Watkins Glen International

WGI 2023

Watkins Glen International is a premier road racing facility of the United States and is home to 4x Voted Best NASCAR Track by readers of USA Today. This historic road course is located just south of the village at 2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY. The track annually hosts many marquee events like the NASCAR Go Bowling at the Glen, the IMSA Sahlen’s 6 Hours at the Glen, and the Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix offering racing buffs ultimate, high-octane, family-friendly excitement. The Glen is also home to the Region’s Finger Lakes Wine Festival, showcasing the best of what the Finger Lakes Region has to offer! To learn more and purchase your tickets visit www.theglen.com today. 

Drive the Glen  Visitors can even drive their own vehicles around the race circuit (unfortunately motorcycles are prohibited). On days when the Track is open to the public, and not closed for private rental or an event, visitors can enjoy the Drive the Glen experience at noon or 5 pm. Drive the Glen allows drivers to pilot their car or truck for three laps around the 3.4-mile Grand Prix circuit behind a paced vehicle. After two laps, your guide will stop at the Finish Line so you get a picture with you and your vehicle at this historic venue!  

You can purchase tickets for Drive the Glen online or at Gate 2 up at the Track itself. Drive the Glen staging begins at 11:30 am for the Noon drive, and at 4:30 pm for the 5 pm drive. 

Please note that all details pertaining to the Drive the Glen program are subject to change. Guests are encouraged to confirm daily Track availability, times, costs, and potential restrictions by calling the Track directly at (607) 535-3367. 

Grand Prix Festival

In October 1948, our village streets played host to the first post-World War II road race in the United States and the rest, as they say, is history! In the ensuing decades, racing moved from the village streets to the famed course at Watkins Glen International (also known as WGI or "The Glen"). Today, WGI hosts NASCAR, IndySeries, IMSA,...

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