Watkins Glen International and Sahlen Packing Company to Continue Long-Standing Partnership


Extension to include continuation of Sahlen‘s Six Hours at The Glen entitlement

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 23, 2023) — Watkins Glen International and Sahlen Packing Company will continue their long-standing relationship in a multi-year extension, the track announced at the start of the race weekend for the 2023 Sahlen‘s Six Hours at The Glen, bringing the partnership to 25 years.

Sahlen‘s, known for their premium Smokehouse Hot Dogs, will also be the entitlement partner for the 2023 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race at Watkins Glen International. The Sahlen‘s 120 at The Glen will take place on Saturday, June 24 as part of the overall Sahlen‘s Six Hours of The Glen IMSA race weekend.

“We are thrilled to announce this long-term extension with the Sahlen Packing Company, and the Sahlen family as their values and goals strongly align with the IMSA event weekend, and Watkins Glen International,” said Rob Roessel, Director of Corporate Sales, Watkins Glen International. “The Sahlen family‘s passion and enthusiasm for sports car racing and Watkins Glen is unparalleled. We thank them for their contributions over the past twenty years, and we look forward to the future.”

Spanning over 150 years and five generations, the family run business, headed up by company President Joe Sahlen, has been a partner of Watkins Glen International since 2003, providing fans with their signature smokehouse hot dogs throughout the racing season at the historic New York track.

Watkins Glen International has hosted the famous six-hour endurance race since 1969, producing a wide range of winners including Bruce McLaren and Mario Andretti. Last year, The No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura drove to victory, with Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor securing first place in the DPi class and hoping to do so again this year in the revamped GTP class with teammate Louis Deletraz.

The Sahlen‘s 120 at The Glen begins at 3:45 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 24, with two hours of intense racing at Watkins Glen International.

Sunday‘s Sahlen‘s Six Hours of The Glen caps off the race weekend, featuring the 57-car field tackling the 3.4-mile road course in a six-hour battle to the checkered flag.

For more details about Watkins Glen International, including schedules and ticketing information for the upcoming IMSA race weekend, call 1-866-461-RACE or visit TheGlen.com.

About Watkins Glen International

Located within five hours and 300 miles of 25 percent of the U.S. 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 and get all of the latest information by downloading the NASCAR tracks app at www.theglen.com/nascar-tracks-app.

2023 Watkins Glen International Schedule

June 2-4 — SCCA Majors Super Tour

June 8-11 — Historic Sportscar Racing

June 15 — Chemung Canal Trust Summer Concert Series

June 22-25 — IMSA Sahlen‘s Six Hours of The Glen

July 6-9 — Cayuga Health Finger Lakes Wine Festival

July 11 — Chemung Canal Trust Summer Concert Series

August 4 — Chemung Canal Trust Summer Concert Series

August 9 — Chemung Canal Trust Summer Concert Series

August 16-20 — NASCAR Go Bowling at The Glen

September 7-10 — Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix

2023 Watkins Glen International NASCAR Weekend Schedule

August 18 — General Tire 100 at The Glen — ARCA Menards Series Race

August 19 — Shriners Children‘s 200 at The Glen — NASCAR Xfinity Series Race

August 20 — Go Bowling at The Glen — NASCAR Cup Series Race

About Sahlen‘s Packing Company

Over its 150-year history, Sahlen Packing Co. has ensured the highest quality meat product cooked and cured with smoke creating their signature Smokehouse flavor for retailers, foodservice operators, and families across the country. This heritage of quality and freshness spans the entire Sahlen product line, including hot dogs, Polish and Italian sausages, and a variety of deli meats. For more information on the products and history of Sahlen Packing Co., please visit sahlen.com.