Watkins Glen International Welcomes Back Street Survival Driving Course in November

Registration for Unique Driver Safety Class Opens on Thursday, October 13

Tire Rack Street Survival

Those interested in signing up for Tire Rack Street Survival are encouraged to secure their spot quickly as space is limited.

WATKINS GLEN, NY – The popular Tire Rack Street Survival Driving School will return to Watkins Glen International for the fifth-consecutive year on Saturday, November 5. Registration opens on October 13 at www.streetsurvival.org and any person between the ages of 16 and 21 with a valid driver’s license or learner’s permit is eligible to participate in the program. Those interested in signing up are encouraged to secure their spot quickly as space is limited.

The Tire Rack Street Survival School has become a mainstay on the WGI off-season schedule as it places students in real-life situations to help them become safer drivers. Students learn vital maneuvers such as hard braking, skid control and accident avoidance from in-car coaches while behind the wheel of their own vehicles. Elements of the all-day experience include classroom sessions as well.

Students from far and wide have made the trek to the historic road course over the last four years to improve their driving skills.  Some have traveled from as far away as New Jersey and numerous Upstate New York cities have been represented such as Big Flats, Elmira, Ithaca, Trumansburg, Vestal, Pittsford and Fairport.  The course has been made possible by the continued partnership between Watkins Glen International and the Genesee Valley BMW Club in support of the Trumansburg Committee for Teen Driver Safety.   

Overall, the Tire Rack Street Survival program is held nationwide and has hosted 56 schools since 2007. Parents or students looking for more information or who are interested in registering for the class on November 5 can visit www.streetsurvival.org.

Tickets for the 2012 race season at Watkins Glen International go on sale this December. Fans can learn more about the upcoming race season by calling the WGI ticket office at 866.461.RACE (7223) or logging on to the official website, www.TheGlen.com. Gift certificates and track merchandise can all be purcahsed at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen. The Shop is open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Keep up with the latest happenings at The Glen by visiting the official Watkins Glen International Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/watkinsgleninternational and following WGI on Twitter, @WGI.

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