Fri, May 17 - Sun, May 19, 2024

RTR DE @Watkins Glen May 2024

Watkins Glen International

About this event

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Join us for a weekend at the legendary Watkins Glen. At this high-performance driver’s education event, the only speed limit is your own talent. Novice and intermediate drivers will have a volunteer in-car instructor to help you develop your car-handling skills – making you a better, safer driver on- and off-track.

About this track
Watkins Glen is a favorite of both new drivers and those who have been coming to the track for decades. It has 2 screamingly fast straights, several elevation changes, and 11 challenging corners including the delightful uphill “esses”. Approximately 4 hours from our region HQ (Philadelphia), Watkins Glen is in the beautiful Finger Lakes. If your family enjoys hiking, waterfalls, or ice cream they will probably want to join you for this trip.

Event basics:

  • Run groups:
    • Green: An instructed run group for drivers with little or no track experience. If you have not done at least 3 weekends at 3 different tracks, this is the run group for you.
    • Blue: An instructed run group for drivers with a full season or more of track experience.
    • White: For drivers with several seasons of experience. You can choose to have an instructor-mentor assigned to give you pointers on how to continue improving your skills and advancing to black.
    • Black: Advanced run group with extended passing. Sometimes combined with red. Placement at the discretion of our chief instructors. Includes new (and new-to-us) instructors.
    • Red: Instructor run group with extended passing. Sometimes combined with black. Placement at the discretion of our chief instructors.
  • Registration fees:
    • Note: we are only accepting 3 day registrations for this event
    • Friday-Sunday: $829.00 for drivers, $414.50 for instructors (limited spaces available)
  • Sign up deadline: 05/03/24, 11:59pm
  • Cancellation deadline: 05/06/24, 11:59pm

How and why to get in touch:
If you have never done a DE with us and you have questions about our events, please email

We welcome all PCA national instructors! If you have never instructed with us, please provide your instructor number to before you sign up.

Learn more about our Driver's Education program on our website.

Event requirements

Requirements for participating:

  • Eligibility: You must be 18 or older with a valid driver’s license.
  • Car:
    • You need a passenger car (doesn’t have to be a Porsche).
    • Convertibles are allowed IF they have fixed (not pop-up) rollover protection.
    • Convertible drivers must pass the “broomstick test.” (Email if you don’t know what that is.) If you will be driving with your top down, you must have arm restraints for yourself and your instructor.
    • Electric cars are allowed but be warned that they go through charge and brakes very, very quickly on track.
    • SUVs and trucks are not allowed.
  • Helmet: You must have a Snell SA or M 2015 or 2020 spec helmet. We recommend full face.
  • Safety inspection: No more than 2 weeks prior to the event, you must have your car inspected. This can be done at our safety tech event (see schedule here) or by any ASE certified mechanic using our tech form. Self-inspection is NOT permitted.

UPDATED FOR 2024 Cancellation policy:

  • Your credit card will be charged on 04/17/24 or immediately upon registration, whichever comes later.
  • Cancellations are accepted until 05/06/24, 11:59pm.
  • If you have paid for your event, you have the option of a 100% credit for a future RTR DE (valid through 2025) or a refund to your credit card minus $25.
  • Sorry, cancellations after 05/06/24, 11:59pm will not be refunded or credited.

Guest policy:

Guests of all ages are welcome. Guests must sign our waiver upon arrival and wear our wristband throughout the weekend. A parent or legal guardian must sign a waiver on behalf of any guests under age 18. You may print and fill out the minor waiver ahead of the event and bring it to registration with you.

Watkins Glen International

Watkins Glen, NY
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HPDE organized by

PCA - Riesentoter

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Event over!