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

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 2022 track driving season!  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.

2023 New York Safety Track Events & Schedule- TBA


Event Price


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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