Audi Club -NJ and MRF Pocono Twilight
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Please join the Audi Club of North America New Jersey Chapter and the Motorsports Rehabilitation Foundation for the 2nd Annual Twilight HPDE at Pocono Raceway on Saturday, September 7th, 2013.
The event is open to all levels of experience and all makes and models.
The event will take place on the newly paved and widened North Course.
Students and Solo Drivers $199
Instructors Run Free!
After the great success from last year's Twilight event, we had no choice but to do it again! Last year was the first Twilight event ever to be held at Pocono Raceway with over 100 drivers attending, this year's event will only be better!
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.
Twilight runs and operates similarly to any other High Performance Driver Education event however, Twilight takes place during the day into the night. We will have approximately 12 site lights set up to illuminate the corners of the turns. Allowing drivers to experience high performance driving as though they were at the 24 Hours of Le Mans or Daytona.
Twilight also offers drivers the opportunity to experience new challenges in HPDE driving. Students will learn how to adjust their vision for night time driving and learn new key tools such as not "over driving" the headlights and the importance of creating new night time "reference" marks. The Twilight schedule will give each run group a progression into darkness where the exciting new challenges will become more apparent as the daylight becomes fainter. Each turn of the North Course will be illuminated aiding drivers in each brake zone and through each corner. Various locations throughout the pit and paddock will be lit as well.
Many car clubs throughout the Southern United States hold night time HPDEs simply because normal daytime temperatures are too hot during the racing season in these areas to safely and comfortably run track events. Many cars benefit from the cooler night time temperatures, ultimately increasing the horsepower they are able to generate with the less stressful environment.
The event will be run on the North Course at Pocono Raceway in Longpond, PA. The "North Course" features a 1.5 mile road course with 9 challenging turns and utilizes a portion of the high bank oval and turn 3 of the NASCAR circuit.
ACNA-NJ will be occupying the entire Pocono Raceway Facility for Saturday Night September 7th, 2013.
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!
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 email@example.com with your experience and contact information.
The Twilight Event schedule will be:
(same as a normal track event only starting at 4:00pm versus 8:00am)
Gates open at 4:00pm
(Trailer/car drop off available all day Saturday)
Registration and Tech Inspection from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Drivers Meeting at 5:15pm
First car on track at 6:00pm
Dinner provided from 7:30 to 8:30pm
Track closes at 12:00am
Participants will receive:
- At Speed, In Car On-Track Instructional Driver Education
- A Catered Dinner at the Track
- Ride-Alongs with Instructors adding to the on-track experience
- Event Photographer
- Professional Flaggers and Station Workers
- Early Drop off of trailered cars permitted on Saturday.
This event requires pre-registration.
- Participants - $199.00 (Students and Solo Drivers)
- Instructors Registration - Free
Pre-Event Tech Inspection
All cars that will be driving in the event are required to under go a technical inspection that is to be completed by a certified mechanic*. Our club sponsor Drive Auto Works will be hosting a complementary Pre-Event Tech Inspection on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. It is not mandatory for event registrants to attend the complementary tech inspection however, it is mandatory that a certified mechanic complete the Audi Club Pre-Event Tech form found here: http://acna-nj.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Pre-Tech_20120417_updated.pdf
Please print the tech form and have a mechanic complete the first page. Please be sure to bring the second page and the completed first page to the event. You will hand in both forms to our tech staff. Any attendee without a completed form by a certified mechanic will not be permitted to participate in the event and the club will not be obligated to refund the attendee's registration fee.
*Instructors may self-tech their cars.
Motorsports Rehabilitation Foundation (MRF) is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporation whose mission is
to provide financial assistance to those who have become injured or have perished while participating in a sanctioned motorsports event. MRF provides financial assistance to injured participants of any sanctioned event whether involving automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, boats, snowmobiles, ATVs, etc at any level whether Professional, Amateur, Club, etc. Please do not hesitate to contact us and find out if your organization qualifies for MRF assistance. for more information on MRF go to WWW.GOMRF.org
Thanks to ACNA-NJ, Twilight will help raise funds for those who have been injured during a sanctioned event. By participating in this event you will be helping our motorsports community.
There is a block of rooms reserved at 2 hotels in the area. To reserve under the group rate please call to reserve your room under the group code: Audi Club.
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 can not be guaranteed.
Last Year's Event Photos
Please visit http://www.imgracing.com/gallery/Default.aspx?Year=2012&Album=2012-09-08 to view the official photos from last years event!