Topic: Watkins Glen?

We need a race at Watkins Glen.

Re: Watkins Glen?

I second that!  I've raced there three times with Chump and it's now my favorite track, followed by Barber, then VIR.

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Re: Watkins Glen?

Due to my proximity I wish we could drive COTA. Been there for HPDE and would love to see stuff blow up after T11 and brakes failing at T12.

Re: Watkins Glen?

Or how about Beaver Run?

Both have had chump races.

Re: Watkins Glen?

PittRace (beaver Run) just finished their expansion to 2.8 miles last week so fingers crossed for 2018!

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Re: Watkins Glen?

I second this

fitsbain wrote:

We need a race at Watkins Glen.

Re: Watkins Glen?

Third

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Re: Watkins Glen?

In for Watkins Glen!

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9 (edited by therood 2017-05-26 08:56 AM)

Re: Watkins Glen?

Watkins Glen sits on the high side of track rental. However, Jay has been willing to put down that kind of coin before for Road America so it's not out of the question so long as (A) he got a reasonable date that didn't overlap with other regular dates in the East and (B) there were indications that the turnout would merit the rental cost.

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10 (edited by VKZ24 2017-05-26 09:18 AM)

Re: Watkins Glen?

therood wrote:

Watkins Glen sits on the high side of track rental. However, Jay has been willing to put down that kind of coin before for Road America so it's not out of the question so long as (A) he got a reasonable date that didn't overlap with other regular dates in the East and (B) there were indications that the turnout would merit the rental cost.

I don't know where those figures came from, but VIR is helluva lot more than $15,500 per day.  Last time I spoke to a guy who rented WG (2 years ago) it was cheaper than VIR.

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Re: Watkins Glen?

WG was recently resurfaced - maybe that factors in?

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Re: Watkins Glen?

CPB wrote:

Due to my proximity I wish we could drive COTA.

Pony up the million or so to rent the place. I'll drag the rig 1500mi again. (well, maybe not.) DE's are relatively cheap -- fewer corner workers, fewer emergency personnel, no timing setup, etc.

('tho with a field of Lemons class C cars, you'd beat the Duff's record of slowest car to ever "race" on an F1 track. We were only remotely competitive because it was raining all weekend.)

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Re: Watkins Glen?

CPB wrote:

Due to my proximity I wish we could drive COTA. Been there for HPDE and would love to see stuff blow up after T11 and brakes failing at T12.

I'd like that and Watkins Glen, but for COTA, the financial penalties for clean up of fluid or anything else me think it might not be that friendly to our kind.

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Re: Watkins Glen?

We would absolutely be in for a Watkins Glen race.  I don't think that motivating turnout would be a problem.

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Re: Watkins Glen?

WG is 4 hours from us.  Would be so in.

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