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AudiFest 2015 - 31st Frank Beddor Nationals

Audi Club NA - Golden Gate Chapter

Wednesday, Oct 14 — Monday, Oct 19, 2015
Sonoma, Sonoma, CA

Registration closed September 9, 2015 9:00 AM on September 9, 2015 9:00 AM PDT Registration ends September 9, 2015 9:00 AM on September 9, 2015 9:00 AM PDT Registration opens July 24, 2015 10:00 AM on July 24, 2015 10:00 AM PDT Registration runs from July 24, 2015 10:00 AM to September 9, 2015 9:00 AM

Audi Club North America 31st Annual Frank Beddor National Event in Sonoma CA including AudiFest 2015 at Sonoma Raceway: October 14th – 18th 2015


REGISTRATION is now CLOSED.  If you have any questions, please contact or  Thanks!

Welcome to the registration for 31st Frank Beddor Nationals hosted by Audi Club North America’s Golden Gate Chapter

Sponsored by:

Set in California’s scenic and historic wine country, the 31st Annual Frank Beddor National Event in combination with Audi Club Golden Gate Chapters AudiFest at Sonoma Raceway will offer an unforgettable and exciting experience for club members from all over North America.  It's been four years since ACGG has last hosted a National Event and we have pulled out all of the stops to make sure that this will be an event to remember.  It will include a variety of optional activities which include: a hosted welcome reception, scenic drives, sight-seeing, gourmet eating, wine-tasting, shopping, the event banquet and a two day High Precision Driving Event (the AudiFest HPDE) at the world-famous Sonoma Raceway.

The event will also provide an opportunity to get together and celebrate the Chapters previous events, recognize the Golden Gate Chapter and the National Members of the Year and recognize ACGG's “Four Rings” instructors who make an extraordinary effort to provide instruction at four HPDEs and one or both of our teen drivers clinics.


In an effort to allow those members who might not want to participate in the HPDE portion of the event to participate in the off-track activities, we are offering two primary options for registering.

Non-HPDE Registration:  Please choose this option you are attending but DO NOT wish to drive in the AudiFest HPDE on Saturday and Sunday at Sonoma Raceway.  You may still go to Sonoma Raceway and observe and participate in any non on-track activities, but you will not be able to drive on track if you choose this option.  This registration fee for this option is $150 and includes the Wednesday night reception at Marin Audi, the Thursday drive and lunch at Viansa Winery, and the Friday night reception at the hotel. It also includes an event shirt and event memorabilia. If you want to attend the Saturday night banquet, auction and raffle, you will need to purchase a Saturday nigh banquet dinner.

HPDE Registration:  If you plan on driving in the High Precision Driving Event on Saturday and Sunday at Sonoma Raceway, please register as either a Student or an Instructor.  Included in this registration will be the Wednesday Night Reception, Thursday drive and lunch at Viansa Winery, Friday night reception and drivers meeting, two days on track at Sonoma Raceway and the Saturday night banquet, auction and raffle. It also includes an event shirt and event memorabilia. If you plan on bringing guests to the Saturday Night banquet, please purchase the appropriate number of guest dinners.  You will also be able to rent a helmet for an additional fee of $50.


The costs for the HPDE registrations are as follows:

$645 for students until and including August 15th, 2015, and $695 for students beginning on August 16th, 2015.
$225 for instructors until and including August 15th, 2015, and $275 for instructors beginning on August 16th, 2015.

Please note that due to the nature of the registration process, and limited number of spaces for some of the off-track activities, each person who wants to participate in this event must register separately.  In addition, all persons registering must have a valid ACNA membership through October 19th, 2015.  If your existing membership expires prior to that date - you will not be allowed to register.


During the registration process, you will offered a variety of optional activities in which you can participate.  These will occur on Wednesday evening through Friday afternoon.  Please note: 1) some of the activities are concurrent so certain selections are mutually exclusive, 2) some of the activities have participation limits so sign up early if you would like to be included and 3) some of the optional activities involve an additional registration fee and/or additional costs during the activity.  Kindly review the activities summary below carefully and click on the links provided to get additional details about each activity.  Please note that due to the nature of these activities, there will be no refunds for any of the fees associated with these activities in case of a cancelation.

Wednesday 14th October:

* Welcome reception at Audi Marin, San Rafael CA: meet members of ACNA and Audi of America representatives, and get ready for four days of fun-filled activities! Welcome reception 5-9 pm to include drinks and hors-d’oeuvres.  For those attending the reception, you will be able to sign in at registration and pick up your packet. 

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Thursday 15th October:

*  Informal Cars and Coffee at host hotel

Pirelli Sonoma and Napa Wine Country Drive

All registered participants are invited and encouraged to join Audi Club North America and the Golden Gate Chapter for a drive through Sonoma and Napa Counties culminating in a gourmet lunch at Viansa Winery generously sponsored by Pirelli Tires.

* Drive through Sonoma and Napa counties and gourmet Paella lunch at Viansa Winery

  • Sponsored by Pirelli Tires

Celebrity Chef Restaurant Dinners

Audi Club Golden Gate Chapter has secured a limited number of group reservations at some of the most celebrated restaurants in the wine country.  These opportunities are truly “not to be missed” so please reserve your seats quickly because they are sure to go fast.  Please note the number of seats available per each restaurant.  NOTE:  Bottega is Sold Out.  Bouchon had one cancellation so ONE spot is available.

