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As the birth place of the “Quattro Club,” the Glacier Lakes Chapter is proud to host the 25th Annual Frank Beddor National Event at Brainerd International Raceway.  We are returning to the site of the club’s origins where we’ll enjoy not only the original 3-mile track, but the new 2.5 mile “short” track that provides many new challenges.  The event will be held Fri Oct 9th – Sun Oct 11th, during the peak fall color season in northern Minnesota.  Madden’s Resort on beautiful Gull Lake will be our headquarters and the site of a wide range of activities.

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Friday, Oct 9th ———————————–

  • Instructor Development: If you are a driving instructor looking to raise both your driving and teaching capabilities to a higher level you will want to participate in this special day.  New challenging exercises are planned to provide you with performance measurements and immediate feedback to help you better understand your vehicle and hone your skills.  Here are just a few specifics:
    • Special classroom sessions focused on driver improvement and coaching advanced students.
    • On-track sessions devoted to corner optimization, “solving” a new corner, driving your best lap, and improving skills in oversteer/understeer situations.
    • Continuous lapping opportunities on both the 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course and the new 2.5-mile Competition Road Course.

Audi AG instructor, Uwe Fricker, from Audi Driving Experience will help you maximize the benefits of your participation in the school.

  • Advanced Driver Lapping:  In addition to the Instructor Development activities going on, the new 2.5 mile Competition Road Course will be available for those advanced drivers looking to get more driving time.
  • Caravan from the Twin Cities and Fun Drive for anyone not participating in the Instructor Development / Advanced Lapping day on Friday, there will be a caravan starting from Carousel Audi at 8:00am sharp to drive up to Brainerd together.  In addition, there will be a Fun Drive starting from Madden’s around 11:30am and include a lunch stop along the Whitefish chain of lakes.  For more information regarding the caravan or fun drive, contact Tom Mahoney at: t.j.mahoney@comcast.net.  Other on-site activities at Madden’s, including special spa packages, golf, a bonfire on the beach, and many others.
  • Vendor exhibits and dealer cars on site.

Saturday, Oct 10th ———————————–

  • Driving School with student exercises/classroom in the morning with lapping and classroom in the afternoon.
  • Social with silent auction precedes banquet.  Funds will be raised for GLQC Teen Driving Clinics and a yet-to-be-determined charity.
  • Banquet with tribute to founder, Frank Beddor, with live auction, door prizes, and special guests from Audi AG and Audi of America.
  • Vendor exhibits and dealer cars on site.

Sunday, Oct 11th ——————————————

  • Driving School continues with lapping and classroom.
  • Vendor exhibits and dealer cars on site.