North Atlantic: Winter Driving School II – Feb 23/24, 2024

Date/Time :
Feb242024 - Feb252024
All Day

Winter Driving School

Picture yourself on an icy road, in a bit of a hurry. Going into a turn, you feel the car begin to slide. You’ve hit the brakes, turned the wheel, and still the car continues to slide…with a stone wall on the outside of the turn. What do you do? Close your eyes and pray for a soft snowbank? Or apply the skills you could learn in the North Atlantic Audi Club’s premier events, our two Winter Driving Schools ? Check out this VIDEO.

If you would like to learn to control your car in slippery conditions, to handle every type of skid, including correcting understeer and oversteer,

and to stop more quickly in snowy or icy conditions, then join the North Atlantic Audi Club for one (or both!) of our premier winter driving schools, to be held on January 27-28, 2024 and February 24-25, 2024 at the Team O’Neil Rally School in Dalton, NH. It’s a safe, low-speed event on a closed course with expert instruction in a fun atmosphere where there will be ample opportunity to socialize with like-minded enthusiasts.
On Saturday at 8:30 a.m., we will begin in the classroom, covering the basic principles of driving on frozen surfaces: types of skids and how to correct them, managing weight transfer, and looking as far ahead as possible. You will then apply the classroom principles through different exercises including a slalom, a skid pad, and a combined course, all with an experienced instructor in the passenger seat. Saturday afternoon will wrap up with a team driving event.  Saturday evening at the Hampton Inn we will hold a social event with snacks and beverages for more opportunity to relax, socialize and brag about your day’s performance. Sunday we will return to Team O’Neil, consolidating skills through repetition. The school wraps up with a fun ‘time trial’ where the goal is consistency through several runs.

This school is very much at your own pace, and everyone from novices to advanced drivers will learn a great deal and have a blast. For novices, we focus on recovering from skids, smoothness, vision, and improving consistency through practice. For advanced students who have mastered the basics, we will offer instruction in techniques such as handbrake turns, left foot braking, threshold braking, trailing throttle oversteer and mastering the “Scandinavian flick”. For everyone this is an excellent opportunity to learn car control skills that can make you a safer driver under all conditions and reduce lap times on the track or autocross course.

Unlike events held on a race track, there are no restrictions on the type of vehicle allowed – convertibles, trucks, and front-, rear-, and all-wheel drive vehicles of all kinds are welcome (they don’t even have to be Audis!). As a minimum, all-wheel drive vehicles must have all-season tires with at least 4/32″ tread depth; however, snow tires are strongly recommended. Front- or rear-wheel drive vehicles are required to have snow tires on all four wheels. Snow tires have this winter-approved symbol on the tire sidewall:

Although the school officially begins on Saturday morning, if you are in town on Friday evening, please join us at the Hampton Inn at 7:30 p.m. for an informal gathering with wine and cheese, plus an informative session on preparing your car for winter driving and roadside emergencies.

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The fees for the week-end are:

  • 21 or under with registering parent (ACNA,PCA, BMW parent member). . .  $175
  • 21 or under with registering parent (all others). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200
  • ACNA/PCA/BMW Members . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $350
  • All others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $375


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