Watkins Glen Opening Weekend*

When:
April 6, 2024 @ 8:30 am – April 7, 2024 @ 2:00 pm
2024-04-06T08:30:00-04:00
2024-04-07T14:00:00-04:00
Where:
Watkin's Glen International
2790 Co Rte 16
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
USA
Cost:
$30/car

DRIVE THE GLEN

Experience Watkins Glen International like you have never before – Drive The Glen! Find out what it feels like to drive 3 (escorted) laps around this storied road course while piloting your personal vehicle [sorry, no motorcycles, RVs or motorcoaches] around the 3.45-mile Grand Prix circuit, paced by an official WGI pace car.

 OPENING WEEKEND  IS ON APRIL 6-7 IN 2024.

Drive The Glen passes can be purchased for $30 (cashless) per vehicle online or at Gate 2 [Main Track Entrance] off of County Route 16. 

  • Groups of 15 cars or more must reserve their experience in advance, please email Jessica Allen at JLALLEN@THEGLEN.COM
  • Groups of 30 cars or more must reserve at least 30 days in advance


Track waivers are required.  You will need a waiver in hand to be signed at the track, and they are promoting advance ticket purchases.
At this time there will be no organized run this year. 

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.

 

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.
  • Click below for full details and rules to drive the track.
  • https://www.theglen.com/drive-the-glen/
  • The cost is $30 online.  You will need to buy tickets in advance.  Watkins Glen International Raceway

Proceeds from the 2024 Opening Weekend will benefit Watkins Glen International’s RACE (Racing and Community Enrichment) Foundation and local charities.  The mission of R.A.C.E. (Racing And Community Enrichment) is to meet the needs of local underserved populations with a focus on youth-oriented support. A donor-advised fund of the NASCAR Foundation, The RACE Foundation will use the backing of a close-knit community to foster meaningful fundraising efforts, as well as lean on support from the international racing family.