Drive The Glen


Drive Your Car Where Your Heroes Have!

Drive The Glen will return in the Spring of 2021.

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 blackout dates exceptions. Subject to change. Guests are encouraged to confirm daily availability by calling 607.535.3367

RULES

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.

ARRIVAL GUIDELINES
  • Please ensure that everyone in your vehicle has a mask prior to arriving.
    All guests must wear a mask when interacting with WGI staff.
  • Use Gate 2 to enter our facility.
  • Every customer will have to go through a medical screening and sign waivers at the security checkpoint. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • 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.

*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

 

RULES

All rules must be followed to ensure everyone's safety

  1. Seatbelts must be worn at all times
  2. Please keep your hands and mobile devices inside the vehicle
  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 & Recharge at Ithaca Marriott
  • Drive The Glen and discover space to recharge at Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons.  Nestled in downtown Ithaca, take the scenic route and enjoy access to boutique shopping, dining, and experience the natural beauty surrounding the downtown district. Plush beds and the calming atmosphere of Ithaca Marriott’s rooms and suites makes it easy to unwind after experiencing the thrill of Drive The Glen.  Make sure to visit Ithaca Marriott’s restaurant, Monks on The Commons – the perfect destination to refuel after a day of excitement on the track.
  • This exclusive package includes the following:
    • Overnight Stay
    • One (1) Drive The Glen Car Admission
    • 10 % off a purchase at Watkins Glen International’s “The Shop,” located in Downtown Watkins Glen
    • “Been There, Drove It” Bumper Sticker
    • Waters and snacks for your experience

Book your Drive The Glen package

Ithmarriott

Ithaca Marriott Downtown on The Commons

120 South Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

Phone: 607-272-2222

www.ithacamarriottdowntown.com

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].

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



IMPORTANT NOTE: All participants inside the vehicle must print and bring the required track and COVID waivers to the event. One waiver per adult. Click the buttons below to download the waivers. Minor waivers are required for participants under the age of 18.  

 

  


Additional information and rules include: 

  • We ask that COVID & Track waivers printed in advance and brought to the event
  • COVID & Track waivers must be signed in person (with personal writing utensil) at the event in the presence of track personnel.
  • All participants are required to remain in their personal vehicles.
  • No public restrooms available.
  • Vehicle MUST be street legal. Motorcycles, rental cars, ATVs, golf carts and/or large capacity vehicles (15 passenger vans & buses) will not be permitted to drive the track.
  • Drivers must be 18 years or older and valid driver’s license & insurance required upon arrival.
  • Minors in vehicle must be accompanied by parent/legal guardian.
  • All occupants must remain inside the vehicle at all times, with seatbelts on. Passengers are not permitted in truck beds.