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Tesla Takes Over Watkins Glen

October 26, 2020 11:43 AM | Stephen Pallotta (Administrator)

Link to video - (On the stands)

Whether you are a NASCAR fan or not, you have to appreciate the Watkins Glen International Raceway! We’ve been talking about this for over a year now and we finally made it happen.


Covid has definitely put a damper on everything we Americans do and we originally thought that we would be stuck in our vehicles the entire time. To our surprise, we had about 45 minutes to get out, stretch our legs, and even use the restrooms. They originally told us we would not be able to do so. We are also able to walk up in the grandstands and watch those loud annoying ICE cars drive around the track. Still pretty cool though!


Twenty two cars took off at 12:05 PM for three unbelievable laps around the track. The pace car driver told us that we would probably only be going 55 to 60 mph on the straightaways so most people were pretty upset as you can imagine. Different story when we got out there. After a slow start, we were pushing our cars to the max and hitting the curves at some pretty high speeds. At one point on one of the straightaways, I got up to 105 mph and spoke to a few others that even pushed it a little faster than that. The trick was just backing off a bit from the group so you could punch it!

Link to video - (On the track)


There were quite a few people that had conflicting appointments with this date and I know are going to be upset that they were not able to join us. I think I can speak for the group, but we will definitely make this a yearly event!


Comments

  • November 01, 2020 12:38 PM | Ken Marvald
    I've not been involved in the the TOC, but came out for the event at Watkins Glen, my first TOC event.

    A HUGE thank you goes out to Rick for all of his efforts and work to set up such a fabulous event.

    We had a fabulous day, all around. The drive there was lovely, the track experience superb, and spending the rest of the day in the finger lakes region, enjoying wineries and a lovely dinner at Kindred Fare topped off an extraordinary day with my girl!

    So a heart-felt thank you to Rick for all that he does for the TOC, and did for the Watkins Glen event to make this past weekend a special one.

    Ken
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  • November 01, 2020 12:57 PM | Kaveh Pazdel
    I had a really great time on the track. It was obvious people were enjoying a taste of the awesome performance of their Teslas. I hope we have the opportunity to do this again soon.
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