Drive Your Car Where Your Heroes Have!

Experience Watkins Glen International like you have never before – Drive The Glen! Find out what it feels like to drive this storied road course while piloting your personal vehicle [sorry, no motorcycles, RVs or motorcoaches] around the 3.45-mile Grand Prix circuit, paced by an official WGI pace car.

Drive The Glen will be held at 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on each day, with the following exceptions:
Subject to change. Guests are encouraged to confirm daily availability by calling 607.535.2338

Drive The Glen begins on Monday, July 6

BLACKOUT DATES (No Drive The Glen):
October 7-11 - NO sessions
October 16 - NO 5pm session
October 24-25 - NO 12pm session

Drive The Glen ends on Friday, October 30 



Watkins Glen International requires your compliance with the following rules when participating in a Drive The Glen.
Staging begins at 11:15 a.m. [for Noon laps] and 4:15 p.m. [for 5 p.m. laps] at Gate 2. We recommend arriving prior to staging time.

  • Please ensure that everyone in your vehicle has a mask prior to arriving.
    All guests must wear a mask when interacting with WGI staff.
All rules must be followed to ensure everyone's safety
  • Use Gate 2 to enter our facility.
 1. Seatbelts must be worn at all times
  • Every customer will have to go through a medical screening and sign waivers at the security checkpoint. NO EXCEPTIONS.
 2. Please keep your hands and mobile devices inside the vehicle
  • Once through security, please proceed to the staging area on Canandaigua Road.
    If you are the first car on-site, please park next to the sign that indicates the start of the staging. Everyone else is to follow and park directly behind.
 3. Maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you
   4. Maintain the speed as set by the Pace Car.
 5. DO NOT pass another vehicle, especially not the Pace Car
 *For your safety, this experience will consist of three consecutive laps without stopping at the start/finish line.
 *All drivers and passengers must stay inside the vehicle at all times.
 *Must be 18 years or older to drive
 *Driver must have a valid driver's license, and your vehicle must be currently registered and insured

Drive The Glen passes can be purchased for $30 per vehicle at The Shop [300 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY] or at Gate 2 [Main Track Entrance].

For more information, please call 607.535.2338

  • Groups of 15 or more must reserve their experience in advance - Please email Becky Mitchell at
  • Groups of 50 or more must reserve at least 30 days in advance.