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

More protesters arrested at Crestwood today

More protesters arrested at Crestwood today
More protesters were arrested at the gates of the Crestwood facility near Watkins Glen on Monday afternoon. Some were dressed in holiday themed attire which made for a surreal scene as a man dressed as Santa Claus was handcuffed. We’ll have more on the latest round of arrests later on FingerLakes1.com. #Santa arrested at #SenecaLake protesting methane gas storage and... more
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