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Audi Club SoCal - Spring Mountain '19

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Registration closed March 30, 2019 6:59 AM on March 30, 2019 6:59 AM PDT Registration ends March 30, 2019 6:59 AM on March 30, 2019 6:59 AM PDT Registration opens January 19, 2019 6:00 PM on January 19, 2019 6:00 PM PST Registration runs from January 19, 2019 6:00 PM to March 30, 2019 6:59 AM

Spring Mountain Motor Resort

Friday, April 5, 2019 - Sunday, April 7, 2019


This is event is a High Performance Driving School. The primary focus of the entire weekend is on SAFETY, FUN, and LEARNING. You will have a great time and improve your own personal performance behind the wheel.  

This is not a racing event, a racing school, or practice for racing.

You will be learning and practicing the art and principles of precision driving in Your Car in a safe, fun, and relaxed (but highly-organized) school setting. The event is conducted at a private motorsports club under close supervision by experienced and trained Audi Club instructors. You will learn safe techniques for handling and controlling your own vehicle with increased confidence. This training allows you to safely explore your capabilities as a driver as well learn about the capabilities of your vehicle. The training will help prepare you for emergencies that may occur in normal everyday driving situations.

At no time will you be pushed or encouraged to go any faster than is comfortable for you. All participants will be provided with instruction and organized into run groups according to prior experience, demonstrated skill, and type of vehicle. While this is for your safety it will also enhance your learning by providing an opportunity to share the day's experience with your peers.

Here's What's Happening this year at Spring Mountain!

  • Weekend Track Configuration On Saturday and Sunday we will conduct our Driving School on the Mansell C configuration, the fun 3.4 mile traditional layout. The "C" variation includes the Bus Stop, but not the Loop (new).
  • Friday Experienced Drivers Day - Friday is an optional practice day for our Instructors and Experienced students. There will be no formal instruction on Friday, but all drivers are encouraged to seek informal feedback from their peers and to ride with an Instructor. We will drive the Andretti C configuration on Friday (change), a fun and challenging extra-long 4.0 mile configuration with the full infield. The "C" variation includes the Bus Stop, but not the Loop (new). Friday is for Audi Club's C-Intermediate & D-Advanced drivers plus our XY-Instructors. If you are new to Audi Club, see the Experienced Driver section near the end of this page to check your qualifications for Friday.
  • Friday Pro Tip – While we look forward to our A-Beginners and B-Intermediate drivers joining us on Friday evening for check in and meetings and for the driving school on Saturday and Sunday, you are WELCOME and encouraged to show up early on Friday and hang out at the track. This is a great opportunity for you to get demo rides with our instructors.
  • Mountain Falls Golf Club – The luxurious Mountain Falls Golf Club continues as our venue for ALL social and non-driving activities. This includes Friday afternoon check-in, the Friday evening mandatory meetings, and the Saturday evening banquet. The Golf Club is located just a few minutes from the track.
  • Skid Pad for All Drivers - The skid pad will be available on Saturday afternoon. All drivers are encouraged to find some time between their on-track sessions to take a few turns around the cones. This exercise is a great way to practice car control at slow speed in a safe environment. You will reinforce your vision skills, discover how your car handles at the limit, and practice recovery techniques. It's a lot of fun!


Preliminary Schedule – This schedule is preliminary and subject to change. A detailed event schedule will be provided at check-in on Friday evening.

Friday April 5, 2019
Experienced Driver Day at the Track - Andretti C

  • 7:15 AM Friday Check-In at the track – “C” building classroom
  • 7:45 AM Friday Drivers Meeting – “C” building classroom
  • 8:10 AM First Car On-Track
  • 5:00 PM Track Cold

Event Check-In and Meetings at the Mountain Falls Golf Club
5:00 PM: Driving School Check-In & Light Supper
6:30 PM: Mandatory First-Timers and Instructors Meetings
7:30 PM: Mandatory All-Drivers Meeting and meet your instructor

Saturday April 6, 2018
All Day: Driving School at the Track – Mansell C
Afternoon: Skid Pad open to all registered drivers
Evening: Banquet Dinner, Raffle and Auction at Mountain Falls Golf Club

Sunday April 7, 2018
All Day: Driving School at the Track – Mansell C

Note: The weekend event is a two-day driving school, not two one-day schools and not a one-day or two-day “track-day”.

Registration Fee

The student registration fee for this Audi Club SoCal High Performance Driver School is $535*. Your registration fee includes everything necessary for two days of learning more about yourself and your car including online study materials, driving theory classroom, car control exercises for beginners and novices, on-track instruction both days with a trained instructor in your right seat, a light supper at Friday evening check-in, Saturday & Sunday lunch at the track, and the Saturday night banquet Dinner, featuring raffle prizes and auction items.

