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Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen

Categories: Tourist Spots, Auto Race Tracks
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
Join us this season at Watkins Glen International - one of the most historic and storied road courses in North America, The Glen is now the modern day home to NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series,IMSA's WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge as well as Sports Car Club of America and Sportscar Vintage Racing Association. From the first street race in 1948 to the year 2015, Watkins Glen has always attracted the world's best competitors in a variety of series and welcomed fans from all over the world.
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  • My husband raced at the Glen in the sixties. drive the Glen was a wonderful opportunity to relive his previous experiences. Fee of $25 seemed reasonable for the event. 
  • I was at a conference and we had one of our dinners at the racetrack.... Taking a ride...FAST... in a pace car made this a memorable day! 
  • On the day we arrived there was no admission. As the person at the entry point said "all there is is cars travelling in circles". So despite the fact there was no sanctioned racing, there were a numbe...  read more »
  • Was not there for a race but a music festival. What a great place, they definitely know how to handle large crowds. The grounds were taken care of and the camping was great. Had to walk quite a bit from our tent to the stage area but it was worth it. This was the second festival I had gone to here and will definitely go back again.
  • This is a really fun track. 2.5 mile road course with plenty of parking and easy access to many turns. The IMSA course we watched had a great showing but there were a lot fewer people at the track than I expected. I demote this track 1 star because it really could have used more hospitality, convenience, and transportation around the circuit. There are also no hills to sit on and see the track from high up without being in a grand stand, and the announcers could not really be heard in the stands. Overall it's worth visiting for a petrolhead, but it's not as nice as other tracks like Barber Motorsports in Birmingham AL. Please make a VIP section with food, drink, hospitality, and stands.
  • Was here for a Phish festival in 2015, and being a huge F1 fan I noticed one of the sections that actually crossed the track was right at the esses (a sector of track) and I did a prayer as this was notoriously dangerous, and many driver have been killed in this section alone. Most remember the fate of Francois Chevert(? On last name spelling) which was even features in the Hollywood film Rush. Separate noteThanks for the plan who offered me his water, assuming I was on Molly or something and was overheating. Just paying my homage to both my favorite motorsport and band.
  • Well liked track with plenty of events. I have been out on the track on a bike and a car and both events were great fun. Parking for these smaller events seems to be ample. I have never been here for a nascar event though so I cannot speak for that.
  • Woo hoo! LOVE WGI, they always do a good job IMHO. The Clubhouse passes this time really took it up a notch. No better racetrack in the state.
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