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2790 Country Route 16 Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Phone: 607-535-2486   http://www.theglen.com/
Ticket Office Phone: 607-535-2481 Fax: 607-535-2344

For traffic reports to the track tune in to 100.9FM

Directions to Watkins Glen International 2014
FROM 2009 BUT PROBABLY STILL APPLIES- County Route 16 will serve as one-way traffic with two lanes of traffic from state Route 414 to Gate 2 at the race track. There will also be two lanes of traffic from Townsend Toad to Kuhl-Winner Way, with one lane of traffic from Bronson Hill Road to Townsend Road. These traffic patterns will begin at 6 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.

After the race, at about 4 p.m. on Sunday, county Route 16 will be one way away from the race track with three lanes heading to state Route 414 (where there is a traffic light). The traffic will then condense to two lanes down into the village of Watkins Glen. Traffic leaving Watkins Glen International is expected to last more than three hours. One-way traffic, in two lanes will also continue down Kuhl-Winner way from Gate No. 6 to state Route 414. Two lanes of traffic will exit from Gate No. 5 and No. 4 on Kuhl-Winner Way to county Route 16. Traffic coming off Kuhl Winner Way will meet three lanes of traffic diverted in Townsend to county Route 16 or county Route 19 or the Watkins Townsend Road, preferably through the state park to the Station Road and down into the village through Steuben Street.

2015
For traffic reports to the track during the race weekends, tune in to 100.9FM WPGI. The routes offered below should serve as a general guideline only and are not necessarily the best routes from your area. Please consult a more detailed map for specific directions from your area

- From Buffalo, Toronto, and points West: I-90 East to Rte. 14 South (Geneva Exit 42) take 14 South to Watkins Glen along the west side of beautiful Seneca Lake. 40 minutes from Exit 42; or, I-90 East to 390 South to Rte. 17(I-86) East to Exit 42 (Cooper Plains). Follow Meads Creek Rd./County Rte. 16 Northeast to WGI.

- From Cleveland, Jamestown, Olean, Erie, Bradford, and points West: Rte. 17(I-86) East to Rte. 414 North in Corning (Exit 46 turn left at end of exit ramp). 25 minutes from Corning.

- From Williamsport, Harrisburg, and points South: Rte. 15. North to Rte. 17(I-86) East to Rte. 414 North (Exit 46 turn left at end of exit ramp). 25 minutes from Corning.

- From Albany, Springfield MA, Oneonta: Rte. 88 West to Rte. 17(I-86) West to Rte. 14 North in Horseheads. 25 minutes from Horseheads.

- From Utica and points East (scenic route): I-90 West to Rte. 81 South to Rte. 79 West (in Ithaca) to Rte. 414 South. 30 minutes from Ithaca.

- From Binghamton, Scranton, New York City, and points South East: Rte. 17(I-86) West to Rte. 14 North in Horseheads. 25 Minutes from Horseheads.

- From Syracuse, Auburn, Oswego: I-90 West to Rte. 14 South (Geneva exit 42). 40 minutes from Exit 42.

Watkins Glen International is located approximately 3 miles outside of the Village of Watkins Glen. From Franklin Street in the Village, go South on Rte. 414 to the traffic light (3/4 mile) at the top of the hill and turn right. Go approximately 2.25 miles to the track (on the left).

INCOMING AND OUTGOING MAPS (PDF FILE)

FROM JESSIE Q: Traffic to the track on race day is usually 3 lanes heading toward the track.  Be prepared, the track sits on top of a steep 8 mile incline.  Make sure you have GOOD brakes on your RV or vehicle for the drive home.  More then once we've boiled the brake fluid coming down the hill, even 5 or 6 hours after the race.  If you have a good GPS or atlas, there are some very rural backroads which you can take if you are heading north towards the NY Thruway.  They provide a great view of the Finger Lakes, and take you directly through the heart of Amish country!

PARKING 2015

Daytime Parking  at The Glen is FREE in Lots 2-6

Tailgate Zone Turn 1 & 2 $275.00
    (Infield Parking located in Turns 1 and 2)
     - Weekend trackside reserved infield parking pass for infield Turns 1 and 2
     - Ten (10) Tailgate Zone entry wristbands included with each site
     - Tailgate Zone Does Not include Gate Admission Tickets
* Gate admission tickets are NOT INCLUDED with the purchase of Parking. Access to all midway, camping or hospitality areas requires a gate admission ticket.

