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Driving event @ Thunderhill 25 January 1997
I found out about the following over the weekend ... although it is not an
Audi/quattro only event, nor is it sanctioned by QCUSA, there are already a
handful of Audi/quattro owners that will be attending. Here is a copy of
the press release ...
Play Day at Thunderhill Raceway Set for January 25
Willows, CA - Jan 1 ... Anyone with a California driver's license will have
a chance to drive the 1.9 mile, nine-turn Thunderhill Park road racing course
on Saturday, January 25. The all-day, high-speed experience starts with an
orientation session at 8:30 a.m. followed by on-track driving from 9:30 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m. Drivers use their own cars and must wear a crash helmet while
on the course.
Speeds over ninety miles per hour are easily attained on the 6/10th of a mile
straightaway leading into the high-speed turn one. Eight turns follow over
the next mile and one-half, one of which, the cyclone, climbs up 100 feet and
then drops sharply to the left.
The program is put on by the track and features nationally licensed race car
drivers as coaches and instructors. The cost for the Walter Mitty racing
experience is $150 per person. Registration and forms can be obtained by
calling the Thunderhill Park office at (916) 934-5588.
Despite the white-knuckle excitement of the adventure, safety is the top
priority. Participants will learn and experience lifesaving driving skills
involving car control, braking, turning and recovery.
"This is just about the best and most exhillarating course a person can take
and still learn something that makes it a genuine school." observed track
CEO David Vodden. "I would recommend it to everyone, young and old, who ever
wondered what it would be like to experience the thrills of road racing."
Thunderhill Park is located in Willows, California, just seven miles west of
Interstate 5 on Highway 162, one hour north of Sacramento.
... No, I don't know if the course is under water ... ;-)
If anyone is interested I have copies of the entry forms as well and can fax
them upon request. Another contact is Andrew Bennett at (916) 758-7325.
Other than having the forms to fax I know very little in addition to what is
in this message ... although I would be interested in knowing if any of you
do sign up to go. I believe that the enrollment is limited to 40.
San Jose, CA (USA)