Family Camping Expanding for NASCAR at The Glen Weekend

Popular Campground Nearly Doubling in Size in 2012

Expanded Family Camping

Family camping will expand for The Glen's NASCAR Weekend in 2012.


WATKINS GLEN, NY – Watkins Glen International is proud to announce that due to demand and fan feedback, the family camping area that was introduced during the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend will expand in 2012.  The popular area will nearly double in size and continue to feature reserved weekend campsites while offering a quieter, more laid back and family friendly experience.  This camping option will only be available during the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at The Glen event weekend, August 9-12.

Just a short walk from the McDonald’s Family Grandstand and Kids’ Zone, guests staying in Family Camping can expect strict enforcement of the standard quiet hours (11:00 PM – 6:00 AM) and more regular patrols by WGI staff and security.  The family camping area features non-trackside reserved sites located just outside the East Tunnel along the backstretch of the historic road course.   There are a limited number of sites available and at the advanced sale price of $225, which is the same as any non-trackside reserved campsite elsewhere around the historic road course, they will go quickly.  2011 customers will have the first chance to reserve or upgrade to a site in Family Camping when 2012 renewal brochures go out in mid October.  The general public will get their opportunity to purchase one of the coveted spots when tickets go on-sale in early December.

Tickets for the 2012 race season at Watkins Glen International go on sale this December. Fans can learn more about the 2012 race season at The Soul of America Road Racing by calling the WGI ticket office at 866.461.RACE (7223) or logging on to the official website,  Gift certificates and track merchandise can be purchased at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen.  The Shop is open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Keep up with the latest happenings at The Glen by visiting the official Watkins Glen International Facebook page,, and following WGI on Twitter, @WGI.

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