Sun, Mar 27, 2022

ACNW Son of Quattrofest '22

Ridge Motorsports Park, Road Course

About this event

Audi Club Northwest (ACNW) presents the first High Performance Driving Education (HPDE) event of the year, Son of Quattrofest 2021, on Sunday, March 27, at Ridge Motorsports Park (RMP)!

With cooler temperatures and a good chance for a wet surface (because it's the Pacific Northwest in March), this event will be a great chance to get back behind the wheel and get your car control skills dialed in!

If you've not yet completed a Driver Skills event, this event does not have a Driver Skills component. Drivers must have attended a Driver Skills or at least one High Performance Driving Education (HPDE) lapping day on a track. Instructors will be assigned for those who are not signed off to Solo.

If you have any questions about registration, your qualifications or anything else, send a message to the registrar or the event master David Kelley.

Event requirements

Everyone:

Please read the 2020 Son of Quattrofest Driver Handout and ACNW HPDE Event Information for Drivers documents posted on ACNW's Driving School Materials page. This information may change (e.g. the classroom will likely move to the Ridge's new Performance Center building), so please re-read before the event.

Drivers:

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 must be at least 16 years of age (but ALL are welcome as spectators).

*Reciprocal instructors from BMWCCA Puget Sound Chapter and PCA Pacific Northwest Region may instruct and drive without an ACNA membership

Instructors:

Approximately 35 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 28th 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 form for Audi Club Northwest’s insurance coverage when coming onto the facility. This requirement includes drivers, instructors, guests and visitors. 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, under Adult Waiver. Two Minor Waiver options are posted there too. Please read it and contact the Event Master or Registrar prior to the event with any questions about these important documents.

Convertibles:

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.

Helmets:

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 properly inspect your car for safety. Ultimately it’s your responsibility to confirm that your car is safe to operate at the event, and ACNW strongly encourages you to be honest with regard to 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.

On the morning of the event, you will hand in your signed and completed Vehicle Safety Inspection Checklist to registration before getting your registration packet. Completion of the Vehicle Safety Inspection Checklist form, including the second signature, should be completed PRIOR to the event. 

*NEW for 2020* Vehicle Safety Inspection Process:

Morning of event:

  • Visit registration:
    • Bring your helmet for inspection if you do not already have an ACNW helmet inspection sticker on it. If you are renting a helmet you will pick it up at registration.
    • Bring your signed and complete Vehicle Safety Inspection Checklist form
    • Bring your valid driver license
    • Check in and get your registration packet (with event car numbers)
  • 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 with a valid ACNW helmet inspection sticker 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're 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

Please reach out to David Kelley with any questions on this policy. 

Ridge Motorsports Park, Road Course

Shelton, WA
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Organizer

Driver School organized by

Audi Club NA - Northwest Chapter

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