Steuben Glass Renews for 2007
Steuben Glass and the legendary road course have renewed their partnership for 2007. This continues a very unique partnership as it brings together the stature of Steuben Glass and the history of Watkins Glen International. Steuben Glass, founded by Frederick Carder in 1903, is considered an American tradition in crystal due its impressive reputation, innovation and longevity in the glassmaking industry.
A partnership such as the one between the prestigious glassmaker and historic race track is unique in motorsports. The Glen was one of the first, and continues to be one of the few, race tracks in the United States to receive high-quality, handcrafted trophies from such an esteemed glassmaker. Steuben Glass will continue to provide trophies for two of The Glen's most well-known races; the Seneca Trophy, which is presented to the winner of the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen endurance race and The Riesbeck Cup, the trophy traditionally given to the winner of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup series race at The Glen.
The Seneca Trophy is on display at the International Motor Racing Research Center when it is not being used during the Sahlen's Six Hour of The Glen Rolex Sports Car Series race at Watkins Glen International. The Seneca Trophy is a one of a kind Steuben Glass crystal design. A crystal replica of the top portion of the trophy (known as the flag) is presented to the winner of this prestigious sports car series race each year.