9:00 am - 3:00 pm
South Bay Teen Driving Clinic
This clinic is designed to go far beyond what is typically taught in Drivers Ed or a driving school with an emphasis on keeping the students in their cars with limited time spent in the classroom. This is best described as a classroom within the car.
The event is open to all teen drivers between the age of 15 1/2 and 19 (consideration can be made for drivers up to the age of 21) who have a valid learning permit, provisional driver’s license, or full driver’s license. All teen students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and they must be driving a fully registered vehicle. All makes and models of cars are welcome and membership in the Audi Club of North America is not required for this event.
The cost of the Teen Driving Clinic is $175 for each student that will include breakfast, snacks, water and lunch with beverages. Please note that the rental fee and expenses associated with the track require an increase in pricing. There is an additional $20 fee for any parent or other person who wishes to attend with the student (they will receive the same breakfast, water and lunch).
The event will teach teen drivers to control their cars in a variety of real-world situations. Each teen driver will have an in-car tutor who will guide them through practical exercises of: accident avoidance, ABS and panic braking, and slalom driving, all in dry and wet conditions. These exercises are designed to improve awareness of the teen driver’s car and how to control it. Additionally, there is an exercise called “driving the dots” that is designed to help teen drivers become more aware of where the edge of the lane (or curb) is located. Classroom sessions will focus on “real world” situations that teens face every day on the road, including proper lane changing, merging and passing techniques. Distraction hazards, such as texting while driving, will also be discussed.
At the end of the day all teen drivers will leave with much-improved driving skills and big smiles. If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected].
This is an all-day event where the teens will spend most of the day in the car.
The Clinic will take place on Saturday, September 24 at Laguna Seca Raceway, Salinas, CA on the “lakebed.” Everything you need to participate will be provided, except your car and a parent. Details will be sent a few days prior to the event but you can plan on meeting at the raceway, located at 1021 Monterey Salinas Highway, promptly at 8:00 a.m. for registration check-in. The event will end at 4:00 p.m. Morning snacks will be provided. If you have questions contact [email protected].
We recommend that you check the weather forecast prior to the event and dress accordingly. We also encourage you to bring folding chairs to sit on.
Volunteers/Instructors and Coaches
For this event, we are also seeking volunteers to help us run this event. In this case, all volunteers must be ACGG instructors, or ACGG members that have a great deal of experience, and who are interested in enhancing their coaching skills. If you are an instructor and wish to volunteer to help at this event, please continue with the registration process, and when you reach the registration form, select the appropriate choice, and fill in the requested information.