Watkins Glen I 2013
Registration closed July 4, 2013 5:15 PM on July 4, 2013 5:15 PM EDT Registration ends July 4, 2013 5:15 PM on July 4, 2013 5:15 PM EDT Registration opens February 1, 2013 12:00 PM on February 1, 2013 12:00 PM EST Registration runs from February 1, 2013 12:00 PM to July 4, 2013 5:15 PM
NEQ 2013 July (WG 1) Watkins Glen International Driver School and Safety Seminar
July 15th and 16th 2013
The cost for this event is $450 per student.
Special Introductory Class/Ride for Family and Friends of Students- see below!
Watkins Glen is one of the premier race tracks in the world. The list of legendary drivers that have graced the streets of Watkins Glen and the twists of Watkins Glen International is nearly second to none. The stars of all forms of racing – F1, IRL, sports car, open-wheel, and stock car – have come to The Glen for 60 years and many have left their mark on its history. The track is about three and a half miles long, with eleven turns and several impressive uphill and downhill sections and is known for its challenging elevation changes. The track is situated high on a hillside, with expansive views of Seneca Lake.
The town of Watkins Glen sits at the foot of Seneca Lake, the largest and deepest of New York’s Finger Lakes, in the very middle of Finger Lakes Wine Country. Immediately to the north of the town, on either side of the lake, there are dozens of vineyards each with its own shops with free wine tastings. There are also spas, shopping and museums in the area for spouses who might want to make the trip but not spend a lot of time at the track.
Registration and Tech inspection will take place at the Seneca Lodge on Sunday evening, July 14 from 3 PM until 6 PM. While this is the preferred option, Tech will also be open Monday morning at the track but timing will be critical, so come Sunday afternoon, relax, check out the other cars and meet your fellow drivers.
There will be a banquet Monday evening. The banquet location has not yet been determined, but participants can expect the same format and quality that has been provided in past years.
Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel is again offering discounted rooms at $149 for a village view and $169 for a lake view. This is a special rate for track clubs and you must ask for the "Watkins Glen Car Club" rate.
For more information on the Finger Lakes, the Wine Trail, please visit TripAdvisor.com or Yahoo or one of the other search engines. There are tons of attractions and activities in the area that should fit the needs of everyone, track enthusiast or not.
For more information on the track, please visit TheGlen.com.
All participants must be members of the Audi Club of North America (ACNA). To join or update your membership, please go to the ACNA website (http://www.audiclubna.org/) andclick on "Join ACNA" at the top of the page.
Helmet requirements: SNELL SA10 or SA05 rating are the only helmets that may be used. No more M (motorcycle) helmets will be allowed.
Driving Safety Class for Family/Friends:
Another great reason to bring the family to Watkins Glen this summer!
Open to family and guests of student drivers (licensed or permitted drivers), this 2-hour class by Mitch Epstein will be held on Monday, July 15th.
About the class
“Increasing the Odds: What you should have learned in Drivers’ Ed” is an interactive, instructor-led class that focuses on real-world driving safety and car control issues that are generally not covered in traditional drivers’ education classes.
Designed around an equation (Time * Control = Options), the class discusses strategies for increasing both time to react and car control which, when combined, provide a greater number of options to avoid accidents. We’ll also discuss general safety, distractions, impairments, social pressures, safe outlets for those who do enjoy driving fast, opportunities for hands-on learning such as teen driving clinics and HPDEs, and even a bit about auto maintenance and new technologies. Depending on the participants, the class may also cover challenges specific to new drivers and new parents.
The class will be led by Mitch Epstein, a 20+ year member of the Audi Club, who has been instructing students, both in-car and in-class, for nearly 20 years.
The cost will be $15 per student and includes a commemorative gift and diploma.
Requirements for attending
The student driver must preregister his or her family member or friend on motorsportreg.com and answer the questions on the form. (This will help us with logistics and ensure that relevant topics are highlighted.) If you have already signed up for Watkins Glen please and now wish to sign up for this package please email me (Tom.WatkinGlenOne@gmail.com) and I will add the package to your current registration. You will then have an opportunity to go back in to MSR and pay for it. If you have not registered for WG I yet, please register and select the package as usual.
The class size will be limited to 15 participants. This is to ensure an interactive session during which there is time for everyone to participate. We will establish a wait list if the class fills up and will consider a second session on Tuesday should demand warrant.
Bonus Opportunity for Attendees of Mitch's class
Want to take a ride around Watkins Glen International, one of the most famous and exhilarating road courses in the United States? Class participants are eligible, at no additional cost, to join one of NEQ's instructors for some hot laps around the circuit where you’ll be able to see and experience many of the topics discussed during the class.
If you have already signed up for Watkins Glen please and now wish to sign up for this package please email the registrar at Tom.WatkinsGlenOne@gmail.com and I will add the package to your current registration. You will then have an opportunity to go back in to MSR and pay for it. If you have not registered for WG I yet, please register and select the package as usual.
Cancellation Policy (revised 5/24/11) No credits will be given. All cancellations will be processed as a refund minus a cancellation fee as follows:
Please Contact: Event Masters Frank Sandberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom Mullane at Tom.WatkinsGlenOne@gmail.com.