Green Flag on May 21 for the Corning Classic/LPGA Autocross Challenge
Five LPGA Tour professionals test their driving skills
Five Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour members will team-up for the Skip Barber Racing School and the second annual Corning/LPGA Autocross Challenge at Watkins Glen International on Monday, May 21, 2007. The team with the lowest combined score will celebrate their win in Gatorade Victory Lane - just like the racing pros.
Katherine Hull, Sara Payne, AJ Eathorne, Kim Williams, Charlotta Sorenstam and LPGA Corning Classic Chairman Jack Benjamin will all take to the track on Monday for the intense competition. Media are encouraged to head to the track at 2:45 p.m. to meet with the celebrity drivers before they participate in the Skip Barber Racing School, where they will receive instructions on how to handle a 140 mph Formula Dodge R/T 2000 race car. Although commonly considered the smaller version of an "Indy Car," the Corning/LPGA Autocross Challenge at the Glen will be equally as exciting. Media should be ready to set-aside the afternoon so as not to miss a minute of the excitement. The schedule for the day is as follows:
|2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.||Media meet and greet (interviews) with celebrity drivers|
|3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Skip Barber Racing School Classroom time|
|4 p.m. - 5 p.m.||Track time for drivers|
|5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.||Corning Classic /LPGA Autocross Challenge at The Glen|
Members of the media interested in attending the event should confirm attendance by contacting Eiron Smith at Watkins Glen International in order to get access to the track.
About Skip Barber Racing School
Headquartered in Lakeville, Conn., and operating out of four additional base locations, Skip Barber is the world's largest racing and driving school, available at close to 30 race tracks across the U.S. and Canada, including Watkins Glen International. In addition to the Skip Barber Racing School, the company also runs the Skip Barber Driving School and the new High Performance Driving School. (For the months of May and June, 2006, Skip Barber will additionally conduct all of its programs at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.) The company also operates six separate open-wheel racing championships, including the prestigious entry level pro series, the Skip Barber National Presented by RACER. More information is available by calling 860.435.1300, and at www.skipbarber.com.
About the LPGA
Featuring the world's best women golfers, the LPGA's membership includes touring, teaching and club professionals. The LPGA Tour in 2006 features 35 events, with total prize money of more than $50 million. Since 1981, the LPGA and its tournaments have raised approximately $170 million for charity. From the dreams of its 13 founders in 1950, the LPGA has evolved into the world's pre-eminent women's professional sports organization. The LPGA has grown from its roots as a playing tour into a non-profit organization involved in every facet of golf. In addition to the LPGA Tour members, the LPGA membership includes nearly 1,200 certified Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) who serve the golf industry in teaching, coaching and management positions. The LPGA T&CP member programs focus on increasing the involvement of women, girls and youth in golf, as well as contribute to the growth of the sport overall. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla. For more information on the LPGA, log on to www.LPGA.com.
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