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Taste of theTrack

BMW CCA - Genesee Valley Chapter

Friday, May 1, 2015
Watkins Glen Int'l , Watkins Glen, NY

Registration closed April 20, 2015 12:01 AM on April 20, 2015 12:01 AM EDT Registration ends April 20, 2015 12:01 AM on April 20, 2015 12:01 AM EDT Registration opens February 2, 2015 12:00 AM on February 2, 2015 12:00 AM EST Registration runs from February 2, 2015 12:00 AM to April 20, 2015 12:01 AM

Welcome to GVC's “Taste of the Track”

A half-day introduction to high performance driving at Watkins Glen for drivers who have never been to a driving school

Join us at historic Watkins Glen for an introduction to high-performance driving at GVC's Ultimate Driving School.  Your day begins with a meet-and-greet with GVC driving school staff over complimentary coffee and donuts.  There, you will also be introduced to your personal in-car instructor, who will show you around the track facilities, the garages and driving school paddock, so you can see how our driving schools are organized.

The morning continues with a special classroom session geared toward first-timers, followed by on-site tech inspection of your car. Then the fun begins!  You spend a half-hour driving your own car on the Glen’s historic 3.4 mile road course, with your instructor coaching you from the passenger seat.  After that, you take a ride-along session as a passenger in your instructor's car.

The day ends with a group luncheon and debriefing session with the instructors

Complimentary perks include: 

  • Loaner helmet (if you don't have your own; must be Snell 2005 or 2010, SA or M)
  • Driving school event shirt
  • Coffee/donuts, and lunch
  • Pre-event vehicle safety inspection, and on-site mechanical assistance (should you need it), provided by The Little Speed Shop and/or Eksten’s Autoworks.

Schedule of Events:

8:00: Arrival and check-in at the track

8:30 - 9:30: Meet-and-greet orientation, with coffee and donuts, in the Media Center cafeteria.

9:30-10:00: Tech session walk-through

10:00 - 10:45: Classroom session

Break and vehicle staging

11:00 -11:30: On-track driving session  

11:30 - 12:00: Ride Along with your instructor

12:00 - 1:00: Group lunch and debrief with instructors at the Media Center 

Registration is limited!

GVC BMW CCA members have priority, and may register anytime prior to the closing date. 

Registration for non-members opens on April 1, if slots are available.

Before registering, we strongly suggest you take the time to read and understand the information contained on the GVC "Taste of the Track" web pages by following this link:

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BMW CCA - Genesee Valley Chapter

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Watkins Glen Int'l
Location Watkins Glen, NY
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