Sat, Aug 27, 2022

NEQ Lime Rock Park Advanced Day 2022

Lime Rock Park

About this event

NEQ 2022 Lime Rock Park Advanced Solo High Performance Driving School  - Saturday, August 27, 2022

 

About This Event

The Northeast Chapter of the Audi Club NA (NEQ) is holding an additional event this year at Lime Rock Park in the beautiful Northwest corner of Connecticut.  We will be sharing track time with another club - Porsche Club of Metro New York.  To ensure that all participants get the same track time as at previous LRP events, we are limiting the number of students in each run group.  This will allow us to have four full track sessions on each day for every run group.  Please join us at LRP for a day of fun and learning on one of New England's most beautiful road courses!

This is an advanced high performance driving school for drivers who have previously been signed off to solo or who are instructors.  All makes of vehicle are welcome.  The school combines classroom and on-track instruction in a closely supervised and controlled environment. Students are divided into "run groups" according to their prior experience and potential capability of their cars. In between the track sessions, students get classroom instruction in an environment appropriate for their skill level.

 

2022 COVID-19 policy and in-car instruction

In 2020, the Audi Club was one of the few clubs able to develop and deliver education for all abilities while conforming to COVID safe practices.  In 2022, NEQ will remain focused on the safety of our members. Specific policies and procedures will be communicated to those attending prior to the event as the local policies continue to fluctuate.

  • ONLY where allowed by local & state ordinances, we will support in car instruction with the following restrictions:
    • Students and Instructors must have a full face helmet with visor, or a face covering when closer than 6 feet such as in car.
    • Windows down.
    • Face coverings required for in-classroom attendees and at driver's meetings.
  • In car instruction will be optional for students and instructors and both parties must opt in. Lead / Follow will be used in all other situations.
  • Attendees are responsible for adhering to state requirements for travel quarantines or vaccine mandates, which are subject to change. Please plan accordingly!
  • Full refund for cancellation at any point if attendee is experiencing ANY COVID-19 like symptoms.  Please contact Event Master as soon as symptoms present.  A doctor's note or test result (positive or negative) may be required for full refund.  ** DO NOT ATTEND EVENT IF YOU MAY BE SICK! **

 

Registration Fees

Advanced/Solo & Instructors
      $395 Saturday.

Due to the configuration of this event, novice or non-solo students will not be allowed to participate at this event and we hope you will join us at another events. Contact the Eric Galvin at eric.galvin@icloud.com for further details.

The costs for this event include

  • Classroom instruction included
  • Friendly Atmosphere
  • 30 minute sessions

86db Max Sound Restriction

Please note that Lime Rock enforces a strict sound limit of 86db.  If you have a modified car (stock street cars are not an issue) it is your responsibility to ensure you do not exceed this number.  The volume is monitored at various spots around the track. Your will be given a chance, maybe two, to modify your car if you are black flagged for a noise violation. There will be no refund for any case that a a vehicle violates the noise restriction and is sent home.
 

What is a High Performance Driving School?

The purpose of a driving school is quite simple: to improve your driving skills. We conduct the school on a racetrack under the close supervision of experienced and trained instructors. You will learn how to handle and control your vehicle at speeds not normally attained on public roads. This will help to prepare you for emergencies in normal driving. It will also allow you to explore your capabilities as a driver and those of your vehicle in a controlled environment. At no time will you be pushed or encouraged to go any faster than is comfortable. All participants will be organized into run groups in accordance with experience, skill, and type of vehicle.

What you learn on the track depends on your driving skill. Beginners are taught driving style (smoothness, consistency, the ability to read the track), more experienced participants continue to work on consistency, while developing new skills such as trail braking and threshold braking. Every time you are on the track, you will have an experienced instructor in the passenger seat.

For the most experienced drivers, you can be “signed off” and drive solo when you have proven to your instructor and the Chief Instructor that you understand the basics of high speed driving, you can consistently drive the correct line, and you show proper etiquette on track. Maturity, good judgment, skill, and significant experience will lead to being signed off for solo driving.

Though you are on a racetrack, with other drivers of similar driving skills, it is not a race. Passing in corners is not allowed, and you are not expected to shift at redline, or go screaming through each corner with the tires squealing. Safety of the event is of the utmost importance. Driver conduct will be diligently monitored throughout the day by the staff, instructors, and corner workers.

 

Track Time

You will have four on-track sessions each day that are 30 minutes each. At the end of the event you will have had almost 2 hours on-track. That’s a lot of driving time!
 