Paddock Tailgate Park -
    (Infield Parking located in North Paddock above Turn 1 Tailgate Zone )
     - Weekend infield tailgating area (paved 15' x 40' area)
     - Ten (10) Paddock Tailgate Park entry wristbands included with each site
     - Tailgate Zone Does Not include Gate Admission Tickets
     -  Recommended for pre race tailgating experience before enjoying the race from your favorite grandstand or general admission viewing area
* Gate admission tickets are NOT INCLUDED with the purchase of Parking. Access to all midway, camping or hospitality areas requires a gate admission ticket.
 
Pit Terrace Parking - 50.00
    (Infield Parking behind Pit Terrace Grandstand)
     - Reserved infield weekend parking
     - Available to Pit Terrace Ticket Holders ONLY
     - Quantities are limited.
* Gate admission tickets are NOT INCLUDED with the purchase of Parking. Access to all midway, camping or hospitality areas requires a gate admission ticket.

Overnight Parking
     (Daytime parking is free)
    - Overnight parking is available for campers with additional vehicles
    -  Overnight parking is NOT a camping area
    -  Sleeping in your vehicle is considered camping and requires a camping pass
    -  Located at Gate 1 Unreserved Camping Area and Lot 7 Parking Lot.
* Gate admission tickets are NOT INCLUDED with the purchase of Parking. Access to all midway, camping or hospitality areas requires a gate admission ticket.

Thursday - Sunday$45
Friday - Sunday $40
Saturday - Sunday $35

WATKINS GLEN NASCAR 2015 SCHEDULE

Tuesday, August 4th
8:00am – 5:00pm Ticket Office Open
12:00pm Staging for early camping begins
- Early arrivals will be charged a $25 parking fee upon arrival
4:00pm – 8:00pm Credential Office Open

Wednesday, August 5th
ALL DAY Gate 1: 7:00am (Gate 1 Campers Only) (24 Hours) | Gate 2 (For Reserved Camper Entry): 7am (24 Hours) | Gate 6 7:00am– 11:00pm | Gate 7 (For Gate 7 Camper Entry): 7am-10pm
8:00am – 5:00pm Ticket Office Open
8:00am – 7:00pm Credential Office Open

Thursday, August 6th
ALL DAY Gates 1&2: 24 Hours | Gate 3: Closed | Gate 4: 9am-8pm | Gate 4A: Closed | Gate 5: Closed | Gate 6: 6am-11pm | Gate 7: 6am-10pm ALL DAY Gate 1 & Gate 7 Overnight Parking (open 24 hours)
7:00am – 7:00pm Credential Office Open
8:00am – 5:00pm Grandstand Hours
8:00am – 5:00pm Ticket Office Open
9:00am – 7:00pm Info Booth Hours
11:00pm – 6:00pm Disability Carts Available
12:30pm NKNPS Registration opens
4:00pm NXS Haulers Enter
5:00pm NKNPS Registration closes
6:00pm NSCS Haulers Enter

Friday, August 7th
ALL DAY Gates 1&2: 24 Hours | Gate 3: Closed | Gate 4: 9am-8pm | Gate 4A: 8am-8pm | Gate 5: 8am-8pm | Gate 6: 6am-11pm | Gate 7: 6am-10pm
ALL DAY Gate 1 & Gate 7 Overnight Parking (open 24 hours)
6:30am NSCS Registration Opens
7:00am – 7:00pm Credential Office Open
7:00am NKNPS Garage Opens
7:00am – 4:00pm NKNPS Registration Open
8:00am – 6:00pm Display Hours
8:30am NSCS Garage Opens
8:30am – 9:30am NKNPS Practice
9:30am – 4:30pm NXS Registration Open
10:00am – 11:00am NKNPS Final Practice
10:00am NXS Garage Opens
11:00am – 1:30pm NSCS **HOT PASS IN EFFECT**
11:30am – 12:50pm NSCS Practice
1:00pm – 1:45pm NKNPS Autograph Session in The Bog – Free to attend
1:00pm – 2:25pm NXS Practice
2:40pm NKNPS Qualifying (NASCAR Road Race)
3:30pm – 4:25pm NXS Final Practice
4:00pm – 6:30pm NSCS **HOT PASS IN EFFECT**
4:40pm – 5:55pm NSCS Final Practice
5:15pm – 6:00pm NXS Autograph Session in The Bog – Free to attend. *Must have wristband. Pick up wristband at the WGI Tent on the Midway.
6:00pm NXS Qualifying Inspection
6:00pm NKNPS Driver Introductions
6:15pm NKNPS Bully Hill Vineyards 125 at The Glen
7:30pm Concert on the Gate 1 Stage featuring the Zac Brown Tribute Band
8:00pm NXS Garage Closes

