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Driver Skills/Car Control Clinic & HPDE Lapping

Driver Skills/Car Control Clinic & HPDE Lapping

Alfa Romeo - Northwest Chapter - Driving Events

Saturday, October 30, 2021
Pacific Raceways, Kent, WA

Registration closed October 28, 2021 10:00 PM at 2021-10-28T22:00:00-0700 Registration ends October 28, 2021 10:00 PM at 2021-10-28T22:00:00-0700 Registration opens September 14, 2021 11:00 PM at 2021-09-14T23:00:00-0700 Registration runs from September 14, 2021 11:00 PM to October 28, 2021 10:00 PM

The Northwest Alfa Romeo Club has been providing fun and informative Driver Skills and Car Control events to sport driving enthusiasts and daily/commuter drivers alike in the Northwest for over 20 years.

This event is a driving school for enhancing driver skills and teaching car control/safety with classroom and driving exercises in the morning, and a separate HPDE /Lapping event for experienced drivers in the afternoon. These two programs will take place at Pacific Raceways in Kent on Saturday, October 30th, 2021. The curriculum for the Car Control/Driver Skills course is designed for all drivers in any type of vehicle, and is proven to be particularly valuable for new and teen drivers, drivers with newly purchased vehicles, and any driver who feels unsure or nervous behind the wheel. The course is as fun as it is informative, so we welcome and encourage any/all drivers who would like to experience something new. Registrants must hold a valid Driver License, and teen drivers with a valid Learner Permit are also welcome... and encouraged!

Morning Car Control Clinic:  8:00am - 11:30am - $100/ driver - 18-years and over
                ***Special Student Price***                     - $50/ driver - minors 17-years and younger

Afternoon HPDE/Lapping:  Noon - 5:00pm         - $175/ driver

Car Control & HPDE:  8:00am - 5:00pm              - $265/ driver

The purpose of our Driving School is to enhance your awareness of the conditions around you and develop your ability to respond quickly and properly should you find yourself in an acute situation during your normal daily driving.

NWARC's Driver Skills event is a half-day course covering the fundamentals of car control and skills-based driving. Appropriate for new and experienced drivers alike, this Driver Skills course provides all participants with valuable classroom instruction, lots of seat time, and personalized 1:1 in-car instruction if needed. The course is divided into five primary segments:

  • Slalom
  • Threshold Braking (Panic Stop)
  • Lane Change/Collision Avoidance 
  • Braking in a Corner
  • Handling Oval


Together, these segments improve drivers' ability to look ahead, control vehicle weight transfer, practice smoothness, effective braking, and other vital skills. Groups are small in size, which means that wait times between exercises will be minimal. At the end of the five sessions, students are encouraged to apply the skills they've learned to their daily driving routine, and to practice safe and confident driving whenever they are behind the wheel. The intensity level and focus on driving is high, but so is the fun factor! 

ALL VEHICLE TYPES ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED. Please be sure your vehicle is in good mechanical condition with no visible fluid leaks or loose part hanging from exterior or underneath the vehicle. Check your tire wear and tire pressures the day before the event, check engine oil and coolant levels, and fill if necessary. All vehicles will be subjected to a basic technical inspection in the morning before being allowed on course. Please remove all loose items from the interior and trunk of your vehicle prior to arriving, and don't forget to fill your fuel tank BEFORE arriving.

Please visit our friends at PROVA Motorsports if you have questions about any needed service to your vehicle in preparation for this event:  Christopher Benny at 206.420.8161 - facebook/provamotorsports

The Driving School is designed to teach students that the act of driving a motor vehicle is an intensive mental activity. You must pay strict attention to your actions and those of the drivers around you. Through classroom and in-car instruction, you are taught how to be observant of your surroundings and vehicle. You learn how and why a car will respond to inputs to the steering wheel, gas pedal and brake pedal - the physics of car control. The school provides a way to prepare for the unexpected, and to practice collision avoidance skills.

Your registration fee provides you with a temporary 1-day "event membership" to NWARC in addition to participation in the Driver Skills Course, or you are welcome to to join the Club with an annual membership here: