About this event
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: This event is quite different from previous events.
Audi Club Northwest (ACNW) presents the first High Performance Driving Education (HPDE) event of the year, Son of Quattrofest 2021, on Sunday, March 21st, at Ridge Motorsports Park (RMP)!
With cooler temperatures and a good chance for a wet surface (because it's the Pacific Northwest in March after all), you’ll have the opportunity to get back behind the wheel and get your car control skills dialed in on a the newly re-paved Ridge Motorsports Park.
If you've not yet completed a Driver Skills event, this event does NOT have a Driver Skills component. Drivers must have attended at least one ACNW event or equivalent from another club or high-performance driving school. Non-solo drivers who have attended previous events will have Instructors paired with them utilizing lead-follow instruction to help them hone their skills on-track.
Driving fees for this event are $290.
Of special note: PLEASE make sure and read the pandemic requirements on the next page. You will be expected to comply with the requirements that will be provided in documentation prior to the event. It is imperative that you read and follow these requirements so we can conduct a safe and successful event. We all must take responsibility for making this a low-risk event.
Lunch is included with the Ridge Clinic option. Guest lunches are available as well. 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.
Gates will open at 7:00AM.
There are two recommended hotels for Son of Quattrofest:
- Shelton Inn, 628 West Railroad Ave, Shelton, WA 98584. Call (800) 451-4560 and mention "Ridge Motorsports Park" for a special discounted rate.
- Super 8, 2943 Northview Circle, Shelton, WA 98584. Call (360) 358-3793 and mention "Ridge Motorsports Park" to receive a discounted rate.
Please read the 2021 Son of Quattrofest Driver Handout and ACNW HPDE Event Information for Drivers documents posted on ACNW's Driving School Materials page. This information may, so please re-read before the event.
All participants must follow the Ridge Motorsport Guidelines regarding COVID-19.
- DO NOT come if you are sick or in a high-risk group.
- Bring a cloth mask and wear it unless you are in your car / hauler / RV.
- Bring your own water. No groups of people eating together (even with 6’ distancing) will be permitted, unless all are members of your household.
- You must also attend the drivers’ meeting online via Zoom prior to attending this event.
- Zoom meeting details will be send to participants a week prior to the event. Attendance will be taken.
- No congregating in the paddock. You are to be in or around your car or driving.
By registering for this event, you are accepting compliance with the guidelines provided by the Ridge and by ACNW. Anyone operating outside of those guidelines will be asked to leave. NO REFUND will be issued if you are asked to leave.
You need to be a member of Audi Club North America to drive at this event*. If you’ve not yet joined the club, you can get in the club by clicking here.
All participants and guests must be at least 16 years of age.
*Reciprocal instructors from BMWCCA Puget Sound Chapter and PCA Pacific Northwest Region may instruct and drive without an ACNA membership.
Approximately 30 instructors will be needed for this event. These spots will first be filled by attendees of the ACNW Instructor Clinic (invite-only) being held on Saturday, March 20th at RMP. Please indicate whether you will be attending the Instructor Clinic when asked on the registration form.
Release and Waiver of Liability:
Everyone must sign the Release and Waiver of Liability and Communicable Disease Spectator and Participant Release forms online for Audi Club Northwest’s insurance coverage prior to coming to the facility. You can initiate the process here, for both yourself and as the legal guardian of a minor. You may also initate the process using the SpeedWaiver invite on the registration form. The full text of this Release and Waiver of Liability is on the last page of the registration form, and can also be found on the ACNW's Driving School Materials page.
In addition,you will need to sign an online waiver from the Ridge prior to attending the event. The one Ridge waiver will be valid for both the Instructor Clinic on Saturday and Son of Quattrofest on Sunday.
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. We strongly recommend driving with the soft-top up or the hard top installed; otherwise, SFI and/or FIA approved arm restraint system(s)must be used.
High Center of Gravity Vehicles:
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 found in the "ACNA 2019 Driving School & Event Guidelines" document. These exceptions include Audi Q3/Q5, BMW X1/X3/X5, Porsche Macan, Cayenne, for example.
Audi Club North America policies for convertibles and high center of gravity vehicles are posted on the ACNW's Driving School Materials page under ACNA Driving School and Event Guidelines for your review.
Approved helmets are required to be worn when on track at this event. Approved helmets include only Snell SA2010, M2010, SA2015, EA2016 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.
Safety Inspection Policy:
For every event, ACNW requires two (2) signatures on your Vehicle Safety Inspection Checklist form. View this form here.
- The signature at the bottom is yours. It is your car, and we need you to take responsibility for its safe condition and operation.
- It is ACNW’s expectation that your car will be inspected per the areas of emphasis on the Vehicle Safety Inspection Checklist form, by someone in addition to you. This should be a dealer, a local automotive shop, or any other person you believe has the technical knowledge and experience to thoroughly inspect your car for safety. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to confirm that your car is safe to operate at the event, and ACNW strongly encourages you to be honest about your own mechanical abilities/knowledge. Should you feel capable and confident in inspecting your own vehicle, it is permissible for the second “Inspected by” signature to be your own.
- View the entire Safety Inspection Policy and Procedure here.
Scan or take a picture of the completed form and email it to the Registrar Team prior to the event. Do not bring a paper copy to the event to turn in.
Morning of Event:
- After showing your Ridge Motorsports Park Waiver (details to be provided closer to the event) QR code (either printed or on your phone) at the entry gate/guardhouse, you proceed to the registration table to check in and get your car numbers and wristband.
- Find a place to park in the paddock that is at least 10 feet away from your neighbors.
- Ensure your vehicle meets all areas of the Vehicle Safety Inspection Checklist form, particularly removal of all lose items from the cabin and trunk.
- Apply the two larger event car numbers to car exterior on both sides; rear windows are recommended, if possible.
- Apply the smaller 4" event car number sticker to the top center of the windshield.
- We will no longer have a tech inspection line; instead, a brief inspection will happen while in pre-grid prior to your first session on track.
Pre-grid, prior to first session on track:
- Drive your car to pre-grid, with car empty of loose items, helmet on, restraints fastened securely. Please arrive at the pre-grid 10 minutes prior to the start of your first on-track session.
A volunteer will inspect you and your car to make sure that:
- Your car's tow hook(s) are installed (if available)
- You have equal restraints installed (i.e. both driver and passenger, if there is one, have the same type of harnesses or OEM 3-point seat belts), and that 4-point harnesses are of the anti-submarine (ASM) style.
- You have a helmet on and buckled securely.
- If you have a forward head and neck restraint (e.g. HANS, Simpson Hybrid, etc.), that it is positioned properly under the shoulder harnesses and connected to your helmet
- Your car is empty of loose items.
- If you are driving a convertible, that it passes the broomstick rule for driver and passenger, and if you are running with the top down that you have approved arm restraints.
- If everything checks out, you will receive an additional inspection sticker on your vehicle windshield; otherwise, you will be required to leave the pre-grid area to fix the safety concern.