Ladies, Start Your Excitement Because Patrick Dempsey is Entered in Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen

Fans can Meet Dempsey, Scott Pruett, David Donohue and the Stars of GRAND-AM during Two Autograph Sessions

Patrick Dempsey

WATKINS GLEN, NY – Patrick Dempsey is set to return to Watkins Glen International for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on Saturday, June 4.  Dempsey, who is best known for his role as Dr. Derek Shepherd (a.k.a. McDreamy) on the hit TV drama Grey’s Anatomy, competes in the GT class of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series.  Fans will have a chance to meet Dempsey as well as all the stars of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge in two separate autograph sessions during the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen event weekend, June 3-5. 

Dempsey is listed on the official entry list as a co-driver in the No. 40 Mazda RX-8 for Dempsey Racing with Joe Foster and Charles Espenlaub.  The team started strong with a third place finish in the GT class during the Rolex 24 at Daytona, but only has one other Top-10 finish so far this season.  This race will mark Dempsey’s third appearance at Watkins Glen International and first since finishing seventh in the GT Class during the 2009 Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. 

Fans have the opportunity to meet Dempsey, Scott Pruett and all the stars of the GRAND –AM Rolex Sports Car Series during an all-driver autograph session on Friday, June 3, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The session will be held at team transporters throughout the Rolex Sports Car Series paddock area, which is also open to fans throughout the weekend.  The event is included in the price of any admission ticket.

The drivers of the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge will also partake in their own autograph session on Friday, June 3.  The session will take place during the Fan Walk on Pit Road from 5:05 p.m. to 5:40 p.m. just prior to the start of the Continental Tire 150 at The Glen at 6:10 p.m.

Tickets for the 2011 race season at Watkins Glen International are on sale now!  Fans can order their tickets or get more information by calling the WGI ticket office at 866-461-RACE (7223) or visiting the official website  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 – Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Keep up with the latest happenings at The Glen by visiting the official Watkins Glen International Facebook page,, and following WGI on Twitter, @WGI.

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