Watkins Glen I 2012
Registration closed July 11, 2012 6:00 PM on July 11, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Registration ends July 11, 2012 6:00 PM on July 11, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Registration opens March 1, 2012 8:00 PM on March 1, 2012 8:00 PM EST Registration runs from March 1, 2012 8:00 PM to July 11, 2012 6:00 PM
NEQ 2012 July (WG 1) Watkins Glen International Driver School and Safety Seminar
July 16th and 17th 2012
The cost for this event is $450 per student.
Watkins Glen is one of the premier race tracks in the world. The list of legendary drivers that have graced the streets of Watkins Glen and the twists of Watkins Glen International is nearly second to none. The stars of all forms of racing – F1, IRL, sports car, open-wheel, and stock car – have come to The Glen for 60 years and many have left their mark on its history. The track is about three and a half miles long, with eleven turns and several impressive uphill and downhill sections and is known for its challenging elevation changes. The track is situated high on a hillside, with expansive views of Seneca Lake.
The town of Watkins Glen sits at the foot of Seneca Lake, the largest and deepest of New York’s Finger Lakes, in the very middle of Finger Lakes Wine Country. Immediately to the north of the town, on either side of the lake, there are dozens of vineyards each with its own shops with free wine tastings. There are also spas, shopping and museums in the area for spouses who might want to make the trip but not spend a lot of time at the track.
Registration and Tech inspection will take place at the Seneca Lodge on Sunday evening, 7/15 from 3 PM until 6 PM. While this is the preferred option, Tech will also be open Monday morning at the track but timing will be critical, so come Sunday afternoon, relax, check out the other cars and meet your fellow drivers.
The banquet will again be at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel and will again be the Seneca Harbor Dinner Buffet (deluxe version) and includes a one hour open bar for beer and wine (mixed drinks are available).
Rooms are also available; starting at $145 for a village view and $165 for a lake view. This is a special rate for track clubs and you must ask for the "Watkins Glen Car Club" rate.
For more information on the hotel, rooms, services, or the buffet, please visit their website: www.watkinsglenharborhotel.com.
For more information on the Finger Lakes, the Wine Trail, please visit TripAdvisor.com or Yahoo or one of the other search engines. There are tons of attractions and activities in the area that should fit the needs of everyone, track enthusiast or not.
For more information on the track, please visit TheGlen.com.
All participants must be members of the Audi Club of North America (ACNA). To join or update your membership, please go to the ACNA website (http://www.audiclubna.org/) andclick on "Join ACNA" at the top of the page.
Helmet requirements have been updated. A helmet with a SNELL SA10 or SA05 rating are the only helmets that may be used. No more M (motorcycle) helmets will be allowed.
Please Contact: Event Masters Frank Sandberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom Mullane at Tom.WatkinsGlenOne@gmail.com.