What's October without The Glen?
If it wasn't for the much needed repaving project, you would right now still be feeling the afterglow of another fantastic weekend at The Glen. That's right, remember how glorious the weather was this last weekend? Well, put yourself in your car charging up the Esses in that bright sunshine and that's what the weekend would have been like.
A bunch of years ago, we had a freak snow storm that sent a bunch of us home and that sticks in many peoples minds...however, the reality is that Watkins Glen in early October most often enjoys better weather than either the Jefferson 500 in May in W.VA or Lime Rock's Vintage Festival held in early September in CT do.
In fact, if you check the climatology records of the National Weather Service you'll find that most often, Watkins Glen will enjoy sunny relatively mild weather in early October.
This is a long winded way of letting you know that not only is the VRG looking forward to going back to The Glen in 2016, but that the track has moved our date up to early in the month for next year!
If you want to keep Watkins Glen in the schedule make sure you plan to come in 2016 and talk it up with all your racing friends too.
Our new date greatly increases the likelihood of us having a great race weather, but the track has also kicked the track rental up over 20%, so we'll need a really good turnout to make this happen in 2016.