Watkins Glen Opening Day

When:
April 10, 2022 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
2022-04-10T08:30:00-04:00
2022-04-10T14:00:00-04:00
Where:
Watkin's Glen International
2790 Co Rte 16
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
USA
Cost:
$20-$30/car
Contact:
Joe Prinzbach

Please read carefully, there have been major changes by the Glen this year.  You will need a waiver in hand to be signed at the track, and they are promoting advance ticket purchases.  Also, Joe is looking to meet up by 8:30am at the Eastview Mall.

Opening Day at Watkins Glen… the unofficial start to the driving season. Experience the twists and turns of our world-renown 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.


We will meet at Eastview Mall, Victor NY, in the parking lot near Macy’s starting at 8:30am.

EASTVIEW MALL MAP

The Driver’s meeting will begin around 9:00 for an estimated 9:15 departure.

We will be taking a scenic ride through the Finger Lakes (Canandaigua Lake / Keuka Lake / Waneta Lake) countryside on Porsche friendly roads. The trip to WGI should take about 2 hours with a “quick” break halfway.  This is a brand new route (well, it will feel that way since it’s been three years)

IMPORTANT NOTES FROM WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL:

  • ALL PARTICIPANTS INSIDE THE VEHICLE MUST PRINT AND BRING THE REQUIRED TRACK WAIVERS TO THE EVENT. ONE WAIVER PER ADULT. MINOR WAIVERS ARE REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18.
  • TRACK WAIVERS MUST BE SIGNED IN PERSON (WITH PERSONAL WRITING UTENSIL) AT THE EVENT IN THE PRESENCE OF TRACK PERSONNEL.
  • https://www.theglen.com/events/opening-weekend-2022/ 

GOOD NEWS FROM WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL:

  • You can get a discount ticket ($20/car) when buying in advance, using coupon code WGISpecial. The cost is typically $25 and at the gate it is $30.  They are encouraging you to buy tickets in advance.  Watkins Glen International Raceway

Once at Watkins Glen International, a representative from WGI will collect $30.00 from each car. The fee 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. Proceeds from the 2022 Opening Weekend will benefit Watkins Glen International’s RACE (Racing and Community Enrichment) Foundation.
Watkins Glen International Raceway

THIS IS A WEATHER DEPENDENT EVENT. IF IT’S RAINY/SNOWING/VERY COLD WE WON’T GO. WATCH THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES.

Proceeds from the 2022 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.