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“Drive the Track”

Watkins Glen International
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Owner description: Watkins Glen International welcomes guests on a nearly a daily basis April through October to Drive The Glen and experience the Fans R1st Viewing Area. Patrons may take their personal vehicle for three-paced laps around the storied road course for $25 and/or watch the cars on track from the Argetsinger grandstand from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drive The Glen is available for purchase ($25) at The Shop (located in the village at 2 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891) or at the Main Entrance of Watkins Glen International (Gate 2). In addition, The Glen hosts International Motor Sports Association (TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Cooper Tires Prototype Lites, Lamborghini Super Trofeo and Porsche GT3 USA) in June, NASCAR (Sprint Cup Series, Xfinity Series, K&N Pro Series) in August and Sportscar Vintage Racing Association for some of the premiere racing events in the country. From racing to tasting, WGI is host to the Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey's Fancy New York's Artisan Cheese in July. It is the largest collection of New York State-produced wines in the Northeast. Finally, the spectator season concludes with the Finger Lakes Beer Festival presented by Finger Lakes Beer Trail in October.
Reviewed July 28, 2014

We did the track drive, and it was fantastic!!! What a thrill to be able to take your vehicle out on the track .

1  Thank 1stState
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you enjoy wine and cider then you NEED to visit the Finger Lakes for their Wine Festival held here. It's an endless trail of wine vendors where you can enjoy tasting after tasting. There is music, food, wine, beer, cider and more wine.. did I mention wine.. more wine and more.... Amazing for the Wine O ! Not a place to bring children even though they are allowed.. leave them at home and have a girl day! Oh and they do have a courtesy breathalizer stop at the exit so make sure you have a designated driver!

Thank Christina R
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Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Every year in July they have the fingerlakes wine festival. It's a great location. The festival is a lot of fun. They do pace car runs for $20 which is cool.

Thank Autumn M
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was there for the Sahlens 6 hours at Watkins Glen Race, and it was great. I have never been to the Finger Lakes area of NY and there are some beautiful views around the raceway. It was a great race day, and the grounds were kept well.

Thank Nellzon9
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

Watkins Glen International is a road course used by Nascar, Tudor, and other series for racing. On race weekends, you can camp in the infield or sit in the grandstands and watch the races. When there are no official races, you can watch sports car clubs race or practice.
When no one is using the track, you can take your own car out for a spin for a fee.
It is fun to try out the track for yourself and experience the twists and turns of a road course. A pace car makes sure you don't overdo it.

1  Thank Mary Lou B
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