Watkins Glen International Weather - Watkins Glen, NY IMSA Race Weather
Friday, June 23
Showers & T-Storms
SE 5-10 mph
Saturday, June 24
Showers & T-Storms
S 5-10 mph
Sunday, June 25
Showers & T-Stroms
NNW 5-10 mph
Forecast Discussion & Updates
IMSA – Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen – Watkins Glen International – Watkins Glen, NY
Fri Jun 23 – Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms. Chance of rain 70%. Total accumulation is less than a tenth of an inch. Low around 61. High around 76. Southeast winds around 5 to 10 mph.
Sat Jun 24 – Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms. Chance of rain 90%. Total accumulation is less than a quarter of an inch. Low around 65. High around 78. South winds around 5 to 10 mph.
Sun Jun 25 – Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms. Chance of rain 70%. Total accumulation is less than a quarter of an inch. Low around 64. High around 80. North northwest winds around 5 to 10 mph.
All times are in EDT.
Updated: 6/22/23 12:30 PM EDT
NHRA Elizabeth Ohlemacher (@NHRA_weather)
Watkins Glen International, nicknamed “The Glen”, is an automobile race track located in the town of Dix just southwest of the village of Watkins Glen, New York, at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. It was long known around the world as the home of the Formula One United States Grand Prix, which it hosted for twenty consecutive years (1961–1980). In addition, the site has also been home to road racing of nearly every class, including the World Sportscar Championship, Trans-Am, Can-Am, NASCAR Cup Series, the International Motor Sports Association and the IndyCar Series. The facility is currently owned by NASCAR.
The course was opened in 1956 to host auto races previously held on public roads in and around the village. The circuit’s current layout has more or less been the same since 1971, with minor modifications after the fatal crashes of François Cevert in 1973 and J.D. McDuffie in 1991.
The circuit is a Mecca of North American road racing and is a popular venue among fans and drivers.
The site has also hosted music concerts: the 1973 Summer Jam, featuring The Allman Brothers Band, the Grateful Dead and The Band and was attended by 600,000 fans; and two Phish festivals: Super Ball IX in 2011 and Magnaball in 2015.