Watkins Glen, NY (December 12, 2003) - The 2004 racing season is just around the corner and tickets to a race at The Glen make the perfect gift! Just in time for the holidays, all tickets for the thrilling 2004 season at The Glen go on sale Monday, December 15th. Make your plans now to snatch up the best seats and even better prices, with tickets to the SIRIUS at The Glen NASCAR Nextel Cup Series on August 15th starting at only $39!
Purchasing tickets to any of the action-packed road course events is as easy as ever when you log on to www.theglen.com and navigate the ticket purchasing pages, including an interactive 3-D map that allows you to check out a panoramic view from available seating locations. For those wanting the personal touch, call our ticket office at 607-535-2481 or toll free at 1-800-PITSHOP and talk with a customer service representative who can assist you. Or, if you're in the area, swing into The Glen's ticket office, located at the corner of Bronson Hill Road and County Route 16, next to the track and purchase in person!
Eight events are featured on the 2004 schedule at Watkins Glen International, highlighted by the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, returning on its annual August weekend. The season opens with Opening Day on May 2, marking the advance sale deadline for all race weekend tickets. Fans can once again take on the left- and right-hand turns of the famed road course in their own vehicles, or take a ride in a pace car. Proceeds for this event will benefit Kyle and Pattie Petty's Victory Junction Gang Camp.
The Chemung Canal Trust Historic Races, June 4-6, kick off a month of sports car racing with an International Race of Champions reunion feature, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the all-star series. The month also includes the Porsche Clash, June 11-13, and the Sahlen's Sports Car Grand Prix, June 18-20. The exciting Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series race falls on Father's Day this year, making a trip to the track a great gift for Dad on his special day. In honor of the holiday, The Glen has put together a can't-miss Father's Day package that includes two Sunday general admission tickets and two parade laps of the track in your own vehicle. The weekend isn't complete without the Grand-Am Cup Series, battling it out for road course bragging rights.
The longest-running event at The Glen, the SCCA Glen Nationals, is back for another year July 10-11, followed immediately by the Finger Lakes Wine Festival supported by the Corning Museum of Glass, July 16-18. The Festival will again kick off on Friday evening with the Launch of the Lakes celebration, where we'll crown the King and Queen of the Festival!
New York State's largest weekend spectator sporting event returns August 12-15 with the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series taking center stage on Sunday in the much-anticipated SIRIUS at The Glen. Support races include the Mohegan Sun 150 presented by Pepsi NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch North Series on Saturday and the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series' 200 on Friday night.
Rounding out the season is the largest vintage motorsports event in the United States - the Zippo U.S. Vintage Grand Prix September 10-12 - held in conjunction with the Grand Prix Festival in the Village of Watkins Glen. This year, we'll honor the racing career of 1986 Indianapolis 500 champion Bobby Rahal, with many of the cars that he competed in making an appearance at the event.
For tickets and 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. For the finest Watkins Glen International items and apparel, motorsports collectibles, and authentic NASCAR merchandise, diecasts and clothing, stop by The Shop at 2 North Franklin Street in Watkins Glen or call 607-535-2338.