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Opening Day at The Glen 2018 aka "The Watkins Glen Job"
Experience the twists and turns of this world-renowned road course from the driver's seat of your MINI. Take your car on the track for three paced laps behind an official WGI vehicle for $25 per vehicle, per three laps. • Gates open at 9:30 a.m.; Gates close at 3 p.m. With weather in the Finger Lakes region showing signs of shifting toward spring, Watkins Glen International is gearing up for another Opening Weekend at the historic road course, April 14-15. This year, proceeds from the event will benefit a teenager from West Leyden, New York, Ryan Berwick, who hopes to have a new wheelchair before graduating from Adirondack Central School this June. Berwick, 17, has been a friend of The Glen since 2011, when he met track president Michael Printup at Sahlen’s Six Hours. In the years since, Berwick has been an ambassador for the track, attending NASCAR driver’s meetings and pre-race festivities among other events. “Ryan is a wonderful kid that I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know over the last several years,” said Printup. “His infectious spirit and passion for the sport and our facility is what I took away from our first meeting. This is a chance for us to help him and his family with a purchase that is truly life-changing in many ways. For our fans, it’s a great way to shake the cabin fever, enjoy a unique experience on the racetrack, and raise money for an incredibly worthwhile cause.” • Tickets available at the Gate ONLY for $25* per three-paced laps on the Grand Prix course (3.4 miles). • Must possess a valid driver's license and be 18 years of age or older. Carlisle MINI has run to The Glen for Opening day every year since 2012! Let's Make Opening Day 2018 the best year ever! UPDATE: The Minis at The Glen get-together will not be held on Opening Weekend this year - It has been scheduled for Saturday, June 9th (see separate Meetup). On Opening Weekend Saturday, the Whine Country Coopers will rally around the Finger Lakes! Laps on the track scheduled for Sunday.

Watkins Glen International

2790 County Route 16 · Watkins Glen, NY


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Carlisle MINI Motoring Club was formed in Carlisle Pennsylvania by Santiago Gabela and his wife Lois over a decade ago. Their first attempt to set up the club and develop an active membership was a slow process. Over the years our little (MINI) club has grown. We now have more than 250 members. One imperative is a love of MINIs. What is a Carlisle MINI Motoring Club member? Whatever YOU want it to be! Our passion for our MINIs is the singular common ground that we all share, aside from that we are all individuals with many other varied interests. We are a loose knit bunch of MINIacs and that's the way we like it! Join us at one of our events...some large...some small, but all with a focus on MINIs and having fun. Now MOTOR ON!

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