In 2002 Mark Taylor and Gary Moore got together and started Group52. These two track rats have been around Watkins Glen quite a while, calling it their second home as they instructed and raced over the years.
They wanted a model where advanced track drivers could hone their skills and get more track time. They created this “Invitation Only” event for really good, aware drivers, where they could go and practice their skills without having to deal with students or inexperienced drivers on the track.
The Group52 concept would be very simple. Have ONE Run Group for a full 7 hours of Open Track, minimal rules, and you have to know how to drive. It turns out they were onto something. Since the first event, Group52 now has over 700 members from around the globe, from advanced drivers to professional race teams.