See The Excitement Both On and Off the Track
Saturday Features Autographs, a Movie and a LIVE Concert!
In addition to the thrilling racing of the NASCAR Busch Series during the Zippo 200 race on Saturday, August 11th, fans will be treated to an autograph session with Paula DeAnda, a jumbotron viewing of "Talladega Nights" and a LIVE concert on the Red Cat Summer Stage. These exciting activities will wrap-up a full day of fan-entertainment leading up to Sunday's NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Centurion Boats at The Glen race.
The day is highlighted by the drivers of the NASCAR Busch Series challenging the historic road course in the Zippo 200. The green flag is scheduled to drop at 3:30 pm and will air live on ESPN 2. Prior to the race, up and coming Arista recording artist and Zippo 200 National Anthem singer Paula DeAnda will be signing autographs from 10:00 - 10:30AM at the Pyramid located just inside the infield. Paula has been an opening act for superstars Nelly, Akon, former Kumbia Kings member Frankie J and rap star Baby Bash. She is currently in the midst of performing a handful of dates with Chris Brown on the west coast having recently shot a video for her new single "Easy" featuring artist Bow Wow.
The action will continue following the checkered flag for the Zippo 200 with live music on the Red Cat Summer Stage during The Concert in the Esses. The concert is included with the price of admission and will feature Albany, NY-based "Sirsy," Syracuse, NY-based "Brand New Sin" and Corning, NY-based "Brainbell Janglers" taking to the stage located at the bottom of the famed Esses, inside turn two on the infield at 5:30 pm.
If an autograph session with a recording artist and a FREE live concert was not enough, Toyota is proud to present a viewing of the 2006 American comedy film "Talladega Nights" starring Will Farrell at 7:00PM. Enjoy watching NASCAR stock car racing sensation Ricky Bobby (Ferrell) and childhood friend Cal Naughton, Jr. (Reilly) "Shake 'N' Bake" on the Turn 10 Jumbotron. Seating will be available in the Turn 10 Grandstands. This is a new bonus for campers can enjoy during their stay at the historic track.
Don't miss out on one of New York State's largest weekend spectator sporting events August 9-12 with the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series taking center stage on Sunday in the much-anticipated Centurion Boats at The Glen. The NASCAR Busch Series is back for a third straight year to compete in the Zippo 200 on Saturday and the stars of the Rolex Sports Car Series take to the track on Friday night. Weekend tickets start at only $80 and can be purchased by calling 866-461-RACE, stopping by The Shop, located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen, NY or at the WGI ticket office located on the old Bronson Hill Road off of County Rte. 16. A complete weekend schedule can be found on www.TheGlen.com.
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- Doug Allen to perform anthems during INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen
- Chris Cornett promoted to Vice President of Facilities and Operations at Watkins Glen International