Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Audi Open Track Day 2021 One Day HPDE

Thunderhill Raceway Park

About this event


 

Audi Open Track Day 2021: For Intermediate and Advanced Drivers at Thunderhill 3-Mile

Welcome to the registration for “Audi Open Track Day 2021”. This ONE-day High Performance Driving Event will be held September 17th on the 3-mile course at Thunderhill Raceway Park covering the 2.87 miles of a pristine track with 15 turns in the challenging Cyclone configuration.

What is “Audi Open Track Day 2021”

Golden Gate Chapter returns to the 3-mile course at Thunderhill Raceway Park, outside of Willows California.  The 2021 Audi Open Track Day event is for intermediate and advanced drivers. Since there will be no formal, pre-organized instruction, all participants must be deemed safe to drive “solo” on the 3-mile Course at Thunderhill. For solo drivers who have not driven Thunderhill, demonstration laps with Golden Gate Chapter instructors may be arranged on an informal basis. Please review the detailed requirements as part of the registration process. Contact the registrar if you are unsure if you can register.

Thunderhill provides a special and unique location to learn about your car and yourself and also to raise your driving skills and awareness in an environment that is fun and safe. You will also be able to meet and socialize with a diverse group of Audi Club enthusiasts who drive many different brands of cars, so don’t hesitate to join us if your chosen vehicle is not an Audi.  

Lots of Track Time!

At Audi Open Track Day 2021 we are focusing on maximizing on-track time for intermediate and advanced drivers. With only three run groups you can expect to benefit from at least five 20+ minute on-track sessions during the day.

Driver Qualification Requirements

Due to the one-day nature of this event we will not be accepting First-Timer or Novice drivers. For the safety of all, registrants must fulfill one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Solo’d at a previous Audi Club Golden Gate Chapter event on the 3-mile course at Thunderhill.
  2. Solo’d at previous Audi Club events on at least two other tracks (subject to pre-approval from Chief Instructor)
  3. Solo’d on the 3-mile course at Thunderhill at a previous event with another driving club (subject to verification by Chief Instructor)

If you are unsure about your status or wish to obtain pre-approval, please contact the club’s Chief Instructor, David Vrane.

Drivers will be aggregated into Run Groups which will be established to allow them to be on track with other drivers of similar experience.  Limited demonstration laps or coaching with Golden Gate Chapter instructors may be available (but not guaranteed) for drivers who so wish.  Please inform the event master as soon as possible if you would like demo laps or coaching.

Please note that you must be a current member of the Audi Club North America.  If you are not a current member, please click on the following link and become a member Join ACNA.  Please send a copy of your membership email confirmation to the event master so that your member number can be obtained and added to your MotorsportReg.com profile quickly.  

Event Details

The event will take place on Friday, September 17, 2021. Check-in will open at 7:00 am and there will be a mandatory All Drivers’ Meeting at 7:45 am. All cars must have passed a technical inspection prior to participant registration and each participant must show documentation of the inspection. ACGG will not be carrying out any Tech inspections at the track for this event.

The track will open at approximately 6:30 am on September 17th. Lunch will be served at the track, and is included in the registration price. The track will close at approximately 6pm. There will be no social activities organized for this event. More details will be sent to you as part of the welcome packet, which will arrive by email, approximately one week prior to the event.

Costs and other details

We are implementing tiered pricing for this event. The more people that sign up, the lower the cost. Encourage your track buddies to sign up!

Pricing Tiers
Less than 55 $400
55-64 $380
65-75 $340
More than 75 $325

 

 

 

 

 

At the close of registration we will offer refunds or credit toward a future event if we have moved to a lower pricing tier.

The registration fee includes morning coffee and donuts/pastries, lunch at the track, and water available all day at the track. 

Need Lodging? 

There are many reasonably priced options for lodging nearby in Willows. The official track hotel is the Holiday Inn Express. We suggest you book early. Please click here for a sample search of availability for the night of September 16th. 

