Our second weekend away of 2014 was to the world famous Watkins Glen International race track for the Tudor United Sports Car Series. We left Friday morning and after a quick stop at Sams club for fuel and food we hit the road.
The drive was about 325KM of mostly highway driving. It was a hot day 87 when we pulled out so I kept an eye on my fluid temps. The drive was going pretty well until we found ourselves at the bottom of a steep long grade going though a work zone. I didn't realize the grade was so steep until we were on it and the trucks around me were already putting their hazards on. The trans temp was the only one that moved 200, 210, 215,225,235, 239 and held. I ended up having to put the truck in 2nd and keeping my foot to the floor to make it up. I was concerned and not happy, the truck was stinking hot my wife was a bit upset because she was watching my reaction.
We arrived at the track found our spot and with the help of two other campers managed to get the trailer into the spot closed up on 3 sides. Everyone was great, offering lots of help getting setup our neighbor even came over and gave the kids a cookie and drink box while I was getting things sorted. Camping people really are some of the nicest people I've ever met.
It was hot during the day so we used our new Champion Generator for the first time to run the AC while the cars were on track. They were so loud you couldn't even tell it was on.
I got to meet Bob NORSKENY here on the forum as he was camping with his grandson for the race. I had a great time chatting with you Bob, I hope we can meet up again at the Glen or Mosport next year.
The race weekend was full with on track action from 8am to 7pm they had a hotdog eating contest and concert on Friday and fireworks on Saturday night which were right behind us. There was a kids area with had two bouncy castles, a huge midway and always something to do.
All washed and ready to hit the road.
Happy to be going camping again.
The first race on track after we arrived. Lamborghini Race cars!
Leah & I getting at the autograph hour on Saturday.
Not bad for only an hour.
My wife was thrilled she got to meet Patrick Dempsey from Grays Anatomy.
Fresh from LeMans the pole winning car.
Saturday Morning from the stands.
Sunday Afternoon from the other side of the track.
Saturday Night Fireworks.
US Army skydive display team before the start of the race.
Our site, you can see the track right behind us.
Gavin and me.
Our first time using the Anderson leveling system. Worked very well, super easy took maybe 20 seconds to level the trailer.
Part 2 below.