Will Run Sunday Morning Prior to the NASCAR Camping World Series Race
Do you love the Sahlen's Six Hour of The Glen and want to see more sports car racing action following that checkered flag? Looking for a racing series that combines the speed and agility of the Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series and the aggressive, fender-banging of NASCAR? Then you need to plan on catching the SCCA SPEED World Challenge when it returns to historic Watkins Glen International for the second year in a row! The high-energy racing series will join the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car and the NASCAR Camping World Series' East Division, during the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen weekend, June 6-8.
The SCCA SPEED World Challenge will hit the track for two races during the 2008 Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen weekend. Fans that watched the races last year found the racing to be extremely competitive and exciting. Each race began following an exciting standing starting along the front stretch. A five-second to green warning is typically provided on a sign held up by an SCCA official that is positioned directly in the front of the field. Once that sign is held up the official sprints across the track to get over the pit wall before the cars roar full-speed ahead towards Turn 1. Drivers in this series are determined to race as hard as they can until the checkered flag; even if that meant, for one competitor, continuing to race following a collision with a guardrail that caused most of the rear bumper to detach from the car.
The SCCA SPEED World Challenge is divided into two separate series SCCA SPEED GT and SCCA SPEED Touring Car. SCCA SPEED World Challenge has been praised by the likes of Car & Driver and RACER Magazine for its close, action-packed racing, featuring standing starts and fields topping 30 cars per class. Fans will be on the edge of their seats watching more than 12 auto manufacturers battle for supremacy in races lasting a maximum of 50 minutes. Now in its 19th consecutive season, SCCA SPEED World Challenge returns to The Glen for the sixth time in its history and the second year in a row. For more information go to their website, www.world-challenge.com.
Tickets for the racing action at Watkins Glen International are on-sale now! This year the season kicks-off with the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, June 6-7 paired with the NASCAR Camping World Series' East Division on Sunday, June 8. Open-wheel racing returns for the 4th of July weekend during the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen, July 4-6, and the Centurion Boats at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup and Zippo 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series weekend highlights the summer action, August 7-10. For more tickets and more information, please contact the Watkins Glen International ticket office at 866-461-RACE or log on to the official website www.TheGlen.com.
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