Fri, Oct 4 - Sun, Oct 6, 2024

NASA at Watkins Glen International

Watkins Glen International

About this event

WATKINS GLEN October 4-5-6 "Thunder at the Glen" Crossover with NASA - SE

WELCOME to our friends from NASA SE !!

FRI: Race Test/Tune , HPDE 2- HPDE3 Solo and HPDE Advanced with TT.

SAT/SUN: HPDE , Race (2 groups Thunder and Lightning) and TT

HPDE: If you are new to HPDE please register for HPDE1, you will be automatically assigned an Instructor. If you are an advanced driver HPDE4 and new to NASA, please include track history in your profile including other organizations, number of days and tracks visited..

Please choose registration based on your experience.

      HPDE1 Novice- No experience or very limited experience. Instructors will be assigned to each driver.  DO NOT add Instructor option.

      HPDE2 Multiple days/events. Cleared to Solo. 

      HPDE3 Multiple Track days at different tracks

     HPDE4 Advanced 20+ track days with open passing 

As groups sell out, you will be able to put yourself on a wait list to be contacted if a spot opens up.

CHECK OUT RIDES for HPDE: New option for 2024- sign up for a check out ride to move from one HPDE group to another. We can only guarantee a specific number of spots per weekend based on available instructors so preference will be given to those who register ahead online.

Facility access on Thursday 7pm. Early arrivals (before 7pm can stage in lot at the top of hill from Entry Gate 2)

Free Camping will be allowed from Thursday 7pm. Electric is limited, plan on a generators. RV spots are available with electric and water BUT must be reserved through the track office.

Garages are available to rent for a 3-day option at $175. Two cars are assigned to each garage opening. You must complete an event registration to reserve a garage.

No single day garage rentals available. 40 garage spots available.

Track walk/ride on Friday 5:30pm. See it all up close!!

GUESTS are welcome at NASA events. They must sign in at the gate, there is no entry fee. To get a re-entry wristband they must see us in driver info.

Photography by WindShadow Studios (Mike Woeller) and Viken Photography

For anyone looking for track insurance, please consider On Track Insurance who is one of our sponsors. or Hagerty Insurance, a National sponsor.

Looking for hotel?? Falls Motel - Montour Falls  The Seneca Lodge- Watkins Glen  Budget Inn- Watkins Glen Hotel Bookings at Watkins Glen, NY Hotel - Budget Inn ( Harbor Hotel (expensive) Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel New York Finger Lakes Hotel on Seneca Lake

There are also many hotels in  Horseheads NY which is a 20 min ride to track. 

Detailed info will be sent 7-10 days before event. Schedules will be posted 3-4 days before event. Questions? Call 973-900-7272 or email

Multi-day discount packages available. 3 day package is test day Friday, race or TT on Sat/Sun only. For HPDE it is HPDE all 3 days. 

Drivers MUST be 18 years of age to drive in NY state on a racetrack per NY law.

Track Map: Track Maps and Information – NasaNE

CANCELLATION POLICY: HPDE/Time Trial/Open Track:Full refund less $50.00 processing fee, with at least 1 week notice prior to the event start date. Cancellations received up to 72 hrs before the start of the event will receive a credit towards another event this season. Under 72 hrs no credit is available. 

Race Groups: Fees are fully refundable, less a $50 processing fee, provided that you registered at least 12 days in advance and you notify your NASA region within 3 days following the missed event. No partial refunds allowed. This policy does not apply to special events. Once the car hits the track all fees are non refundable.

If you have any questions on cancellations, or need to cancel email

The Toyota HPDE cancellation policy requires a minimum of 14-days notice before your scheduled event. If for any reason you are unable to attend, please send us an email at or call us at 844-477-8772. You will forfeit your complimentary track day if we do not hear from you 14-days prior to your event. Regretfully, we cannot make any exceptions to this policy. Please know that NASA events do not cancel due to rain.

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Watkins Glen International


Combined organized by

NASA - Northeast Region

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