Watkins Glen, a small town at the southern end of Seneca Lake, is one of the eleven Finger Lakes in central New York. They are long narrow lakes formed by glaciers thousands of years ago. Watkins Glen road racing started on the winding back roads in the 1940s. Today racing is confined to the track, go fast and turn right! We watched practice laps by several different styles of cars. Racing here is called Thunder in the Valley! It can be heard all over town!