Refunds & Cancelations

By clicking continue and registering for this event, you acknowledge that the registration facilitation website, MotorsportReg.com makes no refunds of any kind. View the MotorsportReg.com terms for details.
Audi Club NA - Golden Gate Chapter is offering a separate cancelation policy directly: $100 event cancelation fee more that 21 days prior to the event and NO refunds after 21 days prior to the event

Who are we?

The Audi Club Golden Gate 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 Audi Club Golden Gate serves the members in Northern California, and Northern Nevada areas, but our events are open to anyone. To support the educational experience, Audi Club Golden Gate offers a variety of different types of events for our members.  In addition to HPDEs, we also offer our members access to new product launches at local dealerships, technical seminars, fun drives, social events, tours, etc.  Audi Club Golden Gate enjoys an excellent level of support and participation in our events from our sponsors.  We often offer special arrangements with these Audi dealerships, and well recognized private service centers around the geographic proximity to Northern California. Many of our sponsors offer discounts to club members.

As a member of ACNA, you automatically become a member of the Audi Club Golden Gate if you live in the two states listed above. You will receive a quarterly magazine from ACNA, as well as periodic emails from us to keep you up to date on all the scheduled events happening throughout the year.  Mingle with other Audi owners and club members for new friendships and lasting memories.

Go to www.audiclubgoldengate.org for information about the club.

Event requirements

BEFORE REGISTERING, please review the following requirements and information

  • Must be a current member of the Audi Club North America. If you are not a current member, please click on the following link and become a member Join ACNA. Please send a copy of your membership email confirmation to the event master so that your member number can be obtained and added to your MotorsportReg.com profile quickly.
  • All registrants must be 16+ years old licensed driver.

The registration process will automatically validate your ACNA membership with the membership database which is held at Audi Club North America. The date of the scheduled event is compared with your current membership expiration date, and the name that you’ve entered in your MotorsportReg profile.  If your name matches, and your registration expires after the start of the event, you will be allowed to register.  If either one of these checks fails to successfully validate your membership, then you’ll receive an error message.  If you get an error message - PLEASE CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION IMMEDIATELY and contact the event master.

Driver Qualification Requirements

Due to the one-day nature of this event we will not be accepting First-Timer or Novice drivers.  For the safety of all, registrants must fulfill one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Solo’d at a previous Audi Club Golden Gate Chapter event on the 3-mile course at Thunderhill.
  2. Solo’d at previous Audi Club events on at least two other tracks (subject to pre-approval from Chief Instructor)
  3. Solo’d on the 3-mile Thunderhill course at a previous event with another driving club (subject to verification by Chief Instructor)

If you are unsure about your status or wish to obtain pre-approval, please contact the club's Chief Instructor, David Vrane.

Vehicle Requirements:

  • This event at Thunderhill Raceway Park is officially designated a 103dB sound-check day. If your car's exhaust system is altered, please come prepared with additional equipment to reduce the exhaust note of your car. There are opportunities to pass this sound check, but the sound limit is a requirement of Glenn County, and consistent violators will be subject to limitation of their participation - without refund.
  • Certain SUVs and other high center-of-gravity vehicles will be allowed. Please contact the event master prior to registering.
  • Each car must have passed a Technical Inspection (you are required to have your car inspected by a qualified expert, at an Audi dealer or at one of ACGG's  independent shop sponsors) during the 30 days prior to the event.
  • A failure to meet safety checks or by submitting an incomplete Technical Inspection form will disqualify drivers from event and cause a forfeiture of entry fee.

Helmet Requirements:

  • Participants must wear helmets bearing Snell SA 2015 certification or Snell SA 2020 certification. Motorcycle helmets will not be accepted.  The Snell certification MUST BE visible for the helmet to be allowed. Helmets will be available to rent from Audi Club Golden Gate Chapter at this event.

Thunderhill Raceway Park

Willows, CA
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Audi Open Track Day 2021 One Day HPDE

Fri, Sep 17, 2021