Welcome to Dog House Track Days at the New York Safety Track!
Dog House Track Days is a new take on the typical HPDE event. Our mission is to provide a causal and safe environment to drive on a challenging circuit. The DHTD team has over 50 years of experience organizing high performance driving events at various tracks including Watkins Glen, Mosport, Pocono and Summit Point. Our team includes current and past Chief Instructors, Club Presidents, and run group leaders. Our curriculum and classroom instructors have years of experience with all levels of drivers tailoring in-class sessions with pertinent content geared to all levels of drivers.
Our Solo run groups will be matched by car performance and driver skill levels to ensure good traffic flow. Coaches will be available to ride along and provide the feedback needed to refine all aspects of performance driving. Passing is permitted using well defined passing protocols. Safety is the highest priority!
Dog House Track Days also offers a Novice group for drivers who are interested in performance driving but have little or no on-track experience. The Novice group will include on-track and classroom instruction allowing each student to achieve the necessary skills to progress into a solo run group.
The DHTD Team has a wealth of experience developing driving programs that have enjoyed stellar reputations relative to safety, organization and execution. Moreover, our programs and events have developed reputations of being fun, easy-going and nurturing a collegial atmosphere. Our instructors, both on-track and classroom, have years of experience with all levels of driving. We invite you to join Dog House Track Days!
The Doghouse Track Days Team
Jim Tulloch: Jim first drove on a racetrack in 1964 and has been a Driver Education Instructor since 1990. Jim is a Founding Member of Trackmasters, also having served as President and a former PCA Club Racer. Chief Classroom Instructor for Niagara Region PCA and GVC BMW at Watkins Glen for 20+ years. Also provided classroom instruction for various other Clubs at various other racetracks. Past President of the Genesee Valley BMW CCA.
Tom Kubiak: Tom has been participating in HPDE since 1997 with Trackmasters and PCA. While primarily driving at Watkins Glen International, he has driven at other venues around the country. He has been a crew member for several PCA racers and acted as crew chief for another.
Dave Sant: Dave has participated in HPDE events since 1979 and became an HPDE instructor in 1985. From that point forward Dave has participated as a driving instructor at countless events for various car clubs including two national meets with the Ferrari club. Dave is primarily based in Watkins Glen but has also driven and raced at other notable tracks such as Mosport and Laguna Seca. Since going to his first GP at Watkins Glen in 1968, Dave has had a passion for all things automotive. Dave hopes to inspire others to enjoy this great hobby.
Mike Mammano: Mike has been involved in one form of motorsports or another since his early childhood. Mike has instructed and competed at various race tracks up and down the East Coast and Canada campaigning a Porsche Cayman Interseries race car. In 40+years of racing, Mike has won National titles and holds competition records. Mike is a passionate instructor eager to teach anyone interested in learning the skills needed to perform at a high level on a closed course race track in a safe and challenging environment.
Rich de Asis: Past President and current Chief Driving Instructor for Niagara Region PCA where he’s part of a team responsible for planning, managing and implementing entire high-performance driving curriculums attracting well over 400 cars, instructors and students every year. Rich started driving in 2001 and has since logged over 500+ days on-track at Watkins Glen plus 15 other race tracks around the country and Canada. Nationally Certified PCA Instructor, Senior Trackmasters Instructor and Skip Barber Race grad.