New York Safety Track Overview
Hi! So here is the information for the track days. I’ve got all Fridays booked. The dates are June 8th, 2018 / July 13th, 2018 / August 10th, 2018.
ALL FRIDAYS – May 24th, 2019 / June 21st, 2019 / July 26th, 2019 / August 23rd, 2019 (Lotus Only) / September 13th, 2019
— THESE EVENTS ARE RAIN OR SHINE – NO REFUNDS GIVEN
Pricing is $300.00 Early Registration /$325.00 Regular Registration / $350.00 Late Registration / event. Pricing is per driver. So if you have 2 drivers who intend to drive in 2 separate groups you must pay for both. If you intend to switch off (i.e. Group 1 – Driver 1, Group 2 – Driver 2), you may but both drivers must attend the drivers briefing.
There will be 4 groups at 15 min each per hour. The goal is to maximize driving time while being as safe as possible hence why these events are limited in size! Groups will be created by a combination of driver experience, type of car, and track time at NYST with preference being the latter. At the end of day for the last 2 sessions, Groups 4 & 3 will combine along with 2 & 1 for 30 min sessions.
The track will go over their rules in the drivers briefing, but a short summary is that we allow passing on the left at any point on the track, but it must be done with a point by. If a driver does not give a point by you must wait until the straight away. Please respect this rule and keep an eye in your mirrors. Any driver not following these and all track rules may be reprimanded by the Track Marshall and on severe / multiple offenses, pulled off the track. Safety is priority number one. This track is also a NO ALCOHOL AND DRUG area. You would think that would go without saying, but there have been issues in the past. IF THERE IS AN ISSUE THE EVENT WILL BE STOPPED. Again, safety is most important and we cannot have impaired drivers on the track.
All drivers will be assessed based on the amount of Track Time and Seat Time they have had in the specific vehicle they are deriving on track that day! We always reserve the right to UPGRADE or DOWNGRADE you based on the instructors recommendation. Instructors are provided free of charge to beginners. See below for a breakdown of the run groups.
- MANDATORY Track Walk after the drivers meeting
- MANDATORY classroom session 9:00am – 9:30am
- Rotating Lead Follow Laps w/Instructor (first 4 sessions)
- MANDATORY classroom session after Lunch 2:00pm – 2:30pm
- Open Lapping with Instructor last 3 sessions of the day
- MANDATORY Track Walk after the drivers meeting
- OPTIONAL classroom session 9:00am – 9:30am
- Open Laps (first 4 sessions) – No passengers allowed
- OPTIONAL classroom session after Lunch 2:00pm – 2:30pm
- Open Lapping last 3 sessions of the day (Passengers allowed)
- OPTIONAL Track Walk after drivers meeting
- OPTIONAL classroom sessions
- Open Laps All Day (passengers allowed)
The time we start will be 9:00am to 1:00pm (break for lunch) and then 2:00pm to 5:00pm. You will need to be at the track EARLY!!! ~ 7:00am not only to set up but go through tech inspections and attend the drivers briefing. IF YOU MISS THE DRIVERS BRIEFING YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE AFTERNOON TO GET ON THE TRACK.
Will be catered by various restaurants / food trucks in the area.
There are bathrooms, and lots of parking. Please remember to be aware of surroundings and cautious when crossing or walking on the tarmac. There is not much overhead cover and Upstate NY can be a bit rainy, so bring a tent or umbrellas if you have them. The track has it’s own little micro climate and most storms last season rolled around the mountain and resulted in some very nice track days even though the forecast called for rain.
You may stay (camp) at the track overnight if you wish. However, the track charges a $20.00 overnight fee for the usage of their showers / bathrooms. Other than that, there are a few hotels approx. 20 min away from the track near Oneonta, NY. These events do have a group rate, however the hotels release all un-sold rooms 1 month prior to the date of stay. You need to register for both the event and hotel early in order to secure the cheaper rate! We are typically at 1 of 3 hotels in the area.
Courtyard Marriott – 116 Courtyard Drive, Oneonta NY.
Holiday Inn – 5206 NY-23, Oneonta NY.
Hampton Inn – 225 River St, Oneonta NY.
We will have a track photographer and videography team present to shoot video from their drone. They do amazing work and have worked the track before. Feel free to bring your own cameras as well! Photo’s and Video will be posted in the Facebook group so make sure you are a part of it!
Now the most important part! If you have any questions for me, head over to the CONTACT page and send me a message.
More details will follow as we get closer to each track day event!
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