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Opportunity to Drive on Track!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drive your Porsche on a racetrack but didn’t really want shell out $400 – $600 + expenses for a weekend HPDE to find out? Or, maybe you have an older Porsche that you used to drive on the track but found that as time marched on and cars got faster and faster, you were spending a lot of your track time watching your mirrors and driving with one hand because you were constantly giving passing signals with your other hand to the faster cars that appeared in your mirrors. Either of these scenarios would be enough to keep many Porschephiles  off the racetrack but here is an opportunity that may change your mind.

A group of guys from the Rochester area have formed an LLC called Doghouse Track Days (DTD). Their target audience are people like I described above. They have put together a program that is run mid-week (to keep expenses down) at track near Oneanta, NY called New York Safety Track (NYST). They have scheduled the track for 2 days in July, August, and September. They have structured the run groups so that you will be on-track with other drivers of similar skill and horsepower. And, you can sign-up for one or two days, your choice. However, what they also are doing is providing a “Touring” group. Here is where those who are not sure if they even want to drive on the track can get a taste at reduced speeds and without helmets.  Drivers who sign up for this Touring option will get to drive their own car on the track twice during the day and have the opportunity to ride with an instructor in one of the open track sessions. The price for the Touring group is only $100.  

So here’s an idea; How about CNYPCA put together a tour to the NYST.  We could leave early in the morning on one of the days that DTD has scheduled the track. We would drive there, as a group, taking some beautiful and twisty roads. Once there, those who signed up, can take their touring laps around the track, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Everyone could then drive home whenever and however they choose. 

If you think this would be something you would be interest to do let me know. If you would like to help plan this trip let me know that as well. I planned the last tour to NYST so somebody else should plan the next one, but I can help.  The dates that DTD has the track are on their website under the EVENTS then SCHEDULES. So check out their website at https://doghousetrackdays.com . Let me know what you think. Should we do a day and if so when? (For me Aug. or Sep. is better but maybe not for you) 

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