Does it take both days to complete the driver's training or is it just a one day course repeated to accommodate all of the drivers?
Also, I'm seeing conflicting dates between Infineon's schedule and ACNA's schedule. Is the driving really on the 4th and 5th (Infineon's sched.) or the 6th and/or 7th (ACNA)? Knowing if I can do this in one day will help with coordinating things at work.
07-29-2007, 02:03 PM
07-29-2007, 02:40 PM
I don't know the schedule thingy but the 2 day school works like this, depending on your experience.
If you are new to driving school or even have 3 or so under your belt, the first part of the first day is classroom instruction on vehicle dynamics, friction circle, apexes, smoothness, proper seating position. After the classroom instruction, there are exercises in the paddock (threshold braking, slalom, lane avoidance) that take you to lunch.
After lunch, you generally have 2 or 3 sessions on the track with your instructor.
The next day is all on track driving trying to become smoother, not necessarily faster, but usually smoother is faster. You will be dog tired at the end of both days, but go home a better driver.
BTW the pic is from my first ACNA school at Thunderhill.
07-29-2007, 03:19 PM
There is a 1-day carting event scheduled for Friday. Along with various scenic drives, wine tours, etc...
07-29-2007, 05:45 PM
Thanks for the responses, fellas. I was aware about the extra 'experience' activities, like golfing and such, but the correct dates and track event info. was what I was missing (Thanks Morgan).
I'm definitely going to make arrangements to make it because this sounds exactly like what I'm looking for (Thanks BuddyDog).
I'll be looking into the insurance thing as well. If I get any decent info. I'll post it here. This will be the first DE for me and I get the feeling not the last. :)
driver education and have on track experience. She hasn't done any such training before and I'd like her to have more confidence in how a car handles.
I have done track days before with the Audi Club, a lot up at PIR in Portland and found them invaluable.
I assume that we can share the same car right ? Would it lessen possible track time ?
07-30-2007, 06:50 AM
Obviously, you'd have to urn in two different run groups. Your wife in A (beginners). Sounds like you have the background to run in B or C. (but confirm with the organizers)
Assuming the car can take the beating, shouldn't lose any track time. Make sure you have plenty of brakes, etc. There might be a minor issue on Saturday morning while she is doing the exercises.
07-30-2007, 07:02 AM
07-30-2007, 07:04 AM
I dont want to alert my insurance company of my track escapades. BTW, I have had friends that did grey area activities due to things that happened on the track. Not my style.
07-30-2007, 08:56 AM
I'd like to have some fun too, but not as concerned for me...At the price I may just sit back and watch though...
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07-30-2007, 11:53 AM
from them that if you have an "incident" at a non-timed drivers education event...AKA HPDE, etc....you are covered under your Farmers Ins. policy...no racing, no timing, etc. If you have Farmers...double check with them.
07-30-2007, 12:08 PM
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I know how you finance-ears work.
07-30-2007, 08:21 PM
meeting on Friday night at the hotel, with snacks. Saturday AM at the track is classroom session and and car control exercises for new students. Advanced students are on track during the day on Sat-Sun. After lunch on Sat...new students get on track with instructors with sessions for balance of the day. Download sessions follow right after time on track.(usually 20-25 minutes per) Sunday is on track and classroom sessions like Sat. afternoon. Banquet and auction on Saturday night at the Sheraton.