If this is your first time driving a car at a race track, SoCal Audi Club includes a complimentary helmet rental.

Registration Fee Schedule
Registration Type Early Bird* Regular* Late
Last Day --> 2/17/2019 3/17/2019 3/29/2019
Experienced Driver Day (Fri) - C, D, & Instructors only $225
Weekend (Sat/Sun) Driving School - Student $495 $535 $575
Weekend (Sat/Sun) Driving School - Instructor $195

*Save some coin and help us plan for this event - Register Early to reserve your place!  Your credit card will not be charged until March 1st.


The Track This Audi Club SoCal driving school will be held at Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club, an exclusive country club with a modern road course located at 3601 South Hwy 160, Pahrump, NV 89048 (800) 391-6891. Spring Mountain is 55 miles West of downtown Las Vegas. With a challenging race track and an array of resort-style amenities, Spring Mountain delivers a world-class motorsports experience to driving enthusiasts of all levels. The Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club road course includes over 6 miles of track and can be driven in more than 50 configurations; there are thousands of square feet of air-conditioned permanent structures, including a luxury clubhouse with resort-style amenities, rental condominiums, racing schools and shops, an indoor shooting range, and private memberrs garages. There are luxury track-side homes, and coming soon an additional 8 miles of track with an onsite commercial center with a hotel casino. If you’re serious about performance driving, Spring Mountain is truly a destination not to be missed.

Friday afternoon Check-In and evening Meetings and the Saturday evening banquet will be held at the Mountain Falls Golf Club, 5001 Clubhouse Dr, Pahrump NV 89061 (775) 537-6553. Mountain Falls is a short 10 minute drive east of Spring Mountain. Saturday evening's Banquet, Raffle and Auction will feature many cool items from our sponsors.

Hotel Audi Club has blocked rooms at the Best Western Pahrump Oasis, 1101 S. Hwy 160, Pahrump NV 89048 (775) 727-5100. Mention Audi Club to obtain a room in the block and get the Audi Club room rate. Once the block of rooms is gone, reservations are subject to availability and may be at standard rates.

UPDATE as of 3/14 there are still rooms reserved for Audi Club, but the hotel will only hold them for a few more days. Reserve NOW, as once they release the rooms they will go fast and you may not be able to get a room later.

Book your room EARLY – Pahrump hotels are known to fill up! Other lodging choices include: In Pahrump - the Holiday Inn Express, Nugget Hotel & Casino and Saddle West Hotel & Casino. It is about a 45+ minute drive to Las Vegas hotels.

Camping RV Camping is available at the Best Western Pahrump Oasis RV Park. Reservations and check-in for the RV Park are at the hotel numbers and address above. There are other RV Parks in the Pahrump area. Audi Club has NOT arranged for camping at the track for this event.

Driving School

"He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast." — Leonardo da Vinci

An Audi Club SoCal driving school is much more than just a track day. We provide you with a balanced learning environment utilizing modern eLearning, classroom, and on-track instruction.

Classroom Sessions
This is a high-performance driver safety education school - it is not practice for any racing or speed contest. All participants will attend classroom sessions designed to teach vehicle dynamics and safe driving techniques. Classroom and driving time will be balanced to give drivers a better understanding of the principals and application of precision driving.

Car Control Exercises
Drivers Skill classroom and driving exercises are provided on Saturday morning for our beginning drivers. You will practice the principles you've learned in a safe environment before going on the track with your personal instructor later in the day.

Skid Pad
The skid pad will be available on Saturday afternoon. All registered drivers may visit the skid pad at their convenience to practice Vision, Car Control, and Recovery Techniques in a safe low-speed environment.

Speed Secrets Performance Driving 101 online course
Audi Club SoCal is pleased to partner with respected driving coach Ross Bentley of Speed Secrets fame. Ross offers SoCal Audi Club drivers a generous 50% discount on a lifetime subscription to his incredible Speed Secrets Performance Driving 101 and advanced Inner Speed Secrets 201 eCourses.

Is this your very First Time driving on a race track? SoCal Audi Club requires first-timers to take the Speed Secrets Performance Driving 101 eCourse before arriving!

Learn (or refresh your understanding of) the principles of performance driving at your own pace before you arrive. You will learn in easy to digest modules on Vision, Controls (steering, braking, accelerator), Shifting, Vehicle Dynamics, and Cornering. Completion of the online eCourse is required for first-timers and highly recommended for everyone else – doing so will allow you to make the best use of your valuable time at the track. To learn more visit The Audi Club SoCal discount code will be provided in the confirmation email you receive when you register for this event.

