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Watkins Glen International
2790 County Route 16
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
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Opening Weekend

Experience the twists and turns of our world-renowned 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 for $25 per vehicle, per three laps. Proceeds benefit several local charities.

  • Gates open at 9:30 a.m.; Gates close at 3 p.m.
  • Tickets available at the Gate ONLY for $25 per three-paced laps on the Grand Prix course (3.4 miles).

  • Must possess a valid U.S. license and be 18 years of age or older.

  • Opportunity to purchase professional photos of your car on-site or on the web courtesy of Track Time Photos.

  • Take your own photos in Gatorade Victory Lane where the drivers of The Glen celebrate.

Proceeds from the 2015 Opening Weekend will benefit The NASCAR Foundation and local charities. In the past, The Glen and Opening Weekend participants have donated to Autism Speaks, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, JDRF [Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation] and Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection.

Watkins Glen International is pleased to host The Arc Grand Prix Run for the second-consecutive year in 2015. The Arc Grand Prix Run benefits the Arc of Schuyler and takes place on Saturday, April 18 at 8 a.m. with runners overcoming the elevation changes of The Glen for 3.4 miles. There is also a 1-mile course for those who would prefer a shorter distance.

Registration is open:

The Green Grand Prix showcases motoring technology that aims for a cleaner environment on the famed Watkins Glen International grand-prix course Friday, April 17 as part of Opening Weekend at The Glen. The single-day event features a variety of fuel-efficient vehicles designed and piloted by regional high schools, colleges and car clubs. It is an event FREE to the public and a glimpse into the future.

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Purchase your commemorative Opening Weekend photo from Track Time Photos. Track Time Photos sells photos of on-track events at the souvenir center located in the paddock near the concession stand.

Purchase photos online from the comfort of your home: Track Time Photos Online Photos are available within 24 hours

For more information, please call Track Time Photos at 201.786.0406.

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