Star Drivers, Headlined by Patrick Dempsey, to Race at The Glen

Patrick Dempsey and Bruno Junqueira Both Entered for the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen on Saturday, June 6th

Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey, seen here in the WGI media center in 2008, will compete in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen on Satuday, June 6th.

Patrick Dempsey will return to WGI for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on Saturday, June 6th.  Dempsey, who is best known for his role as Dr. Derek Shepherd (a.k.a. Dr. McDreamy) on the hit TV drama Grey’s Anatomy, also competes in the Rolex Sports Car Series.  Slated as a co-driver in the No. 40 Mazda RX-8 for Dempsey Racing with Joe Foster, the team will hope to improve on their 36th–place finishing position from the 2008 Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen event.  This race will mark Dempsey’s second appearance at Watkins Glen International. 

Additionally, IndyCar® Series veteran, Bruno Junqueira, is set to join Mark Wilkins and Burt Frisselle in the No. 61 AIM Autosport Ford Riley as a co-driver for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.  The 2002 Indy 500 pole-sitter, and three-time Champ Car World Series runner-up, will make his Rolex Sports Car Series debut in a Daytona Prototype at The Glen.  However, the race will not be his first start at the legendary road course.  Last year, he recorded a season best finish of 6th in the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen while competing in the IndyCar® Series. 

Fans will have the opportunity to meet Dempsey, Junqueira, Scott Pruett, and all the starts of the Rolex Sports Car Series during an all-driver autograph session on Saturday, June 6th at 12:00-12:45 PM.  The session will be held at team transporters throughout the Rolex Sports Car Series paddock area, which is also open to fans throughout the weekend.  The event is included in the price of any admission ticket. 

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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