Watkins Glen International To Host TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen returns June 29, 2014.
WATKINS GLEN, NY – Watkins Glen International is proud to announce the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen will return in 2014 as part of the exclusive TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. One of just 12 races on the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship schedule, Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen is scheduled for June 29. Start times will be announced at a later date.
“It’s a great honor to welcome the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship to The Glen,” said Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup. “To be one of only twelve tracks selected to host the series speaks volumes to Watkins Glen International’s standing in the sport. We have a great history of sportscar racing in Watkins Glen and we look forward to what the future holds for us.”
The Glen’s renewal customers have the best chance to save in 2014 and will receive their forms in October.
“We have created a premium schedule for sports car fans, taking our new championship to some of the best road racing facilities in North America, “ said IMSA CEO Ed Bennett. “Our event lineup also underscores the cooperative spirit of the merger between the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón (ALMS). The ‘best of both worlds’ approach, our shared guidepost throughout the merger process, is certainly evident when you look at the 2014 schedule.”
“We had many interested parties but for 2014, we only considered facilities from our 2013 Rolex Series and ALMS schedules. That was in fairness to our existing track partners, who have been such strong supporters of both series. The first TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season will feature iconic tracks deeply rich in history. We are very proud of this group of 12 facilities which have been selected for the inaugural season.”
“This is, without a doubt, the best sports car schedule in the history of North America,” said IMSA President and COO Scott Atherton. “When we announced the merger plans last year, we immediately envisioned a dream schedule, one that our industry and, most importantly, our fans would embrace. Although it wasn’t easy, we feel like we have arrived at just that. There were so many options to consider and we could have added more events, but we had to ensure that we didn’t over-tax our industry. So, we stuck to our plan of going with the ‘best of the best’ and capped the lineup at 12 events. Overall, a dream schedule, indeed.”
Located in the Finger Lake Region of New York, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in North America. For tickets and information visit www.TheGlen.com.