"Grey's Anatomy" and "Made of Honor" Star Scheduled to Compete on Saturday, June 7
The entry list for the upcoming Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen has a name that both non-race and race fans alike should know - Patrick Dempsey. The popular actor is scheduled to compete in the GT class of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Race on Saturday, June 7 at 11:15 AM. Dempsey was entered to compete at The Glen in 2007 as part of the KONI Challenge Series but withdrew at the last second due to a conflict associated with a movie he was shooting for SONY.
Dempsey is best known for his role as Dr. Derek Shepherd (a.k.a. Dr. McDreamy) on the hit TV drama Grey's Anatomy. Fans may have also seen him in the recently released movie Made of Honor which is currently second on the Top-10 Box Office list. In 2007, the long-time racing enthusiast competed in 5 Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series events with a career-best finish of 6th at Homestead-Miami Speedway and also made his debut in Grand-Am Rolex Series GT competition at Miller Motorsports Park. Dempsey will share the driving duties of the No. 40 Mazda RX-8 for Hyper Sport Racing with co-driver Joe Foster. Fans will have the chance to meet Dempsey and all the stars of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series during an autograph session that runs 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm on Friday, June 6.
Tickets for the historic 60th Anniversary Season at Watkins Glen International are on-sale now! The season kicks-off in less that 30 days 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. General admission tickets for Kids 12 and under are FREE during the June 6-8 and July 4-6 event weekends when accompanied by an adult. 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.