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Ferrari Club of America's Empire State Region Becomes Latest HPDE Organizer to Attain Level II Status in Motorsport Safety Foundation CERTIFIED Program

September 25, 2017

Motorsport Safety Foundation Grants FCA’s Empire State Region Level II Status in HPDE Instructor Training Certification

The Empire State Region (ESR) of the Ferrari Club of America has become the most recent High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) organization to achieve Level II classification in the Motorsport Safety Foundation’s driving instructor training program, CERTIFIED. This is another feather in the cap for the Empire State Region, which has earned positive acclaim from enthusiasts throughout the HPDE community for its track events at world-famous circuits like Watkins Glen International and Lime Rock Park.

“The instructors of the Ferrari Club of America's Empire State Region are committed to providing the highest quality of instruction and experience for their students,” stated ESR Watkins Glen International Chief Instructor Chris Vorce. “Our instructors are invaluable assets to the region, and have consistently confirmed their dedication to safe driver development. With Motorsport Safety Foundation Level II certification, the Empire State Region's Instructor Training Program can sustain and calibrate its instructor base while continuing to offer exceptional instructional input for all its HPDE participants.”

The region will continue to certify new driving instructors according to the Motorsport Safety Foundation’s national standards for instructor training. “Having MSF certification elevates the Empire State Region’s track program,” said Track Chair Bob Coates.

The Ferrari Club of America's Empire State Region joins other respected CERTIFIED HPDE organizers, including Chin Track Days and the Rally Sport Region of the Porsche Club of America, which pledge to stay at the forefront of motorsport safety. Each of these organizations is committed to ensuring their students experience maximum enjoyment within the safest guidelines, and the Motorsport Safety Foundation is proud to partner with them.


Learn more about the Empire State Region of the Ferrari Club of America at empirestateregion.com.

For more information about the Motorsport Safety Foundation's CERTIFIED program, please visit motorsport-safety.academy.

ABOUT EMPIRE STATE REGION OF FERRARI CLUB OF AMERICA
The Ferrari Club of America (FCA) is the first and largest Ferrari Club in the world with over 5,000 members. The Empire State Region (ESR) is one of 16 regions of the FCA, and is comprised of members who live in the state of New York. The ESR currently has two chapters within the region: the Hudson Valley Chapter and the Long Island Chapter. The ESR shares the same purpose as the FCA, which is to inspire ownership, operation, restoration and preservation of Ferrari automobiles throughout North America, to serve the members as a source of information regarding Ferrari history and technical data, to organize meets and exhibits, to encourage fellowship among Ferrari enthusiasts, and to assist members in locating Ferrari automobiles and parts.

ABOUT MOTORSPORT SAFETY FOUNDATION
The Motorsport Safety Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving safety standards in motorsport. It is a community where the motorsport industry can come together and have a single voice, a place to share safety concerns and collaborate on research. The charity, founded in honor of late professional racecar driver Sean Edwards, continuously works to amend those issues that can prevent another driver, crew member, marshal or even fan from serious injury or death.

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