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Winter Driving School #1
This is a reschedule of the January 25 event.
Registration ends on February 18, 2020 11:59 PM EST
NEQ is pleased to announce our first winter school for 2020, the Artie Mayhew Memorial. This event is open to all members and non- members interested in honing their low friction driving skills.
The format will include exercises in the morning designed to improve your car handling skills on low friction surfaces followed by lapping on a prepared track in the afternoon.
As in the previous years we will be working with AMEC with our event held on Saturday prior to their races on Sunday. We follow their racing schedule which determines the final location. AMEC members will be on the ice with us at this event to lend their expertise and “scratch up the ice” with studded tires to improve traction for us. I encourage you to ride with them an seek out their knowledge that comes from many years of experience of competitive driving on the ice.
As always with lake based winter events we are at mercy of the weather and we may be forced to change the schedule according to Mother Nature’s whim. Our partners at AMEC are expert in determining the best time and place to get on the ice and we count on them to make the right decisions regarding where and when. Flexibility is the key.
When registration opens don’t be concerned about logging into MotorSportsReg on the stroke of the opening time to secure a spot at the school. If demand exceeds our capacity we will use a lottery system that will randomly select the participants from the registrant roster. Everyone’s status will be “waitlisted” initially and you will be notified by email status update if you are selected. Once registration closes we will run the lottery and notify the “winners”. The lottery applies to students only. We are planning to run a additional school this season so feel free to register for as many as you care to attend. Note that Audi Club members will be given priority in for these limited spots in this school. If you are not an ACNA member and want to increase your chances of getting into this school, please join the Audi Club!
As always we will keep you informed by email of changes which could include both date and venue.
The cost is $125 for the day driving your own car. (yes after a decade of being priced at $100 we are raising the price a little to cover increased expenses)
Consider staying over on Sunday to watch the AMEC racing. If you want more time driving on the ice, if the schedule permits AMEC may offer an introductory to racing program on Sunday. – 20 minutes of lapping in your own car for $20. Helmets are required but will be available on Sunday at no charge. Check out their website icerace.com for details.
Note we require winter specific tires: Studded or Non-Studded snow tires. If you have “all weather tires” such as Nokian Wgr series or Contintential DWS on an AWD car those are also allowed)
These events are held on lake ice with areas for car control exercises including a skid pad area, and slalom area as well as a 1.0 – 1.5 mile road course on the ice. Facilities will be very basic. Plan to spend the day outside. The only place to get warm other than lunch will be your car.
Toilet facilities may be whatever nature provides depending on the venue.
We are excited again to be working with AMEC again and expect conditions to be very good this season.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Dave Klock the event master.
For further information on this event and all NEQ events and requirements, please visit our website at www.NEQClub.org. This web site has much useful information, especially under the “Events” and “Web Articles” sections. You need not be an Audi Club member to participate.
Lodging: The best place for a hotel is the western side of the Capital District, east of the lake, or the Cobleskill I 88 corridor to the west of the lake.
Venue: These events are held on lake ice with areas for car control exercises including a skid pad area, and slalom area as well as a 1.0 – 1.5 mile road course on the ice. Facilities will be very basic. Plan to spend the day outside. The only place to get warm other than lunch will be your car.
Registration and lunch: Registration begins at 8:15 AM near the selected venue You will receive directions to these venues once we know we confirm the location for sure. (Usually a few days before the event)