Date(s) - 08/11/2017 - 08/13/2017
NER Driver Education Event – Sponsored by European Performance Engineering
Watkins Glen International (WGI), Watkins Glen, NY
Registration for this event is at Club Registration.
Many drivers name The Glen as their favorite track. From its ragged infancy in 1948 through many incarnations over the years, Watkins Glen remains one of the premier road tracks in the world, hosting events from NASCAR to Can-Am/Grand-Am Rolex, US Vintage Grand Prix and Indy car races. The 3.4 mi. road circuit has been continually updated and driven by every iconic pro imaginable, not limited to Hill, Stewart, Clark, Lauda, Fittapalda, Bordon, Dailey, Lally and Bell. Don’t miss your opportunity to join this list and drive “New York’s Thunder Road”.
We will hold two of our signature DE Enduros, one for the Black (Advanced) and one for the Red (Instructor) run group drivers, on Saturday afternoon. To avoid having drivers in the rest of the run groups sit around waiting for their next run these sessions will be held at the end of the track day on Saturday from 3 to 4:30 PM. Drivers not eligible for the enduros are free to enjoy an afternoon at the track or whatever activity they please. All drivers are welcome to stay at the track and cheer on the participants.
Drop off your rig the night before 6-9:00PM No Extra Charge
Rent a Garage – $75 for 3 days
- Track Rats note from Stan posted August 6
- Track Map Attached is an updated map. Note that the flagging stations have been renumbered to correspond to the turn numbers. Also there is some new curbing and additional run-off pavement added to the gravel trap in the heel of the boot.
- On-Line Drivers Meeting Pack PDF posted August 1
- Event Schedule updated August 9
- Event Schedule (Smartphone format) updated August 9
- Run Groups updated August 9
- Garage Assignments updated August 2
- Worker Assignments posted August 6
- Student/Instructor Assignments updated August 9
- How to contact your student or instructor
Classroom Activities and Coaching: Our Pro-Coach will be Lee Carpentier, who is our resident “Coaching Guru”. If you would like to pre-book a session with Lee before the event, he can be reached at: [email protected] During the event, we will also be holding classroom sessions for each of the run groups and we’ll include them in the event schedule and remind you of the class schedule each morning of the event.
Camping: We have arranged for camping in the paddock area this year. There is no additional charge for camping in the paddock area. To camp in the “Pit Road RV” area with an electrical hook up, campers need to see security upon arrival and pay a fee of $50. No car haulers or work on the car is permitted in the Pit Road RV area. To hook up to electric on Manufacturer’s Row (car haulers OK) also requires a fee of $50. Free showers are available on the infield. There is no burning/open flame allowed in the paddock area.
Speed Shop: WGI has announced that The Little Speed Shop has opened up shop at the track. They will be open 7 days a week at the south end of the garage to meet the needs of track rental customers with a full retail store, complete with everything you may need at the track. The TLSS Race Shop will also offer part/tire pre-ordering services where clients can call before an event and have parts/tires ready and waiting to be installed on the vehicle once it gets to the track. You can call them at 585-647-0339 for parts inquiries or check their facebook page: The Little Speed Shop.
Social: There will be a catered dinner (menu will be in the Track Rats package) at the track in the Glen Room after the track goes cold on Friday afternoon. Tickets for the dinner are $20 per person and are available through ClubReg when you register for the event. Drivers can purchase tickets for family and guests. Please order dinner tickets in ClubReg so we have an accurate count of the number of people attending the dinner. We may have a limited number of tickets available for purchase at the track.
Registration questions? Contact Stan Corbett, Registrar or 774-275-1621 before 9PM.
Event questions? Contact John Dunkle, Track Chair, or 603-553-0307 before 8PM.