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Winter Driving School
This event is currently not scheduled but will be held on the 20th or 27th of February, or possibly March 6 This event is open to all members and non- members who are Instructors, students who have soloed at previous Audi winter schools or have other comperable winter driving experience. If you are not sure if you qualify contact the Event Master
The format will be a day of lapping on a prepared road course. A skid pad and possibly a slalom course will be available as well.
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. Sadly ride alongs and passengers can only be folks from your household.
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.
As always we will keep you informed by email of changes which could include both date and venue.
The cost is $100 for the day driving your own car.
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) Any street legal vehicle is allowed including SUV’s and Pickup Trucks for these low speed events.
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.
Lodging: The Johnstown/Gloversville area offers satisfactory accommodations about 40min away form 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 is 100% on line and lunch is on your own.