WGI to Honor Robert "Bob" Snodgrass During the Race
Watkins Glen International will make a special tribute to the life of Elmira,
NY native Robert "Bob" Snodgrass during this weekend's Grand-Am Rolex Sports car
Series presented by Crown Royal race. The Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen is
scheduled to begin at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 9th.
"This is an emotional weekend for the team," stated Dan Davis, Chairman of Brumos Racing. "He was very fond of Watkins Glen, because of his roots. The team misses him and would like to 'win one for Bob' this weekend."
Bob Snodgrass fell in love with racing when he witnessed the first post-World War II race in the United States in the village streets of Watkins Glen in October of 1948 - known as "the day they stopped the trains." He and Mike Culucci, crew chief of the No. 58 Brumos/Redbull Porsche Riley Daytona Prototype, grew up together in Elmira, NY and continued to share their passion for racing throughout his life. Bob moved to Florida in the 70's to run Brumos Motor Cars Inc. where he became highly involved in the success of the Brumos Racing team consisting of the No. 58 and No. 59 Brumos Porsche Fabcar Daytona Prototypes that will compete in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race this weekend. He was s strong supporter of racing at Watkins Glen International, was a vice-chairman of the Board of Advisors of Grand-Am, and was a founder of the International Motor Racing Research Library located in Watkins Glen. He passed away on April 24th at his home in Jacksonville, Fl at the age of 64.
The track will hand out commemorative flags to fans and teams attending this weekend's Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen to wave on laps 58 and 59, of Saturday's race in memory or Bob Snodgrass and as a tribute to his life. While the racing action will continue during these laps, fans will also be asked to observe a moment of silence during lap 59, as they continue to wave the flags during the race.
"Bob was not only a good friend of The Glen but truly supported our efforts to reestablish the importance of sports car racing at Watkins Glen International," stated Craig Rust President of Watkins Glen International. "This is a way for our fans to honor his legacy in both racing and the community."
Flags will be given out free of charge to all weekend ticket holders at the gate and extra flags can be purchased for $5.00 at the Pyramid Souvenir Center located on the infield of the track. Tickets for this weekend's Sahlen's Six Hour of The Glen and can be purchased by calling 866-461-RACE or at the ticket office located at the corner of County Rte. 16. and Old Bronson Hill Road outside of the track. Weekend tickets are only $30.00. More information including a complete schedule of weekend racing activities can be found at www.theglen.com.