Celebrity Guest Instructor


Brief Summary of Driver Requirements

  • Drivers must be at least 18 years old (SMMR requirement) and possess a valid driver's license (not a learner's permit) issued by their state of residence (ACNA requirement).
  • Drivers must provide and wear an approved auto racing helmet, a long-sleeve shirt, long pants and practical closed-toe shoes while engaged in the car control exercises and on-track driving sessions. Clothing should be made of natural or flame-retardant fibers.
  • Current membership in the Audi Club of North America (ACNA) is required by our insurance.
    • Audi ownership is not required for ACNA membership.
    • ACNA member benefits include a quarterly glossy magazine titled "Quattro", preferred pricing on new Audi automobiles, and discounts from club sponsors.
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Brief Summary of Vehicle Requirements

  • All makes and models of coupes and sedans are welcome.
  • All cars must be in excellent mechanical condition.
  • All cars are required to undergo and pass a safety check (aka Tech Inspection) prior to arriving at the event.
  • Equal safety restraints (seat belts, air bags, seats, etc.) are required for the driver and for the instructor passenger.
  • Use of competition tires is not permitted for SUVs or A-Beginner and B-Intermediate drivers, and is discouraged for C-Intermediate drivers.
  • Open cars and convertibles are allowed if equipped with ACNA-approved OEM rollover protection or an approved aftermarket 4-point (or greater) roll bar meeting the broomstick rule. (FAQ: the OEM rollover protection on Mazda Miata / MX-5 is NOT ACNA-approved.)
  • Certain performance-oriented sports utility and crossover vehicles are permitted with restrictions. In general most high center of gravity vehicles (large SUV and pickup trucks) are not appropriate for this high speed driving school. No competition tires are permitted on these vehicles.
  • Inquire about your convertible or SUV/CUV model, or see the list on our website.

Helmet Requirements

Participants must wear helmets bearing Snell SA2010 (or later), or Snell M2010 (only) certification. The certification label must be accessible for verification for the helmet to be allowed. DOT-only rated motorcycle helmets are not allowed. Snell M2010 motorcycle helmets are the only generation of motorcycle helmets which are accepted and are only permitted in cars without supplemental roll-over protection (roll bars). .

BEFORE REGISTERING, all drivers MUST review the detailed event requirements and download the inspection form from our website

For future reference, this information page will continue to be available from your Dashboard or at


Friday Experienced Driver Day - Optional for C & D Students, & Instructors

Make that long drive or tow to the track really count! All Instructors and Experienced Drivers are encouraged to add the optional Friday open track day to their registration. We will be lapping the full Andretti D course on Friday! Friday is for all Audi Club Instructors and C-High Intermediate and D-Advanced student drivers. If you believe your experience at other clubs might qualify you to drive on Friday, please refer to the Experienced Driver section, below.

Passing Protocol

Passing in all run groups at Audi Club driving schools will only occur in designated passing zones with the permission of the car being passed. Passing may be on either side in all run groups, and the car being passed is expected to drive their normal line. Therefore, the passing car should plan on driving off-line to complete the pass. Off-Line is usually (but not always!) the side of the track that is in the direction of the next corner.

ACNA requires the use of turn signals to indicate permission to pass. Turn signals will be used in the same manner as when driving on the public street (aka “Nürburgring style").

The designated passing zones will be indicated with a green cone at the start of the passing zone and a yellow cone at the end of the passing zone. All passes must be complete before the end of the passing zone (prior to the start of the braking zone). No late passing into the corners ("dive bombing") will be tolerated. There will be a minimum of four designated passing Zones for all Run Groups.

The Audi Club passing protocol will be used on all three days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).

First-Timer? If this is your first time at an Audi Club driving school, please read our First-Timers Introduction and Preparation article on our website.

Experienced Driver? Are you an experienced student driver or instructor but registering with Audi Club SoCal for the first time? Please make sure your driving history in your Profile is fully up to date. This will help us place you in an appropriate run group. Do you have questions about your driving or instructing qualifications? Please contact Alex Whitney, our Chief Instructor, at

Garages Rental day garages are NOT available at Spring Mountain.

HPDE Insurance Will my regular insurance policy cover damage to my car at this event? This article helps you find out: A guide to your personal auto policy. If you find your regular policy excludes coverage, you may purchase special HPDE insurance for your car while participating in this Audi Club driving school. Audi Club has an exemplary safety record which qualifies our drivers for a 10% premium discount. Visit the Audi Club page on for details. To purchase your policy online search by the date and track.

Still have Questions? Contact Audi Club SoCal at (714) 660-3453 or Bill Vogel, HPDE eventmaster, at

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