Watkins Glen International selects benefactors for Opening Weekend

Toyota Camry Pace Car

WATKINS GLEN, NY (April 10, 2015) – Proceeds from Opening Weekend at Watkins Glen International, April 18-19, will support the International Motor Racing Research Center and the Corning Community College Library.

For $25, fans can drive the legendary road course in their personal vehicle during the annual season kick-off event, which runs rain-or-shine. The weekend also provides a final opportunity for fans to purchase advance-priced tickets to all of Watkins Glen International events. Prices will increase on Monday, April 20th.

Gates will open at 9:30 a.m., with tickets being sold for track laps until 3:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

On Friday, April 17, the Toyota Green Grand Prix returns to Watkins Glen International, with free admission for fans interested in witnessing this fuel-efficiency competition. Another returning event, the ARC of Schuyler County 5k Run/Walk will kick off festivities at the track on Saturday morning, scheduled for an 8:00 a.m. start.

Several WGI partners are offering exclusive deals at their locations for fans presenting their Opening Weekend ticket stub, including: Hazlitt Vineyards, Glenora Wine Cellars, Zippo, Bully Hill Vineyards, Great Western Champagne, Corning Museum of Glass and Pole Position Raceway.

Tickets for Opening Weekend are available at the gate on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 only.

Located within five (5) hours (~300 miles) of 25% of the US population, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in North America. Tickets for the 2015 season may be purchased by calling 866.461.RACE and online 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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