Smart Rally At The Glen 2

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Smart Rally At The Glen 2

Time: July 12, 2013 to July 14, 2013
Location: Watkins Glen International
City/Town: Watkins Glen, NY
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Event Type: track, meet, wine, festival, weekend
Organized By: SkippyThorson
Latest Activity: Jul 11, 2013

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WOOHOO! All set(again)!


To get advanced tickets, at the advanced price (and all the details that follow) please give Rob Roessel a call at the number and extension at the bottom of The Glen Corporate Marketing page.

We're going meet at Walmart in Watkins Glen on Saturday morning (July 13th) at 7:30am. We'll hang out for a little bit, and 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.

Here's the map from Walmart to Watkins Glen Raceway, 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.

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

The laps will likely begin at 9:00am on Saturday, so we'd like to get there as close to 8:30 as possible.

We will be going behind the grandstand to Grand Prix Road, towards Gate 2.
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 laps around the track.
Then, escorted by Pace Car, we will be led to our parking place.

Saturday, around 6:00 or 7:00 PM, we had planned a cookout for those who are staying in Watkins Glen State Park - but anyone is welcome to join! (Visitors just may have to park in a visitor lot and walk a little, due to the cars-per-campsite rule.) I am in Cabin 123C, and we had originally just planned to all meet there, but are also discussing moving to a pavilion. Please let me know if you're coming in the original thread, and please also let us know if you can bring anything and where you'd like to eat in the second thread.

9:00AM on Sunday, for anyone that wants to stay, we will be going to Savard'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. We can say our goodbyes, laugh, cry, do donuts in the parking lot, etc. I would suggest anyone with a good drive keeps Walmart in mind, which is minutes away. Large stores aren't necessarily plentiful once you get into the Adirondacks.

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Comment by SkippyThorson on July 11, 2013 at 2:43pm
Rob would like us to get there as close to 8:30am as possible, rather than starting the process at 9:00.

I know I told many of you 8:30 anyway, but I just wanted to be sure as I just noticed the event listing still says 9:00.

Never fear, we won't start if someone is 5 minutes away!
Comment by SkippyThorson on July 5, 2013 at 10:21am

Mike Eckert is off on vacation today, but he was still nice enough to have Rob Roessel give me a call. The new Mike seems to have temporarily taken over the old Mike's duties, but Rob is now last-year-Mike's official position replacement. Rob is just as welcoming as everyone else has been at Watkins Glen. I can't speak highly enough of their crew.

To get advanced tickets, at the advanced price (and all the details that follow) please give Rob Roessel a call at the number and extension at the link below.

Rob Roessel's info is listed under "Lap Sponsorship" at the bottom ...

Comment by smart center Buffalo on July 1, 2013 at 5:35pm

Is there any kind of assistance that we can offer you with this event Skippy?  You're right in our neck of the woods and we would be happy to help in any way that we can!  Just let us know.


Comment by SkippyThorson on June 29, 2013 at 1:52pm

Sorry to hear; not a problem. Hope to see you next year! Take care. :)

Comment by dave. on June 29, 2013 at 11:53am


Unfortunately, we won't make it this year.... family stuff.

Have a great time!


Comment by SkippyThorson on May 24, 2013 at 11:42am

That, I'm not sure of. That's something I can find out for you, though. (Hoping for more!)

Comment by Pam Majors on May 23, 2013 at 7:27pm

Do you know how many laps we'll get this year Skippy? Was a blast last year :) looking forward to doing it again this year. :)

Comment by SkippyThorson on May 23, 2013 at 4:17pm

Updated the info! We're all set for year 2! :)

Comment by SkippyThorson on December 29, 2012 at 11:01am

Thanks a ton for sharing, Dave!

Comment by dave. on December 21, 2012 at 9:07pm

A link to the video of the 2012 ride:

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