• First Annual ACNA Western Regional’s Performance Driving, Safety Seminar and Eco Driving Challenge
• Memorial Day Weekend, May 29th & 30th 2010
• Thunderhill Raceway Park, Willows, CA

With every annual event comes an inaugural event and this might just be one for the record books. The Golden Gate Chapter of the Audi Club of North America, in conjunction with our friends from the NorthWest, SoCal, Arizona, and Utah ACNA chapters, as well as Audi of America, have put together one heck of an event.

You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity for two days of fun on the track at Thunderhill Raceway. In addition to the usual two day high performance driving event featuring a ton of track time, several other exciting activities have been planned over the weekend starting Friday evening.

How does having the opportunity to be one of the first in the nation to see the new Audi's new R8 V10 Spyder and Audi A8L sound? They will both be there, as will representatives of Audi of America to answer any questions you might have. Instead of just seeing it on the big screen in Iron Man 2, you'll have an opportunity to check it out live and in person. They might even have a few surprises planned for the cars as well.

While safety is the backbone of any ACNA event, for the first time this will be combined with an Eco driving skills training and challenge (TDI vs Hybrid) on both Saturday and Sunday. Can you be a gas miser as well as a track junkie? Think mpg instead of mph.

The fun will kick off Friday night with a BBQ, track walk and more. Are you terrified of Turn 5? Do you think Turn 8 is really a turn? Do you really believe there is a straight line through the esses? David Ray of Hooked on Driving (who are offering a discount to join them on track during the day on Friday), one of the team of visionaries that turned the dirt and scrub brush of the rolling hills of Thunderhill Ranch into the roller coaster ride that is Thunderhill Raceway will lead the walk and help unburden you from your troubles, misconceptions, and insecurities before you place your rubber on the road.

Camping at the track will also be available for the first time at an Audi event. This will be a great chance for everyone from all the different ACNA chapters to put faces to those online screen names.

As with all ACGG events, lunch will be provided for participants each day, event memorabilia will be included with registration and there will be a spectacular banquet Saturday evening replete with a raffle and silent auction where you can bid on a whole host of items provided by our event sponsors. The event will wrap on Sunday with a full day on the track, leaving your Memorial Day Monday open to fire up the BBQ. Can you think of a better way to start off the summer. I know I can't.

For more information and to register for the event you don't want to miss go to http://www.audiclubgoldengate.org/. You can also contact the event masters , Pete Solari pete@audiclubgoldengate.org or Terry Geiser terry@audiclubgoldengate.org, if you should have any questions