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Lime Rock Park Driving School
May 14 - May 16
NEQ 2020 Lime Rock Park High Performance Driving School – Thursday/Friday/Saturday, May 14 – 16, 2020
That’s right – three days this year at Lime Rock Park! Come for one, two or three days. Here’s how it works:
Thu, May 14, will be an Advanced/Solo Student and Instructor Day.
Fri and Sat, May 15 & 16, will be the traditional all abilities event.
Sign up for Thursday only, Friday and Saturday, or all three days.
- First time at a high performance school? Sign up for Friday and Saturday.
- Been running advanced or high level intermediate? You’re probably go to good for Thursday too (subject to eventmaster approval)
- Not sure if you qualify for the Advanced Day? Contact the eventmaster prior to signing up…and prior to February 1, as this event typically sells out quickly!
- Don’t own an Audi? All makes and models of vehicle that conform to the ACNA Vehicle Requirements are welcome.
NEQ instructors and instructors who sign up for all three days will be given priority over others should this event sell out.
About This Event
The Northeast Chapter of the Audi Club NA (NEQ) is holding its annual event at Lime Rock Park in the beautiful Northwest corner of Connecticut on May 14-16, 2020. Again this year we will be sharing track time with the Lime Rock Club. To insure that all participants get the same track time as at previous LRP events, we are limiting the number of students in each run group. This will allow us to have four full track sessions on each day for every run group. Please join us at LRP for one, two or three days of fun and learning on one of New England’s most beautiful road courses!
This is an all abilities high performance driving school. All makes of vehicle are welcome. Our High Performance Driving Schools are suitable for all skills levels from Novice to Expert. The school combines classroom and on-track instruction in a closely supervised and controlled environment. Students are divided into “run groups” according to their prior experience and evaluations from previous schools. In between the track sessions, students get classroom instruction in an environment appropriate for their skill level. There may also be opportunities to gain experience by riding as passengers with their instructors.
Advanced/Solo & Instructor Thursday:
$325 students and instructors who are not also running Friday and Saturday,
$150 instructors attending Friday and Saturday.
All Abilities Friday & Saturday:
Students: $625 per student for both day
Instructors: There is no cost for instructor registration for this events
Don’t delay, this event usually sells out quickly
Due to the configuration of this event, two novice or inexperienced students will not be allowed to share a car. Contact the Eventmaster for further details.
The costs for this event include
- Classroom instruction included
- Instructor/Coach included for Non-solo students (Solo students are encouraged to seek coaching as desired)
- Friendly Atmosphere
- Instructor rides available
- Banquet Friday night at the White Heart Inn http://www.whitehartinn.com
86db Max Sound Restriction
Please note that Lime Rock enforces a strict sound limit of 86db. If you have a modified car (stock street cars are not an issue) it is your responsibility to ensure you do not exceed this number. The volume is monitored at various spots around the track. Your will be given a chance, maybe two, to modify your car if you are black flagged for a noise violation. There will be no refund for any case that a a vehicle violates the noise restriction and is sent home.
What is a High Performance Driving School?
The purpose of a driving school is quite simple: to improve your driving skills. We conduct the school on a racetrack under the close supervision of experienced and trained instructors. You will learn how to handle and control your vehicle at speeds not normally attained on public roads. This will help to prepare you for emergencies in normal driving. It will also allow you to explore your capabilities as a driver and those of your vehicle in a controlled environment. At no time will you be pushed or encouraged to go any faster than is comfortable. All participants will be organized into run groups in accordance with experience, skill, and type of vehicle.
What you learn on the track depends on your driving skill. Beginners are taught driving style (smoothness, consistency, the ability to read the track), more experienced participants continue to work on consistency, while developing new skills such as trail braking and threshold braking. Every time you are on the track, you will have an experienced instructor in the passenger seat.
For the most experienced drivers, you can be “signed off” and drive solo when you have proven to your instructor and the Chief Instructor that you understand the basics of high speed driving, you can consistently drive the correct line, and you show proper etiquette on track. Maturity, good judgment, skill, and significant experience will lead to being signed off for solo driving.
Though you are on a racetrack, with other drivers of similar driving skills, it is not a race. Passing in corners is not allowed, and you are not expected to shift at redline, or go screaming through each corner with the tires squealing. Safety of the event is of the utmost importance. Driver conduct will be diligently monitored throughout the day by the staff, instructors, and corner workers.
You will have four on-track sessions each day that are 20 minutes each. At the end of the 2-day event you will have had almost 3 hours on-track over the two days. That’s a lot of driving time and a lot of personalized high-quality instruction.
Your day is divided between driving on the track, classroom sessions, and free time. Yes, this is a school, and there is mandatory classroom time. All participants are required to attend classroom sessions throughout the day to learn vehicle dynamics and driving techniques.
In the classroom, you learn a lot of high speed driving theory. Learn about the difference between an early and late apex. You’ll get a better understanding of car dynamics so you understand what is really happening when you brake or why your car understeers or oversteers in certain circumstances. Each classroom will also include an opportunity for Q&A.
Do I need to own an Audi?
We welcome all makes of cars — you don’t have to drive an Audi to enjoy our events. This school is an excellent way for you to improve your driving skills and have fun too!
All participants must simply be members of the Audi Club of North America (ACNA). There is a $49 fee for annual membership. To join or update your membership, please go to the ACNA website (http://www.audiclubna.org/) and click on “Join ACNA” at the top of the page.
First Time Students
Our club is a friendly community of individuals who share a passion for driving their cars.
We know what it’s like to drive on a race-track for the first time and we customize your experience to make it an enjoyable as possible. We love welcoming first-timers to our events and we have a good number of first-timers at each one – you will not be alone. Your novice classroom teacher and your personal in-car instructor are ready to make you comfortable and give you the tools and confidence to enjoy driving your car on the race-track. Don’t forget – this is not competition driving. There is no overtaking in corners or racing other cars. This is all about having a safe and enjoyable experience.
We have some restrictions on driving convertibles and you will need a helmet. Requirements are on the next page. We have rental helmets available if you need one. Should you have any questions which are not answered on this page, please contact us and ask. We want to make you comfortable and we’re happy to talk with you. Use the “Contact Host” button on the right side of this page.
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We will have a banquet at the beautiful White Hart Inn. The menu and atmosphere will be well worth the banquet fee. It is a great way to meet and spend time with your fellow members and friends. Last year was our 1st banquet at the White Hart Inn and it was a Huge success with some of the best food ever experienced at an NEQ banquet.
Banquet Fee is $50. If you plan to sign up, we recommend doing so now because the event has sold out for the last 5 years.
Here are some hotel suggestions:
Interlaken Inn, Lakeville, CT http://www.interlakeninn.com
The White Hart Inn, Salisbury, CT http://www.whitehartinn.com (site of the banquet)
Wake Robin Inn. Lakeville, CT http://www.wakerobininn.com
A Meadow House B&B, Lakeville, CT http://www.ameadowhouse.com
Sharon Country Inn Sharon, CT www.SharonCountryInn.com
Interested in attending or have other registration questions?
Please continue through to the next page for more information about the event and helmet and technical requirements.
To learn more about the NEQ, please visit http://www.NEQClub.org.
Contact Eric Galvin at firstname.lastname@example.org with any event related questions
A big shout out to our 2020 NEQ Lime Rock Park Track Sponsor.
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