Live Driver Chats are Back with Sahlen and Nonnamaker

Three Live Driver Chats to be Held on May 13th, May 20th, and May 27th

Team Sahlen Corvette

Team Sahlen will field the #42 and #43 GT Class Corvettes in the Grand-Am Rolex Series this season.

Watkins Glen International will kick-off the third year of their live driver chats on the WGI Fan Talk Forum on Wednesday, May 13th.  Veteran driver Will Nonnamaker and driver/sponsor Joe Sahlen will be the first guests of the 2009 season and will be available to fans 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM.  This chat will be the first of three live chats leading up to the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, June 5-6.     

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 (, 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.   Following the chat with Nonnamaker and Sahlen on Wednesday, May 13, the live chat on May 20th will feature a driver from the NASCAR Camping World Series East and on May 27th fans will chat with 2007 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series champions Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty.

Will Nonnamaker has a professional resume boasting three championships, 15 wins, 38 podiums and four poles. All three of his Grand-Am championships have come in the formerly named Grand-Am Cup Series, now the Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series.  In 2005, he claimed the inaugural Rolex Series Bob Akin award with eight top-10 finishes.  This year, Nonnamaker is competing in both the Rolex Series and KONI Challenge Series with Team Sahlen.

Joe Sahlen is the driver/sponsor of Team Sahlen.  He owns Sahlen Packing Co., Inc., a triple sponsor in Grand American Road Racing that includes Team Sahlen's GT 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 Series.

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 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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