Smart Rally At The Glen

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Smart Rally At The Glen

Time: July 14, 2012 at 7am to July 15, 2012 at 11am
Location: Watkins Glen International
City/Town: Watkins Glen, NY
Website or Map: http://www.flwinefest.com/?ho…
Event Type: track, meet, wine, festival, weekend
Organized By: SkippyThorson
Latest Activity: Jul 25, 2012

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BUYING TICKETS:

I've been wondering about how our advanced tickets for $25 were gonna work out. I've finally got the answer... 

WE'RE ALL GETTING $25 TRACK+WEEKEND TICKETS AT THE GATE.

We're still gonna meet at Walmart on Saturday morning at 7:30am as planned, but I don't have tickets to pass out. We'll hang out for a little bit, if anyone wants to go into town (or Walmart) for food and meet us a little later in the parking lot (8:00am), that'll be fine too. By 8:30am, we'll be leaving Walmart to go to the track.

Special Group Pricing Extravaganza will be $25 per guest (not per car) at the gate. Mike is waving the track fee, and we're just paying a set price for the Track + Wine Festival.


SATURDAY MORNING MEETING:
Here's what I'm thinking, via Google Maps. We can meet in Watkins Glen (the town) right on the lake, less than 15 minutes from the Watkins Glen International track. The Walmart will have a big enough parking lot so that we don't crowd some business unexpectedly. I'll hand out the advance tickets there, so that when we get to the track, we can just drive in. Like I said, folks without advance tickets can just pay at the track.

So, meet at Walmart in Watkins Glen, hand out tickets, and then drive over to the track for our laps! 


AT THE TRACK:
The laps will be at 9:00am on Saturday.

We will need to get there at 8:45, and go through Gate 2.
When we get in the gate, take a right, and go behind the grand stand.
There is a crossover gate where you cross the race track.
We will sign waivers that say if we wreck it's on us.
We do our 3 laps around the track.
Then, escorted by Pace Car, we will be led to our parking place.

WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SWITCH DRIVERS. I apologize, because many had asked about that, but Mike said that because we're basically being squeezed in, the track said we would not be allowed to switch drivers. Mike basically said (in a much nicer way) that the higher-ups would like us on the track, but would then like us off it. 

Saturday will be a free-for-all to enjoy the Wine Festival, go back in to town, do whatever you want, and chill.


SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST:
9:00AM on Sunday, for anyone that wants to stay, we will be going toSavard's Restaurant at 601 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY. We may have to get creative with parking, but I'm sure we can do it. It's not like we take up that much space. 

Sunday afternoon, after breakfast, I guess we'll be breaking up for the drive home.

Let me know if anyone has any further concerns or questions!

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Comment by Pam Majors on July 25, 2012 at 12:44pm

For those who were asking about my bolt, here's the website I got it from.

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Comment by SkippyThorson on July 17, 2012 at 9:29am
The video is also shared over on SCoA - yes Dave, great quality video. Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

You're welcome everyone! So happy I could do something with the Smart community. I hope to
have all of you, and many more, back next year!
Comment by Pam Majors on July 17, 2012 at 7:31am
Thanks for the video and thank you Skippy for putting the event together
Comment by Gregg Roberts on July 17, 2012 at 7:21am

Good video Dave, Had a fun weekend!

Comment by dave. on July 16, 2012 at 11:23am

Maybe this link will work better..,

smart rally at the glen

Comment by dave. on July 15, 2012 at 4:34pm

video of the trip around the track

<iframe width="456" height="256" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7Vl7NxHDORo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Comment by Gregg Roberts on July 12, 2012 at 6:27pm

Lisa and I are leaving first thing in the morning,about a six hour drive SEE YA ALL THERE!!!!!!!!

 

Comment by SkippyThorson on July 12, 2012 at 3:28pm
WE'RE ALL GETTING $25 TRACK+WEEKEND TICKETS AT THE GATE.

We're still gonna meet at Walmart on Saturday morning at 7:30am as planned, but I don't have tickets to pass out. We'll hang out for a little bit, if anyone wants to go into town (or Walmart) for food and meet us a little later in the parking lot (8:00ish), that'll be fine too. By 8:30am, we'll be leaving Walmart to go to the track.
Comment by Pam Majors on July 5, 2012 at 10:21am

Hey Skippy as per your email ... contacting you. We're all good, otherwise known as GeenasMom and nmcl714. :) See you there.

Comment by SkippyThorson on July 3, 2012 at 12:06pm

PLEASE SEE SMART CAR OF AMERICA FOR ALL THE EVENT DETAILS!

For anyone that wants to go, please contact me in some way by Thursday morning to confirm that you'd like me to order your advance ticket. The advance price will be $25 if you want me to give it to you Saturday Morning (when I'll be there).

If you want to go earlier, like Friday, or you want to get your own when you enter the track, the cost will be $35 at the gate.

Please only request your $25 if you're 100% sure you'll be going. Just pay me back for your ticket when you meet me there to make things easy.

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