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Watkins Glen 2013 Details

WOOHOO! All set(again)!

This may look familiar, because I just copied the 2012 posting. Rest assured, this is the 2013 thread!

Please follow the Smart Rally At The Glen group on Facebook!

BUYING TICKETS:

Once Mike gets back to me with a good line of contact for our ticket requests, he wants folks to purchase tickets from him directly. I'll post that up when I get it - which will be soon. If you don't want to buy early from him, you can buy at the gate. I have no involvement in ticket purchasing.

We're going meet at Walmart in Watkins Glen on Saturday morning (July 13th) at 7:30am. We'll hang out for a little bit, and if anyone wants to go into town (or Walmart) for food and meet us a little later in the parking lot (8:00am), that'll be fine too. By 8:30am, we'll be leaving Walmart to go to the track.

Once again, Mike is waving the track fee, and we're just paying a set price for the Track + Wine Festival; once he passes along the info which I'll pass along to you.


SATURDAY MORNING MEETING:
Here's the map from Walmart to Watkins Glen Raceway, via Google Maps. We can meet in Watkins Glen (the town) right on the lake, less than 15 minutes from the Watkins Glen International track. The Walmart will have a big enough parking lot so that we don't crowd some business unexpectedly.

So, meet at Walmart in Watkins Glen, and then drive over to the track for our laps!


AT THE TRACK:
The laps will be at 9:00am on Saturday. (Just like last year.)

We will need to get there at 8:45, and (we should) go through Gate 2.
When we get in the gate, take a right, and go behind the grand stand.
There is a crossover gate where you cross the race track.
We will sign waivers that say if we wreck it's on us.
We do our laps around the track.
Then, escorted by Pace Car, we will be led to our parking place.

Saturday will be a free-for-all to enjoy the Wine Festival, go back in to town, do whatever you want, and chill.


SATURDAY EVENING COOKOUT:
Saturday, around 6:00 or 7:00 PM, we had planned a cookout for those who are staying in Watkins Glen State Park - but anyone is welcome to join! (Visitors just may have to park in a visitor lot and walk a little, due to the cars-per-campsite rule.) I am in Cabin 123C, and we had originally just planned to all meet there, but are also discussing moving to a pavilion. Please let me know if you're coming in the original thread, and please also let us know if you can bring anything and where you'd like to eat in the second thread.


SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST:
9:00AM on Sunday, for anyone that wants to stay, we will be going to Savard's Restaurant at 601 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY. We may have to get creative with parking, but I'm sure we can do it. It's not like we take up that much space.

Sunday afternoon, after breakfast, I guess we'll be breaking up for the drive home. We can say our goodbyes, laugh, cry, do donuts in the parking lot, etc. I would suggest anyone with a good drive keeps Walmart in mind, which is minutes away. Large stores aren't necessarily plentiful once you get into the Adirondacks.

Let me know if anyone has any further concerns or questions. I sure hope I addressed everything by now!

Yay, year 2!!!

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Make you a deal - I'll take pictures and share if you do!
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Skippy, I'll be comming up to Rome 2nd week of June, Pet sitting my kids place while they go down to DC on Air Force Business. You need any help we can hook up.
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Skippy, I'll be comming up to Rome 2nd week of June, Pet sitting my kids place while they go down to DC on Air Force Business. You need any help we can hook up.
Totally appreciate it! If you're around the Albany area (or are willing to take a little trip) June 8th is the Smarty Party at Smart Center Latham.

I highly recommend the trip - it's just so fun to spend the day out with a collection of folks equally in love with their Smarts!
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Sounds like a plan, I'll drop you an email when I get up there, the 8th might be a little early, we'll see.
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Just out of curiosity... and plans for having a charging station or two for smart ED users? (Or even an outlet somewhere? )
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Just out of curiosity... and plans for having a charging station or two for smart ED users? (Or even an outlet somewhere? )
I could bring that up; but I can almost guarantee there are no EV charging stations around Watkins Glen. At least, not as far as I know.

With all of the vendors bringing generators and whatnot, the grounds has the ability to accommodate power-needs. I can ask about accommodating Electric Smarts, for sure.

I never even considered an ED joining in. I'll keep in touch and let you know. A 450 may be coming, but an ED - I would be pumped! Er, charged!
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