Come see the fireworks early at Watkins Glen International today. See sparks fly as four classes of racecar take to the historic road course at the Soul of American Road Racing.
Starting things off are the Historic Grand Prix cars, followed by the Indy Pro Series machines. Also on tap are the road-racing specialists of the Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series. Headlining the action are the stars of the IndyCar® Series, with two hours of practice beginning at 10:15 a.m. and another hour at 3:30 p.m. Qualifying for the Indy Pro Series kicks off at 5:00 p.m., followed immediately by KONI Challenge qualifying.
Click on the Event Schedule for detailed information on today's schedule.
Gates for the FREE Friday Night Block Party will be open from 5:00 - 9:30 PM. The evening is loaded with fun activities that everyone will enjoy. The fun starts at 5:00PM with kids' inflatable rides by Air Co., airbrush tattooing and numerous vendors selling a wide variety of delicious food including snow cones, cotton candy, Philly cheese steaks, curly fries, fried dough and much, much more. F
ans will have a chance to get up close and personal with the WGI official pace cars, several spectacular race cars and maybe even a few motorsports personalities. MAGIC 92.7/97.7FM and WLVY 94.3 FM will help rev the night up with a series of LIVE broadcasts during the evening.
Looking for some live music? Well, at 6:00PM bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs to hear local Country & Classic Rock band NightRyder LIVE on The Red Cat Summer Stage. The live music will get the night rocking and will lead into the highlight of the evening, an amazing fireworks show at 9:30 PM. This is truly a night that cannot be missed.
Free parking for the event is available off Kuhl-Winner Way which is located behind the FrontStretch Grandstands.