Saturday, August 8th
ALL DAY Gates 1&2: 24 Hours | Gate 3: 8am-9pm | Gate 4: 7am-9pm | Gate 4A: 7am- 9pm | Gate 5: 7am-9pm | Gate 6: 6am-11pm | Gate 7: 6am-10pm
ALL DAY Gate 1 & Gate 7 Overnight Parking (open 24 hours)
7:00am – 8:00pm Info Booth Hours
7:00am – 3:00pm Credential Office Open
7:00am – 9:00am Coffee and Pop-Tarts with the President (Stand 5)
7:00am – 9:00am Coffee and Pop-Tarts with the Vice President (Gate 1)
7:00am – 7:00pm Disability Carts Available
8:00am – 3:30pm NSCS Registration open
8:00am – 5:00pm NSCS Garage open
8:00am – 2:30pm NASCAR 101 Open
8:00am – 1 Hour After Race Glen Club Open
8:00am – 1 Hour After Race The Bog Open
8:00am – 8:00pm The Pyramid Open
8:00am – 3:00pm Display Hours
8:00am – 5:00pm Ticket Office Open
9:00am Grandstands Open
9:00am – 3:30pm NXS Registration Open
9:00am NXS Garage Opens
9:00am – 1:00pm Minors Admitted into NASCAR Garage Area
9:00am – 10:15am Fan 101 Presentation w/ Special Guests on the Jack Daniels Summer Stage
10:00am – 2:00pm McDonald’s Kid Zone Open
11:15am NXS Qualifying
12:30pm – 2:30pm NSCS **HOT PASS IN EFFECT**
1:15pm NSCS Qualifying
2:30pm NXS Driver Introductions
3:00pm NXS ZIPPO 200 AT THE GLEN
6:00pm – 7:30pm Buds with the President (Camping Section D)
6:30pm Infield concert on the Jack Daniels Summer Stage featuring Bobby
McClendon and Eric Lee Beddingfield (located behind the Sir Jackie
Stewart Grandstand)
8:30pm McDonalds Movie Night (McDonalds Family Grandstand) – The Lego Movie

Sunday, August 9th
ALL DAY Gates 1&2: 24 Hours | Gate 3: 8am-TBD | Gate 4: 7am- TBD | Gate 4A: 8amTBD | Gate 5: 7am- TBD | Gate 6: 6am- TBD | Gate 7: 6am- TBD
ALL DAY Gate 1 & Gate 7 Overnight Parking (open 24 hours)
7:00am – 2:00pm Credential Office Open
7:00am – 4:00pm Info Booth Hours
7:00am – 6:00pm Disability Carts Available
7:00am – TBD Ticket Office Open
8:00am NSCS Garage Opens
8:00am – 2:30pm NSCS Registration Open
8:00am – 3:00pm Display Hours
8:00am – 8:30am Church Services (Esses)
8:00am – 1:00pm NASCAR 101 Open
8:00am – 8:00pm The Pyramid open
8:00am – 12:00pm NSCS Minors admitted in the NASCAR Garage Area*
8:30am – 11:30am Fan Walk Open
8:40am – 9:40am NASCAR Pace Car Rides
9:00am – 12:30pm McDonald’s Kids Zone Open
10:30am Tweetup in Gatorade Victory Lane (with special guests to be announced!)
11:00am – 12:30pm David Adam Byrnes with special guest Amy Rivard on the Jack Daniels Summer Stage
1:00pm – 5:30pm NSCS **HOT PASS IN EFFECT** (Until 1 HOUR after race)
1:00pm NSCS Driver/crew chief meeting (Media Center)
1:30pm NSCS Driver Introductions
2:00pm NSCS CHEEZ-IT™ 355 AT THE GLEN (90 laps, 220.5 miles)

TICKET PRICES 2015

RESERVED SEATING
Pit Terrace [Wknd]** Pit Terrace [Sunday ONLY]**
Advance $125 Advance $110
Pre Event $135 Pre Event $120
Event $150 Event $130
Frontstretch [Wknd] Frontstretch [Sunday ONLY]
Advance $104 Advance $89
Pre Event $120 Pre Event $99
Event $135 Event $109
Pit Terrace and Frontstretch [Wknd] tickets include four-day general admission access with reserved seat on Saturday and Sunday only with Jumbotron view. Pit Terrace and Frontstretch Sunday ONLY tickets provide access to the facility on Sunday ONLY.
**Each Adult Pit Terrace ticket includes a Weekend FanVision**
MORE PRICES

FROM JESSIE Q. From personal experience, I would probably not recommend the non-reserved seat tickets.  Good viewing locations trackside are few and far between.  The Inner-Loop is probably the best place to watch trackside, and fans usually have their chairs out long before the race.

