I need to make a reservation with my gift certificate?
Yes. Limited space is available, so you will need to make a reservation. Don’t wait until the last minute! We will always do our best to accommodate last minute requests, but advance notice increases the likelihood that your preferred time will be available.
What are your office hours?
Customer service specialists are available 7 days a week to assist you.
Are these race cars Indy or stock cars?
We have Nextel Cup Series type stock cars as well as full sized, Indy-style Race Cars.
What do I wear?
Comfortable, casual clothes depending that are appropriate for the weather. Closed toe shoes should be worn (no open toed shoes). Tennis shoes are recommended.
Can I eat before my experience?
Yes. Eat something simple and lightweight.
Do I need to bring racing gear?
No. Watkins Glen Racing School provides you with everything you need.
Can I bring a friend to watch?
Absolutely! We encourage you to bring friends and family.
Can I take pictures and or use video equipment?
Yes. You are welcome to take as many pictures as you’d like before your ride, or during your training, but pictures are not permitted during your actual racing experience.
Is passing allowed?
Yes. We have several racing experiences that permit passing.
Are there any restrictions regarding people that can or cannot ride/drive these cars?
The rules are very simple to participate, and no prior racing experience is required
(1) guests should be in good physical condition
(2) because of safety reasons, cars are restricted to those 6'5" tall & under who weigh less than 275 lbs
(3) guests must be 18 years or older with a valid driver's license.
What is the top speed of each program?
We offer programs with possible speeds of close to 200 mph! These are maximum speeds, and there is no guarantee you will reach these speeds, but a great deal of the excitement
is pushing your limits to the maximum to reach the greatest speed within your capabilities.