Watkins Glen, NY – August 2012 – Laps at a Famous Racetrack

Watkins Glen, New York has been hosting racing events since 1948, initially on public roads. In the late 1950s the racecourse was built. From 1961 until 1980 the primary (or only) U.S. based F1 race was held at the Glen.

Today they run one of the few NASCAR road course races there, along with other road races. In addition they offer the opportunity to do a few (slow) laps around the track. Since I was passing by on my way to Boston I stopped by to check it out.

When I first arrived there was a Porsche Club out on the track (although none are seen in this photo).

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Eventually we made our way onto the track

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Down the main straight.

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The starting line flagging station

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Heading into a corner

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Watkins Glen is set in the ridges of upstate New York.

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The laps are done – heading into the pits.

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