GVC Mid-August Ultimate Driving School
Registration closed August 16, 2013 11:59 PM on August 16, 2013 11:59 PM EDT Registration ends August 16, 2013 11:59 PM on August 16, 2013 11:59 PM EDT Registration opens January 6, 2013 12:00 AM on January 6, 2013 12:00 AM EST Registration runs from January 6, 2013 12:00 AM to August 16, 2013 11:59 PM
Our Midweek Ultimate Driving School is always very popular for its laid-back atmosphere and great late-summer weather.
This is a two-day school; no one-day registrations are accepted.
Participants are assigned to the Advanced (primarily A-Solo), Intermediate (B and C level), and Novice (D) run-groups based primarily upon experience and prior evaluations, and secondarily by vehicle performance. Instructors are assigned to a separate run group. Run groups are limited to around 40 students to prevent over-crowding.
Each run group gets a minimum of 4 half-hour sessions of in-car instruction each day of the school.
Between sessions, students attend interactive classroom sessions geared to their skill level.
Students also gain experience by riding with their in-car instructors during the instructor run sessions.
Novice students partake in car-control exercises in the infield paddock area on day one, where, under the guidance of an in-car instructor, they practice what they have learned about vehicle dynamics at speeds much lower than those experienced on the track.
- Liberal Passing Rules: Passing is permitted on any straightaway (always with point-bye) for all run groups except for beginners (D) who cannot pass between turns 5 and 6, 10 and 11. A, B and C level students are also permitted, and actually encouraged, to pass in the entry to turns as well. Result: Seamless passing, NO TRAINS!
A-solo drivers are charged higher fees, but are afforded the following additional features:
Four hours of guaranteed* track time per day: A-Solo students drive with both the Advanced group (4 sessions) and Instructors (4 sessions). (*weather permitting)
Group debriefing sessions: Mandatory meetings of the group take the place of traditional didactic classroom sessions, during which experiences will be shared, driving techniques discussed, compared, and critiqued, and so forth.
More details about this program are available on the GVC website (see link below) or by contacting the GVC chief instructor:
Registration and Fees:
Registration after the deadline is only possible by special arrangement, and only if there are still slots available or late cancellations (call or email the Registrar: email@example.com).
Advanced, intermediate and novice students: $420
A-Solo Students: $430
Includes after-hours party and Ultimate Driving School event shirt
- Registration is not complete until payment has been received
- Fees are refundable before the deadline, subject to a 10% charge to cover credit card charges.
- Alternatively, fees can be credited toward a future GVC Driving School to avoid the billing charge.
- Fees are non-refundable after the deadline unless another student is available to take the vacated slot.
The host hotel is the famous Seneca Lodge (http://www.senecalodge.com/), located at the upper entrance to Watkins Glen State Park off NY 329. The Lodge is famous for its food and racing heritage. The bar is notable for its collection of over 60 years of racing memorabliia. Another favorite place to stay very close to the track is the Falls Motel in nearby Montour Falls. http://www.thefallsmotel.com. These places fill quickly, so make reservations early.
Please visit the GVC website for complete details about the school, including the A-solo program admission procedure:
Register soon to avoid being wait-listed!