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

Lime Rock Park Driving School

May, 2022
Join us at this 3-day High Performance Driving School at the historic Lime Rock Park, CT. This track takes a short time to learn, but a lifetime to master.

Palmer Motorsports Park

July 2022
Join us at this 1-day High Performance Driving School at the majestic Palmer Motorsports Park, MA.

Watkins Glen Driving School

August 2022
Join us at this 2-Day High Performance Driving School at Watkins Glen International. See what your car can do!

New Jersey Motorsports Park – Thunderbolt

Oct 2022
Join us at this 2-Day High Performance Driving School at New Jersey Motorsports Park

2022 Fall Drive

Oct 2022
Join us for a fun day driving the through the scenic Catskill Mountains with a group of Audi enthusiasts