NEQ Driving School at the Incomparable, Historic, Watkins Glen Race Track, Aug 22-23
Watkins Glen II: This is a chance to learn more about your car and yourself as a driver, to improve your driving skills, and to do so in a safe and supportive environment. The Audi Club, and the NEQ in particular, organizes driver schools that provide that opportunity at some of the best race tracks in the US (you don't need to drive an Audi to participate). You will have an Instructor in your car with you at all times on the track, and you will also participate in skill exercises and classroom instruction.
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, 8/21 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 cost for this event is $450 per student.
To Register, go to: www.NEQ.MotorsportReg.com