BNS: Watkins Glen title sponsor named

Watkins Glen, NY (July 11, 2003) - Mohegan Sun has become the title sponsor of the NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch North Series race at Watkins Glen International, track President Craig Rust announced today. Located in Uncasville, Conn.,...

Watkins Glen, NY (July 11, 2003) - Mohegan Sun has become the title sponsor of the NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch North Series race at Watkins Glen International, track President Craig Rust announced today. Located in Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun provides the best in gaming and entertainment.

"We are very excited to welcome Mohegan Sun as a title sponsor on our biggest race weekend of the year," said Rust. "Their strong ties with the Busch North Series through their commitment as title sponsor with the No. 40 car of Matt Kobyluck and their regional location make them a perfect fit."

The Mohegan Sun 150 presented by Pepsi will be run on Saturday, August 9th, in conjunction with the SIRIUS at The Glen NASCAR Winston Cup Series weekend, August 7-10.

"We're looking forward to an exciting race at Watkins Glen. The Mohegan Sun 150 Presented by Pepsi is part of what promises to be the premier weekend of racing in New York this year," said Mitchell Etess, executive vice president of marketing, Mohegan Sun. "Mohegan Sun is committed to sports entertainment in the Northeast. We have a longstanding relationship with Kobyluck Racing as part of the Busch North Series, and we have brought professional and college men's and women's basketball, boxing, bowling, and football to New England."

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States. Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Places. What began with the Casino of the Earth in 1996 has evolved into a legendary destination that now includes: the Casino of the Sky and over 300,000 square feet of total gaming space; The Shops at Mohegan Sun, featuring more than 40 retail shops and dining venues ranging from food court-style to gourmet; the 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena for world-class sporting events and concerts, and an intimate Cabaret; and a 34-story luxury hotel, featuring 1,200 guestrooms and suites, premier meeting and convention space and a world-class spa. More information is available by calling 1-888-226-7711 or visiting www.mohegansun.com.

Road racing becomes the focus of race fans across the country as America's most popular racing series - NASCAR Winston Cup - takes on multiple left- and right-hand turns and nasty elevation changes at The Glen August 7-10th in the SIRIUS at The Glen. It's a true test of technical skill and courage where only the greatest drivers prevail. The weekend is kicked off by the Bully Hill Vineyards 250 Rolex Sports Car Series Friday night, followed by Saturday's Mohegan Sun 150 presented by Pepsi Busch North Series event. Tickets start at only $50 and are still available.

Tickets for the SIRIUS at The Glen weekend, 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.

-wgi-

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NASCAR
Drivers Matt Kobyluck