Drive The Glen

Update: The Drive The Glen program has been postponed until further notice.

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] around the 3.4-mile Grand Prix circuit behind a paced vehicle.

After two laps, your guide will stop at the Start/Finish Line, so you can take your picture!

Staging begins at 11:30 a.m. [for Noon laps] and 4:30 p.m. [for 5 p.m. laps] at Gate 2. We recommend arriving around staging time.

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, May 4

BLACKOUT DATES (No Drive The Glen):
June 19-29 - NO sessions
July 8-12 - NO sessions
August 10-18 - NO sessions
August 26-30 - NO sessions
September 9-13 - NO sessions
September 16-20 - NO sessions
Drive The Glen ends on Thursday, October 29

Purchase your Drive The Glen pass 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 10 or more must reserve their experience in advance - Please call Becky Mitchell at 607.535.3363.


Watkins Glen International requires your compliance with the following rules when participating in a Drive The Glen.

  • Driver must have a valid driver's license, and your vehicle must be currently registered and insured
  • Do NOT exceed 55 mph
  • Do not pass another vehicle, especially the pace vehicle!
  • Turn on your headlights and wear your seatbelts at all times
  • Please sign the release waiver upon arrival to Watkins Glen International
  • Must be 18 years or older to drive