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2019 - ARPCA - Watkins Glen - Driver Education

2019 - ARPCA - Watkins Glen - Driver Education

PCA - Allegheny

Friday, May 3 — Sunday, May 5, 2019
Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY

Registration closed April 18, 2019 11:59 PM at 2019-04-18T20:59:00-0700 Registration ends April 18, 2019 11:59 PM at 2019-04-18T20:59:00-0700 Registration opens November 29, 2018 12:00 PM at 2018-11-29T09:00:00-0800 Registration runs from November 29, 2018 12:00 PM to April 18, 2019 11:59 PM

ARPCA Spring Driver Education (DE) event at Watkins Glen International

Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, 2019

Advanced Solo Lapping Day on Friday, May 3, 2019

Drive your car on the same track as so many of the great road racers have throughout history!    Watkins Glen International (WGI) is located in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.  


Are you new to track driving?  Never driven with ARPCA?  We have a long history of making everyone feel welcome!  All ARPCA DE events are a great opportunity to drive your car on a world-class track and enhance your driving skills.

Track Tour

There will be a Track Tour on Friday evening, starting at 5:25 pm led by one of our senior instructors. This is focused on track orientation for new drivers; everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Carol at track@arpca.com with questions. 

Lapping Day

Advanced Solo Lapping is Friday.  Instructors are not provided, therefore a demonstration of a high level of track driving experience and skill is required to qualify. Lapping day drivers are also required to register for the weekend DE.

Approved ARPCA Instructors are automatically accepted. If you have previously attended an ARPCA Lapping Day event at this track you will be accepted.

For all others, indicate your interest in attending lapping day when completing the registration form. Please make sure your logbook of experience in your member profile is up to date. We will use this to evaluate your ability to qualify. We may also ask for a recommendation from the Chief Instructor of your Region and will contact you by e-mail if we need your CI’s contact information. Lapping days are operated as open track days and we are very careful to only have qualified participants at these events. This precaution is done to insure the enjoyment but primarily the safety of those who will be sharing the track on Friday.


If you are not currently an approved instructor for ARPCA and would like to instruct for us at WGI, please contact Dave Palmer at chief.instructor@arpca.com.

Costs and Options

  • Driver Registration: $465
  • Instructor Registration: $100
  • Lapping Day: $250
  • Garage Rental: $125

Payment and Refunds

Our payment policy: We charge your card immediately upon registration.

You can cancel your registration through MSR and the Track team will process any credits in a few days.

Our Refund policy:

  • Cancellation fee through March 26, 2019:  $25
  • Cancellation fee Mar 27, 2019, through Apr 13, 2019:  $100
  • No refunds after Apr 13, 2019
  • No refunds for mechanical failure
  • No refunds for failing tech inspection
  • No refunds for weather
  • No refund if track management closes the circuit  

More history of Watkins Glen International:

Since the opening of the circuit in 1956, WGI has hosted innumerable sports-car racing series races including being the home of the United States Formula 1 Grand Prix from 1961 through 1980. WGI is truly an iconic road racing track that enjoys a well-deserved reputation as being one of the finest road circuits in the world. We utilize the full 3.4 mile Grand Prix circuit.