MINI Sets the Pace at The Glen
MINI USA, MINI of Rochester and Towne MINI will provide official pace cars for Sept. 5-7 weekend
MINI returns to Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey's Fancy New York's Artisan Cheese (July 11-13) and Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver (September 5-7).
WATKINS GLEN, NY (April 16, 2014) – Watkins Glen International is proud to announce MINI will return as the official pace car of the Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver for the second-consecutive season. Cars for the weekend are provided by MINI USA, MINI of Rochester and Towne MINI.
MINI also returns to The Glen in July as the official vehicle of the Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese (July 11-13). Featuring 90 New York State wineries, the Finger Lakes Wine Festival has a lot to offer guests, including the opportunity to take a hot lap around The Glen’s famous 2.45-mile road course in a MINI.
One-day ($35) and two-day ($45) tasters’ passes are available for the event. Reserved camping starts at just $70.
The Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver festivities begin on Friday, with the Grand Prix Festival in the village and a race reenactment on the original 6.6-mile street course. The action returns to Watkins Glen International Saturday and Sunday with historic cars from a number of different series tackling the twists and turns of The Glen.
Advance tickets are $45 for the weekend and $30 for Sunday-only.
Located within five (5) hours (~300 miles) of 25% of the US population, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in the United States. Mark your calendars for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship during Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen June 26-29, as well as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Cheez-It™ 355 and Nationwide Series Zippo 200 at The Glen August 7-10. Tickets are available by calling 866.461.RACE or at www.TheGlen.com. Keep up with The Glen on Facebook and Twitter. Download The Glen’s free mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.
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