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SoCal Audi Driving School - Buttonwillow Raceway


Audi Club NA - Southern California Chapter

Friday, Nov 20 — Sunday, Nov 22, 2015
Buttonwillow Raceway, Buttonwillow, CA

Registration closed November 13, 2015 4:00 PM on November 13, 2015 4:00 PM PST Registration ends November 13, 2015 4:00 PM on November 13, 2015 4:00 PM PST Registration opens June 15, 2015 12:00 AM on June 15, 2015 12:00 AM PDT Registration runs from June 15, 2015 12:00 AM to November 13, 2015 4:00 PM


Welcome to the registration site for the SoCal Audi Club High Performance Driving School (HPDE).

What is it?

It's a chance to drive your car in a fun, safe, learning environment, on one of the the most fun tracks in the Southwest. It's a chance to learn more about yourself, your driving skills, and your car. It's a chance to meet and socialize with a diverse group of people who really enjoy our Audi brand of cars.

If it is your first or tenth time to an Audi driving event you will have a blast. Novice drivers will spend the morning of the first day in a classroom session and practice driving exercises to learn vehicle dynamics. The class and exercises are designed to enhance your car control skills and knowledge of your car.

During all driving exercises students drive their own cars and have club instructors to assist in developing better driving skills. This provides helpful input to ensure you get the most out of the experience, all while in a safe learning environment.

After the car control sessions the balance of the learning is on the track.  Run groups are established to allow students to be on track with other drivers of similar experience. Novice students always have an instructor in the car during on track sessions. Passing is allowed only on designated sections of the course, and under controlled circumstances, making for as safe of an environment as possible. Time spent on the track without side streets provides a great opportunity to safely learn advanced driving techniques and explore the capabilities of both car and driver.

Who are we?

The Audi Club of Southern California is a chapter of the Audi Club of North America (ACNA), which is a 501c(3) non-profit organization with the purpose of educating its members in driver education, driver safety training, and education about the Audi brand. The SoCal Audi Club serves the members in Southern California and Southern Nevada areas, but our events are open to anyone. To support the educational experience, SoCal Audi Club offers events from new Audi introductions, technical seminars, fun drives, social events, tours, and High Performance Driver Education throughout the year. SoCal Audi Club is able to take advantage of many Audi dealerships and well recognized private service centers around the geographic proximity to Southern California. Many of our sponsors offer discounts to club members.

As a member of ACNA, you automatically become a member of the SoCal Audi Club if you live in the states listed above. You will receive a quarterly magazine from ACNA, as well as frequent emails from us to keep you up to date on all the scheduled events happening throughout the year. 

This HPDE event is an exciting, fun, and educational two days of learning on a terrific race track. Learn your car and your cars capabilities in a controlled environment. Leave the event with new driving skills that will enhance your daily driving experience. Mingle with other Audi owners and club members for new friendships and lasting memories.

Go to for information about the club.

The headquarters hotel for the event is the Best Western Plus in Wasco.  Call them direct at 661-758-1111.   Be sure to mention you are with the Audi Club to get our discounted rate. If you have any difficulties registering in the Audi block, you can ask for Maracella at ext 402.  Please note that only a limited number of rooms are available, so don't delay.

Special Celebrity Guest

We're very pleased to announce that Patrick Lindsey will join us for the weekend.  You race fans already know that Patrick drives the No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT America in the TUDOR Championship GTD class.  He finished 5th in the Rolex GT class last year, but he is an Audi driver originally where he campaigned a B5 S4 for several years.  He is a long-standing ACNA instructor with a number of other racing accomplishments; you can read more about his racing experience at his website.

During the Saturday banquet, Patrick will be offering us a captivating talk, and over the course of the weekend he'll be glad to talk to you one-on-one or sign autographs, and give out fan cards.  Patrick has raced for several different teams driving a variety of cars, so he can share stories about driving Mustangs and Corvettes in addition to the classic S4 and his current Porsche ride.  In addition to the talk, we'll be sure to allow for Q&A time at the end of the discussion.

For instructors and solo’d C and D drivers, here's your chance to have a pro in the car with you during one (or more) of your track sessions over the course of the weekend.  Take advantage of this opportunity and Patrick will ride in your passenger seat and provide feedback, commentary, and assessments of your laps.  A link to register for these ridealongs will be available after you complete your registration for the HPDE


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