Optional dinner reservations at Celebrity Chef restaurants in Napa and Sonoma

  • Please make selection on registration form

Friday 16th October:

* Informal Cars and Coffee at host hotel

Sonoma and Napa Valley Wine Tours

Due to a lack of interest, we are only offering one wine tour.  The tour will visit three small wineries in Sonoma's Dry Creek AVA and is limited to ten persons total.  The tour will be provided by Napa/Sonoma Valley Tours, who will pick up the attendees in a luxury van at the Sheraton Hotel at approximately 9:30 am on Friday morning.

The cost of the tours include the cost of tasting at some all of the wineries in the tour.   We are also offering you the ability to purchase a box lunch to take with you on the tour.  The box lunch will be prepared by the Hotel and will be waiting for you prior to going on the tour.  There will be no stops to purchase lunch during the tour, although you can make and bring your own lunch. 

Please click here for more information on the wineries that we will be visiting

Friday Fun Run Drives

For those of you who simply can't get in enough time behind the wheel of your Audi, we are offering two different fun-run drives on Friday morning which will leave from the hotel.  One will be out to the California coast through Marin County, with a stop at the Marin French Cheese Factory.  The second will be through Sonoma and Napa valleys, with a stop for lunch at Buster BBQ in Calistoga and will conclude at the Castello di Amorosa Winery with a tour and tasting.  The Castello di Amorosa drive registration fee includes the drive, tasting, tour and cheese at the winery and lunch at Busters BBQ in Calistoga.  The Marin County drive will require you to pay for lunch during the drive.

Please click here to get more information on the Castello di Amorosa drive

Please click here to get more information on the Marin French Cheese Factory drive

* Evening reception at host hotel with light fare provided with no-host bar

Saturday 17th October:

Day 1 of AudiFest HPDE at Sonoma Raceway

  • All attendees who wish to participate please register specifically for AudiFest on the registration form as either a Student or and Instructor

* Banquet, Auction and Raffle at host hotel

  • Sponsored by Audi of America

Sunday 18th October:

Day 2 of AudiFest HPDE at Sonoma Raceway

  • All attendees who wish to participate please register specifically for AudiFest on the registration form

* Show and Shine car exhibition at Sonoma Raceway

Hotel and Accommodations

The Audi Club Room rate block is SOLD OUT at the SheratonYou can still make reservations at the hotel at the regular rate.

The headquarters hotel for the event is the Sheraton Sonoma County Hotel, 745 Baywood Drive, Petaluma, CA.  This hotel is approximately a 20-minute drive from the Sonoma Raceway.  We recommend that you make your reservations as soon as possible at this beautiful facility.  We have secured a block of rooms at a great rate for you as well as reserving the banquet and meeting rooms so check-in on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday and make the Sheraton Sonoma County Hotel your headquarters for all meetings, the banquet and the Tech Inspection for AudiFest which will be held at the hotel on Friday and not at the racetrack.

Click here to reserve your room online

Hotel Reservations: 888.627.8458.

The following is a list of alternate hotels in Petaluma.

-  Best Western Petaluma: 200 S McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954 - (707) 763-0994

-  Quality Inn Petaluma: 5100 Montero Way, Petaluma, CA 94954 - (707) 664-1155

-  Metro Hotel & Cafe: 508 Petaluma Blvd S, Petaluma, CA 94952 - (707) 773-4900

The following Full-service hotels are a 15-20 min drive from the Sheraton:

-  Doubletree Rohnert Park: 1 Doubletree, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 - (707) 584-5466

-  Best Western Sonoma: 550 2nd St W, Sonoma, CA 95476 - (707) 938-9200

-  Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn: 100 Boyes Blvd, Sonoma, CA 95476 - (707) 938-9000

-  The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa: at Leveroni & Napa Roads, 1325 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476 - (707) 935-6600

Audi Club Golden Gate

Audi Club Golden Gate is a chapter of the Audi Club of North America (ACNA), 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. ACGG serves the members in Northern California, NW Nevada, and Hawaii areas, but our events are open to Audi Club members, and we encourage you to bring your friends and family. To support the educational experience, ACGG offers events from new Audi introductions, technical seminars, fun drives, teen driving clinics, social events, tours, and high performance driving events throughout the year. Due to our good standing in the community, ACGG is able to take advantage of relationships with dealerships and well recognized private service centers around the geographic proximity to Northern California due to the fact we are the only Audi club recognized by Audi of North America. As a result, many of our sponsors offer discounts and special promotions available only to our club members.

Refunds & Cancellations

By clicking continue and registering for this event, you acknowledge that the registration facilitation website, makes no refunds of any kind. View the terms for details.

Audi Club NA - Golden Gate Chapter is offering a separate cancelation policy directly: $100 event cancellation fee. There will be no refunds for any fees associated with the individual off-track activities and no refunds after 21 days prior to the event for event registration fees.

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Please contact Joe Lucchio, Event Master or Terry Unter, co-Event Master

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