Sat, Oct 21, 2023

GVC Tire Rack Street Survival Coach/Volunteer Reg

Watkins Glen International

About this event

Volunteer and Coach Registration for Tire Rack Street Survival school at Watkins Glen International

Each year, over 5,000 teenagers die in motor vehicle crashes, the leading killer of American youths aged 16 to 19, accounting for more than 40 percent of fatalities in that age bracket. To reduce this number, Tire Rack Street Survival has developed a non-profit, national driver education program aimed at teaching teens the skills they need to stay alive behind the wheel.

In April 2002, the BMW Car Club of America Foundation launched the Tire Rack Street Survival® teen driver education program intended for teens and young adults.  This one day program, specially designed for any and all new drivers, teaches students to avoid accidents by thinking and looking ahead. The Street Survival® program is unique in that it offers students instruction in their own cars so that they learn the limitations of the vehicle they drive daily under varying road conditions.  Qualified instructors ride with students during the exercises to provide supervision and more personal instruction.  In addition, students receive classroom instruction on car control topics and participate in discussions about their in-car experiences.

Would you like to help Tire Rack Street Survival share its mission of saving teen lives through safe driving?  

Note:  This is for Volunteers and Coaches only.  Student registration is handled directly on the TRSS website:

A one-day course designed to teach teen drivers effective car control techniques in a safe environment.  Students accompanied by a coach drive their own cars (including everything, from 911's to pickups and family vans) in a variety of exercises, including emergency braking and lane change, figure-8, slalom, and a low-speed autocross-like course linking all the skills together.  Students get to explore the limits of their vehicles and themselves, and come away from the experience as more confident and skilled drivers.

A Street Survival coach/volunteer shirt [if you''ve coached/volunteered previously, please bring your old one] are provided!


And there is more.  

Tire Rack Street Survival [TRSS] Coaches & Volunteers, this year we're partnering with Mass Tuning for our fall event and they've offered the opportunity to attend their HPDE.  They'll be there Friday through Sunday 1/20-22/23 and have extended a discount if you're "working" our TRSS event!  So, come and drive Friday, help us Saturday then on the track again Sunday if you so desire!  You can also choose to drive a single day if that's your desire.


The following are the discount codes for GVC BMW at our Watkins event:

Each day includes four 30min sessions in the Long Course and 1hr of open track in the Short Course.  If you would like to instruct for them, please contact Armin directly at



Event requirements

The following drivers are eligible to instruct at a GVC Tire Rack Street Survival Event:

Coaches (instructors, solo, advanced students).

  1. GVC Driving School instructors:  You are an active GVC instructor who has instructed at a GVC driving school in the last 5 years.
  2. Previous TRSS instructors:  You have instructed at a TRSS or other teen driving skills event before, but are not a driving school instructor.
  3. Advanced (A) Driving School students:  You are an experienced driving school student who may be thinking about becoming a driving school instructor, and would like to get a feel for instructing beforehand.  Or you are experienced and just want to help out.
  4. Experienced Autocrossers:  You have participated regularly in autocross events, and would like to help train young drivers to be safer on the road.

First time SS Coaches please go here for training and certification 

Volunteers: Duties will include course set up, event set up, assist in running the event, shagging course cones, and assisiting the Chief Instructor.  No specific skills are required, just a willingness to help, proactive and positive additude.  

Helmets are NOT required, nor are they used, at Street Survival events.

Watkins Glen International

Watkins Glen, NY
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Car Control Clinic organized by

BMW CCA - Genesee Valley Chapter

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