It is 3 weeks before Watkins Glen II (August 20th – 21st) and this event just keeps getting better! Along with a quality driving experience and education, increase your "fun factor" with the addition of some super non-track activities that are aligned with our non-profit educational mission. Please sign up soon as there are less than a dozen student slots still open and instructor slots still available.
The event at the track will not change, rather, the enhancements to the track schedule will:
Original Race Course Tour (details): We have contracted for 2 school buses and 2 highly knowledgeable narrators (Peter Argetsinger, our Pro Coach and Bill Green, the “Walking Encyclopedia” of the Research Center) for this approximately 1 hour tour of the 6.6 mile original race course that wended its way through down town Watkins Glen and the surrounding countryside (map).
Pro Coaching: NEQ is pleased to offer Pro Coaching at Watkins Glen. Peter Argetsinger, whom many of you know from past coaching sessions, will be available during the Watkins Glen II event. (details)
Skyline HD Video and Data Track Laps Recording: Morgan from SkylineHD will be offering video/data services at our WG II event (details). This package now has a separate registration on NEQ.MotorsportReg.com (“2012 Video and Data) – please go there to register.
Driving Safety Class for Student Guests: - Another great reason to bring the family to Watkins Glen this summer! Open to family and guests of student drivers (licensed or permitted drivers), this 2-hour class by Mitch Epstein will be held on Monday, August 20th (details).
Bonus Opportunity: Want to take a ride around Watkins Glen International, one of the most famous and exhilarating road courses in the United States? Class participants are eligible, at no additional cost, to join one of NEQ's instructors for some hot laps around the circuit where you’ll be able to see and experience many of the topics discussed during the class.
Wounded Warrior Project Motorsport HD Hero 2 GoPro raffle: We will be raffling off this $300 value camera for $20 per ticket. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to this most worthwhile program. Some of you may know that we have been providing a special on-track experience for Wounded Warriors at out Lime Rock Park event in May, and this is just an extension of that extremely rewarding, to those of us who have participated, program.
Dennis Cohan Car Detailing and Tire Temperature Consultation: Those of you who attended our New Jersey Motorsport Park and/or our Watkins Glen I events probably already know what Dennis can do in detailing a car. He has been back to the P21 warehouse and has picked up even more new supplies to demonstrate what these high quality products can do, and to raffle some of them off. Dennis will also be ready with his pyrometer to measure your tire temperatures and help you learn how the temperature variation between tire and across the surface of each tire can indicate adjustments that will improve your tires’ handling and wear. Dennis can be found in the front of the Kendal garage.
We hope you agree that these are exciting new changes that will greatly improve the your enjoyment of this already great event!