Tue, Sep 7 - Wed, Sep 8, 2021

ACNW Ausflug '21

Area 27 Motorsports Park

About this event

We're setting the table for what will be a memorable 2021 and bringing you the rare opportunity to drive two days at an amazing private facility in the heart of Canadian wine country!  

Area 27 is a world class circuit designed by F1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve to be the ultimate driver’s track. The 3-mile track features multiple elevation changes, 16 corners including banked and blind corners, and 4 high-speed straightaways. 

Normally you have to pay tens of thousands of dollars to join the track as a member to experience the track, but we’re giving you this chance to drive it two days, back-to-back for much much less. The gorgeous clubhouse features views of the track and surrounding area from either the indoor, climate controlled second floor with glass walls or the 2500 sq ft patio. The paddock is large, well maintained and will be available to leave your trailers and equipment overnight. For this great experience, you only have to pay $850 for the two days.

For those of you who can’t get enough track time or will be traveling with families, there is an excellent go kart track at the facility. For the wine fans, this is the place to be. With over 170 wineries in the Okanogan Valley region, there is surely something to please most any oenophile. 

The town of Oliver is a short five minute drive from the facility and offers food, gas and lodging options. Around a 30 minute drive away, the town of Penticton offers more lodging, several breweries, excellent food and, you guessed it, more wineries! Penticton is also sandwiched between two beautiful lakes, Skaha Lake and Okanogan Lake. Activities include swimming, paddling, boating, jet skiing, hiking, biking and more.

This event will be limited to ACNW solo drivers only, as no instruction will be available. This is due to the fact that our instructors need to learn the course themselves at this event. Only the first 60 drivers will have the chance to take part in this special opportunity.

ACNA membership is required for this event. Drivers who need to renew an existing membership may handle that using the Audi Club North America website. Reciprocal instructors are also welcome to attend.

Guest lunches are available for purchase. Note: When meals are a part of our events, ACNW will attempt to accommodate special dietary requirements if requested. However, meals are provided by third parties and circumstances may not always enable ACNW or its vendors to meet every special dietary need.

Please email the event masters Jim Wegielewski or Alex Bradley with any questions.

Note: This page was originally for a 2020 event that had to be canceled due to the Canadian/US border being closed. The event has been rescheduled to 2021. 

Event requirements

Everyone must sign the Release and Waiver when coming onto the facility to become credentialed (covered) in Audi Club Northwest’s insurance. This requirement includes drivers, instructors, teens, guests and visitors - everyone. The full text of this Release and Waiver is in the next screens. Please read it carefully. Please contact the Event Master or Registrar prior to the event with any questions.

Indicate the signoff from your Log Book for driver skill level when that question appears in the registration process. 

The helmet requirement for this event is Snell SA2010, M2010, SA2015, EA2015 or later. Except for Snell M2010, the M (Motorcycle) and K (Karting) designators have lapsed. We have 28 Snell SA club helmets in various sizes available for rent ($25) on a first come, first serve basis.  If you still need a helmet but they are all rented out at the time of your registration, please make a note in the registration comments that you need one. We cannot guarantee that one will become available however. You will not be allowed to participate without a helmet.

Convertibles lacking rollover protection are not permitted in ACNA High Performance Driving Schools (HPDE, lapping, or any events held “at speed”). Vehicles with removable hardtops or retractable hardtops lacking a rollover protection system are also not permitted at high-speed events.

Convertibles with factory-installed rollover protection (either fixed or deployable) meet the ACNA minimum requirement for high-speed events and are acceptable, subject to approval by chapter leadership and event staff. Audi Club North America policy is posted HERE for your review.

Due to the technical nature of this circuit vehicles on the ACNA Vehicle Participation Exception List (e.g. Audi Q3/Q5, BMW X1/X3/X5, Porsche Macan, Cayenne) will not be allowed to participate. 

ACNW will attempt to accommodate special dietary requirements if requested. However, meals are provided by third parties and circumstances may not always enable ACNW or its vendors to meet special dietary needs.

Payment is due at the time of online registration using credit card information you supply to guarantee your registration. While your registration is under review, your credit card charge will be deferred, until confirmation of your registration or to a date closer to the event determined by the event management. If your registration is not successfully paid online, your spot will be forfeited.

Cancelation Policy :

It is the attendee’s responsibility to prepare and bring a vehicle that is safe for the event and meets the club’s safety and technical requirements together with a signed Safety Inspection Checklist form submitted to the event staff.  There will be no refunds for mechanical failure. 


- Cancellations received before July 26, 2021 will be refunded by 50%.  
- No refunds or credits will be given if canceled within 6 weeks (July 26) of the event or a no-show.
- No refunds will be issued due to halting an event for any reason - rain, incident, etc.

 

SAFETY INSPECTION

For every event, ACNW will require two (2) signatures on your Safety Inspection Checklist. View this form HERE.

On the morning of the event, you will take your car through the Tech Line process (see below) in order to be allowed on track.  However, completion of the Safety Inspection Checklist form, including the second signature, should be completed PRIOR to getting to the Tech Line process.

Tech Line Process:

Prior to getting in line for Tech:

  • Visit Registration to check in and get your registration packet (with event car numbers)
  • Ensure your vehicle meets all areas of the Safety Inspection Checklist form, particularly removal of all lose items from the cabin and trunk
  • Apply event car numbers to car exterior (outside rear windows, if possible, on both sides)
  • Complete Safety Inspection Checklist form with car number

During Tech:

  • Get in line with your vehicle at designated area
  • Stay in your vehicle and be prepared to participate in the process as directed by Tech Line staff
  • Provide your completed Safety Inspection Checklist form (this includes 2 signatures) when requested
  • Upon successful completion of the process, you’ll be given your final event sticker that signifies your vehicle is cleared for entry on track. You will place this sticker in the center of your car's windshield, at the very top.
  • Return to your parking spot and be prepared for the mandatory Driver’s meeting

Please reach out to Pat Martin (mardkins@msn.com) with any questions on this Tech Inspection policy

Area 27 Motorsports Park

Oliver, BC

Organizer

Driver School organized by

Audi Club NA - Northwest Chapter

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