Classroom

Your day is divided between driving on the track, classroom sessions, and free time. Yes, this is a school, and there is mandatory classroom time. All participants are required to attend classroom sessions throughout the day to learn vehicle dynamics and driving techniques.

In the classroom, you learn a lot of high speed driving theory. Learn about the difference between an early and late apex. You’ll get a better understanding of car dynamics so you understand what is really happening when you brake or why your car understeers or oversteers in certain circumstances. Each classroom will also include an opportunity for Q&A.
 

Do I need to own an Audi?

We welcome all makes of cars  -- you don't have to drive an Audi to enjoy our events.  This school is an excellent way for you to improve your driving skills and have fun too!  

All participants must simply be members of the Audi Club of North America (ACNA).  There is a $49 fee for annual membership. To join or update your membership, please go to the ACNA website (http://www.audiclubna.org/) and click on "Join ACNA" at the top of the page.
 

 


Lodging

Here are some hotel suggestions:

Interlaken Inn, Lakeville, CT  http://www.interlakeninn.com

The White Hart Inn, Salisbury, CT http://www.whitehartinn.com  (site of the banquet)

Wake Robin Inn. Lakeville, CT   http://www.wakerobininn.com  

A Meadow House B&B, Lakeville, CT http://www.ameadowhouse.com

Sharon Country Inn  Sharon, CT    www.SharonCountryInn.com



Interested in attending or have other registration questions?

Please continue through to the next page for more information about the event and helmet and technical requirements.  

To learn more about the NEQ, please visit http://www.NEQClub.org.

Contact Eric Galvin at eric.galvin@icloud.com with any event related questions

 

Event requirements

2022 COVID Policy:

  • ONLY where allowed by local & state ordinances, we will support in car instruction with the following restrictions:
    • Students and Instructors must have a full face helmet with visor, or a face covering when closer than 6 feet such as in car.
    • Windows down.
    • Face coverings required for in-classroom attendees and at driver's meetings.
  • In car instruction will be optional for students and instructors and both parties must opt in. Lead / Follow will be used in all other situations.
  • Attendees are responsible for adhering to state requirements for travel quarantines or vaccine mandates, which are subject to change. Please plan accordingly!
  • Full refund for cancellation at any point if attendee is experiencing ANY COVID-19 like symptoms.  Please contact Event Master as soon as symptoms present.  A doctor's note or test result (positive or negative) may be required for full refund.  ** DO NOT ATTEND EVENT IF YOU MAY BE SICK! **

 

General Track Event Information

Information that applies to all on-track driver education events. Be sure to study all of this information before attending any NEQ track event.

Vehicle Requirements
Tech Inspection
Open Top Cars
Track Terms
Tires
Helmets - A helmet with a SNELL SA2015 or SA2020 rating are the only helmets that may be used.
Flags

 

Cancellation Policy:

   - No penalty up to 30 days before the event
   - $100 from 29 days to 11 days before the event
   - No refund within 10 days of the event    

 

Membership Requirements:

To participate in this event you must be a member of Audi Club North America (ACNA).  To join ACNA and receive your membership number please go to AudiClubNA.org

 Once you have this number you will be able to register for all future NEQ events. 

Vehicle Requirements

The newer generation of driver's school applicants often bring vehicles whose performance is beyond their driving ability. Because of this the NEQ Board of Directors passed the following resolution which requires the vehicle to more closely match the driver's ability.

  1. Non-solo applicants - Those drivers who have not soloed at NEQ events.
    • Vehicle must be Registered and Street Legal
    • Vehicle must be insured
    • Vehicle must have DOT Street Tires with a tread wear rating of 140
  2. Solo applicants
    • Vehicle must be Registered and Street Legal
    • Vehicle must be insured
    • Vehicle must have DOT legal tires
  3. Instructors
    • Any tires acceptable
  4. All convertibles must have permanent roll bars and meet the Broomstick rule described HERE


Tech pre-Inspection

Well in advance of any on-track driving event, you'll need to get your car pre-inspected by a competent mechanic, who will have to provide a completed and signed copy of the Safety Inspection Checklist form (first page only) for you to bring with you to registration. Please get your car inspected at least two weeks before the event to avoid disappointment if the inspection uncovers repairs that must be completed before the car will pass.

For further information on this event and all NEQ events and requirements, please visit our website at www.NEQClub.org or

Contact Eric Galvin, eric.galvin@icloud.com  with any event related questions

Lime Rock Park

Lakeville, CT
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Organizer

Driver School organized by

Audi Club NA - Northeast Chapter

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Sat, Aug 27, 2022