About this event
The Empire State Region of the Ferrari club of America has just scheduled an HPDE event!
Where: @ Watkins Glen Raceway, Watkins Glen, New York
When: Labor Day Weekend, Sept 3 - 5, 2021
This event is open to EVERYONE.
You don't have to be a Ferrari Club member to join us.
You don't have to have a Ferrari to join us. Drive your own car on the track.
HOD, PCA, BMW, and other club members welcomed!
This is THE event to experience what cars are really about.. It's the most fun you can have in your car with an amazing group of people!
We have only 3 run groups, not 4 or 5
We offer great VALUE with 2 hours and 20 minutes of scheduled track time each day
We estimate that your 3 days on track will provide you with 7 hours of track time.
=> Your dollars spent for on-track hours is a very good deal.
We anticipate that we will have small run groups for each session. You will have a less crowded track experience.
NO PRIOR TRACK DRIVING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE
INSTRUCTORS ARE PROVIDED WITHOUT EXTRA CHARGE.
You will be assigned a coach if you are new to High Performance Driving Events.
- We offer both lead-follow instruction and in-car instructors (depending on you and your instructor)
You will also be assigned a coach for a checkout ride(s) if you have not been with us before.
Registration fees include one garage space - if they are still available.
You will be required to follow the Covid restrictions and protocols that are in place at the time of the event. We will send out an email notifying you of the current Covid restrictions prior to the event.
Required Tech Inspection
(download the form - have it signed - bring it with you)
You will be required to have your car examined by a reputable service station / dealer using our Tech Inspection form not more than 30 days prior to the track event.
If you have a Ferrari, your tech inspection form should be filled out by certified Ferrari dealership or independent Ferrari Service Center.
If your car is not a Ferrari, you can take your printed tech inspection form to your dealership or any commercial automotive service station and ask them to fill it out.
Click here to download and print the mandatory Tech Inspection Form: 2021 FCA Tech Form.pdf
Brake Fluid: The Tech Form requires that a car's brake fluid must be less than four months old at the time of the track event. This is a critical item on the check list.
Convertibles: Convertible cars without factory fitted rollover systems are excluded for this event unless a four-point structural roll bar that meets SCCA GCR guidelines for Solo 1, has been installed. Trucks and SUVs are also excluded.
Factory fitted rollover systems including pop-up systems, such as those on the M3 convertible, Mini Cooper, Boxster, Carrera TT, S2000, Audi TT, 350Z, Z4, Z8, etc. are allowed. Other examples of cars with acceptable factory installed rollover protection include: 308/328 GTS, 348 TS etc. with “targa” style roof and 360/430/458 convertibles with factory installed roll bars behind the seats.
All factory fitted systems must meet the “broom handle test” which measures whether the head, and helmet fit below a line formed from the top of the rollover bar to the top of the dashboard. All pop-up hoops must be in the up position before going on track (please contact your dealership to trigger the system).
Run Group Clothing Requirements