Sahlen Packaging Company, the title sponsor of The Glen's June Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race since 2003, has renewed its partnership with the historic road course for another three years. Sahlen's will continue as the title sponsor of the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen and is currently the longest running, ongoing title sponsorship at WGI. The 27th Running of the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen will be part of an action packed race weekend at The Soul of American Road Racing featuring five races and four different racing series, June 6-8.
"We are extremely proud of our relationship with Sahlen's and happy to be continuing our partnership through 2010," said Craig Rust, president of Watkins Glen International. "It's been wonderful to work with Joe Sahlen and the Sahlen's brand as he shares our commitment to continue to grow the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen as well as sports car racing throughout New York and the region."
The racing action starts on Friday, June 6 when the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, Star Mazda Championship, SCCA SPEED World Challenge, and NASCAR Camping World Series East Division all hit the track throughout the day. The main highlight of the weekend will be the 27th Running of the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen on Saturday, June 7. The up-and-coming drivers of the NASCAR Camping World Series - East Division will then get their turn to challenge The Glen on Sunday, June 8.
Sahlen Packaging Company, a leading producer of premium quality meat products in Western New York, is known for their high quality hot dogs, sausages, and deli meats. Founded in 1869 in Buffalo, New York as a family business, Sahlen's continues to be the name behind the Buffalo area's favorite hot dogs. Out of the bun and on the track, Joe Sahlen and Sahlen Packaging Company are a triple sponsor in Grand Am Road Racing that includes Team Sahlen's GT, GS, and ST cars, the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, and Grand American's Sahlen's Paddock Club. Sahlen began his professional racing career in 2005 on the formerly named Grand-Am Cup, now KONI Challenge Series.
Tickets for the 60th Anniversary 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. Kids 12 and under are Free during the June 6-7 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.