GVC Mountain Top HPDE info on May 15, 2021 (792568) | MotorsportReg.com

GVC Mountain Top HPDE

GVC Mountain Top HPDE

BMW CCA - Genesee Valley Chapter

Saturday, May 15 — Sunday, May 16, 2021
New York Safety Track (NYST), Harpersfield, NY

Registration closed May 10, 2021 11:59 PM at 2021-05-10T20:59:00-0700 Registration ends May 10, 2021 11:59 PM at 2021-05-10T20:59:00-0700 Registration opens January 1, 2021 12:00 AM at 2020-12-31T21:00:00-0800 Registration runs from January 1, 2021 12:00 AM to May 10, 2021 11:59 PM







Come experience the track with a skilled instructor to help you.

GVC Mountain Top HPDE 
at the 
New York Safety Track


Tired of riding out the pandemic? Ready for Spring? Looking for a little driving fun?

Join GVC for a two-day weekend in the beautiful Catskill Mountains! 

This technically challenging circuit offers a great opportunity to develop your high performance driving skills. 

For instructors and advanced drivers qualified to run solo (see below), there will be two run groups, fast and faster, which will alternate on track each day.  You assign yourself to one or the other run group according to your preferred pace and comfort level.  Regardless of which run group you choose initially, after a couple sessions running separately, all drivers in these groups have the option to drive in either group at any time when the track is "green" as long as appropriate respect is paid to the run group's pace and "culture". All standard BMW CCA safety protocols and passing rules will be in effect. Instructors available by special arrangement for lappers new to NYST.

Novice students drive separately in their own run group along with their assigned instructors.  At this time, in-car instruction is not permitted due to Covid-19 social distancing recommendations.  All instruction will be done using lead-follow, with each student following behind their assigned instructor.  Instructors will communicate with students using wireless devices (e.g., cell phone, blue-tooth helmet-to-helmet intercom) and hand signals.

Novices are required to attend 30-40 min. classroom sessions before their first track session, and later between their scheduled track sessions each day.  Fundamentals of vehicle dynamics and high-performance driving techniques will be presented by a senior classroom instructor in an interactive format encouraging student participation.


To be confirmed for this event, drivers must satisfy one or more of the following criteria:

  • GVC HPDE Run Groups:

    • GVC Group S, A-Plus or equivalent from other BMW CCA chapters.

    • Group 2 (Advanced) and upper-level Group 3 (Intermediate) drivers frequently signed off to solo; SLIP rating L3 or higher.

    • Novices:  Beginners with fewer than 3 HPDE events. Limited to 10 students (per day).

  • Instructors:  MSF-certified Level 1 or 2 instructors, as well as "legacy" GVC Instructors in good standing.

  • Club racers: Amateur racers with valid competition licenses.

  • PCA: Solo-qualified drivers (White or Black run group).

  • Autocrossers with extensive (verifiable) experience.

Please be sure your motorsportreg logbook is up to date.

If you are unsure whether you qualify for the lapping group, please email the GVC registrar Sean Grant .

To keep crowding at this track to a minimum, spectators are not allowed.  However, each participant may be accompainied by no more than two "crew members".  All such non-driving attendees must sign the GVC waiver immediately upon arrival.

Registration and fees:

Two-day Lappers and Novices - $550 

Advanced Data Coaching add-on:  $250 (both days, includes use of AiM Solo 2 data logger).  Solo drivers only.

One Day (Saturday OR Sunday):  $299

Advanced Data Coaching add-on:  $175 (includes use of AiM Solo 2 data logger)

New York State Covid-19 requirements:
Compliance with current Covid-19 requirements from New York State will be required at all times while at the racetrack.  Participants must provide their own masks and other PPE as necessary.  Regulations and travel restrictions vary week to week based on case loads; all participants will be informed about what is permitted and required as we approach the date of the event.  More info here:  https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory