2017 Schedule (updated 1/19/17)
A note from HPDE Registrar, EJ Smith: Thank you all for a very fun 2016 HPDE season! While not all of our events were filled (I’m looking at you Watkins Glen and Calabogie!), and some were a bit too full (September LRP), we still had a great time no matter what and we have you, our instructors and students, to thank.
There are some changes coming up for 2017, and some things will remain the same. We will continue our very successful partnership with the good folks of Connecticut Valley Chapter for another season. We also maintain our ongoing partnership with our friends from the NY Chapter for our Watkins Glen event. The back half of our schedule will look pretty familiar to those of you who have run with us the last few years, too.
Now, for the changes. Please note the shake up in our traditional dates! We’ve switched some of them around in an attempt to make the Glen financially viable. We also welcome our new Watkins Glen partners – Delaware Valley Chapter – joining Patroon and NY for the event. For our traditional event at Calabogie – a staple for going on 10 years now – Patroon has been unable to bring enough participants north to help bolster some sagging attendance numbers of late, but those of us who have attended find the 3 day event so rewarding – a fantastic track and some of the best/most memorable times of my HPDE Registration for all Patroon sponsored events will be available at: patroon.motorsportreg.com
The 2017 High Performance Driving Event (HPDE) season is set as follows:
- Saturday, May 8th-9th – Watkins Glen International with NY and DelVal Chapters – Register
- Fri / Sat / Sun, July 14th-16th – Calabogie Motorsports Park (Canada) hosted by Ottawa Chapter – *coming soon*
- Sat, July 29th – Lime Rock Park – Register
- Saturday, September 23rd – Lime Rock Park – Register
- Saturday and Sunday, October 14th-15th – BMW CCA Connecticut Valley and Patroon Chapter HPDE at Palmer Motorsports Park – *coming soon*
Registration for Patroon Lime Rock events is now open. Keep an eye out for registration for the Palmer event with CT Valley Chapter.
Patroon Needs you!
Our Volunteer / worker program allows you to earn “credits” in dollar values to lessen your expense for future events, or even make it free for you. We have various positions available from assisting at Registration and Tech at certain events , working the grid / staging area all the way up to the Grid chief / Chief steward position. (We also need a pit out person(s) for our Lime Rock events.)
Some of these positions can be shared during an event which would allow you to drive as well and save a few dollars. And if you are really serious think of it as an apprenticeship for an open Grid Chief/ Chief Steward position where there are more responsibilities and built-in incentives.
If you would like to volunteer then sign up on the regular Event Registration located at patroon.motorsportreg.com and indicate what specialty you would like to volunteer for.
**PLEASE NOTE** – We typically do not let novice entrants volunteer in order to make sure they can fully focus on learning and the safety aspects of the driving school. We will reach out to those who have volunteered prior to the event to verify your participation.
Thank you to our Sponsors!