Twilight HPDE @ Pocono – July 15, 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drive your car on a race track, at speed? Ever wondered what it would be like to do so at night? If you answered yes to even one of these questions, our Twilight HPDE is the perfect event for you. Registration is open at: msreg.com/twilight2017

Our Twilight HPDE on July 15th at Pocono Raceway begins at 5:00pm. Registrants will be on course from 6:00pm to 12:00am. 

  • Audi Club North America Members  $199
  • Non-Audi Club Members $225
  • Advanced Solo Driver $99
  • Instructor Registration is Free

Currently we have 5 run groups. Green, Yellow, Blue/White, Red/Black. Since we are anticipating a larger advanced driver turn out for this event the following 4 run group schedule might be adapted. The final schedule released 1-2 weeks prior to the event will specify how the run groups will be organized. The addition of the Pro group will not affect track time. The Green and Yellow run groups will simply be combined to compensate for the additional group.

Green/Yellow run group is for our least experienced registrants. Green/Yellow drivers will be assigned an instructor who will accompany them out on the track. Instructors will teach novice students HPDE basics such as cockpit etiquette, driving line basics (apex, track out), threshold braking technique, looking ahead and other basics of high performance driving.

Blue/White run group is an intermediate run group for registrants that have quite a number of track days and may still require an instructor to teach them more advanced HPDE techniques. At this level, some of the techniques may involve trail braking, passing and consistency. Those assigned to the Blue group will have an instructor. Those assigned to the White group will not have an instructor and will drive solo. White run group registrants may register as an “Advanced/Solo” driver.

Red/Black run group is an advanced run group for advanced/solo drivers and instructors. There is open passing in this group with a signal. You all are big boys and girls, you know if you’re supposed to be in this group.

Pro run group. This is a new run group we’ve added for our Twilight event. With many competitive organizations adding night events to their schedule, we’ve decided to accommodate those who may wish to utilize our Twilight event to enhance their night driving skills. For registrants who participate with other organizations such as AER, SCCA, NASA, Skip Barber etc. This is an open passing group. You probably have a “License”.

FAQ about Twilight:

Q: Does Pocono Raceway have lights?

 A: No but, we rent 12 construction site lights to illuminate certain areas of the North Course. We have refined the placement of these lights over the years to provide light for the flaggers and the corners.

Q: Do you still have your event if it rains?

A: Yes, we run all of our events Rain or Shine! We will not provide refunds for rain.

Q: My car doesn’t have headlights, can I still participate?

A: No. Your car must have operating headlights in order to participate in Twilight.

Q: I don’t have a helmet. Do you provide helmets?

A: Yes. You may rent a helmet from the Audi Club.

Q: I am not sure if my helmet is Snell rated. How do I check?

A: All Snell rated helmets have a certification sticker inside of the helmet. The sticker will say: SA 2010 or M 2010. The helmet must be SA or M 2010 or newer.

Q: What do I need to do to prepare my car for an HPDE?

A: This can be quite a long winded answer. However,  you will need to make sure that your car is above all safe for HPDE. All registrants are required to have their cars under go a Technical Inspection performed by a certified mechanic. The mechanic is to go over the car that you will be driving in the event and fill out this form: ACNA-NJ Tech Inspection Form. Intermediate and advanced drivers should be aware that if you have safety modifications done to your car such as seats, harnesses, harness bars, roll bars/cages must meet our requirements outlined in the Tech Inspection Form. If you have further questions about car prep and saftey requirements please contact our Chief Instructor Scott Lynn at: slynn@acna-nj.org *Instructors may self tech their cars.

Q: Does Audi Club provide Lunch or Dinner?

A: No. We do not provide Lunch or Dinner. We do provide complementary water and coffee. For Twilight we do provide some snacks in the crew lounge such as cookies, power bars, pastries, fresh fruit etc. Pocono will have the “Garage Grill” open. You may purchase food from the grill. There is a Wawa 5.4mi from the track on route 940 as well as a few local restaurants.

Q: I don’t want to drive home after the event. Are there hotels near by?

A: Yes. There is the Village at Pocono which is 2 minutes from the track. 

The Village at Pocono
1308 Foyt Road
Blakeslee, PA 18610
(570) 643-8300

There is also a Best Western 4 miles from the track. 

107 Parkside Ave, Blakeslee, PA 18610

Have another question about ACNA-NJ or Twilight? Please contact us at: directors@acna-nj.org