SCDA New York Safety Track High Performance Driving & Track Events (HPDE)

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The New York Safety Track Driving Experience


The Sports Car Driving Association is pleased to add New York Safety Track (NYST) to our tracks!  NYST is 2.2 miles in length, 40 feet wide, and has an astounding 450 feet of elevation change with the most beautiful views of upstate NY.  These events sell will out quickly, and registration is handled on a first come, first serve basis with a small cap on car counts. Mark your calendars now for this exciting SCDA NYST track day!


Highlights of an SCDA Event at New York Safety Track


  • Get 4-5 Sessions on track
  • Open to drivers of ALL skill levels
  • Professional Classroom Sessions provided for all skill levels
  • Please plan to get to the track no later than 7:15 AM for all events.
  • Arrive-And-Drive rental Spec Miatas are available for most SCDA events.
  • A professional photographer will be at select SCDA events capturing the action on track.
  • SCDA Data and Video Coaching- SCDA is offering professional data and video coaching at our events.  This is an affordable and individualized program that will help you take your driving to the next level.  Our coaches are accomplished racers and industry experts that are able to pinpoint areas for improvement.  Together you’ll come up with an action plan to help you achieve your goals.
  • Private Driver Coaching at select SCDA events can be arranged through us with standouts such as 2015 SCCA Spec Miata National Champion Jonathan Goring, Justin Piscitell, and Rob Slonaker.  Please call Jonathan if you would like his Coaching Services (860) 485 5736.
  • Sign up with confidence- Covid 19 cancellation policy.

New York Safety Track Events & Schedule- TBA

    Track and Event Information

    Location / Directions

    New York Safety Track Location and Directions

    396 Zimmerman Rd, Harpersfield, NY, 13786
    Depending on the GPS service, the town may come up as Davenport, Harpersfield, or Jefferson. If you wish to search by coordinates, they are 42.4867,-74.7807.


    New York Safety Track Policies

    NYST Policies

    • Gates open at 7:00am and close at 6:00pm
    Concessions and Fuel

    Concessions and Fuel at New York Safety Track: 

    • Fuel is NOT available at New York Safety track, fuel is available 4 miles from the track
    • Limited tire services may be available at the track

    Food Concessions:

    • FOOD is NOT available on site.
    Noise Restrictions

    There are no noise restrictions at New York Safety track  

    Track Damage

    Drivers are financially responsible for damage to the safety equipment and track facilities.

    Shipping to New York Safety Track

    Shipping to New York Safety Track:

    396 Zimmerman Rd, Harpersfield, NY, 13786

    Automotive Services

    Automotive Services

    Napa Auto Parts – Stamford
    113 Main St, Stamford, NY
    (607) 652-7591
    Distance from NYST: 12 mi

    Oneonta Motor Sports
    6526 New York 23, Oneonta, NY
    (607) 432-8077
    Distance from NYST:  13 mi

    Advance Auto Parts
    368 Main St, Oneonta, NY
    (607) 433-7391
    Distance from NYST: 16 mi

    Napa Auto Parts – Oneonta 
    436 Chestnut St, Oneonta, NY
    (607) 433-1140
    Distance from NYST:  19 mi

    Safety Information

    Helmet Requirements
    Dress Code

    Long sleeves and long pants are suggested at all tracks. Open-toe shoes are not allowed. Drivers of competition cars are encouraged to wear fire-suits.

    Convertible Policy

    SCDA Convertible Policy

    For safety reasons, all convertibles (Boxster, Miata, Corvette, BMW Z4, Honda S2000, Pontiac Solstice etc.) are required to have a roll bar that meets the following two criteria in order to be eligible to run during any event.

    1. The roll bar must be in the fixed position and visible at all times. This means that roll bars which are designed to automatically deploy are not acceptable unless they are in the full upright and locked position at all times.
    2. The roll bar must allow the driver to pass the “broomstick” test which means that the top of the drivers helmet must be below the line from the top of the roll bar to the top of the windshield.

    There are aftermarket roll bars and/or seats which can be used to help meet these requirements. If your convertible meets these standards, then you are welcome to participate!

    Factory hard tops ARE acceptable at SCDA events.


    The ONLY time there may be a passenger on track is:

    • If the Driver is a registered SCDA Instructor or Coach
    • If the Passenger is a registered SCDA Instructor or Coach
    • Non-entrant passengers MUST sign in and receive the proper wristband
    Tech Inspection

    Tech Inspection

    All Cars must be brought to Tech Inspection prior to entering the track.

    • Participants should bring their completed SCDA Tech Form to inspection with their helmets.
    • Vehicles must be empty of items and have the numbers attached that are in the driver packet
    • NOTE: Please visit Registration to get the event packet with the vehicle numbers in it. We cannot inspect a car that does not yet have the tech form and numbers installed provided in your event packet at check in.

    Lodging / Attractions

    Lodging near New York Safety track


    • Middle Brook Bed and Breakfast
      631 Vanduesen Rd
      Davenport, NY, 13750
      (607) 278-5718
      Distance from NYST:  2 mi

      The Colonial B&B
      157 W Main Street
      Stamford, NY 12167
      (518) 482-4102
      Distance from NYST:  10 mi

      Holiday Inn
      5206 State Highway 23
      Oneonta, NY, 13820
      (607) 433-2250
      Distance from NYST:  8 mi

      Clarion Hotel
      55 Market St
      Oneonta, NY, 13820
      (607) 432-7500
      Distance from NYST:  14 mi

      Courtyard by Marriott
      116 Courtyard Drive, Oneonta, NY
      (607) 432-2200
      Distance from NYST:  16 mi

      Hampton Inn Oneonta
      225 River St, Oneonta, NY
      (607) 433-9000
      Distance from NYST:  18 mi

    Stay at the Track

    Staying at New York Safety Track

    Camping IS allowed at New York Safety Track for $20

    Local Attractions

    Local Attractions near New York Safety Track

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