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GVC Event: Advanced HPDE at Watkins Glen

Advanced HPDE at Watkins Glen
Friday, Aug 21, 2020
to Sunday, Aug 23, 2020

Watkins Glen International

Event Coordinator
Sean Grant
2020-Aug-21 00:002020-Aug-23 00:00America/New_YorkAdvanced HPDE at Watkins GlenJoin us for GVC's second driving school of the year, open to Advanced drivers.  Choose from open lapping, a Time-Trial on Friday, or a two day Club Racing School on Sat/Sun. Or, make it a 'big weekend' and do all three!! Watkins Glen InternationalGenesee Valley BMW Car Club
GVC Advanced HPDE at the Glen Aug 21-23, 2020

Looking for lots of track time? Perhaps something extra?  This is the event for you!

Choose from one, two or three day of open track time
Time Trails -On Friday
BMW Club Race School – On Saturday and Sunday
Make it a “Big Weekend” And do it all, Lapping. Time Trial and Race school. Free garage bay with this package! Also New Advance Data Coaching available on Sat-Sun

Our Advanced HPDE is open to expert and advanced track drivers, Club Racers and Instructors.  It’s a great opportunity to further develop your high performance driving skills. The unique DE format has two run groups, fast and faster, alternating every half-hour each day all day.  You assign yourself to one or the other run group according to your preferred pace and comfort level. Regardless of which run group you choose, all drivers have the option to drive in either group at any time when the track is "green" as long as appropriate respect is paid to the run group's pace and "culture".  All standard BMW CCA safety protocols and passing rules will be in effect.

Special Events:

BMW CCA Club Racing Time Trials

Friday only

BMW Club Racing Time Trials (TT) offers a driver a competitive step up from driving school event, instructing, and Auto-X, but is not wheel to wheel racing.  Drivers can use the same car and tech preparation used during the driving school (HPDE). Extra safety equipment is always encouraged, but not required.

BMW-TT is open to Solo (Group S or equivalent) and advanced – intermediate (GVC Group 2) students (with approval*) and all driving school instructors. Each driver will be screened before being accepted for TT.

TT Participants get 4 separate sessions during open track Friday. Time Trial cars are gridded by lap times in the previous session and are assigned a specific grid position. It’s all about your single fastest lap in a session. Between TT sessions the track remains open for practice and lapping. This amounts to full day of track time.

Bimmerworld BMW CCA Club Racing School

Saturday and Sunday only

The Bimmerworld CRS is a challenging and fun track experience.  Though the ultimate goal of the school is to recruit new racers to BMW Club Racing, you don’t have to drive a BMW, or have a race-prepared car, driving suit, or race harness to participate.  Any vehicle that passes tech for our driving school is adequate for the CR School.  Completion of the CRS does not automatically qualify you for a BMW CCA Club Racing license, but if you have the experience and meet the other requirements, you will be eligible for a rookie license, and the opportunity to join the ranks of BMW CCA Club Racing, which many consider to have the finest club racing level drivers in North America. 

For the complete experience with 3 day “Big Weekend” registration add both the TT and CRS

To read more about the CR school, please use this link to the BMW Club Racing website:  Bimmerworld Club Race School

Advanced Data Coaching

Saturday and Sunday only

GVC is offering Advanced Data Coaching to lapping students who are interested in taking the next leap in driving skills development. A highly-qualified Data Coach will work with you to utilize data from your vehicle to reveal opportunities for improving your driving technique. In addition to personal 1-on-1 coaching, we provide an AiM Solo 2 data logger to use for the weekend at no extra charge. We are confident that you will see track performance gains that will rival modifications to your car costing thousands of dollars by improving the most important component in your car - you!  Fee is $250 for a two-day (Sat./Sun.) program.  No money due at registration; we collect the fee (cash or check only) at the event.  Only six AiM units available, so don't wait to sign up! 

Instructors are not assigned, but are available by special arrangement if you need a bit of help.

If you are unsure whether you qualify, please contact  Bill O'Neill (GVC Chief Instructor).

Garage Bay Rental Available but limited

          Reserve a garage for two and three-day events at registrations


For a 'grid view' of our 2020 driving schools, click here. The 'grid view' clearly shows the options for each school.


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