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High Performance Driving Experience at Watkins Glen International

This event was run on Aug.02, 2018

Hello Guests of HOD Northeast,
Welcome to our first ever NASCAR at the Glen with Hooked on Driving!  Please read this email carefully, as it contains important logistics for a wonderful day of driving.  The day’s schedule will be 10am-12pm and 1-4pm.
We will not be Paddocking in the south lot.  We will be in Paddock 1.
Load in is Wed night across the track at Gate #3. All registered guests will be on a list for entry. Registered guests should first go to Gate #2 to check in and then cross over to Gate #3 to load in all at once at 6pm (Gate 3 behind the grandstands insode the track). You will turn right into Paddock 2 and then right again into Paddock #1. Stragglers/late comers will need to enter at Gate 2 and then access the infield via the 13’5” tunnel and find their way to Paddock #1. See attached paddock map. 
Thursday arrivals please check in at registration to receive your credentials and then proceed to gate 2 to enter.
If anyone has any issues gaining access, please call us at 732-654-6363 immediately.
Your tickets for the weekend race will be at check in in paddock 1.
Important Times:
·         6:00 PM Wednesday – Check in at the registration building to receive your credentials then proceed to gate 2, paddock entry will be through gate 3 at 6pm.
·         8:30 am - 9:30 am Thursday Morning – Registration/Check-in at the HOD Canopy
·         9:30 am – Mandatory Drivers Meeting (At Registration)
Load out will be Thursday night by 6pm via gate 2 unless you do not fit under the tunnel. Trailer/haulers can then be parked for the weekend in the field on Kuhl-Winner Way across from Gate #7 to the south of the “Overnight” parking lot. All personal vehicles must also leave the infield and park in any open lot.
Access to the track and the gas station will be up Seagraves Road with a right turn onto Finger Lakes Road. Drivers be warned, you need to be very careful about pedestrians.
Please Remember to have your TEAM HOD card (if applicable) or a filled-out tech sheet when you check in; and…
·         Arrive fueled up (both you AND your car. Fuel is available at the track)
·         Wear long pants and closed-toed shoes; short sleeved shirts are OK, but no tank tops!
·         Bring minimum Snell SA2010 helmet, if you do not have one please Email with your size to rent one. (Snell M motorcycle helmets are not acceptable for on-track use and SA2005 are EXPIRED!)
Thank you for continuing to make HOD the number one HPDE in the nation.
 Your HOD Northeast Team

Hooked on Driving has secured a special day for our guests.
Drive the Glen with fans in the stands!!!

We will have an open track day format for 5 hours during the 2018 NASCAR Race weekend.

 Because of the required set up for the weekend we will be running the short course.

 Track hours will be from 10-4 with a lunch break at 12pm.

We have a limited amount of reserve grandstand tickets for the weekend ($104 value). The tickets will be free of charge to the 1st 50 guests. These will be given away on a 1st come basis in order of registrations. Tickets are in the Riesbeck and Argentsinger Grandstands.
We have also arranged for car trailer parking across from gate 7 on Bronson Hill Rd for anyone attending the HOD event and wishing to stay the weekend for the NASCAR race. You won’t have to worry about where to park your trailer and track car!!!



Trailer load in is Wednesday evening after 6pm via Gate 3 and load out Thursday 6pm.  

Please Email with any questions.


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Upcoming HPDE Events at Watkins Glen International