The road course at Watkins Glen International (2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY 14891) hosts today's pros from NASCAR to IMSA to Vintage Cups, offering racing buffs the ultimate in high-octane, family-friendly excitement. In fact, Watkins Glen International was voted the Best NASCAR Track in a USA Today Reader's Choice Poll - two years in row (2016 and 2017)!
The track is just 4 miles from downtown Watkins Glen and fans can experience world-class racing, as well as unique events such as Finger Lakes Wine Festival and the Ticket Galaxy Beer Festival, and has even played host to Phish Magnaball!
Drive the Glen
Visitors can even drive their own vehicle around the actual race circuit (no motorcycles). On days when the track is open to the public (not closed for a private rental or event), visitors can enjoy the Drive the Glen experience at 12pm and 5pm. You'll drive 2 laps around the 3.4 mile Grand Prix circuit behind a paced vehicle. After two laps, your guide will stop at the Start/Finish so you can take your picture!
You can purchase tickets for Drive the Glen at The Shop in downtown Watkins Glen (2 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen) OR at Gate 2 at Watkins Glen International. Staging begins at 11:30am and 4:30pm for each respective session.
Drive The Glen will be held at 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on each day, with the following exceptions:
This is subject to change. Guests are encouraged to confirm daily availability by calling 607.535.2338.
Friday, October 20 (12:00 p.m. ONLY)
Saturday, October 21 (NO Drive The Glen)
Sunday, October 22 (NO Drive The Glen)
Please contact Watkins Glen International for additional details on race tickets, events, and Drive the Glen experiences: 1-866-461-RACE or visit their website: www.theglen.com.