NW Alfa Club - Car Control/Driver Skills Clinic
Registration closed March 7, 2014 7:00 AM on March 7, 2014 7:00 AM PST Registration ends March 7, 2014 7:00 AM on March 7, 2014 7:00 AM PST Registration opens January 14, 2014 4:00 PM on January 14, 2014 4:00 PM PST Registration runs from January 14, 2014 4:00 PM to March 7, 2014 7:00 AM
The Northwest Alfa Romeo Club has been providing fun and informative High Performance Driving events to automotive enthusiasts in the Northwest for over 20 years.
This event is being held at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe and is a driving school for car control/safety and understanding vehicle dynamics.
The purpose of our Driving School is to enhance your awareness of the conditions around you and develop your ability to respond quickly and properly should a dangerous condition be upon you in daily driving.
NWARC's Driver Skills event is a one-day course on the fundamentals of performance driving. Appropriate for novices and experienced drivers alike, Driver Skills provides all participants with lots of seat time and personalized 1:1 instruction. The day is divided into five primary segments:
- Wet skidpad.
- Threshold braking and accident avoidance.
- Handling oval.
Together, these segments improve students' ability to look ahead, control weight transfer, steer with the throttle, and brake effectively. Run groups are small, which means that wait time between runs is minimal. At the end of the five sessions, students are encouraged to apply the skills they've learned by taking free runs on a large autocross course. The intensity level and focus on driving is high, but so is the fun level!
Please be sure your vehicle is in good mechanical condition, with no visible fluid leaks or loos part hanging from exterior or underneath the vehicle. Check your tire wear and tire pressure the day before the event, check engine oil and coolant levels, and fill if necessary. All vehicles will be subjected to a basic technical inspection in the morning before being allowed on course. Please remove all loose items from the interior of your vehicle prior to arriving at the course.
The Driver Skills participation fee is $125 and this covers a full day of training plus lunch.
What you Gain
The Driving School is designed to teach all students that the act of driving a motor vehicle is an intensive mental activity. You must pay strict attention to your actions and those of the drivers around you. Through classroom and in-car instruction, you are taught how to be observant of your surroundings and vehicle. You learn how and why a car will respond to inputs to the steering wheel, gas pedal and brake pedal - the physics of car control. The school provides a way to prepare for the unexpected, and to practice accident avoidance skills.
You don't need to be a member of NWARC to attend our Novice Schools, but you are welcome to to join here: http://www.aroc-usa.org/application.php.