The new grandstand that they brought in on the front straightaway is very nice.  It's very tall, and you can see all of pit-road, as well as a large jumbotron and victory lane.  The 90 grandstand and the Turn 10 Grandstand are often the best places to see passing, and the very frequent "oops I over-shot the corner and went off the track" moments.  Avoid the Red, White and Blue grandstands if at all possible.  They really pack the fans in there, and the seats are quite narrow.

PIT PASS 2014 - FAN WALK

50.00 The walk starts just outside of the garage area, runs past the front of Gatorade Victory Lane, and stretches behind the pits all the way down the front of the Pit Terrace Grandstand. Numerous holes cut along the fence-line might be the best way to get your favorite driver's autograph during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying. The Fan Walk pass not only gets you behind the pits during practice, qualifying and up to one hour before the race but also gives you the chance to actually walk ON pit road on Sunday morning prior to the RACE.

Non-Transferable. Photo ID required. Includes Thursday thru Sunday access. Clothing and age restrictions apply Thursday thru Saturday. Long pants, shoulders covered, closed-toe shoes. No bags, coolers or packages.  $50.00
 
HOSPITALITY 2014


2014 WGI BOG Hospitality Pkg  Inside Turn 11, along Midway & at Pedestrian Bridge
adults: $105  weekend $190
KIDS $50   weekend $100
Saturday, August 8: Miss Sprint Cup, Bubba Wallace, Sam Hornish Jr., Tommy Kendall
Sunday, August 9: Boris Said, Brad Keselowski, Danica Patrick, Greg Biffle, Brett Bodine

Turn 1 Tavern! Outside of Turn 1 $105 Friday-Sunday Friday- Food and beverages available at a discounted rate.
Saturday, August 8: Blake Koch (10:15a), Tommy Kendall (10:30a), Michael Moorer (10:50a)
Sunday, August 9: Michael McDowell (11:15a), David Cook (11:35a), Carl Edwards (11:55a)

TRAMS AND SHUTTLES

GATE 1, 3, 7 and Lot 2, There looks like only one stop in the infield as you come in the West Tunnel and go left on Capesteo Road.

FROM RICH: These buses run these routes continuously, as long as the bus is not full, you can just wave them down and they will stop and pick you up anywhere on the route!  Also while on the bus, you can yell to him "I'd like to get off here" and he will stop when possible and let you out! Always friendly drivers that have alot of fun what they are doing!!!!


Guests with Disabilities

Ticketing - Wheelchair-accessible reserved seats are available in the FrontStretch grandstand (located at the start/finish line), and in the Pit Terrace grandstand. There are also areas reserved for general admission ticket holders with special needs, as well as accessible restrooms and parking.
Parking - During the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series and the Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix weekends, guests with state-issued handicap hangtags and license plates may park in the first row of the free daytime parking lots (please see map on pages 20-21 of the guest guide).
Transportation - Disability transport carts will be available at the admission gate nearest the Gate 4 parking lot to transport guests to their grandstand location or to the infield. This service is provided free of charge. Please contact gate personnel to arrange for pick-up. Delays at the transport location may occur during high traffic times before and after the race.
Additional Information - Please call the ticket office for additional assistance or details. Guests needing special accommodations should contact the facility well in advance of the event. TDD - 866-ISC-TRAK

WHAT TO DO

DRIVERS APPEARANCES
Appearances are posted from a week before race day up until a few days before.  Many times there isn't advanced notice, go by the souvenir haulers and look for the signs. (Go on Friday if possible)


www.DriverAppearances.com
www.jayski.com


Reed Sorenson tries to visit his souvenir trailer at the race track each weekend to sign autographs.  Be sure to stop by the Target trailer and check for times.

Friday, August

Saturday, August 8, 2015
Regan Smith will be signing autographs at the JR Motorsports Merchandise Hauler. 10:00 am

Danica Patrick will be doing a Q&A at the Team Chevy display.12:00 pm

Joey Logano will be making an appearance at the Ford Racing display
10:35 am

Sunday, August 9, 2015
Ryan Newman will be doing a Q&A at the Team Chevy display. 10:35 aM

More driver's New York Appearances:  CLICK HERE

Family Fun

The McDonald’s Family Grandstand, located at the top of the famed Esses, has become a popular location for families during the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen weekend, August 11-14 Enjoy the Family Zone for a smoke and alcohol-free environment, complete with games and inflatables for the kids with a special visit from Ronald McDonald on Sunday.  The McDonald's Kids Zone will be open on Friday from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, and on Sunday from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

Red Cat Summer Stage

Come enjoy the fun and listen to some great music again in 2015 during the Friday night concert on the Red Cat Summer Stage.

