Sat, Apr 16, 2022

ACNW Geschwindigkeit '22

Pacific Raceways

About this event

Join Audi Club Northwest for Geschwindigkeit at Pacific Raceways on Friday, June 25th!

2021 makes it the eleventh straight year of hosting an ACNW event at Pacific Raceways; the world-class facility right in Seattle’s backyard!

Geschwindigkeit is a fantastically German word for “speed” and Pacific Raceways is a fitting location for this event as the front straightaway delivers one of the fastest track sections in the Northwest! But not to worry, the 10-turn (nine turns with a “kink”), SCCA and NASCAR certified track offers more than just high speeds! The 2.25-mile track has a front straight at an elevation of 150 feet above sea level with a total elevation change of 125 feet, of which 100 feet occurs in just 1/2 mile between turn 2 and turn 3B. Winding through natural wooded terrain, sweeping curves and hairpin turns, Pacific Raceways is one of the most unique and challenging road courses in the United States.

And with BRAND NEW asphalt and curbing from T2 - T8 word is that the track is even more fun!!!

Audi Club North America membership is required for 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.

All attendees must be at least 16 years of age.

This event does NOT have a Driver's Education exercises component. It is for drivers who have at least attended an ACNW Driver Education event or equivalent from another club or driver's school.  Please indicate your driver skill level as part of the registration process online.

Instructors will be assigned for those who are not signed off to Solo, or anyone wanting a coach (if you want to learn more, this is a great opportunity!).

Registration includes lunch. Guest lunches are available and can be added during registration. (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 special dietary needs.)

If you have questions, check out the next page first. If you still have questions, please email the registrar, Grant Carpenter.

Seth Varty, Event Master
SethVarty@gmail.com

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. Parents or guardians must also sign a Minor Waiver on behalf of participating teens. Please contact the Event Master or Registrar prior to the event with any questions.

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.

High-center-of-gravity vehicles (Truck, Van, SUV-Sport Utility Vehicle, CUV-Crossover Utility Vehicle, SAV-Sport Activity Vehicle) are not permitted in Audi Club Driving School events held “at speed” (DE-Driver Education, HPDE, instructed or non-instructed lapping, track days), except those models included in the ACNA Vehicle Participation Exception List on p.28-29 (e.g. Audi Q3/Q5, BMW X1/X3/X5, Porsche Macan, Cayenne).

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.
- Cancellation received 2 weeks prior to the event will be 100% refunded.  
- No refunds or credits will be given if cancelled within 2 weeks 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 new Tech Inspection policy. 

 

Pacific Raceways

Kent, WA
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Organizer

Driver School organized by

Audi Club NA - Northwest Chapter

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