ACNA-NJ 2.5 Mile IMSA Pocono 2015
Registration closed May 6, 2015 11:59 PM on May 6, 2015 11:59 PM EDT Registration ends May 6, 2015 11:59 PM on May 6, 2015 11:59 PM EDT Registration opens March 1, 2015 7:00 AM on March 1, 2015 7:00 AM EST Registration runs from March 1, 2015 7:00 AM to May 6, 2015 11:59 PM
Join ACNA-NJ at Pocono Raceway on the 2.5 Mile 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 ran 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.
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 IMSA Course at Pocono Raceway in Longpond, PA.
The event will be run on the 2.5mile IMSA Course at Pocono Raceway in Longpond, PA. 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 IMSA Course provides 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! This layout has long been the desired configuration of many professional and club drivers as it provides a track like no other in the Northeast! The closest would be Daytona International Speedway, Tudor/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 course will provide such an experience.
Participants Will Receive:
- At Speed, In Car On-Track Instructional Driver Education
- A Continental Breakfast In the Quattro Cafe
- 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
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.
The Village at Pocono
1308 Foyt Road
Blakeslee, PA 18610
Phone: (570) 643-8300
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