New Track For 2023
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Our original short-course track was designed to develop our club programs, safety protocols, operational procedures and staff. Beginning a new type of service business in a field relativity new to this type of industry takes careful considerations to managing the safety of all members, clients, staff and guests. To enable a safe and smooth launch, we started with a low-speed course of 1.1 miles which is technical with tight turn radii. The strategy worked very well, and we were able to successfully launch the club and safely grow our staff and membership along with developing new and experienced drivers into better and safer drivers. Our first 5 years of operation, we were able operate without any serious injuries on the track - Mission Accomplished.
2 Miles of Racing Pleasure for 2023
Our new track design includes "bypasses" built into our existing short-track footprint, which bypass our three tightest turns, this will lead to 7 different configurations to run.
1) Turn 3 bypass - straightens and widens the track to over 40' wide and starting as you exit out of the turn 2 "track out", which leads to a straightened very fast downhill to turn 5. 2) Uphill Esses bypass - This begins by widening the track to 40' coming out of turn 6 (the toe), then heading straight up a steep incline and tying into turn 9 and the top of the hill.
3) S-Trap bypass - bypasses the low speed, tight radius "S-Trap" and extends the back straight to the home stretch.
4) Turn 3 to Knuckle bypass - this takes out turn 3 - instead heads straight to and connecting with the back side of the turn 10 "knuckle" and removes the lower section of the track.
The all new large, "fast-track" course - This is our very exciting, fast and wide .7-mile section including even more elevation change than the front section with a whopping 268' of elevation change, along with a 36-40' track width, large turn radii and a beautiful blend of elevations & turn transitions to keep the speeds up and the rhythm smooth. This long loop, ending with a 40' wide and 1400' straight will surely provide an exhilarating drive.
When we designed our original short course, we had several things in mind. First, it had to follow the natural contour of the land and be in harmony with the environment. Next, it had to be safe, with speeds that are slower than other tracks, and with no walls, guardrails or hard objects to hit. Finally, it had to be difficult to learn, with a variety of corners that have different entry, apex and exit configurations.
The end result is a 1.1-mile track with 15 turns, and over 250 feet of elevation change. It's technically challenging, and if you blow one corner you can ruin a lap. However, it's also a very forgiving track, and if you make a mistake, you'll most likely end up on the pavement, run off on grass, or maybe a hay field.
It's an ideal training ground for drivers of all abilities, as well as a place race teams can do testing and R&D. This is a driver's track; you need to be up-on-the-wheel, precise, and consistent to turn a decent lap. It isn't a track you'll master in one day, and you'll unlock new speed secrets with every visit.
Owner & track designer, Todd Milton, grew up in a family-run business serving Fire/Rescue/EMS services for upstate NY race tracks. He has a lifelong experience in Risk Management, and it's no accident that Pineview Run is a safe facility.
Todd attained a BSS degree in Fire Science Management from the University of Maryland, and spent a career in the Fire and EMS service with the City of Syracuse, NY Fire Department. He retired as as Deputy Chief of Fire after 23 years of service. Todd raced cars semi-professionally for over 20 years, and taught both racing schools and vehicle extrication during his years of service.
Todd's history as a race car driver and fire rescue responder have provided him with the perfect blend of knowledge and experience that makes Pineview Run a safe, fun, and challenging course.
The safety record speaks for itself! Since opening the track in the fall of 2017, we have completed approximately 50,000 laps with nearly 1500 drivers in cars from street legal cars and SUVs to highly modified race cars and open wheel racers. We have a perfect Safety Record with zero injuries. Barring any mechanical failures, everyone drives their car home.
The track is both physically and mentally challenging, and so we typically run 15-minute run groups. If that seems short, considering the following:
Pineview Run is twice the workout in half the time, so hydrate regularly, and don't feel like you need to finish every session.
The track layout rewards corner speed, driving line, and finesse. Drivers in high-horsepower cars who are accustomed to mashing the brakes and throttle will need to learn new skills to turn a fast lap here. Conversely, drivers who are good at balancing a car on the threshold of traction will turn a fast lap no matter what car they're in.
I have driven, ridden and instructed hundreds, if not thousands, of laps at several historic race tracks in the US and found Pineview Run extremely fun and challenging. What I like most about it is the elevation changes. The run down to the boot and the climb back up is as adrenaline inducing as any series of twists and turns I have driven in my 20+ years of high performance driving. I guarantee it will take many hundreds of laps to master this track – If that is even possible.
*Porsche Club of America National Instructor, BMW & Trackmasters Instructor
The track was a hoot to drive! I found the track to be tight and very technical, but therein lies the challenge. It’s a track that demands your attention as it teaches and forces you to focus on the fundamentals of HPDE. It’s a great teaching tool as a driver tries to exact the most out of themselves and their cars. This track offers a great teaching platform for drivers of all experience levels from novice to advanced. Fun driving for sure.
Richard de Asis
* Porsche Club of America National Instructor, BMW & Trackmasters Instructor, Niagara PCA Past President and Chief Instructor
I was more impressed with the track as the day went on, quite technical, challenging, and a lot of fun. Pineview Run will help drivers of all skill levels sharpen their skills and come away with a smile. All my passengers and students has good things to say. The PCA racer loved it and the new to the track folks made comments like "cool", "neat", and "I'll be back". I look forward to my next visit.
*Porsche Club of America National Instructor, Audi Club Instructor