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2017 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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 Event

Spring Ultimate Driving School, and Novice Track Day, with guests from the Boston BMW Chapter.

June Ultimate Driving School, Novice Track Day, Instructor Training School, and “Taste of the Track”

Advanced HPDE at Watkins Glen, co-hosted by GVC and Niagara Region PCA.

Fall Ultimate Driving School, Novice Track Day*, and “Taste of the Track” 
(* pending availability)

Event Dates

April 28 – 30

June 9 – 11

August 16 – 15 

Sept. 29 – Oct. 1

Registration Deadline

April 21

June 2

August 9

September 22

Format

High Performance Driving School, Novice Track Day

High Performance Driving School, Instructor Training School (ITS), Novice Track Day, “Taste of the Track” (our 1/2 day, new driver program.) 

Open Track (Instructors available)

High Performance Driving School, Novice Track Day*, “Taste of the Track” (our 1/2 day, new driver program.)

Student Skill Levels

Solo (Group S), Advanced, Intermediate, Novice.

Instructor Training Candidates, Solo (Group S), Advanced, Intermediate, Novice (2 days Driving School, Track Day and “Taste of the Track”)

Solo (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.

Solo (Group S), Advanced, Intermediate, Novice (2 day driving school, Track Day* and “Taste of the Track”)

 Fees (BMW CCA Members)

Group S (3-day)

$735 (Friday open track, 5 sessions Saturday- Sunday. This is only available by choosing Friday add-on option when registering for Group S Saturday-Sunday)

$735 (Friday open track, 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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(Friday open track, 5 sessions Saturday- Sunday. This is only available by choosing Friday add-on option when registering for Group S Saturday-Sunday)

Group S (2-day)
(Sat - Sun) 

$535 (5 sessions Saturday- Sunday)

$535 (5 sessions Saturday- Sunday)

$550
(BMW CCA / PCA members).

$535 (5 sessions Saturday- Sunday)

Group S (2-day)
(Fri - Sat) 

$595 (Friday open track, 5 sessions Saturday)

$595 (Friday open track, 5 sessions Saturday)

 

$595 (Friday open track, 5 sessions Saturday)

Group S (1-day)

$325 (Friday only - open track)

$325 (Friday only - open track)

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

$325 (Friday only - open track)

Group S

(1 extra run group): drivers at the track may request an additional open run group at any point during the weekend for $50 per session.

(1 extra run group): drivers at the track may request an additional open run group at any point during the weekend for $50 per session.

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(1 extra run group): drivers at the track may request an additional open run group at any point during the weekend for $50 per session.

Advanced (2 days)

$495 (Sat-Sun)

$495 (Sat-Sun)

$550
(BMW CCA / PCA members).
$330 (1 day, Wednesday or Thursday - max. 10 drivers per day; no garage option)

$495 (Sat-Sun)

Intermediate (2 days)

$495 (Sat-Sun)

$495 (Sat-Sun)

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$495 (Sat-Sun)

Novice Driving School (2 days)

$495 (Sat-Sun)

$495 (Sat-Sun)

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$495 (Saturday - Sunday)

Novice Track Day (1 day)

$295 (Fri)

$295 (Fri)

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$295 (Friday)

Novice “Big Weekend” (3-day)

$650 (Friday - Sunday)

$650 (Friday - Sunday)

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$650 (Friday - Sunday)

Novice “Taste of the Track”

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(1/2 day) $150 (Sunday Only)

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(1/2 day) $150 (Sunday Only)

Group S checkout applicants: (3 days)

$675 (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.

$675 (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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$675 (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.

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)

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

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

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

Refundable before the above Registration Deadline, less 10% to cover billing charges.
Fee may be credited toward a future GVC Driving School to avoid the billing charge.
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.