Apr 22, 2023
Summit Point Motorsports Park
Welcome to the Audi Club’s annual High Performance Driver’s Clinic (HPDC)! The HPDC will be held on Summit Point’s Jefferson Circuit and should be lots of fun! You don’t need to own an Audi to drive with us.
The event is focused on beginners/novice student participants who are starting to get engaged in track events or those who want to improve their driving skills for the daily commute.
This annual PCC-ACNA clinic is an instructional event tailored to the needs of members with no previous driving experience beyond the “normal” daily commute and driver’s ed classes. The clinic provides a safe controlled environment to learn and practice advanced defensive driving techniques and car control through a combination of classroom and on-track exercises.
For anyone who wishes to enhance their driving knowledge and enjoy a safer road experience through improved skills, confidence and understanding, this event is designed for that purpose. It provides the ideal start for those who may want to progress and participate in our two-day Drivers’ Education (DE) events. ABSOLUTELY NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED and there will be plenty of patient instructors to help guide you through the day.
Over the past fifteen plus years, we have developed an outstanding program that puts beginners and novices at ease and offers valuable instruction even for those who have recently started doing Drivers’ Education events. The morning is classroom and car-control exercises including a wet skidpad, braking, and slalom. The afternoon finishes off the event by applying what was learned in the morning with on-track driving.
You must be 16 years old and a fully licensed driver to participate in this event. Spots are limited.
Teens 16 or 17 years old, holding a full, valid driver’s license (not provisional or learners permit) may participate in PCC-ACNA driving schools WITH a parent/legal guardian signing the Minor Release and Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement (https://member.audiclubna.org/event-master-forms) at the start of the event and witnessed by an Event Official.
VEHICLE NOTE: You do not need to drive an Audi to participate in this event. Convertibles are only permitted IF approved safety equipment is installed. High center-of-gravity vehicles (e.g., SUVs, CUVs, etc.) are also restricted. Additional details, including pre-approved makes/models, are provided in the Driver School Event Rules. Open wheeled cars are not eligible to participate.
The Clinic does not require a pre-event tech inspection but we will perform a tech inspection on site to make sure your car is in safe condition. Be sure to wear long pants, a long-sleeve shirt and closed toe shoes. We will provide helmets when they’re needed.
No special tires or brakes or other car modifications are required. Learn more about your car just as it sits! Simply make sure the existing tires and brakes and other mechanical equipment are in good condition. You should have had your brake fluid replaced in the last 2 years.
Active Audi Club North America (ACNA) membership is not required for this portion of the event.