Audi Club Golden Gate: 2nd Annual Audi Club/HOD Instructor Clinic & Advanced Driver Weekend

Date/Time :
Oct 14, 2023 - Oct 15, 2023
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

This TWO-day High Performance Driving Event includes a ONE-day Sunday Instructor Clinic that will be held October 14-15 on the twisty West Side course at Thunderhill Raceway Park.

What is “2nd Annual Audi Club/HOD Instructor Clinic & Advanced Driver Weekend 2023

Golden Gate Chapter travels with HOD to the 2-mile course at Thunderhill Raceway Park, outside of Willows, California.  The 2nd Annual Audi Club/HOD Instructor Clinic & Advanced Driver Day event is for advanced drivers, instructors, and instructor candidates.  If you are interested in becoming an Audi Club or HOD instructor, or just want to refresh your MSF Level-2 status, this is the event for you.  There will be no student-instructor pairings outside of the Instructor Clinic role-play sessions.  As such, all participants must be deemed safe to drive “solo” on the 2-mile West Course at Thunderhill. For solo drivers who have not driven Thunderhill West, limited demonstration laps or coaching with Golden Gate Chapter instructors may be available (but not guaranteed) upon request.  Please review the detailed requirements as part of the registration process. Contact the registrar if you are unsure if you can register.

Thunderhill West 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.

Lots of Track Time!

At  the 2nd Annual Audi Club/HOD Instructor Clinic & Advanced Driver Day, the focus will be on instructor refresher training and new instructor induction.  With only two run groups you can expect to benefit from at least five 20+ minute on-track sessions during the day.

Driver Qualification Requirements

For the safety of all, registrants must fulfill one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Solo’d at a previous Audi Club Golden Gate Chapter event on the 2-mile course at Thunderhill.
  2. Solo’d at previous Audi Club events on at least two other tracks (subject to pre-approval from Chief Instructor)
  3. Solo’d on the 2-mile course at Thunderhill 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, David Vrane.

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 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 so that your member number can be obtained and added to your profile quickly.

Event Details

The event will take place on Saturday, October 14-15, 2023. Check-in will open at 7:30 am and there will be a mandatory All Drivers’ Meeting at 8:15 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 7:00 a.m. on October 14th. Lunch will be served at the track and is included in the registration price. The track will close at ~7:00 p.m. There will be no social activities organized for this event beyond the Instructor Clinic classroom sessions. 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

Thanks to sponsorship from HOD, registration is capped at $275 per day for advanced drivers ($550 for the weekend).  Instructor Candidate registration is capped at $100 and is by invitation only.

The registration fee includes morning coffee and donuts/pastries, lunch at the track, and water available all day at the track.

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