THE BOG Returns to The Glen

Deadline to Purhcase New Trackside Hospitality is Wednesday, August 5th; The "Bog Hog" Makes a Comeback on NEW 2009 WGI Merchandise

Bog Hog
For almost two decades “The Bog” was the place to be during event weekends at The Glen, and during this year’s Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen this will once again be true.   THE BOG presented by Red Cat Wine is a special hospitality area where fans can watch the race, enjoy complimentary lunch and snack food, play games and meet their favorite drivers during question and answer appearances.  Fans watching the action from THE BOG fan hospitality tent will have one of the closest trackside viewing locations on the entire NASCAR circuit and will get to watch as some of the best drivers in NASCAR race through the final turn of the tricky road-course.

Fans partying in THE BOG will have access to complimentary breakfast and lunch with unlimited Pepsi products and bottled water, and those over the age of 21 are entitled to six Budweiser coupons per day and may purchase their own Red Cat wine.  The fun continues in the “Wreck Room,” where fans can play a variety of games including pool, foosball, darts and more.  Fans in THE BOG are sure to get a first-rate race experience with preferred parking for the event, self-guided pit tours on Sunday just hours before the race, a free Official Bog Hog patch, and a hospitality area with the direct track feed playing on closed circuit televisions.  To be a part of THE BOG’s comeback, fans must act fast!  All hospitality packages must be purchased by Wednesday, August 5th.  Tickets for THE BOG presented by Red Cat Wine cost $75 for Sunday only admission, or $125 for a 2-day package to be used on Saturday and Sunday. 

This year, The Pyramid and all WGI merchandise locations on-site will feature an exclusive line of gear for THE BOG to help fans remember their wild experience at The Glen. All fans—those new to THE BOG, as well as those who partied there in years past—are invited to visit The Pyramid and check out all the new apparel and souvenirs.  Some of the new merchandise can be viewed online at

The Bog was the place to be at The Glen during the 1960s and most of the 1970s.  The giant mud bowl outside the west tunnel and leading to the start/finish line was a prime spot for on-track and off-track entertainment.  By the mid-60s, fans began bringing old vehicles that they “bogged” as hundreds of fans chanted “The Bog wants a car!”  There the infamous “Bog Hog” was born and appeared on bootlegged merchandise sold around town for years. The climax of The Bog came during the 1974 United States Grand Prix when fans claimed a Greyhound bus that had become trapped in the mud as their own and set it ablaze.  This was one of the most memorable events to take place in The Bog …which ultimately led to its termination, by WGI officials, later that same season.   

Tickets for the entire 2009 season at Watkins Glen International are on sale now!  Don’t miss the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series as they take on the twisted turns of Watkins Glen International in their final road-course race of the season, August 6 - 9.  The Daytona Prototype Class of the Rolex Sports Car Series returns to The Glen to compete in the Crown Royal 200 on Friday night, followed by the Zippo 200 with the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Saturday afternoon.  The weekend will culminate with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing in the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen on Sunday afternoon.  Sunday only tickets begin at just $55, with weekend tickets beginning at $65.  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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