Watkins Glen International Will Once Again Partner with New York State STOP-DWI to Encourage Safe Driving Practices


Students from local high schools can take the pledge against drinking and driving

to win a special Prom Night Experience

WATKING GLEN, N.Y. (April 10, 2024) — Watkins Glen International and New York State STOP-DWI are once again teaming up to create a special VIP Prom Experience for local students. The track announced today that the initiative, which began last year with Watkins Glen High School, has expanded to include Odessa-Montour High School and Dundee High School as well.

Two couples from each school will be selected to win a ride to and from prom in a Watkins Glen International official pace car, taking a pledge against drinking and driving. In addition to the prom night transportation, those six couples will also win a dinner for two at the Harbor Hotel and a pace car ride around the famed 3.45-mile road course.

“The greater Watkins Glen area has such a strong sense of community that spreads across the region, from restaurants to entertainment venues and especially to the local schools,” said Dawn Burlew, President of Watkins Glen International. “We always strive to make impactful and lasting memories for our fans and neighbors, and we‘re happy to help educate local students with this program and support them on such a special night.”

The New York State STOP-DWI program is available in all counties in New York and seeks to reduce alcohol and drug-related driving injuries and fatalities. The organization provides extensive education for schools and community groups on the dangers of driving while intoxicated, as well as training for professionals, support for victims, and other various videos, tools and resources.

“As we enter prom season, NYS STOP-DWI is committed to increasing teen awareness about the importance of sober driving,” said NYS STOP-DWI Foundation Chair and Outreach Coordinator Sheryl Hutton. “Every year preventable tragedies occur from the devastating results of driving under the influence. NYS STOP-DWI urges everyone, especially young drivers, to make responsible and sound choices behind the wheel. Decisions made today can have far-reaching consequences impacting lives and communities.”

Watkins Glen International and New York State STOP-DWI previously teamed up in 2020 to promote safe driving for fans and joined forces again last year during prom season, to expand that message to the local students across the community.

Students at Watkins Glen High School, Odessa-Montour High School and Dundee High School can enter for a chance to win the VIP Prom Experience by signing up when purchasing tickets to their 2024 Prom and signing the pledge document.

For more details about Watkins Glen International, including schedules and ticketing information for the upcoming IMSA and NASCAR race weekends, call 1-866-461-RACE or visit TheGlen.com.

About Watkins Glen International     

Located within five hours and 300 miles of 25 percent of the U.S. population, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in North America, four-times voted “Best NASCAR Track” by readers of USA Today. Keep up with The Glen on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For tickets, camping, and additional information, call 1-866-461-RACE or visit www.TheGlen.com and get all of the latest information by downloading the NASCAR tracks app at www.theglen.com/nascar-tracks-app.       

2024 Watkins Glen International Schedule    

April 6-7 — Opening Weekend 

May 31 — June 2 — SCCA Majors Super Tour     

June 6-9 — Historic Sportscar Racing     

June 20-23 — IMSA Sahlen‘s Six Hours of The Glen     

July 10-14 — Ferrari Challenge North America     

July 26-28 —Finger Lakes Wine Festival 

August 22-25 — Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix

September 11-15 — NASCAR Go Bowling at The Glen      


2024 Watkins Glen International NASCAR Weekend Schedule  

September 13 — General Tire 100 at The Glen — ARCA Menards Series Race   

September 14 — Mission 200 at The Glen — NASCAR Xfinity Series Race   

September 15 — Go Bowling at The Glen — NASCAR Cup Series Race  



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