The Northeast Quattro Club is proud to offer our Winter Driving School in upstate NY on January 22, 2011! This year the event will most likely be on Lake Algonquin in Wells NY. We will let everyone know as soon as we can confirm it, based on the thickness of the ice. Attendance will be limited to 25 students and 20 Instructors in order to maximize the experience for the attendees. There will be a waitlist in case of cancelations. Registration will open at noon this Friday the 7th on MotorsportReg.com The cost is $100 for the day in your own car with an instructor provided. Many participants will be able to attend without the need for an overnight stay. This event is not just for our hot-shot high speed track drivers! It is also for their teenage children and spouses. This is a superb opportunity for all of us to hone our winter driving skills in a safe and supportive environment with skilled instructors. The fun and camaraderie will be great!
Participants must have a car which is in good condition and fitted with snow or all season tires. The car need not be an Audi. Trucks and SUVs are acceptable as well. Participants must have a valid driver's license or learner's permit. All participants (and those accompanying them) should be warmly dressed, with good boots, a warm hat and gloves or mittens. All participants must arrive at the venue at 8:30 AM for final registration. The event will run until 4:30 PM, with an hour off for lunch.
This should be an exciting venue as you can see from last years pictures! The school consists of braking and slalom exercises, skid pad and a 1 to 1.25 mile simulated road course. On the 200' skid pad, drivers will learn about under steer and over steer and find out how to steer and counter steer to control their car. The slalom and brake area will be combined with a short ice driving course so drivers can discover the effects of vehicle dynamics as they negotiate the cones in the slalom and learn to brake under full control on the ice. The short ice driving course will give them the opportunity to put their newly learned lessons to good use as they wind their way around the twists and turns and back to the cone area.
Because we are subject to the whims of Mother Nature, the school could be canceled the day before. Art Mayhew, the Event Master, wants everyone to realize this. In case of a cancelation, we will be keeping everybody updated by e-mail. You can also use AMEC's website to see what is going on. If they race Sunday we will have our event Saturday. Depending upon the lake we are on, facilities such as a restroom may be very limited. Art will be working to secure a place close to the lake for bathroom facilities and a place to warm up. No five star facilities here.
Anyone who may be interested in staying for Sunday and racing with AMEC look over their web site. Back seat passengers can ride with the participants but no "back seat drivers" are allowed! Passengers pay $15.00 for the opportunity to ride for the day. Invite your spouse, teenager or a friend!
Remember to ensure your Audi Club membership is up to date as is your account on MotorsportReg. Please take a moment to see our new Club Sponsor on the NEQ web site, or on their own web site “Unlimited Auto Sport”. Welcome and thanks to all our sponsors.
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