Featured Marque and Run Groups Named for Watkins Glen Historics Race
Legends of Motorsports Event Celebrates Germany's Porsche Brand
By: WGI Staff on 2/5/2010
Porsche lovers and fans will want to be at WGI during the Legends of Motorsports event in June.
The iconic Porsche luxury sports car brand has been named official marque for the inaugural Legends of Motorsports, a Bobby Rahal Signature Event race weekend at Watkins Glen International. The event at the historic Watkins Glen, New York road course is slated for June 11-13, 2010.
For more than 50 years Porsche cars have re-written racing’s record books in the form of manufacturer, team and driver championships and more than 28,000 race wins, many recorded at historic Watkins Glen International. Beyond the simple pursuit of racing glory, Porsche has steadfastly used its motorsport programs to develop its highly-prized production vehicles.
“Throughout the world and certainly in America, people continue an ongoing and passionate love affair with Porsche,” stated Bobby Rahal, partner, Historic Motorsports Productions (HMP), which owns and promotes the Legends of Motorsports series. “Through the years Porsche has crafted many memorable race cars, all typically fast, stylish and engineered to be amazingly reliable,” the 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner continued. “Guests at the Legends of Motorsports event at Watkins Glen International will see multiple generations of exquisite Porsche road cars and race cars up-close and on the race track.”
In fact, a full roster of Legends of Motorsports classes will compete at Watkins Glen International including the following categories and run groups:
2-Liter Sports Cars
Group C/GTP Enduro
IMSA GT/World Championship of Makes Enduro
Thunder and Lightning
Peter Stoneberg, partner and CEO of HMP stated, “Having the personal pleasure of regularly driving Porsche cars on both the highway and race track, I can attest that this is an automotive marque truly worthy of celebration. Between the Porsche car clubs who will be well-represented, and the dozens of anticipated Porsche race cars on hand, Watkins Glen International will be a magical place for those who appreciate sports cars with a proud heritage.”
Tickets are expected to go on sale later this month. Visit www.TheGlen.com or www.legendsofmotorsports.com for more information. In addition to its Watkins Glen International event, Legends of Motorsports will hold 2010 feature events at Alabama’s Barber Motorsports Park, May 21-23, and Canada’s Circuit Mont Tremblant on July 8-11.
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