International Motor Racing Research Center

Cars of every shape, size, and color will mark the opening of on-track action at Watkins Glen International and the International Motor Racing Research Center. It all begins this morning.

This morning (4) at 9:30 the green flag flies on the 10th Annual Toyota Green Grand Prix. It showcases the design and construction skills of the newest generation of automotive engineers.

Students of high school age and beyond will showcase their creations in a variety of on-track and street rally events. It includes the Doris Bovee Memorial Road Rally.  Admission to Watkins Glen International for this is free for everyone. For more about this go here.

The road course continues its dedication to the area on Saturday. W.G.I. opens their doors to the rare opportunity to drive your street car in the same tire tracks once raced by legends like Sir Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, and Dale Earnhardt.

A $25 donation per vehicle will benefit Autism Speaks in their quest to defeat the condition that touches millions of race fans and their families. More information can be found here.      

Saturday is a full day of entertainment as the International Motor Racing Research Center presents the1st ever Model Car Exhibit and Conversation.  Hundreds of model cars of various scales and genres on display, and a panel discussion about model car collecting will begin at 1:00 PM.  Admission to the Center is free. For more information go here.