TOYOTA Opening Day at Watkins Glen International is Sunday, April 30th and marks the last day to purchase tickets at the advanced price. Fans will also have the opportunity to drive the 3.4 mile grand prix course or get a ride around "The Soul of American Road Racing" before the track's opening race weekend, June 2-4.
TOYOTA Opening Day officially opens The Glen for the highly anticipated 2006 racing season at the historic road-course. This year the track will celebrate 20 years of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup racing at The Glen, August 10-13 and welcome back the open-wheel cars and stars of the Indy Racing League for the 2nd Annual Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix, June 2-4 - straight from the Indy 500. This year the IndyCar Series is joined with the 25th Running of the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen showcasing the unique and popular Daytona Prototypes of the Rolex Sports Car Series.
On TOYOTA Opening Day, fans will not only be able to SAVE on tickets, but they will also help raise money for charity. Proceeds from TOYOTA Opening Day will benefit Victory Junction Gang Camp, a Kyle and Patty Petty organization for children with chronic illnesses. For only $20.00 per vehicle, from 10:00 AM until 4:30 PM, fans will get the chance to drive three parade-style paced laps, or take a ride in a pace car, and feel the excitement of the upcoming 2006 race season - before the likes of NASCAR stars Jeff Gordon, Dale Jr., or the newly crowed Indy 500 champion. Motorcycles are not permitted.
April 30th also marks the last day to purchase racing tickets for all of the events at The Glen at the advanced prices. Fans can save as much as much as $16.00 on race packages and $11.00 on individual tickets. Save BIG on the premium "4-Pak" offer that includes weekend tickets to the Sahlens' Six Hours of The Glen and the IndyCar Series races, June 2-4 and the NASCAR Busch Series and NEXTEL Cup Series races, August 10-13.
Tickets for the entire 2006 season are on sale now! This year, the IndyCar Series joins the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen weekend for the 2nd Annual Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix, June 2-4. The weekend features 4 races including the Corning 100 Indy Pro Series race, and the Zippo Historic Grand Prix showcasing Formula 1 cars of the past.
The NASCAR Busch Series joins the NEXTEL Cup Series once again during the annual NASCAR weekend, August 10-13 to compete in the Zippo 200 race. For tickets and additional information, please contact the Watkins Glen International ticket office at 866-461-RACE, log on to the official Watkins Glen website at TheGlen.com, buy online at Racetickets.com, or stop by The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen.