Weekend will be titled Chemung Canal Trust Historic Races at Watkins Glen
Watkins Glen, NY (March 25, 2001) - Watkins Glen International President, Bryan R. Sperber, announced today that Chemung Canal Trust Company has renewed their involvement in the track's historic races and will be the title sponsor of the event for the next three years. The weekend will be titled Chemung Canal Trust Historic Races.
"We are delighted that Chemung Canal has decided to extend its marketing relationship with Watkins Glen International," said Sperber. "Working with a company of their stature on this great weekend of historic racing has been a very positive experience and we look forward to the next three years with them."
The 2001 Chemung Canal Trust Historic Races at Watkins Glen will feature a full program of Historic Sports Car racing, highlighted by a tribute to Volvo and an F1 vs. Cart Shootout. The weekend will offer an action-packed schedule of racing with over 300 immaculately restored race cars from the IMSA GTP, Camel Lights and GT, SCCA Can-Am, Trans-Am and Formula 5000, Indy Car, and the FIA Championship of Makes series.
"In the two years that we have sponsored this race, interest and participation from our clients have doubled," said Jan P. Updegraff, president and CEO of Chemung Canal Trust Company. "We fully expect to see continued growth and support for this event among our client base in all of our markets.
"Therefore, we were confident that signing a continuation of the contract was the correct decision and in the best interests of our clients, of Watkins Glen International, and of the economies of our communities," he continued. "Changing the event name to Chemung Canal Trust Historic Races at Watkins Glen just underscores our support of motor sports throughout our region."
Chemung Canal Trust Company is a $700 million institution with a $1.5 billion Trust and Investment Services Center. The bank has 14 branches from Bath to Owego and was founded in Elmira in 1833. Since 1903, it has offered Trust and Investment services and evolved into a local leader in this arena. Chemung Canal also offers a full range of personal, commercial and convenience services.
Tickets for the 2001 season at Watkins Glen are now available. For tickets, reserved camping and additional information please contact the Watkins Glen ticket office at 607-535-2481 or log on to the official Watkins Glen Web site at www.theglen.com.
- JT Tunnicliff