About this event
NEQ 2017 Watkins Glen I International Driver School and Safety Seminar
June 5 & 6, 2017
Full course. Same safety, fun, and camaraderie you have come to expect from the NEQ. Whether you are a first-timer or an advanced solo, this event is for you!
The cost for this event is $495 per student.
What is included:
Don't own an Audi? All makes and models of vehicle that conform to the ACNA Vehicle Requirements are welcome. 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/) and click on "Join ACNA" at the top of the page.
Most people sign up for these events to learn about the limits of their cars, but they quickly discover that most of the limits are with the driver. Join us to gently extend your limits, get more out of your car, and become a better, safer driver on both the road and the track.
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 and a "Gorgeous" State Park 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, June 4th from 3:30 PM until 5:30 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.
A limited number of garage spaces are available for rent. $75 for both days.
There will be a banquet Monday evening at the Harbor Hotel. $50 per person.
Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel is again offering discounted rooms. This is a special rate for track clubs and you must ask for the "Watkins Glen Car Club" rate.
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.
Helmet requirements: SNELL SA05 or SA10 or SA15 rating are the only helmets that may be used. No more M (motorcycle) helmets will be allowed.
Cancellation Policy (revised 1/21/17) No credits will be given. All cancelations will be processed as a refund minus a cancelation fee as follows:
- No penalty up to 30 days before the event
- $100 from 29 days to 11 days before the event
- No refund within 10 days of the event
Helmet requirements have been updated. A helmet with a SNELL SA 05 or SA10 or SA15 rating are the only helmets that may be used. No more M (motorcycle) helmets will be allowed.
The Northeast Region Quattro Club recognizes several Audi-VW tuners and service centers. They are NEQ supporters with years of experience and scores of satisfied customers. As a benefit for NEQ members they will provide free tech pre-inspection for applicants of our schools. Bring your Safety Inspection Checklist form. After inspection they will sign your form to be sure you are eligible for our event. Naturally there will be a charge for any parts or labor that are additionally required to prepare your vehicle. You will also be happy with the services of any Audi dealership but may utilize another dealership or full-time automotive repair shop at whatever rate you agree to. Be sure to call for appointments well in advance of an event.
For further information on this event and all NEQ events and requirements, please visit our website at www.NEQClub.org