Wed, Mar 14, 2018

Quattro de Seca 2018 One Day HPDE (92dB)

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

About this event


 

Quattro de Seca 2018: For Intermediate and Advanced Drivers at Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca(92dB sound limit)

Welcome to the registration for "Quattro de Seca 2018". This ONE-day High Performance Driving Event (HPDE) will be held March 14th at Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca covering the 2.238 miles of a challenging track with 11 turns and the famous 5-1/2 story drop between turns 8 & 9 known as the Corkscrew. This event is subject to a 92dB sound limit.

What is "Quattro de Seca 2018"?

Golden Gate Chapter returns to one of the most iconic of racetracks: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (MRLS) near Monterey CA.  The 2018 Quattro de Seca 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" at MRLS.  For solo drivers who have not driven MRLS, 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.  

MRLS 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.  

MRLS will impose a sound limit of 92dB for this event. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR INSURING THAT YOUR VEHICLE DOES NOT EXCEED THE SOUND LIMIT.

At Quattro de Seca 2018 we are focusing on maximizing on-track time for intermediate and advanced drivers.  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. have solo'd at a previous Audi Club Golden Gate Chapter event at MRLS
  2. have solo'd at previous Audi Club events on at least two other tracks (subject to pre-approval from Chief Instructor)
  3. have solo'd at MRLS 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, Gregg Franklin.

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 (Mayur Bhatia) 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 (mayur@audiclubgoldengate.org) so that your member number can be obtained and added to your MotorsportReg.com profile quickly.  As a special offer we will refund $30 of the ACNA membership fee for any new members who join and attend this event.

Event Details

The event will take place on Wednesday, March 14th.  Registration 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 March 14th.  Lunch will be served at the track, but it is NOT included in the registration price.  The track will close at approximately 6pm.  There will not be any 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

The registration fee for this event is $325 for all attendees.  Garage bays (limited quantity), each of which can hold two cars, are available for rent for $100 ...hurry to reserve yours!

The registration fee includes morning coffee and doughnuts/pastries as well as water available all day at the track. 

Note: If you have any credits to be applied for this event, you must coordinate with the event master prior to enrolling in order to ensure that your credits can be properly applied.  If you are at checkout, and you do not see your credits, please cancel the registration, and send an email to MayurBhatia (mayur@audiclubgoldengate.org) if you have any questions.

Need Lodging? 

There are many reasonably priced options for lodging nearby in Seaside and Monterey.  We suggest you book early.  Please click here for a sample search of availability for the night of April 6th. 

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 (mayur@audiclubgoldengate.org) so that your member number can be obtained and added to your MotorsportReg.com profile quickly.
  • All registrants must be 18+ 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 (mayur@audiclubgoldengate.org).

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. been solo'd at a previous Audi Club Golden Gate Chapter event at MRLS
  2. been solo'd at previous Audi Club events on at least two other tracks (subject to pre-approval from Chief Instructor)
  3. been solo'd at MRLS at a previous event with another driving club (subject to pre-approval from Chief Instructor)

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

Vehicle Requirements:

  • As a general rule, open cars (convertibles) are not allowed without a 4-point roll cage installed. This includes R8 Spyders, TT's, BMW Roadsters, Honda S2000s, etc. There are, however, certain exceptions to this (e.g. Porsche Boxster); please contact the Event Master if you have a question about a convertible.
  • This event at MRLS is officially designated a 92dB 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 the County of Monterey, and consistent violators will be subject to limitation of their participation - without refund.
  • No Pick ups or SUV's will be allowed.
  • 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 or M 2005 or 2010 certification or Snell SA 2015 certification. This 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.

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Salinas, CA
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