Raceway with more time on the track, again with instructors coaching the novices and anyone else who would like some additional instruction. By the end of the day each student will have had enough driving time to end the day tired but elated, and looking forward to the next event.
Hope to see you there!