Masters Historic Racing

Iconic, Nostalgic - historic race cars are back!

Experience the timeless machines that made Watkins Glen an international destination! The nostalgic sights and sounds of historic Formula 1 race cars will return to the birthplace of North American road racing as the Masters Historic Grand Prix championship will be featured at the Finger Lakes Wine Festival.

The Glen holds a special place in Formula 1 history, having hosted the United States Grand Prix from 1961–1980, the two-decade run on the F1 calendar is the most successful venture to the United States. Former winners include FIA World Champions Graham Hill, Emerson Fittipaldi, Sir Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda.


Four series will be featured at the Finger Lakes Wine Festival: Masters Historic Grand Prix, Masters Endurance Legends, Masters Formula Atlantic Plus and Radical Cup North America.

*Festival admission is required for facility access.

  • Racing will be on track Friday - Sunday, July 8-10 from 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.* Schedule TBD
  • Minor Wristband (13 - 20 years old) *NO Access to Wine Festival activities, allows access to racing event and campgrounds.
  • Kids 12 years and Under are free. *NO Access to Wine Festival activities, allows access to racing event and campgrounds.


Check out our camping options at the Finger Lakes Wine Festival. Don't miss an opportunity to "stay over" with us at The Glen, and take advantage of all that there is to see and do at one of the largest tasting events in the country.

Reserved camping is conveniently located with many sites just a short walk from the Festival area and trackside, where all the action is.

*Festival admission is required for entry to the campgrounds.

  • Camping opens Thursday, July 7 at 7:00 a.m.
  • Questions? Visit our FAQ page.


Established in 2004 with its trademark Formula One Series, Masters is now one of the leading organizers and promoters of International historic motor racing. Based in the UK and North America with a dedicated team, Masters aims to provide customers with great racing at superb circuits with a wonderful atmosphere.

Key to Masters' ethos is to provide as much track time as possible for drivers and so most categories will race twice or have a longer pit stop race. With a weekend full of action, Masters competitors can race many different cars across the timetable and then enjoy the excellent hospitality and camaraderie off-track.