Fans Get to Chat with Ryan Hunter-Reay on WGI Website This Wednesday

Defending Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen Champion Featured in Live Chat on June 24th

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Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates in Gatorade Victory Lane following his win in the 2008 Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen.

Watkins Glen International will host the only driver chat leading up to the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen on Wednesday, June 24.  The 2008 Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen champion, Ryan Hunter-Reay, will be available to fans from 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM on 

This live chat is 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! 

Hunter-Reay will be making only his second visit to WGI for this year’s Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen, June 3-5, but his first visit landed him in Gatorade Victory Lane.  His win at the legendary road course was the first of his IndyCar Series career and was a springboard to late season success that included five Top-10 finishes in the final seven races.  He ended up in 8th the final season standings in his first full season of IndyCar Series competition.  Hunter-Reay began the 2009 season with Vision racing but moved to A.J. Foyt Enterprises prior to the race at Iowa Speedway.  He will remain with the team for the rest of the season which includes the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen.  This is an interesting twist as Hunter-Reay passed Darren Manning, who was driving for A.J. Foyt at the time, for the lead with 9 laps go on his way to victory at The Glen last year.   

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  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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