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High Performance Driving Experience at Watkins Glen International

This event was run on Oct.13, 2017

If you would like to register for a sold out run group please Email to be placed on a waitlist. Space may become available.

Welcome to fall at New York’s (and possibly the entire North’s) most flowing 3.5 miles of road course.
Nothing better than a fall weekend at one of America’s premier tracks.
This registration is FOR ALL 3 DAYS.
Solo drivers will have a separate classroom session and download meetings with Ross Bentley Saturday and Sunday.
Don't miss out on an opportunity to have Ross Bentley as you group leader and mentor this weekend.
For 2 days, or a single day option
FRI/SAT            SAT/SUN
FRIDAY ONLY                  SATURDAY ONLY           SUNDAY ONLY
Garage Bays will be assigned in priority order to Full 3 day weekend registrations, then 2 day Weekend registrations.
D (unrestricted) group candidates: D group is completely unrestricted and is by invitation only.  Please email with your experience and driving resume for approval if you have not already run Group D with HOD. 
On Friday and Saturday evenings, we will be holding a BYO OKTOBERFEST (!!!) in the paddock after the final checker.  Please bring your favorite beer and simply enjoy the gearhead conversation and camaraderie within the HOD Family!
Important Times:
·         6:00am – Gates open
·         6:30am to 7:45am – Registration and Helmet Rentals (Classroom)
·         7:30am – Coaches Meeting (Garage)
·         7:45am – Mandatory Drivers Meeting (Garage)
Please Remember to…
·         Arrive fueled up (both you AND your car!)
·         Wear long pants and closed-toed shoes; short sleeved shirts are OK, but no tank tops!
·         Bring minimum Snell SA2010 helmet if you do not have one reserved (Snell M motorcycle helmets are not acceptable for on-track use)
·         Convertible owners - Ensure that a straight-edge placed from the top of the windshield to the roll protection does NOT touch your helmet when seated in your car.  
As always, complimentary hot coffee and bottled water will be available to keep you hydrated and alert throughout the day, and lunch is included as part of your registration.  Please do not misplace the lunch tickets stapled to your packets! Any additional guests may purchase lunch tickets at morning check-in.
Lastly, for those of you in the A-Novice group, please arrive with a SOLID understanding of motorsports flags.  This will make your day far more enjoyable!  A quick guide can be found here: 
We thank you for choosing Hooked on Driving, and eagerly look forward to being your hosts next weekend!  In the interim, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Your HOD Northeast Team
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    Hooked On Driving is a leading provider of performance driving programs, commonly known as an high performance driving experience (HPDE), or high performance driving school (HPDS). These programs are run on Track Days, at regional tracks such as Thunderhill Raceway, Laguna Seca, Reno-Fernley, Pocono, Autobahn Country club, and many others. See below for a complete list of Track day venues. We give drivers of high performance cars and sports cars the opportunity to drive their cars on a race track. During the first sessions a coach will ride in the passenger seat, and teach the driver high performance driving techniques. All new drivers need to participate is a helmet (available rentals), and an inspection to be sure their car is roadworthy. Beginners are given a thorough briefing and are introduced to their coach before they drive their car on the track. The initial "A Group" for beginning HPDE drivers, teaches smoothness, awareness, and driving a proper, safe and efficient line on track. A priority is also placed on learning basic car control skills such as late bssraking, proper shifting and understanding the concept of the apex of a turn. While A group has significant passing restrictions to maintain a conservative pace, the B - Intermediate, C - Advanced, and D - Race-prepped groups have progressively more flexible passing rules and advanced level coaching. There is NEVER any competition — wheel to wheel or timed laps — in our programs. Hooked on Driving HPDE Programs are safe experiences for all, an enjoyable time for every driver — and to assure that our drivers come away with much more confidence in handling their car in an emergency situation. Hooked On Driving customers frequently are heard saying that they've had, "The time of their lives!".

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