WGI’s Sprint Cup race ‘breaking the mold’ (recaps & videos)

Sunday’s 31st annual Cheez-It 355 at The Glen offered a near-record crowd plenty of action on and off of the track. Immersing its fans with continuous entertainment is part of the successful script Watkins Glen International follows for its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event, which ended with Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin capturing his first road course win in a... more

Village of Watkins Glen Under Boil Water Advisory

The Village of Watkins Glen is currently under a boil water advisory. According to Schuyler County Emergency Management’s Facebook page, everyone in the Village, with the exception of those west of Monroe Street, is affected. This includes those on Salt Point Road. The advisory will be in effect until at least Thursday. Read More more

Watkins Glen Police Blotter: Police off to a busy start in August

Watkins Glen Police Blotter: Police off to a busy start in August
Heather L. Forbes, 31, of Ithaca was arrested by Watkins Glen Police on July 30 and charged with three counts of DWI under Leandra’s Law. She was also charged with driving with more than .08% BAC, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, refusal to submit a field sobriety test and no license plate light. Forbes will appear in Watkins... more

Denny Hamlin earns first road course win at Watkins Glen

Denny Hamlin won Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International after leading the final 10 laps in the 90-lap event. This is the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s second win of 2016 and his first at the New York road course. On the final lap, Martin Truex Jr. was battling for the lead with Brad Keselowski behind him... more

Watkins Glen International Arrests for NASCAR weekend 8/4 – 8/7

Watkins Glen International Arrests for NASCAR weekend 8/4 – 8/7
The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office announces the following arrests during the Watkins Glen International NASCAR Weekend. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Robert W. Hanna, age 60 of Penfield, and Brian J. Candelaria, age 24 of Rochester, are each charged with criminal trespass for allegedly entering the restricted and fenced in NASCAR garage. Both remanded... more

NASCAR returns to Watkins Glen (full coverage)

Here it is, the annual NASCAR race weekend at Watkins Glen International has arrived once again. And while haulers continued to move in throughout the day Thursday, the race weekend begins in earnest with a pair of Xfinity Series practice sessions leading up to Saturday’s Zippo 200 at the Glen and Sunday’s Cheez-It 355. But what should you look for... more

Stewart says goodbye to WGI as new surface says hello

Tony Stewart returns this weekend to Watkins Glen International for what is expected to be his final race on the road course that has treated him so well. Stewart’s last race at The Glen will also mark a significant first for him and the 39 other NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers who will compete in Sunday afternoon’s Cheez-It 355 at The... more

Ithaca native grew up watching Watkins Glen races; now he helps run them with NASCAR

When Jusan Hamilton was growing up, spending a weekend at the Watkins Glen International track with his family to watch the races was like a yearly mini-vacation. A lifelong racing fan, Hamilton now gets to play a direct role in the races he grew up watching. Read more below from the Ithaca Voice. Read More more

Roth: Iconic Watkins Glen race track our ‘other’ franchise

Michael Printup was having lunch at the Genesee Brew House in Rochester recently when he struck up a conversation with some young people. As president of Watkins Glen International, Printup, 51, like all sports executives competing in the Digital Age, keeps the pedal to the metal when it comes to understanding what millennials are thinking. What he learned on this... more

Tires, curbs are questions for Cheez-It 355 at The Glen

A comprehensive $12 million off-season repaving of the Watkins Glen International circuit was only expected to make a great NASCAR Sprint Cup event even better. The new surface has provided plenty of added grip for other series’ competing there, but the takeaway from NASCAR testing at The Glen last week was there could be plenty of challenges ahead for drivers... more

The Glen soars as other NASCAR tracks falter

NASCAR’s popularity has languished at most tracks in recent years, but the road course race at Watkins Glen International has continued to rise, all the way to the top of the Sprint Cup ladder. Once the disdain of some Sprint Cup Series drivers – who compete on oval configurations for 34 of their 36 yearly races – Watkins Glen’s road... more

Brad Keselowski: Road course wrecks like mine will kill someone

Brad Keselowski said Friday that road course racing remains the most dangerous type of competition in motor sports. The Team Penske driver crashed hard into a tire barrier at Watkins Glen International during a test session Tuesday. He cited a brake line failure – he said it had not been installed properly – for causing him to run off the... more

Watkins Glen Police Blotter 7/15 – 7/27

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports the following arrests. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty.   Megan M Jasak, age 30 of Windsor, NY was arrested on July 15 and charged with petit larceny.  Jasak was arraigned in the Village of Watkins Glen Court and released pending further court action. Dewain F Downes, age 31 of Watkins Glen, was arrested  on July... more

Keselowski crashes during Watkins Glen testing

Team Penske driver crashed head-on into barrier during the first of two days of NASCAR Sprint Cup testing at WGI. AJ Allmendinger, the 2014 winner of the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, seemed frustrated from a lack of grip with his Chevrolet on the repaved surface after completing his morning stint. At least his car was able to stop, which... more

Two charged with larceny in separate Watkins Glen incidents

Two charged with larceny in separate Watkins Glen incidents
The Watkins Glen Police Department reports that Bernard Medina age 42, of the Bronx was arrested on April 23rd and charged with petit larceny. Medina was arraigned in the Village of Watkins Glen Court and committed to the Schuyler County Jail in lieu of $3,000.00 cash bail.Jake L Mattison, 18, of Beaver Dams was also arrested by Watkins Glen Police... more
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