NEQ High Performance Driving // Safe, Fun, Exhilarating & Eye Opening
Learn to drive your car on a real racetrack with the NEQ Club.
We know what it’s like to drive on a race-track for the first time so we customize our student experience to make it an enjoyable as possible. We love welcoming first-timers to every event - you will not be alone.
You'll have a beginner classroom teacher and a personal in-car instructor and they are both ready to make you comfortable and give you the tools and confidence to enjoy driving your car on the race-track.
“It took me 15 years from joining the Audi Club to attending one of the NEQ track events. It was love at first lap. The organizers, instructors, and veteran club members all made me feel comfortable and provided a memorable experience. Most importantly it’s a safe learning experience that lead me to attend a dozen NEQ HPDE events since my first time.”
~ Ben Wilcox, Syracuse, NY.
"What an experience! It was something that I always wanted to do and NEQ didn’t disappoint. The instructional classes along with the track time was perfect. Will definitely be going back."
~ Paul J. Pimpinella, New Hartford, NY
The members at NEQ are very welcoming to first timers, and make you feel accepted no matter what car you drive.I was nervous when I brought my family Audi A6 car to the track, but had a blast. I’ve since gone back many times the past three years, and upgraded to my childhood dream car as well. Who says you have to grow up?
~ Jeffrey Scott, Trumbull, CT
The NEQ Club
|The Northeast Chapter of the Audi Club of North America, (also knows as the NEQ), is a non-profit organization founded to promote driver education, safety, and camaraderie. Members enjoy the Audi experience through exposure to the Motorsport fraternity and other educational and social events.
Who we are
The NEQ is one of several geographically organized chapters of the Audi Club of North America. ACNA members residing in Connecticut, New York, and Vermont are automatically NEQ members. However, all members of the ACNA are encouraged to participate at NEQ events.
What we do
The NEQ develops organizes and hosts club events at numerous venues in the Northeast, including winter driving schools, social events, and high performance driver education. Popular event venues include Lime Rock Park,, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Watkins Glen International, the Circuit du Mont Tremblant and frozen lakes for Winter Driving events. Driver education events include a fully developed educational curriculum and individual instruction. NEQ events are structured to accommodate all types of participants, from novice to experienced drivers. Our events teach safe driving techniques and both low and high speed vehicle handling. The NEQ club also hosts social events, usually at the driving events or in conjunction with the annual meeting.
Membership in ACNA entitles you to participate in all Audi Club events in North America, regardless of sponsoring chapter. Members also receive an automatic subscription to the club magazine, The Quattro Quarterly, as well as access to discounts on Audi parts, service, and cars.
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Sponsor Service Shops
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It’s almost time for an important election, but not the one you’ve been thinking about… On the nine-seat Board of Directors of the NEQ chapter of ACNA, each year three seats become available. As a member-driven organization, this election will decide who best represents you in regards to your needs in all things NEQ Audi…Read More
We had a beautiful fall day for the drive. The fall colors were spectacular. We started the drive at my home in Troy, NY and ended up at the famous Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Ma. We picked up the pace on the back roads and then took it easy on the main roads and…Read More
Here’s what we know so far about events coming up for 2020. As we know more we’ll be sure to update this site and email members who have attended events with us in the past. Spring driving clinic (aka parking lot hoon) Nothing firm on this yet, but the interest is there and the Board…Read More
On January 18th, 2020, the NEQ members gathered in Saratoga Springs at the beautiful Saratoga Arms Hotel for our Annual Meeting. At the Annual Meeting, new Board members were installed, a new slate of officers were selected, and there was continued planning for the coming year. This year, two legendary board members left the Board,…Read More
It’s been a fantastic start to the HPDE season. May provided an opportunity to enjoy three days at one of our favorite tracks: Lime Rock Park, Connecticut. Thursday was an advanced driver and instructor day, and provided solo drivers with an awesome opportunity to get more seat-time at Lime Rock. The main event – the…Read More
A first for the NEQ Club, this April, sixteen drivers attended an Advanced Car Control Clinic. It provided a rare opportunity for us to test the limits of our cars in the reduced risk environment of an autocross style handling course. In the morning we navigated a slalom course intended to teach us how to…Read More
On Saturday, January 21, the NEQ Board of Directors, Eventmasters, and a small cadre of members at large sat down for a full day meeting at the historic Sagamore Hotel on Lake George. This is an extremely important meeting for the NEQ, as it is where newly elected Board members and officers take their seats,…Read More
In late January, the NEQ members gathered in Saratoga Springs to install a new Board, elect officers, and continue planning the coming year and beyond. This was a transitional year for the NEQ, with all three open Board seats going to new members and three club officers either leaving the Board or stepping down from…Read More
The NEQ has announced several dates for the 2019. The Board of Directors may be announcing additonal driving events, as well as social events, drives, and car corrals. Also look for a “take two” attempt at a drag racing event (2018 was rained out). High Performance Driving Schools: May 9 – Lime Rock Park –…Read More