Watkins Glen I 2015
Registration closed July 8, 2015 12:00 PM on July 8, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Registration ends July 8, 2015 12:00 PM on July 8, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Registration opens February 2, 2015 12:00 PM on February 2, 2015 12:00 PM EST Registration runs from February 2, 2015 12:00 PM to July 8, 2015 12:00 PM
NEQ 2015 July (WG 1) Watkins Glen International Driver School and Safety Seminar
July 13th and 14th 2015
***Achtung! As you may or may not know, NEQ traditionally runs two Watkins Glen Events each year. This year we will run only one Watkins Glen event and it will be the 2.45 mile short course (NASCAR/no boot course) due to a major repave of the track. If you want to run the Glen with us this year, this is your only chance! We are expecting to sell out. Sign up soon! For more information on the repave, check the Watkins Glen website here.
(Next year we are planning to return to two events)
The cost for this event is $450 per student.
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 12 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. 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.
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:
- $50 Penalty up to 21 days before the event
- $100 from 20 days to 7 days before the event
- No refund within 6 days of the event
Please Contact: Event Masters Frank Sandberg at email@example.com or Tom Mullane at Tom.WatkinsGlenOne@gmail.com.