Sun, Aug 8 - Tue, Aug 10, 2021

Road America Driver School and Safety Seminar

Road America

About this event

You must be at least 18 to drive during this event.

Once again, Sunday events will be held at the Throttlestop! 

3:00 – 7:00 pm    Check in at the Throttlestop at 20 Victory Lane in Elkhart Lake - Drive-up location to pick up your packet 
3:00 – 6:00 pm    Concours & car show, hop scotch, talk big, socialize. Mark Prodoehl will demonstrate various pole vaulting techniques. 
6:00 – 6:45 pm    Driver & Instructors Meeting .

The Throttlestop is a car and motorcycle museum. They also sell unique cars, offer detailing, and storage. It’s a beautiful place run by very cool people. 

NOTE: The entire building will not be open for our use this year due to the COVID situation, however, the restrooms will be open and the garage doors will be open at the detail shop for our 
registration and materials handoff.  The museum will be open at three specific times, for a pre-arranged tour. When you enter the building, you must wear a mask and always maintain a good social distance. 

Outside, you must wear a mask when you are out of your car unless the setting and arrangement of  vehicles & people allows proper social distancing.                                      

These are some of the potential activities we have planned:                                                                                                                                                         

  • Registration from 3:00 pm to 5:45pm Assignments, Car #s, event gift, etc.
  • Casual Concours and car show on the Throttlestop grounds, grass and on the street
  • Tours of the Throttlestop Museum                                                       
  • History of Throttlestop from Jim Balestrieri
  • Cash Bar and a light Buffet
  • A brief driver/instructor meeting (6:00 PM – 6:45PM)  DON’T MISS THIS MEETING)!                                              

Don’t miss the meeting!    
• Learn where to go, what to do and all that!
• There will be modified passing rules for all groups at this year’s event.                                    
• On-track instruction for novice and intermediate drivers will utilize different techniques.  
• This year it will have plenty of non-contact and social distancing thrown into the mix.    

Drivers with trailers: You can take your rig to the track on Sunday night after 7:00 and you must 
be off the grounds by 9:00.

Monday starts with a quick meeting, then classroom for beginner and intermediate drivers in the Tufte Center which allows us to maintain respectful social distancing and have all the technology needed classes. The rest of the morning will be taken up by in-car exercises, led by our instructors. They will show you threshold braking techniques, side-to-side weight transfer in a slalom exercise, and an accident avoidance exercise. Classroom sessions continue off and on through the two days. If you are a novice you will be assigned an instructor. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the instruction may be lead-follow instead of the typical in car instruction. Instructors will be involved in lead-follow and corner observation techniques to help maintain our mission of educating all levels of drivers. More details will be released closer to the event.

Monday night's banquet will be at the Osthoff Resort - 101 Osthoff Avenue, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020. All dinners include salad, Chef's vegetable, coffee/tea, and chocolate cheesecake for dessert. Menu Choices are Chicken Marsala with parmesan risotto, Pan Roasted Top Sirloin Steak with garlic mashed potatoes, and Vegetarian Ragout with safron rice. The cost is $30 for the participant and $30 for a guest. 

Tuesday, you will have classroom interspersed with a mystery exercise, and lots of time on the track to hone your skills.

Fees are payable online with your credit card when you register. (see registration form for details) 

Audi Club Member - Students - $475 until July 8th, $525 after July 8th

Non Audi Club Member - Students - $475 until July 8th, $525 after July 8th.  An additional $50 will be collected to buy you a membership in the Audi Club. If you want you can purchase an Audi membership at the national club website.

Audi Club Member - Instructors - $225 (Instructors must be Audi Club members before registering for the event) Contact Larry or Mary for the instructor code. 

SPEED WAIVER Everyone must sign the electronic, your guests, and parents of minors. Have your cell phone nearby.

  • Click the SpeedWaiver link on the first page or at the end of the registration form. You'll have two options indicated by little white boxes. The first is the minor waiver, the second is the adult waiver. 
  • Click the appropriate little box and link. Then simply follow the directions.


Many automobile insurance policies now exclude coverage for events that take place on a race track. The only way to know if your policy still covers driving schools is to read your policy. If you find that your policy does not cover our driving schools you can purchase event insurance from our sponsor Haggerty.

Note: A Welcome Packet, the tech form, Track Layout and Driving Guides, along with other informational materials will be forthcoming.

The club has reserved a block of rooms at the Osthoff with discounted rates for the event. The rooms will be held for the club until July 8th. When you call to make your reservation (855-671-6870) be sure to ask for the Audi Club rate even if you call after July 8th.

COVID-19 Preparation at our 2021 Road America Event

Your personal health & safety on the track and as a participant in this event are of utmost importance to us in the Wisconsin Chapter of the ACNA.

After a grueling year with a global pandemic, we are of course hoping most people in the US will have had access to vaccines for COVID 19 by May 1st and have all received the one or two dose versions available well before our mid-August, 2021 event. However, at this time we must be particularly vigilant to assure the health of all of our participants, and although it appears that cases and deaths are declining across the US, many potentially dangerous variants have come on line.

With all of that in mind, we will be designing the registration, meetings, classrooms and instruction, etc., to comply with all necessary local and state restrictions (if any are still in place) and US Federal, Health Canada & CDC COVID-19 guidelines that apply to our activities to ensure the complete safety of our participants and staff.

In addition, there may be special restrictions and guidelines we will need to meet that are in place from the National Board and the Performance Driver Education Committee of the ACNA, and also to meet any track specific Safety Protocols in place at Road America. 

As portions of the US and states have closed or locked down – and then begun to reopen, these guidelines have been constantly in flux over the last few months. We will all have to be patient over the next few months.

Please be assured that we will provide you with the most up-to-the-date information you will need in a timely fashion prior to the event.


Event requirements

Audi Club Membership

Audi Club membership is required for instructors.  If you are an instructor but not an Audi Club member go to the national club website. The cost is $49 per year.  You will need your Audi Club membership number in order to complete the registration process. Students who are not Audi club members will be assessed an additional fee that will be used to purchase them an Audi club membership.


No convertibles will be allowed to participate at any ACNA driving school that takes place on a ‘race track’. This includes TTs, Boxters, BMW Z3’s, etc. Vehicles with factory roll hoops and/or deployable roll over protection will not be allowed.  For the above excluded vehicles to be allowed to participate at a ‘race track’ the minimum requirements are:

1. A four-point roll cage consisting of a main hoop behind the front seats with two rear braces.

2. A four- and preferably five-point safety harness for both driver and instructor

3. Arm restraints are recommended but not required at this time.

Removable hard tops are not considered structural roofs. The only exception is if they meet the minimum ‘race track’ requirements as detailed above.


All participants must wear a helmet. Helmets must be Snell 2010 (M or SA) or later (M or SA).  Helmets with only DOT specification, regardless of year, may not be used.  Helmets with both Snell and DOT specification are allowed as long as they are 2010 or newer.


Have your credit card handy when you register. You'll pay on line to complete your registration. 

Questions - For general event questions email Mark. For instructors with questions or any technical track questions email Larry.

The Welcome Packet, Tech Form and Schedule are being updated so check back after May 15th for the updated documents and links. Tech forms and waivers are designed to be handled on-line with zero contact as Covid-19 protocols develop nationally. See below for the link to the SpeedWaiver. You'll find the link to the Google based tech form in the email confirmation you'll receive when you register. 

Information about "high center of gravity" vehicles that are allowed at the event.

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