Steve Park and Matt Kobyluck Next Up for Live Chat
Both Drivers will be Available to Fans on Wednesday, May 20th
By: WGI Staff on 5/19/2009
Matt Kobyluck celebrates his first victory at Watkins Glen International
The live chats are open to all race fans that are registered on the WGI Fan Talk Forum. All fans will need to do in order to participate is log into the fan forum and click on the link that appears following a successful login. Not registered yet? Simply go to the WGI website (www.TheGlen.com), click on the “Community” tab at the top of the page, fill out the registration form on the forum and you are ready to post!
Each live chat will last 30-minutes and be held on Wednesday at 7:30 PM leading up to the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. The third and final live chat prior to the first event weekend at WGI will be held on May 27th and will feature 2007 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series champions Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty.
Steve Park has met with great success in his years of competing at The Glen. The veteran driver has five Top-10 finishes in 11 all-time starts at his home state track but the highlight is undoubtedly his win in the 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at The Glen race. Park edged out Mark Martin by 0.384 seconds, which is still the smallest margin of victory for any NASCAR Sprint Cup race ever held at The Glen, and in the process claimed his first of two career victories in NASCAR’s top series. He is coming off a fifth place finish in last year’s race and should be one of the favorites in the Tioga Downs Casino 125 at The Glen on Saturday, June 6th.
Matt Kobyluck’s impressive career in the NASCAR Camping World Series East reaches back to 1998. During his time in the series, Kobyluck has amassed eight wins, 35 Top-5, and 56 Top-10 finishes with four of those Top-10 finishes coming at The Glen. This includes his first career victory at WGI in the 2008 NASCAR Camping World Series East 125 at The Glen. If history is any indication, Kobyluck will be in the mix from the start in 2009 as the defending champion has not qualified any lower than 11th in his last six NASCAR Camping World Series East appearances at The Glen.
Tickets for the entire 2009 season at Watkins Glen International are on sale now! The season kicks-off with the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen weekend, June 5-6, featuring the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, KONI Challenge, and NASCAR Camping World Series East. Weekend tickets are only $35 and general admission for kids 12 and under is FREE when accompanied by an adult. For tickets and information, please contact the WGI ticket office at 866-461-RACE or log on to the official Watkins Glen website at www.TheGlen.com. Tickets, gift certificates and track merchandise can be all purchased at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen, Open Monday-Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4, Closed Sunday; 607-535-2338.
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