Give yourself a taste of what road racing is all about through our tour program, Thunder Road Tours. What is a lap around New York's Thunder Road really like? How about this: Follow the pace car down the front stretch into the Ninety, twist, climb and claw your way up through the Esses and onto the backstretch, braking as you hit the Inner Loop and navigate the Carousel turn, then drop off the face of the earth into the depths of the turn-heavy Boot, climb your way out into Turn Ten, regain your senses and make a run for the finish line.
If you are up for the challenge, then make your way to Watkins Glen International and take a tour in your own vehicle. From May through October, The Glen will be offering tours that include three paced laps beginning at both 12PM and 5PM each day for just $25. Tour dates are subject to track availability and schedule and motorcycles are prohibited.
To get your tour pass, stop by "The Shop", the official retail store of Watkins Glen International, located at 2 North Franklin St. in the village of Watkins Glen. Or, for more information, give them a call at 607-535-2338. Watkins Glen International asks that you please follow these guidelines when visiting the track for Thunder Road Tours:
· Staging begins at 11:30am or 4:30pm at Gate 2
· Laps begin at approximately 12:15pm or 5:00pm
· Speeds will not exceed 55 mph
· Please no passing or hot-dogging
· Have your headlights and seatbelts ON at all times
· Sign a release waiver upon arrival at the track
· Must be 18 years of age or older to drive
· SORRY, NO MOTORCYCLES