Matt Ammon Memorial Driving School and Teen Clinic
Registration closed May 13, 2013 8:00 PM on May 13, 2013 8:00 PM PDT Registration ends May 13, 2013 8:00 PM on May 13, 2013 8:00 PM PDT Registration opens April 16, 2013 6:00 PM on April 16, 2013 6:00 PM PDT Registration runs from April 16, 2013 6:00 PM to May 13, 2013 8:00 PM
Audi Club Northwest and Achtuning are proud to present the Seventh Annual Matt Ammon Memorial Driving School and Teen Clinic at Bremerton Motorsports Park on Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19.
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. 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.”
Saturday’s Driver Education ("DE") is not like the experience when we first earned our driver's license. This is an advanced DE 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. DE students will participate in a number of exercises (slalom, emergency braking, collision avoidance, figure-8) on Saturday morning and then run the DE 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 driving clinic 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 for the new season.
On Sunday, we have our High Performance Driving School (all-day lapping). What is lapping? Using street rules, with strict passing rules 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 and passing is only in controlled let-by zones. This is another great way to learn and practice car control. People who have completed a DE course and are 18+ years old are invited to participate. Drivers 18+ years old taking DE on Saturday may participate on Sunday. Anyone who drives on the interstate should attend at least one lapping event to practice skills at highway speeds.
The Teen Driver Clinic is discounted to $25 for young drivers 16 to 19 years old. 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. A parent, guardian or authorized representative must accompany teens younger than 18 to the facility.
Parents 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 the experience. You'll be able to talk about driver skill using the same terms, and have fun together. Teen and parent must register individually using the selections available on the registration page. You can share one car for this event; each of you will have the same driving time.
Adult drivers 18+ may choose from the following event options:
- Two-day price of $225 for Driver Education and DE Autocross on Saturday and 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 Education and DE 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.
Sunday Lapping attendees must be Audi Club North America/Audi Club Northwest members. You can easily become a member when you register! Or you can join on the Audi Club North America website.
Saturday-only participants are welcome to come back to spectate on Sunday. See us put the skills learned 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.
A new feature this year is Dinner at the Track. Killer Bees BBQ will serve a dinner of roast beef, scalloped potatoes, salad, roll, desert and beverages Saturday night at BMP at 5:30 pm. Cost is $20 and space is limited to 50 people.
Go to Audi Club Northwest for forms and information: Audi Club Northwest
Achtuning is our event sponsor. They specialize in the distribution and installation of quality parts from APR tuning solutions, H&R suspension components, Hartmann Wheels, and StopTech brake systems, with a dedicated, physical store in Redmond, WA (very close to the Microsoft campus) that includes a showroom, stocked warehouse, installation bays, and an alignment rack to offer a complete range of services for European car enthusiasts.
We look forward to a great weekend of learning and fun.