Pocono HPDE – Friday May 3, 2013

Pocono IMSA Course
Pocono IMSA Course

Join the NJ Chapter Audi Club for our Pocono 2.5 mile IMSA / Long Course High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) Event.

Register here:http://www.acna-nj.motorsportreg.com/

In 2011 the NJ Audi Club ran the 1.5 mile North Course!
In 2012 the NJ Audi Club ran the exciting 2.5 NASCAR Tri-Oval!
In 2013 the NJ Audi Club will run the combination North Course and Tri-Oval!
(referred to as the IMSA Course)

Last year Audi Club was the first to run the new Tri-Oval pavement.
This year the NJ Audi Club will be the first to run the Newly Paved and Widened North Course!

Why Attend?
Lessons and skills learned at these events really do transfer to everyday driving, as numerous former students attest to all the time. Many prior students report avoiding accidents thanks to things they learned at these events. Many others report simply enjoying their daily commute more knowing more about themselves and their cars. There really is no better way to improve your skills.
One of the goals upon which the Audi Club North America was founded was the idea that driving skills can and should be improved with practice in a controlled environment. After all, how better to enjoy your car than to be confident that you really know how it will react in all situations? This event will be held at a racetrack due to ample space, no oncoming traffic, plenty of runoff room, and workers before each corner with flags to warn drivers of any upcoming danger. Despite being at a racetrack, the event is not competitive, is not timed, and most certainly is not racing.

The event will be run on the 2.5mile IMSA Course at Pocono Raceway in Longpond, PA. The 2.5 mile course is comprised of using a portion of the newly paved and widened North Course and three – quarters of the NASCAR Tri-Oval. The 2.5 mile IMSA Course runs opposite direction of NASCAR on the Tri-Oval and opposite direction of the typical “North Course” direction. Upon driving down the front straight opposite direction from NASCAR you enter the “North Course” just past pit lane. Upon completing the road course portion of the 2.5 miles you enter back onto the NASCAR Super Speedway just prior to NASCAR Turn 2. The 3,055 foot Long Pond Straight is just ahead and then the exciting NASCAR High Banked Turn 1 (14 degrees) which exits back onto the long front straight!

The 2.5 Mile IMSA Course provides an exciting, fast, fun and educational way to experience your Audi on a racetrack like no other in the Northeast! A mix of Autobahn and a road course! This layout has long been the desired configuration of many professional and club drivers as it provides a track like no other in the Northeast! The closest would be Daytona International Speedway, Grand Am/Rolex configuration.
Although different from last year’s venue, we will have the opportunity to drive our Audi’s as our German friends do on the Autobahn and Road Course! The 2.5 mile will provide such an experience.

ACNA-NJ will be occupying the entire Pocono Raceway Facility for Friday May 3, 2013.
There will be a full service paddock space. Amenities on this circuit include concession buildings, event garages, cafeteria and fuel pumps.
We have secured the entire track with the help of Pocono Raceway to provide this unique experience!
And managed to keep the cost low!

Students will be separated into four groups based on your driving experience. Every student will receive in-car instruction by some of the best HPDE instructors.
Instructors will be assigned one or two students and will also receive the same amount of time on track as students.

Instructors: If you would like to instruct but have not previously instructed with ACNA-NJ, please e-mail our Chief Instructor, Scott at slynn@acna-nj.org with your experience and contact information.

Additional Event Information:
Gates open at 7:00am
Morning Tech Inspection 7:00am to 8:00am
Drivers Meeting at 8:00am
On Track at 8:30am till 6:00pm

Participants will receive:
– At Speed, In Car On-Track Instructional Driver Education
– A Catered Lunch at the Track
– An Event Shirt
– Ride-Alongs with Instructors adding to the on-track experience
– Event Photographer
– Professional Flaggers and Station Workers
– Early Drop off of trailered cars permitted Thursday night.

This is not a racing school, nor is it a competitive event. Anyone found timing laps will be removed from the event.

Note: While the event organizers will make every effort to maximize track time, due to the possible track conditions and weather the number of sessions and session length cannot be guaranteed.

Participants – $195.00 (Solo drivers and instructor lead drivers)
Instructors Registration – Free

This event requires pre-registration.
Register here:http://www.acna-nj.motorsportreg.com/

There are a block of rooms reserved at 2 hotels in the area. Call either one and tell them you are with the Audi Club.

Blakeslee Inn
200 PA Route 940
Blakeslee, PA 18610
(570) 646-1100

Best Western Inn at Blakeslee-Pocono
107 Parkside Ave
Blakeslee, PA 18610
(570) 646-6000


  1. I have registered for the 5/3 event at Pocono and recall seeing a recommendation for lodging, but can’t find it now. Can you refresh my memory? Thanks.

    1. There are a block of rooms reserved at 2 hotels in the area. Call either one and tell them you are with the Audi Club.
      Blakeslee Inn
      200 PA Route 940
      Blakeslee, PA 18610
      (570) 646-1100

      Best Western Inn at Blakeslee-Pocono
      107 Parkside Ave
      Blakeslee, PA 18610
      (570) 646-6000

    1. This event is open to all makes and models, not just Audis. Keep in mind however, that open top (convertible) cars must have rollover protection which meets or exceeds the specs found here.

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