Watkins Glen
(The 'Boot' Version)

Watkins Glen, NY


Type Road Course
Configuration 11 Turns
Length 3.4 Miles

watkins Glen Boot Version

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Click here for a numbered version

The 'Other' Glen

This is the long version of Watkins Glen. I didn't say "improved" version. I don't know, it's slower by 10 mph or slow. I always want faster. It gives you another look I guess, some other scenery. I put it here because, even though I already over-loaded this issue with road tracks, it belongs close to the track by the same name that the Cup uses. Personally, I have enough problems with the short version. Tell you what, when I hit 117 mph on the shortened track I'll come back here and give this a better treatment.

By the way, the Boot brings to mind some interesting imagery that comes to mind at certain road courses. I'm sure you'll remind me when we visit them. I actually redesigned several tracks to show the features that I thought should be included. But that's for another day.

Good Golly Miss Molly

I just found an explanation of the turns numbering that I tried to elucidate in the article about the short Watkins Glen. Such impeccable research... what a colleague where I used to toil called "double work". Well it's what we do in life all the time--we make mistakes and we try to get better and become better people for it. Am I going to change the diagrams? I don't think so; I don't want to get 'that' good. Read and renumber them as you see fit.

Radt:

LK didn't really want to go here that bad so why should I? The boss is "weirded" out and I'm "worded" out. To me this is just a little more challenging and a few more opportunities to "thin the herd". Too bad they have cameras everywhere nowdays--there was a time when I could have used The Boot to lose about half the field. A little push here, a push there, and those other drivers are in the leaves or in the sand picking their noses; I'd just wave at 'em while I did my victory lap.

See Also:

History lesson
(same link as used in article above)

Watkins Glen Website