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2018 GVC Ultimate Driving Schools

The Genesee Valley Chapter is pleased to host the following four Ultimate Driving Schools at Watkins Glen International Racetrack.

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Instructor Training School Info

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 Event

Spring Ultimate Driving School at Watkins Glen with Novice Track Day on Friday.

June Ultimate Driving School/Club Race School/Instructor Training School

GVC & Boston Chapter Joint Driving School

GVC Advanced HPDE at the Glen

Event Dates

April 27 – 29, 2018

June 8 – 10, 2018

September 21 – 23, 2018

October 17 – 18, 2018

Registration Deadline

April 18

May 31

September 12

October 12

Format

Ultimate Driving School, Novice Track Day

Ultimate Driving School, Instructor Training School (ITS), Club Racing School

Ultimate Driving School, GVC & Boston Chapters

Open Track (Instructors available)

Student Skill Levels

Group S, Advanced, Intermediate, Novice.

Club Racing School participants, Instructor Training Candidates, Group S, Advanced, Intermediate, Novice

Group S, Advanced, Intermediate, Novice

Group S, Advanced, Upper Intermediate (SLIP L3 and up) PCA:  Black and White run group drivers, professional racers with valid competition licenses, driving instructors in good standing.

 Fees (BMW CCA Members)

Group S (3-day)

$760 (Friday open track, with 5 sessions Saturday- Sunday.

This is only available by choosing Friday add-on option when registering for Group S Saturday-Sunday)

$760 Friday open track, with 5 sessions Saturday- Sunday.

This is only available by choosing Friday add-on option when registering for Group S Saturday-Sunday)

$760 (Friday open track, with 5 sessions Saturday- Sunday. 

This is only available by choosing Friday add-on option when registering for Group S Saturday-Sunday)

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Group S (2-day)
(Sat - Sun) 

$550 (5 sessions Saturday- Sunday)

$550 (5 sessions Saturday- Sunday)

$550 (5 sessions Saturday- Sunday)

$575
(BMW CCA / PCA members).

Group S (2-day)
(Fri - Sat) 

$590 (Friday open track, 5 sessions Saturday)

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$590 (Friday open track, 5 sessions Saturday)

 

Group S (1-day)

$310 (Friday only - open track)

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$310 (Friday only - open track)

$330 (BMW CCA / PCA members). (1 day, Wednesday or Thursday - max. 10 drivers per day; no garage option)

Advanced (2 days)

$510(Sat-Sun)

$510(Sat-Sun)

$510 (Sat-Sun)

$575
(BMW CCA / PCA members).
$350 (1 day, Wednesday or Thursday - max. 10 drivers per day; no garage option)

Intermediate (2 days)

$510(Sat-Sun)

$510(Sat-Sun)

$510(Sat-Sun)

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Novice Driving School (2 days)

$510(Sat-Sun)

$510(Sat-Sun)

$510(Saturday - Sunday)

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Novice Track Day (1 day)

$310 (Fri)

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Novice “Big Weekend” (3-day)

$670 (Friday - Sunday)

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Group S checkout applicants: (3 days)

$695 (Friday-Sunday). Checkout on Friday. Pass: run Friday open track, Saturday-Sunday in Group S.  Fail: refunded/credited $150; drive Saturday-Sunday in Group 2 – Advanced.

$695 (Friday-Sunday). Checkout on Friday. Pass: run Friday open track, Saturday-Sunday in Group S.  Fail: refunded/credited $150; drive Saturday-Sunday in Group 2 – Advanced.

$695 (Friday-Sunday). Checkout on Friday. Pass: run Friday open track, Saturday-Sunday in Group S.  Fail: refunded/credited $150; drive Saturday-Sunday in Group 2 – Advanced.

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Instructors
(includes garage)

$100 (Fri-Sun)
$50 (Sat-Sun)
$50 (Fri-Sun) (Group S coach)

$100 (Fri-Sun)
$25 (Sat-Sun)
$50 (Group S coach)

$100 (Fri-Sun)
$25 (Sat-Sun)
$50 (Group S coach)

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Non- BMW CCA Members

Add $100 to above fees
Note: BMWCCA membership is only $48 per year. BMW ownership not required.
Visit www.bmwcca.org to become a member
.  It does take 2-3 days before your membership is validated, so don't wait to the last moment to join.

Event Fees Include

Ultimate Driving School
• 4 half-hour track sessions per day, interleaved with classroom
• Driver’s Resource Center
• Novice Orientation (Friday evening, April, June, September schools only, for new drivers.)
• Track Walk (Saturday evening, April, June, September schools only, pending availability)
• Seneca Lodge beverage tokens
• Event Shirt
• Mechanical assistance provided by Eksten Autoworks (service charges may apply)

Novice Track Day (Includes the above plus):
• Loaner helmet (if you have one of your own, it must be rated Snell 2010 or 2015, SA or M).
• Extending the Novice Track Day to the “Big Weekend” package; drivers must provide their own Snell 2010 or 2015, SA or M rated helmet.

“Taste of the Track” (Includes the above with the exception of the track sessions listed, and the club membership requirement.)
• A ride-along in your instructor’s car at speed, extended classroom instruction
• 1 half-hour track session driving in your car with instructor at speed 
• Lunch at the track
• An orientation tour of the paddock
• GVC BMW CCA membership is not required for this session. 

Cancellation Fees

Fees may be refunded or credited toward a future GVC Driving School if cancelation occurs before the registration deadline
Fee non-refundable after deadline unless vacated slot can be filled.

Convertibles

We do not accept convertibles at our Driving Schools. The only exceptions to this rule are cars such as a 'Spec Miata' (roll cage and bolted / welded on hard top), and cars such as a 911 Targa. If you have questions, email the Student Registrar befor you apply.

Sharing Cars

We recommend that you don't try to share a car. It hard on the car and students will loose track time as they switch from one student / instructor to another. (We run seamless turnaround times between run groups to maximize your track time). In no case will two Novice students be allowed to share a car.