Matt Ammon Memorial Driving School and Teen Clinic
Registration closed May 11, 2014 11:59 PM on May 11, 2014 11:59 PM PDT Registration ends May 11, 2014 11:59 PM on May 11, 2014 11:59 PM PDT Registration opens April 15, 2014 6:00 PM on April 15, 2014 6:00 PM PDT Registration runs from April 15, 2014 6:00 PM to May 11, 2014 11:59 PM
Note (4/21): Some packages will now show "Waitlisted" after a busy registration weekend. Go ahead and sign up. We anticipate being able to get everyone in.
Audi Club Northwest and University Audi are proud to present the eighth annual Matt Ammon Memorial Driving School and Teen Clinic (MAMDS) at Bremerton Motorsports Park on Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18.
Who was Matt Ammon? Matt Ammon bought his new Nogaro Blue Audi S4 in May of 2001 and became very active in local chapters of Audi Club North America in Ohio, Illinois, Virginia and Missouri before coming to the Seattle area in the Summer of 2006. Tragically, he was taken from us in November 2006. In his short time with us Matt brought his enthusiasm, skill and knowledge to our region. He quickly became integrated with the local Audi community and Audi Club Northwest as an Instructor. When asked what modifications should be made to your car, Matt would be quick to answer, “The first mod should be driving school.” And that is the legacy we are honoring in this biggest driver learning event of the season.
Saturday’s Driver Skills Clinic ("DS") is not like the experiences when we first earned our driver's license. This is an advanced DS course that is encouraged for all drivers, teens, novices or intermediate drivers. It is an exciting opportunity to learn how you and your car work together in real life situations on the street and highway. DS students will participate in a number of exercises (slalom, emergency braking, collision avoidance, figure-8) on Saturday morning and then run the DS Autocross in the afternoon. There are just 40 slots available in this program.
What is an autocross? Drivers navigate through a course by following a route of cones that make up turns, gates and slaloms. Autocross is an excellent way to practice the car control skills learned in the morning's exercises.
More experienced drivers can register for the All-day Autocross on Saturday, which is held on a second course layout. The All-day Autocross is for practiced drivers looking for lots of runs! For enthusiasts, this big autocross is a chance to sharpen your skills and warm up for the new driving season.
On Sunday, we have High Performance Driving Education ("HPDE," all-day lapping).
What is lapping? Using street rules, with strict passing zones enforced, instructed lapping on a road course puts multiple cars on the course for 20-30 minute sessions. This is NOT racing; there is no side-by-side braking permitted and passing is only in controlled "Let-by zones." This is great way to learn and practice car control skills, and it is huge fun. Drivers who have completed a DS course and are 18+ years old are invited to participate. Drivers 18+ years old taking DS on Saturday may participate on Sunday. Anyone who drives on the interstate should attend at least one instructed lapping event to practice skills at highway speeds plus.
The Teen Driver Clinic on Saturday is discounted to $25 for young drivers with either an Instruction Permit or Intermediate License. Register early: There are only 15 spots available! This clinic is designed for the beginning driver, teaching valuable skills such as emergency braking, collision avoidance and car control using the same exercises as the Driver Skills. A parent, guardian or authorized representative must accompany anyone younger than 18 into the facility.
Parents or guardians of teen drivers are encouraged to attend the Teen Driver Clinic as a participant! Take the same clinic as your teen; you’ll be surprised how much you can learn together! A special package price of just $79 ($25 teen +$54 parent) puts each of you in the same exercises and practice so you can share this experience. You'll be able to talk about driver skills using the same terms, and have fun together. Teen and parent must have individual registrations, which can be set up by the parent (follow the steps to "Register someone else" using the selections available on the registration page). You can also share one car for this event; each driver will have the same driving time as everyone else.
Adult drivers 18+ may choose from the following event options:
- Two-day price of $225 for Driver Skills Clinic ("DS") and DS Autocross on Saturday and Instructed Lapping Day on Sunday.
- Two-day price of $195 for the All-day Autocross on Saturday and Lapping Day on Sunday.
- One-day price of $100 for Saturday-only Driver Skills Clinic and DS Autocross.
- One-day price of $75 for Saturday All-day Autocross.
- One-day price of $145 for Sunday Lapping Day.
Registration pricing includes lunch for each day you participate. Guest lunches are available for $15.
Saturday-only participants are welcome to come back to spectate on Sunday. See us put the learned skills into action and talk with the new enthusiasts you've met. It is okay to bring friends with you too. You may be able to arrange rides with designated instructors on Sunday to experience first-hand what a lapping day is all about.
ACNA membership is required for all Sunday lapping participants at this event. Drivers who are not yet members, or who need to renew an existing membership, may handle that using the Audi Club North America website <http://www.audiclubna.org/membership>.
Go to Audi Club Northwestto download forms and other information:
University Audi is our event sponsor. A long time supporter of our club, University Audi is excited to welcome all eager Audi and driving enthusiasts to MAMDS 2014!