Vehicle Requirements

To ensure the safety of both students and instructors and to maximize the potential for learning by more closely matching the vehicle to the participant’s ability, the NEQ enforces the following requirements:

  1. Non-solo applicants - Those drivers who have not soloed at NEQ events.
    • Vehicle must be Registered and Street Legal
    • Vehicle must be insured
    • Vehicle must have DOT legal tires with a minimum treadwear rating of 140.  Vehicles that were factory equipped with DOT tires treadwear rated at less than 140 are exempt from this rule.
  2. Solo applicants
    • Vehicle must have DOT legal tires
  3. Instructors
    • Any tires acceptable
  4. All convertibles must meet ACNA requirements for open top cars (see "Open Top Cars")
  5. Lap and Shoulder Belts
    • Required for driver and passenger, both must be fully functional.
    • Aftermarket seat belts must be installed in compliance with manufacturers’ installation instructions.
    • Equal restraints must be provided for both the passenger and the driver. For example, harnesses with 4, 5, or 6 point mounts used by the driver, must also be provided for the front seat passenger.
    • Non-factory restraint belts must carry a current SFI or FIA certification.
    • Non-factory restraint systems may not be used beyond the expiration date printed on the belt.
  6. SUVs are only allowed at Winter Driving Schools

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Events

Winter Driving School #2

Feb 29, 2020.
Our Second winter school for 2020 on Lake Algonquin, Wells NY. This event is open to members and non-members interested in honing their low friction driving skills.

Lime Rock Park Driving School

May 14, 15 & 16, 2020
Join us at this High Performance Driving School at the historic Lime Rock Park, CT. This track takes a short time to learn, but a lifetime to master.

Watkins Glen #1 Driving School

June 1 & 2, 2020.
This event is also promoted by Boston BMW and Infinite. Join us at this High Performance Driving School at the historic Watkins Glen International raceway, in Central NY.

Palmer Motorsports Park (Clockwise!)

July 11 & 12, 2020
Join us at this High Performance Driving School at the majestic Palmer Motorsports Park, MA. Enjoy epic views, and every twist and turn. This is a weekend event.

Watkins Glen #2 Driving School

August 3 & 4, 2020.
This track is so good, we come back twice every year. Join us at this High Performance Driving School at Watkins Glen International. See what your car can do!

New Jersey Motorsports Park Lightning & Thunderbolt

Sept. 14 & 15, 2020.
Enjoy 2 tracks in 2 days. Join us at this High Performance Driving School at New Jersey Motorsports Park