Rub Elbows with Your Racing Favorites at The Glen
Enjoy All Access Available During the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen Weekend
By: WGI Staff on 6/2/2009
For a limited time on Friday and Saturday, fans will be able to walk along pit road on a special “Fan Walk” where they can get an up-close and personal look at cars and stars of the KONI Challenge and the Rolex Sports Car Series. The experience will allow fans to watch teams in action, see a live pit stop demonstration, and maybe even catch a glimpse of their favorite drivers. The KONI Challenge Series Fan Walk will be open on Friday, June 5th from 3:35 PM to 3:55 PM. Pit road is sure to be a busy place, as pre-race activities for the KONI Challenge Series race begin immediately following the Fan Walk access period. The session will also feature a live pit stop demonstration at 3:45 PM.
On Saturday, June 6th at 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM, fans will be able to take a closer look at the Rolex Sports Car Series while their Fan Walk is open to the public. The No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Ford/Riley Daytona Prototype team will entertain fans with a live pit stop demonstration along pit road at 1:30 PM. Just prior to the Fan Walk access period, Oswaldo Negri and Mark Patterson, co-drivers for the No. 60 Michael Shank Racing team will appear at the Toshiba Transporter from 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM to answer fans’ most pressing questions.
Additionally, the NASCAR Camping World Series East garage area will open its gates to the public for viewing of the garage several times during the event weekend, on Friday from 7:00 AM – 9:45 AM, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, and 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM and then on Saturday morning from 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM. The action in the garage on Saturday will be heating up as teams make their final changes to the cars for the Tioga Downs Casino 125 at The Glen. Fans can roam the garage area while watching the crews hard at work in the garage stalls. Not only will fans be able to watch the crews prepare the cars, but they may even have the chance to meet their favorite driver as they get ready for the race.
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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