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Audi Club's Southern California Chapter Becomes CERTIFIED by the Motorsport Safety Foundation

September 27, 2017

Motorsport Safety Foundation Grants Level II Certification to Audi Club North America - Southern California Chapter’s HPDE Instructor Training Program

The Motorsport Safety Foundation has given the Southern California Chapter of Audi Club North America Level II status in its HPDE driving instructor training initiative, CERTIFIED. Audi Club North America is the largest Audi club in the world, and its Southern California chapter serves Audi enthusiasts from San Diego to Santa Barbara, Southern Nevada and Hawaii.

“When Audi Club SoCal first learned of the Motorsport Safety Foundation’s CERTIFIED program through our chapter’s close relationship with Ross Bentley, we immediately recognized the importance to both our chapter and instructors of a nationally recognized instructor training and certification program,” said Bill Vogel, Director and HPDE Chairman for the Southern California Chapter of Audi Club North America.

The motorsport safety nonprofit’s latest initiative defines a path for the selection, training, and certification of high performance driving instructors and training programs. Participation in the CERTIFIED program will positively improve the standards and operations of HPDE schools, instructor training programs, and instructors.

“The CERTIFIED program’s emphasis on best practices, standardization, and recurrent training is closely aligned with Audi Club’s goal of conducting the best possible driver training for our members,” said Vogel. “Our chapter has learned that when our students combine online training at home with our already strong classroom program at the event, they do exceptionally well.

“The Motorsport Safety Foundation’s CERTIFIED program will help Audi Club SoCal provide our instructors with the same high quality of training,” Vogel continued. “Dave Parker, Advanced Driver and Instructor Trainer, and Alex Whitney, Chief Driving Instructor, have been instrumental in growing and developing our advanced training programs. We are very proud that Audi Club SoCal’s Instructor training program meets the high standards required for MSF Level II certification.”

The Motorsport Safety Foundation and Audi Club’s Southern California Chapter believe in the importance of providing a safer and better quality experience for both performance driving students and their instructors.

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Created expressly for Audi enthusiasts throughout all of North America, Audi Club North America is the largest Audi Club in the world, and growing. Thirty ACNA chapters conduct close to 300 events annually, including dealer tech sessions, socials, race viewing events, driver education programs, teen driving clinics, and fun rallies. Membership in ACNA enhances the Audi ownership experience by teaching driver safety education and providing technical, care and maintenance tips, product information, parts discounts, free classified ads for members, and promotes camaraderie through regional and national activities and events. Audi Club’s Southern California Chapter serves Audi Club North America members from San Diego to Santa Barbara, Southern Nevada, and Hawaii.

The Motorsport Safety Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving safety standards in motorsport. It is a community where the motorsport industry can come together and have a single voice, a place to share safety concerns and collaborate on research. The charity, founded in honor of late professional racecar driver Sean Edwards, continuously works to amend those issues that can prevent another driver, crew member, marshal or even fan from serious injury or death.


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