Legends of Motorsports Part of "Historic" WGI Ticket Deal
Offer Combines Two Historic Race Weekends with Opportunity to Meet Bobby Rahal
By: WGI Staff on 5/26/2010
The new "Rahal Package" includes an exclusive Meet and Greet with racing icon Bobby Rahal during the Legends of Motorsports weekend, June 11-13. (Photo courtesy of HMP)
Legends of Motorsports, A Bobby Rahal Signature Event is pleased to announce that Watkins Glen International, The Soul of American Road Racing, will include the series’ upcoming June 11 – 13 event with the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix, September 10-12, in a special historic racing ticket package known as “The Rahal Package.”
“The Rahal Package,” named for series co-founder and 1986 Indy 500 Winner Bobby Rahal, includes a general admission ticket to both the Legends of Motorsports event, June 11 – 13, and the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix, Sept. 10 – 12. Additionally, fans who purchase “The Rahal Package” will be invited to meet Rahal himself at an exclusive meet-and-greet on Saturday at noon, during the Legends of Motorsports weekend.
Legends of Motorsports is in its inaugural season, having recently completed its first event at Barber Motorsports Park. For the Watkins Glen weekend, the series has named Porsche as the Featured Marque and Porsche racing legend Vic Elford as the Grand Marshal. Car categories slated to compete include 2-Liter Sports Cars, Can-Am, USRRC, Classic Monoposto, Formula 5000, Formula Libre, GTP/Group C, IMSA GT, FIA World Championship of Makes, Thunder and Lightning and Trans-Am.
The weekend will carry a 70’s theme, with a “Remember the Summer Jam 1973” party on Friday, June 11, that includes live music, food, WCMF’s Chris Robinson and a chance to win a hot lap ride with Rahal on Saturday, June 12. Fans who purchase “The Rahal Package” will have their meet-and-greet with the legendary driver on Saturday and will want to stick around for a “Disco Fever Dance Party,” that evening, complete with a 70’s costume contest where the winner will receive roundtrip tickets to Orlando. Tickets to the party, which cost $20, benefit the Watkins Glen Research Library. A fan forum and autograph session with Rahal and Elford highlight Sunday’s off-track activities, while fans are welcome to enjoy a Kids’ Zone, paddock tours, beautiful cars and thrilling races throughout the weekend.
“The Rahal Package” can be purchased for $75 by calling 866-461-7223. Paddock access is free and additional options are available for hospitality and sports car corral parking. Watkins Glen International offers a three-day camping pass for $40. A limited number of Pit Road Reserved camping spaces with water and electric hookups are also available for $200. As always, children 15 and under will be admitted free with a ticketed adult.
Tickets for the entire 2010 season including next week’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, June 4-6, as well as the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, August 5-8, and Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen, July 2-4, weekends are on sale now! Fans can purchase tickets by calling the Watkins Glen International ticket office at 866-461-RACE (7223) or logging on to the official website, www.TheGlen.com. Tickets, gift certificates and track merchandise can all be purchased at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen. The Shop is open Monday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-4.