Grand American drivers rev up for Sahlen's Sports Car Grand Prix with go-kart race WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 16, 2003) -- With Must See TV in reruns for the summer, you have no reason not to head out to the Slick Track on Thursday night, June 19,...
Grand American drivers rev up for Sahlen's Sports Car Grand Prix with go-kart race
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 16, 2003) -- With Must See TV in reruns for the summer, you have no reason not to head out to the Slick Track on Thursday night, June 19, when some of your favorite sports car drivers from the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series and the Grand-Am Cup Series take on a different kind of racing. This annual event kicks off the Sahlen's Sports Car Grand Prix race weekend, which includes the legendary Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen.
Held at the KG Motors Slick Track across from the Arnot Mall in Horseheads, the event will consist of seven teams including a Rolex Series team, two Grand-Am Cup teams, a Grand American official team and a Watkins Glen International and Sahlen's team. Action begins at 7 p.m.
Some drivers expected to participate in the event include David Donohue, No. 58 Brumos Racing Porsche FABCAR Daytona Prototype, Darren Law, No. 8 G&W Motorsports BMW Picchio 95.1 The Nerve/Sahlen's DP2 Daytona Prototype, Brian Cunningham, No. 69 Marcus Motorsports BMW M3, Cort Wagner, No. 33 Scuderia Ferrari of Washington Ferrari 360GT, along with Joao Barbosa, No. 31 Mosler Automotive #31 Mosler MT900R. You can also expect to see Roger Edmondson, President of the Grand American Road Racing Association, and Craig Rust, President of Watkins Glen International.
In its fourth year, the race will be an hour and a half, with mandatory driver changes at different points during the race. Halfway through the race, the race will be red flagged in order to invert the field. Trophies will be awarded to the winning team. Fans are invited to get autographs of and cheer for their favorite drivers, professional or amateur.
A new era in sports car racing hits The Glen as the all-new Daytona Prototype makes its debut as part of the Rolex Sports Car Series in the Sahlen's Sports Car Grand Prix, June 20-22. There's plenty of action scheduled for the weekend, highlighted by the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen on Sunday. Leading up to the main event, you won't want to miss the two action-packed Grand-Am Cup races on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. Tickets start at only $30 and are still available.
Tickets for the Sahlen's Sports Car Grand Prix, as well as the entire 2003 racing season at Watkins Glen International, are now available by calling The Glen's ticket office at 607-535-2481 or online 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.
Three Hours of Go-Karting
Rolex Sports Car Series & Grand-Am Cup Series Driver Team Line-ups
ROLEX SPORTS CAR SERIES -
Joao Barbosa - Mosler Automotive #31 Mosler MT900R
Brian Cunningham - Marcus Motorsports #69 BMW M3
David Donohue - Brumos Racing #58 Porsche FABCAR Daytona Prototype
Darren Law - G&W Motorsports #8 BMW Picchio Daytona Prototype
Cort Wagner - Ferrari of Washington #33 Ferrari 360GT
GRAND-AM CUP GRAND SPORT -
Emil Assentato - TF Racing/Max Q Motorsports #53 Mustang Cobra R
Terry Borcheller - Bell Motorsports #54 BMW M3
Jean-Francois Dumoulin - Doncaster Racing #119 Porsche GT3 Cup
Michael Levitas - TPC Racing #19 Porsche GT3 Cup
Devon Powell - Powell Motorsports #11 Corvette
GRAND-AM CUP SPORT TOURING -
Ray Bailey - HRPworld.com #42 Acura Integra LS
Bob Beede - Bill Fenton Motorsports #27 Acura Integra LS
Chuck Goldsborough - Team Lexus #0 Lexus IS300
Andy Lally - Team Lexus #0 Lexus IS300
Don Salama - TC Kline Racing #12 BMW Z4