Nov 06, 2021 - Nov 07, 2021
Quattrofest is more than simply a driver’s skills or track day; it’s an event where new memories are born and friendships are developed that will stay with you forever.
Those that have attended in years past know that something special always happens. Something so special that they tell friends and family and other attendees for years to come. Quattrofest is about becoming a better driver, but that’s not always the most impactful part of the event. Spending time with and meeting others who share the same passion for cars, or a love of gardening (as discovered over dinner and drinks at the banquet on Saturday evening) or perhaps chasing white balls around grassy courses, both at the track and at the banquet, is really what separates Quattrofest from any other track weekend! All too often we find ourselves living a life online, from Zoom calls to social media to YouTube; this is a time to get out, make connections in real life and experience new things that simply aren’t available anywhere else.
Quattrofest offers two basic options, based on your experience and interest. You can either attend the high-speed on-track lapping portion of our event where you drive your car on Portland International Raceway or you can sign up for our driver’s skills program where you’ll run through a series of exercises where you’ll begin to understand the limits of your vehicle and how to use those dynamics to drive safer. There is even an package to do both. Oh, and along the way you’re all but guaranteed to have a smile on your face throughout.
2-DAY FULL EVENT PACKAGES:
• Saturday: Driver Skills AM + Autocross PM / Sunday: HPDE Lapping all day. Includes lunch Saturday and Sunday, Saturday Banquet and a commemorative shirt
• Saturday + Sunday: HPDE Lapping all day. For drivers who’ve completed a Driver Skills Clinic or equivalent. Includes lunch Saturday and Sunday, Saturday Banquet and a commemorative shirt
Almost all cars and crossover vehicles are eligible to attend Driver Skills (DS) and we encourage teens and other drivers who might be a little timid around the limits of their vehicle to attend DS and gain confidence and the skills to drive more safely on the streets and highways. Those attending the DS will be challenged with an autocross course in the afternoon to apply the skills learned in the morning and continue the process of learning dynamics of your vehicle, in a safe and fun venue. This is a fantastic event for parents to attend with teen children and families to share the experience with each other. Spouses who’ve attended driver’s skills together always leave with new shared stories and experiences they can share for a lifetime.
Saturday night we come together at the Red Lion hotel for a banquet style meal, no-host bar and an auction (both silent and live). The venue and banquet are a perfect way to wrap up a day of new experiences, with new and old friends, reliving what happened during the day with an eye towards what’s to come on Sunday! At the live auction, which follows dinner, you’ll have an opportunity to bid on (and hopefully win) items spanning from automotive to wine to outdoor equipment.
Red Lion Jantzen Beach (Portland, OR) is our hotel for this event. The club has reserved a block of rooms at a group discount for Friday and Saturday nights. Call the hotel directly at 503-283-4466 to make a reservation, ask for the Audi Club rate. Or you can also go here to book online.
While great food and drinks and auctions are a great way to spend an evening, perhaps the best aspect of the evening are the limitless opportunities to meet new people that you might not have crossed paths with otherwise. This year we are going to spread out a bit with the table layout but there should be plenty of opportunity to say hi to a new friend.
Sunday we return to the track. For those that were on-track on Saturday, it’s a chance to work on perfecting your line around the very nuanced PIR. For those that attended Driver Skills on Saturday and want to get on-track, it’s a chance to learn how to drive on a race track with one of the club’s Instructors paired with you the whole day. Taking what you learned about your vehicle’s dynamics and managing them on Saturday to the track on Sunday makes for quite an experience. PIR is truly a fantastic track for learning and skill building. The facility at the track also lends itself well to connecting with others in the paddock and the grandstands make it a great option for friends and family to enjoy the day as well. While you may think nothing is better than being at the race track all day, the easy access to the Max train station makes it easy for them to spend the afternoon in the city if they want to.
Come out and experience Quattrofest and make some new memories.
Please visit the Achtuning website to learn more about Audi vehicles, give them your business, and say “thank you” for their support of Quattrofest.
We can’t wait to see you out there with the ‘Quattrofest grin’ on your face while sharing a new story with someone new!