Watkins Glen International Extends Partnership With the Hilliard Corporation, Entitlement Sponsor for the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix


WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (March 19, 2021) — Watkins Glen International and the Hilliard Corporation have announced a multi-year extension keeping the Elmira, N.Y. brand as the entitlement sponsor for the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) U.S. Vintage Grand Prix, including a new race logo.

The Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix is scheduled for September 9-12, 2021 featuring the SVRA as well as the highly competitive Trans-Am Championship.

“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Hilliard here at WGI,” Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup said. “To have a local, Southern Tier brand associated with the vintage racing history and prestige of Watkins Glen International has been amazing. We look forward to this extended partnership.”

Watkins Glen International has hosted the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix since 1984, adding to the lengthy history of classic racing competition in Upstate New York, dating back to the first, post-World War II road race in North America, held on the village streets in 1948. Hilliard has been the entitlement sponsor for the vintage weekend since 2018.

“The Hilliard Corporation is pleased to extend its sponsorship of the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen,” Hilliard Chairman and CEO Jan van den Blink said “This weekend is one of the premier vintage racing events in the country and we are proud to continue our partnership with WGI. Watkins Glen International is one of the very best road racing tracks in the world and we are very fortunate to have it in our area.”

Since 1905, Hilliard has been engineering, manufacturing and distributing motion control and filtration products. The Hilliard Corporation offers a broad line of motion control clutches, drivetrains and industrial brakes. The company‘s Hilco products include oil filtration and reclaiming equipment, starters for industrial gas and diesel engines and gas turbines, and plate and frame filter presses used in the food and beverage industry. More information is available at www.hillardcorp.com.

Tickets and camping are on sale for the Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at TheGlen.com or (866) 461-RACE.

About Watkins Glen International

Located within five hours and 300 miles of 25 percent of the US population, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in North America, four-times voted “Best NASCAR Track” by readers of USA Today. Keep up with The Glen on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For tickets, camping, and additional information, call 1-866-461-RACE or visit www.TheGlen.com.

2021 Watkins Glen International Schedule

April 10-11 — Opening Weekend

May 21-23 — Ferrari Challenge North America

June 18-20 — SCCA Majors Super Tour

June 24-27 — IMSA Sahlen‘s Six Hours of The Glen

July 9-11 — Finger Lakes Wine Festival

August 4-8 — NASCAR Go Bowling at The Glen

September 9-12 — Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix

September 16-19 — GT World Challenge America

October 29-30 — Finger Lakes Beer Festival

2021 Watkins Glen International NASCAR Weekend Schedule

August 6 — ARCA Menards Series Race

August 7 — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race

August 7 — NASCAR Xfinity Series Race

August 8 — NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling at The Glen