Fri, Oct 6 - Sun, Oct 8, 2023

quattroberfest 2023 Lapping Day & HPDE

Brainerd International Raceway

About this event


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Register before August 20, 2023 to save $50 on your driver or instructor registration! Use promo code "qfest2023EarlyBird" at check out!

Join us for quattroberfest 2023 - our premier High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) event October 6 - 8, 2023 at Brainerd International Raceway (BIR) on the Donnybrook and Competition Course.

quattroberfest, sponsored by Toyo Tires, offers HPDE instruction for novice, intermediate and advanced driver classes on Saturday and Sunday on BIR's Competition Course. Our advanced drivers also have the option of participating in a Lapping Day on Friday on the Donnybrook Course[Click here for Road Course Map]

Nur Technik will once again be providing track-side support for participants at quattroberfest! In addition, Nur Technik is offering ACGL members complimentary track inspections ("Tech Checks") for quattroberfest . Tech Checks must be completed within 30 days of the start of the event. Schedule an appointment at their 7000 square foot facility located in Burnsville to have them complete your required pre-track Safety Inspection ("Tech Check"). Tech Check Form.

We love getting shots of our cars in action on the track! NVUS Images will be on site capturing the action. Put your quattroberfest experience on display by purchasing professional photos of your car on the track. We'll introduce photographer Nate at the Driver's Meetings and you'll have the opportunity to purchase photos from the weekend.


Schedule of Events

Friday, October 6th

  • Lapping Day – Instructor, Advanced, and Intermediate-Approved-to-Solo
    • Lapping at BIR on the Donnybrook Track
      • Gates open at 7:00 a.m.
      • Registration 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Friday Evening Registration/Reception for All HPDE Saturday & Sunday Drivers and Instructors
    • Join us at the Arrowwood Lodge in Baxter, MN (discounted room information pending)
      • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Check-in for event and pick up registration packet
      • Mingle with other participants, sponsors, and volunteers
    • Driver’s Meeting 7:00 p.m. – Mandatory for Novice and Intermediate drivers; Encouraged for all other drivers.
      • Instructor/Student introductions
      • General weekend expectations
      • Preparation Tips

Saturday, October 7th

  • High Performance Driver’s Education at BIR.
  • Novice and Intermediate* drivers will mix classroom instruction with in-car exercises in the morning, and on-track sessions on the Competition Course in the afternoon. (*for intermediate-approved-to-solo drivers, in-car exercises are optional)
  • Advanced drivers, Instructors**, and Intermediate-approved-to-solo will have open lapping in the morning on the Competition Course. (** Instructors: You will be assigned time slots for helping with exercises in the morning)
  • Evening Dinner and Social Hours at the track in the BIR Driving School Classroom or (weather permitting) at the Band Stage

Sunday, October 8th

  • High Performance Driver’s Education at BIR on the Competition Course
  • Novice and Intermediate drivers will mix classroom instruction with on-track sessions
  • Advanced drivers and Instructors will have on-track sessions


Driver Registration 

  • Friday Only (1) $395
  • Saturday & Sunday Only $500
  • Friday(1), Saturday & Sunday $725
Reminder: Register before August 20, 2023 to save $50 on your driver registration! Use promo code "qfest2023EarlyBird" at check out!

(1) Participation in Friday's Lapping Day is limited to Instructor, Advanced, and Intermediate-Approved-to-Solo drivers (as ranked by ACGL). If you are unsure of your eligibility, send an email to before registering.   (2) Online registration closes on October 1. Only Instructors, Advanced, and Intermediate-Approved-to-Solo drivers (as ranked by ACGL) will be permitted to register at the event. An additional $50 fee will be assessed for registration at the event. 

Instructor Registration – Saturday & Sunday:  Instructors who would like to participate in track sessions on Saturday and Sunday can do so at the following rates:

  • Sat & Sunday Only - One Student   $285
  • Friday Lapping plus Sat & Sunday - One Student   $510
  • Sat & Sunday - No track time, instruction only  $0
Instructors registering who want to run track sessions on Saturday and Sunday are eligible for the early bird discount. Sign up before August 20, 2023 to save $50 on your instructor registration. Use promo code "qfest2023EarlyBird" at check out!

Saturday Evening Dinner (optional)

  • Participant  $25
  • Guest, Non-Participant  $25

Instructor Development Fund (optional): Tax deductible donation in $25 increments. Please consider donating to our Instructor Development Fund help us continue to educate & train our instructors who in turn make these driving instruction events possible.

We have set up a block of rooms at Arrowwood in Baxter at a discounted rate (does NOT include water park). Call 877-687-5634 and tell them you are with the Audi Club to reserve your room.  Room block expires on September 6th, so don't delay!

Garage Rental - We will have garage stalls for rent at $75 for entire weekend.  Note that garages are on the Donnybrook Track by the drag strip.  Convenient on Friday, but a bit of a drive from where our activities will be on Saturday and Sunday.  

New to HPDE and want to learn more about what to expect? 

Other questions?

Contact us at

Caztek Engineering - Friday Reception Sponsor

Ratified Motorsport - Saturday Instructor Lunch Sponsor


Event requirements

Participant Requirements

No experience is necessary!  All drivers are welcome under the following conditions:

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Must be a member of ACNA
  • Must follow the rules established by ACNA, ACGL, BIR and Track Safety Team at all times
  • Must wear long pants and long-sleeve shirts of 100% cotton – no poly blends – and closed toed shoes suitable for driving. No cleated shoes, heavy boots, mules or sandals are allowed.

Helmet Requirements

  • Helmets must be worn by all participants during all in-car sessions
  • All helmets used are required to have the current Snell Memorial Foundation certification sticker
  • Use of Snell Special Application (SA) rated helmets is required in all vehicles, regardless of supplemental rollover or impact protections installed, including OEM and aftermarket roll bars or roll cages.  The following SA rated helmets are acceptable through the dates listed:
SA 2015 Dec. 31, 2026
SA 2020 Dec. 31, 2031
EA 2016 Dec. 31, 2027
  • If you do not own one of the permitted helmets listed above, you can rent a helmet at Race Suit Rental. Price is $50 for the weekend with no deposit, but the helmets must be picked up and dropped off at their South St. Paul retail store.  NOTE: ACGL and BIR can no longer rent helmets, and none will be available on site for participants' use.  Please plan ahead for this important requirement.

Vehicle Requirements

You do not need to own or bring an Audi to participate. Your car does not need to be a “track car” or race car. Most participants bring their “daily driver” to this education event!  Most makes and models with the exception of trucks, SUVs, vans, convertibles, T-tops, and Targas are accepted provided they meet minimum club safety standards. Final determinations of a vehicle’s acceptability will be determined by the Event Master. BIR Policy: Hybrid and Electric Vehicles are NOT ALLOWED on track. If you have any doubts regarding any vehicle appropriateness, contact the event organizers (email:

  • Vehicles are not provided by the club.
  • Your vehicle must receive a documented technical inspection (“Tech Check”) by a competent entity or individual (dealer, authorized service center, mechanic, or another competent individual) within 30 days of the start of the event. 
  • Your vehicle must be empty of all objects. Clean out the trunk, the glove box, cubbies and cup holders, and the passenger compartment.

Ready to Register for quattroberfest 2023?  Click REGISTER NOW!

Brainerd International Raceway

Brainerd, MN
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HPDE organized by

Audi Club NA - Glacier Lakes Chapter

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