Northeast: NEQ NHIS DE Event
brett at cloud9.net
Wed Mar 31 20:11:17 EST 2004
The NEQ is returning to NHIS for a two-day driver education event,
early this year- less than a month away on April 27th-28th! The
event is being run by recently-elected ACNA board member Mike Collier.
This event is held in Loudon, NH at New Hampshire International
Speedway(New England's largest sports arena, with seating for 100,000
people), utilizing their full course, comprising part of the oval and
the side road course. A small track allows for many laps per
session, and with more than a dozen turns and plenty of elevation
changes, NHIS forces an emphasis on technique, not straight-line
speeds. An excellent track for lighter cars and drivers who want to
work on their cornering technique.
NHIS features hands-down the best facilities of the tracks we visit,
including fully paved paddocks, hot showers, an air conditioned
lounge where lunch is held, race fuel available inside the paddock
and plenty of clean, well-lit garage spaces(garage spaces accommodate
2 cars, so you can share one with a friend).
This is not a 'lapping day' or race! This is a driver education
event with classroom sessions, low-speed car control exercises, and
in-car one-on-one assigned instruction on-track. As with all NEQ
events, timing devices(in car or otherwise) are prohibited, and
aggressive, unsafe and/or competitive driving will not be tolerated
in any way.
If you are interested in attending, you can register online:
...and send in your check ASAP.
You don't need quattro or an Audi to participate. You don't need
fancy brake pads, tires, suspension components, etc(convertibles do
need a permanent roll-bar installed, however). You should then have
a pre-tech inspection form filled out by a certified mechanic(ASE or
appropriate factory training), with any necessary maintenance
performed. Ie no fluid leaks, fresh brake fluid, sufficient tire
tread, brake pad and rotor thickness, etc(see the form). The form
can be downloaded here:
...and bring it with you to the event(please bring the second
event-day checklist as well- that gets filled out by a club
volunteer). You MUST have this form filled out and with you to
If you have any questions about the event, you can email Mike at
mcollier at empire.net.
I will be volunteering and look forward to meeting any listers who do
come. NEQ events are always open to guests who would like to see
what the club and events are all about; just please contact the
eventmaster(Mike) so he knows you're coming.
"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin
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