About this event
Watkins Glen HPDE May 8-9, 2024 hosted by The Ferrari Club of America - Empire State Region
All makes and models welcome! All experience levels are welcome. Instructors will be available to beginners and advanced drivers alike for no additional fee.
Participation is typically open to Ferrari Club of America members. Non-members may attend with an additional fee. If you attend more than one track event, the difference will cover more than the FCA membership fee.
Our fees are a little higher than other clubs because we limit the number of participants in order to prevent crowding. We also have fewer driving groups (only 3!) so typically each driver will have at least 33% more track time than most other clubs. So while the registration fee is a bit higher, you get a great value and will spend more time on track each day.
No track experience required! FCA-ESR track events for new drivers are designed to be beginner-friendly. An experienced instructor will be assigned to guide you through the basics of track driving and help you build confidence. Novice and new drivers to the Club will be checked out by an instructor before driving solo. Unlike other clubs, there is no fee to have an instructor as they will be provided to every novice driver before entering the track.
FCA-ESR track events often include social gatherings, allowing participants to connect with fellow Ferrari enthusiasts, share experiences, and build lasting relationships within the community.
The Ferrari Club of America - Empire State Region is a community of Ferrari enthusiasts dedicated to the enjoyment, preservation, and celebration of Ferrari automobiles. The region organizes various events, including track events tailored for drivers who want to experience the thrill of driving their Ferrari on a race track. The Empire State Region has been hosting track events for enthusiasts for over 45 years!
If you are a qualified instructor interested in instructing at this event, please reach out directly to our Chief Instructor, email@example.com
You DO NOT need to own or drive a Ferrari to participate. We have many drivers who use cars from other marques. Street cars are perfectly fine. You may find there’s no better or safer place to learn and enjoy your Ferrari. If you do not want to put your car on the track, we can put you in touch with track car rental services so you can just show up and drive a track prepped car.
- A valid driver's license
- A certified helmet (SA2015 or newer)
- Comfortable clothing - long sleeves & long pants or a tracksuit
- Closed-toe shoes
- Completed Tech Inspection Form
Safety is our top priority. FCA-ESR adheres to strict safety guidelines, including mandatory helmet use, long sleeve/long pants clothing or tracksuit, vehicle inspections, and rules for on-track behavior. Additionally, professional medical staff and track marshals are present to respond to any emergencies.
Drivers registering for our Intermediate or Advanced run group, who have not driven with us before, will need to have a checkout ride with an instructor to verify you are in the correct group.