Watkins Glen Opening Day
2790 Co Rte 16
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Sunday, April 15th is opening day at Watkins Glen International. This will be the first driving event of the year for the Niagara Region Porsche Club of America.
We will meet at Eastview Mall, Victor NY, in the parking lot near Macy’s between 9:00 and 9:30am.
Driver’s meeting will be when the Buffalo group arrives. We’ll go over the route, what to do if you get lost, etc. Departure from Eastview Mall will be at 9:45.
We will be taking a scenic ride through the Finger Lakes countryside. The trip to WGI should take about 2 hours with a quick break half way.
A representative from WGI will collect $25.00 from each car. The $25.00 covers the cost of three pace car lead laps of the track. Be sure to have CASH. They don’t take checks or credit cards.
Contact: Joe Prinzbach
THIS IS A WEATHER DEPENDENT EVENT. IF IT’S RAINY/SNOWING/VERY COLD WE WON’T GO. WATCH THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES.
Experience the twists and turns of our world-reknown road course from the driver’s seat of your personal vehicle. Take your car on the track for three paced laps behind an official WGI vehicle for $25 per vehicle, per three laps. .
Gates open at 9:30 a.m.; Gates close at 3 p.m.
Tickets available at the Gate ONLY for $25 per three-paced laps on the Grand Prix course (3.4 miles).
Opportunity to purchase professional photos of your car on-site or on the web courtesy of Track Time Photos.
Take your own photos in Gatorade Victory Lane where the drivers of The Glen celebrate.
Proceeds from the 2018 Opening Weekend will benefit Watkins Glen International’s RACE (Racing and Community Enrichment) Foundation and local charities. In the past, The Glen and Opening Weekend participants have donated to Autism Speaks, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, JDRF [Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation] and Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection.