There are over 900 members in Group52, from around the globe. Like the “Knights of Templar”, we’re everywhere. If you’re at an event at Watkins Glen, the chances are there are Group52 members there.
Spend a few hours at a track event with somebody and you call them friends. Spend a few days and you call them family. We love our members like family and sometimes treat them better than family.
Here’s how it works. Group52 events are by invitation only. You must be sponsored by a current Group52 member in good standing.
The good news is that Group52 members are everywhere. There are probably Group52 members at every event run at Watkins Glen International, so check with the Head Instructor or event organizer to get in touch with one of us. If you see a Group52 sticker on a car, he’s probably a member. We are very proud of our club.
Being a Sponsor for a Group52 rookie is not taken lightly. Anything that a Group52 rookie does at our events is a direct reflection to his sponsor. As a Group52 rookie, the entire field of drivers is watching you. If you get sent home because of something you did or didn’t do, your sponsor goes home too. Doing this makes everyone aware of the fact that Grouop52 is for very aware, experienced drivers. So, if you think that you’re ready to join Group52, find a Group52 member willing to watch you drive and vouch for your skills before you expect to be here.
This year, we have 3 events at Watkins Glen only. We draw our members from many different Clubs and Organizations, so if you’ve been driving long enough to be a Group52 advanced driver, we’ll probably know who you are. Once you have your sponsor, you fill out the application for the Group52 event. We check you out with the rest of our members and if they have no objections about your driving abilities, you are invited to Group52. It’s as simple as that.