Corning Incorporated to Sponsor Twin 100's
Corning Twin 100's Will Run Saturday, July 7th and Sunday July 8th
Corning Incorporated, the title sponsor of The Glen's Indy Pro Series race since open-wheel racing returned in 2005, will double its pleasure this year by titling both races of the Indy Pro Series with the Corning Twin 100's during the Watkins Glen Grand Prix, July 6-8.
"We are proud to further our relationship with a partner so vital to our community," said Watkins Glen International President Craig Rust. "Corning Incorporated's decision to sponsor both 100's demonstrates their continued commitment to the world-class racing held here at The Glen."
This will be the first year that Corning Twin 100's will run at the famed road course. In 2005 and 2006, a single Corning 100 was run during the Watkins Glen Grand Prix weekend. The Indy Pro Series introduced doubleheader weekends last season as a cost-effective way to add races to the schedule and to entice IndyCar Series teams to participate in the series. Drivers will be racing hard both times they hit the legendary road course because each race will be a points race and have an impact on the 2007 season standings.
The addition of the second Corning 100 will give race fans two opportunities
to see the talented up and coming stars of the Indy Pro Series, and will give
the drivers more track time on the challenging road-course. The green flag will
drop on the first Corning 100 on Saturday, July 7, and will be part of a full
day of racing that includes the Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series and Historic
Grand Prix. The field will then invert for a second Corning 100 prior to the
Watkins Glen Grand Prix on Sunday, July 8.
Corning holds an extensive history at the legendary road course dating back to 1983 when Corning Enterprises, a then newly formed subsidiary of Corning purchased the track and formed a partnership with International Speedway Corporation (ISC). In 1997, ISC became the sole owner of the historic facility and continues to run its operations today.
The Indy Pro Series is considered the stepping stone for young drivers to develop in open-wheel racing to be able to compete in the premier IndyCar® Series. Recent graduates of the Indy Pro Series include 2006 Indianapolis 500 runner-up and Bombardier Rookie of the Year Marco Andretti and 2005 Corning 100 winner Jeff Simmons.
Tickets for the entire 2007 Season are on sale now! This includes the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, June 8-10, the return of open-wheel racing during the Watkins Glen Grand Prix, July 6-8, and the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup and Busch Series at The Glen, August 9-12. For more information, please contact the Watkins Glen International ticket office at 866-461-RACE or log on to the official website at www.TheGlen.com.