Indy Pendence Kick Off Celebration at Clute Park

Celebrate Independence Day during the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen Event Weekend

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WGI and WENY-TV will combine forces to present the Indy-Pendence Kick-Off Celebration on Friday, July 3rd at Clute Park in the Village of Watkins Glen.  The celebration begins at 12:00 PM and will culminate with a fireworks spectacular over Seneca Lake at 9:30 PM.  The atmosphere will have a special Independence Day and IndyCar Series theme in honor of the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen, July 3-5. 

The Indy-Pendence Kick-Off Celebration will have fun for the whole family!  There will be plenty of carnival food, rides and games for everyone to enjoy, and an appearance by IndyCar Series drivers Justin Wilson and Robert Doornbos.  Wilson and Doornbos will be on the main stage in the park for a Q&A with fans from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM.  Fans can taste samples from some of the top local wineries with “A Toast to Independence.”  Airco will provide inflatable rides for kids to enjoy, and for fans of all ages the IndyCar Series Fan Zone will also be at the park.  The exhibit will have duel race simulators allowing fans to test their ability of racing around a track, as well as several walkthrough trailers.  Also on-site, will be a memorabilia and merchandise hauler where fans can buy gear to support their favorite IndyCar Series driver in the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen. 

The Indy-Pendence Celebration is just one of the family-friendly activities that can be found at Watkins Glen over the holiday weekend.  Watkins Glen International will be hosting six races from four different series, as well as a myriad of other activities over the July 3-5 weekend.  The racing begins on Friday night with a race for the F2000 Championship Series.  On Saturday, fans will be treated to plenty of on-track action including IndyCar Series qualifying, the Corning 100 Firestone Indy Lights race, and races for both the GT and TC classes of the SCCA SPEED World Challenge Series.  Also on Saturday, fans can attend all-driver autograph sessions for both the IndyCar Series and the SPEED World Challenge, concerts by Ragged Sole and The Presidents of the United States of America on the Red Cat Summer Stage, and a viewing party for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Daytona.  On Sunday, fans can watch another race from the F2000 Championship Series, while they get ready to cheer on their favorite IndyCar Series drivers in the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen, which begins at 1:30 PM on Sunday afternoon.  Adults can attend all of these events with the purchase of a single weekend ticket.  To make it even better, kids 12 and under get FREE general admission with the purchase of an adult ticket. 

Tickets for the entire 2009 season at Watkins Glen International are on sale now!  Celebrate the Fourth of July with the 5th Annual Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen weekend, July 3-5.  On-track action will be headlined by the IndyCar Series, Firestone Indy Lights, F2000 Championship Series and the SCCA SPEED World Challenge.  Weekend tickets begin at just $55, and general admission for kids 12 and under is FREE when accompanied by an adult.  For tickets and information, please contact the Watkins Glen International ticket office at 866-461-RACE or log on to the official Watkins Glen International 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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