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Watkins Glen International

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Watkins Glen International is a traditional permanent road course located in Watkins Glen, New York, featuring 11 turns over 3.4 miles of scenic landscape. It has been dubbed "America's Graveyard of Champions" due its long and steep elevation changes and its history of hosting world-class races and drivers.

Upcoming Events and Sessions

Nothing on the radar. The engines are silent, the tires are cold and the asphalt is getting greener with every passing day.

Past Events

GT World Challenge America    
July 22-24 2022
Rounds 7 & 8
IMSA WeatherTech    
June 23-26 2022
Super Trofeo    
June 24-26 2022

Watkins Glen: Interesting Facts

Nearest track of a similar category is Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (237 kilometers away).

  1. The Watkins Glen International circuit has been racing for over 75 years, and first hosted a race in 1948.

  2. The circuit has been home of the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup race since 1986 and a round of the IndyCar Series since 2005.

  3. The circuit is a part of the Finger Lakes region in Upstate New York and boasts magnificent views of Seneca Lake and the surrounding hills.

  4. The original road-race course at Watkins Glen was originally 5.75 miles long and included the natural terrain of some 12 miles of public roads.

  5. The race track was the first road course to host all of NASCAR’s major series—the Sprint Cup, Xfinity, and Camping World Trucks series, beginning in 1986.

  6. The current circuit length is 3.4 miles with 11 turns, and is one of the longest race courses in the United States.

  7. Several famous drivers have raced at Watkins Glen, including Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Johnny Rutherford, and Rick Mears.

  8. The circuit is known for its popularity among the drivers, with many having praised its layout and scenic views.

  9. The circuit has seen a wide range of racing action in its lifetime, from Formula One to the Trans-Am Series, American Le Mans Series and GRAND-AM.

  10. The circuit also hosts a number of vintage and historic racing events, including the Glenora Wine Cellars Vintage Grand Prix and the Watkins Glen Historics.

FIA Grade:  2    Length:  5552 m    Turns:  11

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