2.5 Mile Double Infield/IMSA Pocono 2014
Registration closed April 30, 2014 11:59 PM on April 30, 2014 11:59 PM EDT Registration ends April 30, 2014 11:59 PM on April 30, 2014 11:59 PM EDT Registration opens February 21, 2014 7:00 AM on February 21, 2014 7:00 AM EST Registration runs from February 21, 2014 7:00 AM to April 30, 2014 11:59 PM
Join ACNA-NJ at Pocono Raceway on the 2.5 Mile Double Infield and IMSA Course for our annual one-day High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) Event.
In 2011 the NJ Audi Club ran the 1.5 mile North Course!
2012 the NJ Audi Club ran the exciting 2.5 NASCAR Tri-Oval!
2013 the NJ Audi Club ran the combination North Course and Tri-Oval! (IMSA)
2014 the NJ Audi Club will run the 2.5 mile Double Infield and the IMSA Course!
Audi Club North America Members - $199.00
Non-Audi Club Members- $225.00
Instructors Registration - Free
This event requires pre-registration.
*Event T-Shirt Orders for May 2nd have been placed. Registrations after 4/18 will not be able to order an event t-shirt. A limited quanity will be available for sale at the event.
** The Vinyl Car Numbers have been ordered for this event. The numbers still available for this event are: 76,78
Lessons and skills learned at these events really do transfer to everyday driving, as numerous former students attest to all the time. Many prior students report avoiding accidents thanks to things they learned at these events. Many others report simply enjoying their daily commute more knowing more about themselves and their cars. There really is no better way to improve your skills.
One of the goals upon which the Audi Club North America was founded was the idea that driving skills can and should be improved with practice in a controlled environment. After all, how better to enjoy your car than to be confident that you really know how it will react in all situations? This event will be held at a racetrack due to ample space, no oncoming traffic, plenty of runoff room, and workers before each corner with flags to warn drivers of any upcoming danger. Despite being at a racetrack, the event is not competitive, is not timed, and most certainly is not racing.
Location and Configuration
The event will be run on the 2.5 mile Double Infield Course and the 2.5 mile IMSA Course at Pocono Raceway in Longpond, PA.
The 2.5 mile Double Infield configuration is comprised of the newly paved and widened North Course, the front straight, Long Pond straight and the South Course. Upon driving down the front straight in the opposite direction of NASCAR, you will enter the Northern Infield (North Course). After completing the northern infield, you will enter back onto the NASCAR Super Speedway just prior to NASCAR Turn 2. You will then proceed down Long Pond Straight where just prior to NASCAR Turn 1 you will brake and enter the South Infield where once completed, you will proceed on to the front straight and pass over the start/finish completing one lap.
The second half of our HPDE day at Pocono will continue on with the IMSA configuration. ACNA-NJ ran this configuration at last year's May HPDE event. The 2.5 mile IMSA Course uses the North Course and three - quarters of the NASCAR Tri-Oval. The 2.5 mile IMSA Course runs the opposite direction of NASCAR on the Tri-Oval. Upon driving down the front straight opposite direction from NASCAR you enter the "North Course" just past pit lane. Upon completing the road course portion of the 2.5 miles you enter back onto the NASCAR Super Speedway just prior to NASCAR Turn 2. The 3,055 foot Long Pond Straight is just ahead and then the exciting NASCAR High Banked Turn 1 (14 degrees) which exits back onto the long front straight completing one lap.
The 2.5 Mile Double Infield and the 2.5 mile IMSA Course provide an exciting, fast, fun and educational way to experience your Audi on a racetrack like no other in the Northeast! A mix of Autobahn and a road course! These layouts have long been the desired configuration of many professional and club drivers as they both provide a track like no other in the Northeast! The closest would be Daytona International Speedway, Grand Am/Rolex configuration.
Although slightly different from last year’s venue, we will have the opportunity to drive our Audi's as our German friends do on the Autobahn and Road Course! The 2.5 mile courses will provide such an experience.
Participants Will Receive:
- At Speed, In Car On-Track Instructional Driver Education
- A Catered Lunch at the Track
- Ride-Alongs with Instructors adding to the on-track experience
- Event Photographer
- Professional Flaggers and Station Workers
- Five - 25 minute run groups
- Early Drop off of trailered cars permitted Thursday night
ACNA-NJ will be occupying the entire Pocono Raceway Facility for Friday May 2, 2014.
There will be a full service paddock space. Amenities on this circuit include concession buildings, event garages, cafeteria and fuel pumps.
We have secured the entire track with the help of Pocono Raceway to provide this unique experience!
And managed to keep the cost low!
Additional Event Information
Gates open at 7:00am
Morning Tech Inspection - 7:00am to 8:00am
Drivers Meeting - 8:00am
On Track - 8:30am till 6:00pm
Students will be separated into four groups based on your driving experience. Every student will receive in-car instruction by some of the best HPDE instructors.
Instructors will be assigned one or two students and will also receive the same amount of time on track as students.
Instructors: If you would like to instruct but have not previously instructed with ACNA-NJ, please e-mail our Chief Instructor, Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org with your experience and contact information.
Should you need to stay overnight, there is a block of rooms reserved at 2 hotels in the area. Look for the group code(s) in your registration confirmation email. It will also be in the event track pack.
200 PA Route 940
Blakeslee, PA 18610
Best Western Inn at Blakeslee-Pocono
107 Parkside Ave
Blakeslee, PA 18610
This is not a racing school, nor is it a competitive event. Anyone found timing laps will be removed from the event.
Note: While the event organizers will make every effort to maximize track time, due to the possible track conditions and weather the number of sessions and session length cannot be guaranteed.
For more information about this event please visit: www.acna-nj.org