Scott Dixon's name was not only added to a list of prestigious winners during this past weekend's ROLEX 24 Hours at Daytona, but is the first name to appear on the base of the Cameron R. Argetsinger Trophy, now on display at the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, NY.
This year the 25th Running of the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, Rolex Sports Car Series pairs up with the open-wheel cars of the IndyCar Series during the Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix, June 2-4th. In honor of these popular styles of racing, joining together during one great event weekend at The Glen, the International Motor Racing Research Center will feature an exhibit showcasing the perpetual trophies for both events now until the NEW race weekend.
The Seneca Trophy, named after the popular Finger Lake located nearby the historic road course in scenic upstate New York, was established in 2004 when Scott Pruett and Max Papis took the checkered flag of the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen. Four winners have already been etched into the trophy's granite base, including last year's race winners Tracy Krohn and Nic Jönsson of Krohn Racing/TRG. The trophy is a handcrafted Steuben Glass original standing approximately 2 feet tall and 6 inches. wide, showing an illusion of multiple checked flags waving throughout the octagon shaped parameter. Steuben Glass, considered an American tradition in crystal, was established in 1903 by Fredrick Carder.
The Cameron R. Argetsinger Trophy, named after the American road-racing enthusiast and founder of the first race ever held in Watkins Glen, was unveiled in March of 2005. The sterling-silver cup stands over 3 feet tall and 2 feet. wide and was crafted with similar likeness as the original United States Grand Prix, Pedro Rodriguez Memorial Piccirillo Cup that was presented at Watkins Glen International from 1971-1980. Argetsinger is currently the President of the International Motor Racing Research Center.
The International Motor Racing Research Center, located in the village of Watkins Glen, on 610 S. Decatur Street, will showcase the two prestigious event trophies from now until June 1st, when the race season kicks-off at Watkins Glen International. Hours of operation at the
center are from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday, year around and admission is free! Experience the collection of international racing archives, including trophies, photos, books and even historic, full size racing machines. The Pedro Rodriguez Memorial Piccirillo Cup is also on display at the center.
Tickets for the 2006 race season at The Glen are on-sale now. Fans can order the best seats in the house at an advance price and save, until TOYOTA Opening Day, April 30th. For tickets and additional information, please contact the Watkins Glen International ticket office at 866-461-RACE, log on to the official website of Watkins Glen International at TheGlen.com, buy online at www.racetickets.com or stop by The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen.