Hurley Haywood Will Chat with Fans on WGI Fan Forum


Haywood is the 4th Driver Featured in the Weekly Grand-Am Live Chat

Watkins Glen International will host its fourth LIVE Grand-Am driver chat on the WGI Fan Talk Forum on Wednesday, May 30th and will welcome one of the top names in racing history. Legendary driver Hurley Haywood will be the featured guest and will be available for fans questions and comments from 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM. The most recent chat with Will Nonnamaker and Joe Sahlen started at 7:30 PM and ran until just after 8:00 PM. This made it the third consecutive live chat to run over the scheduled 30 minutes.

This is the fourth 30-minute live chat in a series of five chats that will be held every Wednesday at 7:30 PM leading up to the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, June 8-10. Every live chat will feature a different driver from the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and fans can expect an announcement on the final featured driver sometime between now and the week of the race.

The live chats are open to all race fans that are registered on the WGI Fan Talk Forum. Not registered yet? Simply log-on to the WGI homepage (, fill out the registration form and you are ready to post!

Hurley Haywood is recognized as one of the finest drivers in racing history. He has made his mark at The Glen over the course of his illustrious career by claiming an incredible 7 victories at the historic road course. Watkins Glen International is a significant part to Haywood's career not just because of his victories but also because he made his pro racing debut during the 1969 Six Hours of The Glen. His list of racing accomplishments is impressive to say the least and stands up against any driver, past or present. He is a 5-time winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona, a 3-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, was the first driver to win the 24 Hours of Daytona and 24 Hours of Le Mans in the same year and is the only driver to repeat as winner of both races in the same year. Haywood is competing in the Daytona Prototypes this year and is the co-driver of the No. 59 Brumos Racing Porsche Fabcar with teammate JC France. Fans can expect to see both drivers in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, June 8-10, and during the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race during the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series at The Glen weekend, August 9-12.

Spring is in full swing and racing is in the air which means it is time to purchase your tickets for the 2007 season at historic Watkins Glen International. Don't miss the first exciting spectator event of the season, the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, June 8-10. Tickets are on sale for the rest of the 2007 season including 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

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