OTHER IMPORTANT TRACK INFO

What you can bring into the grandstand gates:
• One soft-sided bag/cooler, no larger than 6x6x12 inches
WHEN MEASURED WITH ITS CONTENTS.
- Examples include: a soft-sided insulated cooler, a scanner bag, a fanny pack, a purse, a diaper bag or binocular bag, etc.
- This one bag may be carried in any manner, i.e. by handle, with shoulder straps, on a belt, etc.
• One clear plastic bag, no larger than 18x18x4 inches.
- To accommodate samples received and purchases made after fans have parked their cars.
- This one bag may be carried in any manner
• Binoculars, scanners, headsets and cameras not in a bag, but worn separately over the neck or on the belt. Seat cushions carried separately are also allowed.
• Seat cushion bags with compartments will be reviewed on an individual basis.
• All items brought through grandstand gates will be inspected.
COOLER RULES  6x6x12 cooler  BOO!
This is pretty funny.  I read this under their rules for the grandstands:
"... A 6x6x12 cooler holds approximately 11 cans of soda with ice or any number of lunch item and beverage combinations."
They must be kidding me!  Who is packing their cooler?
I need them at my camp site.

WILL CALL

If you purchased tickets more than three weeks in advance and did not receive your tickets by mail, please call the ticket office at (866) 461-RACE to notify us. If you have purchased tickets within three weeks prior to the event weekend and did not receive them in the mail, they may be picked up at the Will Call window at the ticket office, located on Old Bronson Hill Road, across from Gate 4A. Photo ID is required to pick up tickets at Will Call. If the ticket office is closed, Will Call will be available at Gate 2. We cannot accept tickets to “add” to Will Call at Gate 2 (or at any other location) from guests for another party’s pick-up.

miscellaneous track info:

FROM JESSIE Q. : I have to agree completely with what Gino from PA had to say.  Wear GOOD shoes.  Waterproof, comfortable, and something with a good bit of traction.  Since 1998, I've only experienced ONE race week where it did not rain nearly EVERY day!!!  Be prepared to do a great deal of walking.  From my campspot at the top of the Esse's, the Inner-Loop is a good twenty minute walk, and the Turn 10 grandstand is about a 15 minute walk.  On race day, it takes us about an hour to get to our reserved seats at The 90 grandstand.

Lost/Stolen Tickets
If your tickets are stolen, please file a police report. We can issue replacement tickets only when presented with such a report. Lost tickets may be replaced, but full ticket price will be charged for the replacement.
However, if the original tickets are returned to us within 30 days, we will refund the full ticket price.

Paddock Access
Watkins Glen International and the sanctioning body have set forth the following rules for the Garage Area:
• As part of our fan-friendly focus & with the agreement of the sanctioning body, we are happy to inform you that there are NO clothing restrictions in the Garage Area!
• Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Garage Area and smoking is not permitted at any time.

GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES

Ticketing
Wheelchair-accessible reserved seats are available in the FrontStretch grandstand (located at the start/finish line), in the Pit Terrace grandstand, and for the NASCAR Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen only - in the Turn 10 and Turn 11 grandstands. There are also areas reserved for general admission ticket holders with special needs, as well as accessible restrooms and parking.

Parking
During the  NASCAR Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen weekend, guests with state-issued handicap hangtags and license plates may park in the first row of the free daytime parking lots located just adjacent to the track. Paved handicap parking is available in Lot 4 on a first come, first served basis. Be sure to check the Inbound Traffic Map located here to determine the best access route to access the lot of your choice. For all other weekends, disability parking is available throughout the facility on a first come, first served basis.

Transportation
During the NASCAR Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen (August 11-14, 2011) weekend, disability transportation carts (including wheelchair accessible carts) will be available to transport guests with disabilities and one companion to grandstands, the infield, or other destination of choice. This service is provided free of charge. To request a disability transport cart, please contact:
  - Admission gate staff
  - Guest Information booth personnel (See the back pages for the map with booth locations)
  - Parking lot attendant supervisor in accessible parking areas and overflow parking area for individuals with disabilities.
  - Any law enforcement officer, or any other staff member in possession of a radio

Please note that disability transportation carts will take longer to obtain following the end of the race due to high demand and heavy vehicular and foot traffic throughout the facility. WGI will do it's best to respond to our guests and appreciate your patience at that time.

Additional Information
Please call the ticket office (607-535-2486 x423) for additional assistance or details.
Guests needing special accommodations should contact the facility well in advance of the event. TDD - 866 ISC TRAK


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