Watkins Glen International President Craig Rust announced today that Chemung Canal Trust Company will continue with their track sponsorship and become the Official Bank of the Zippo U.S. Vintage Grand Prix this September 8-10.
"We are thrilled with the relationship that we have been able to build with Chemung Canal Trust Co. throughout the years," stated Rust. "Their continued involvement at The Glen not only supports our efforts, but speaks to their level of commitment to our community," said Rust.
The Zippo U.S. Vintage Grand Prix is considered the largest vintage racing event in America. This year Chemung Canal Trust Co. will not only become the official bank during this historic weekend, but they will also be the title sponsor of the Antique Auto Show, traditionally held on Saturday.
"I know that our involvement with Watkins Glen over the past seven years has been mutually rewarding and valuable." said Jan P. Updegraff, President and CEO of Chemung Canal Trust Company. "We are excited to be able to continue our longstanding relationship with community partners like Watkins Glen International and are looking forward to another successful year at the track."
Chemung Canal Trust Company had been the title sponsor of the historic races held at Watkins Glen International since 1999. In 2005 they were the title sponsor of the Grand American Rolex Series Grand-Am Cup race held during the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen weekend.
Chemung Canal Trust Company is a 173 year old independent commercial bank headquartered in Elmira, New York with assets of over $718 million. The bank has 17 offices from Bath to Binghamton that offer a full range of personal and commercial services. Since 1903, The Company has offered Trust and Investment services and currently has $1.3 billion under management in the Trust and Investment Center and has evolved into the local leader in this arena.
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 TheGlen.com, buy online at www.racetickets.com or stop by The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen.