SERENGETI EYEWEAR TO SPONSOR WATKINS GLEN TRANS-AM RACE
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Serengeti Eyewear, a leading manufacturer of high-quality sunglasses, will sponsor the Watkins Glen International round of the Sports Car Club of America's top series in the Serengeti Eyewear Trans-Am, during the August 10-13 Bud at the Glen weekend.
The Serengeti Eyewear Trans-Am teams up with the Burnham 150 Busch North Grand National event race on Saturday, August 12, with the Bud at the Glen NASCAR Winston Cup Series headliner taking the green flag at 1:10 p.m. on Sunday.
Dorsey Schroeder, Tommy Kendall, Scott Sharp and Price Cobb are a few of the headline drivers expected to compete in the Serengeti Eyewear Trans-Am, a 100-mile, 42-lap race on the Glen's 2.45-mile NASCAR course which is set for a 3:30 p.m. start. The event will be televised at 7:30 p.m. the following day on the Prime Network.
"Serengeti Eyewear is thrilled and delighted to be sponsoring the Trans-Am race at Watkins Glen," said Vivian Gernand, World-Wide Business Manager for Serengeti Eyewear. "Without question, this race at Watkins Glen is an outstanding event and serves to reinforce Serengeti Eyewear's image of high performance and quality."
America's longest running sports car series, the Trans-Am features wheel-to-wheel competition among highly-modified domestic sedans, including Ford Mustang Cobras, Chevrolet Camaros and Pontiac Firebirds. Kendall leads the battle for the 30th Trans-Am championship by 13 points over Dorsey Schroeder, who is the winningest driver with victories at Mosport and Lime Rock. Canadian Ron Fellows, who switched from Tom Gloy's Ford to Buz McCall's Camaro over the off-season, is the defending Glen winner, scoring his first career victory over Schroeder in the WGI race last August.
Serengeti sunglasses, a product of Corning Optics, are the first light-sensitive, all-weather, high performance sunglasses designed for driving. Praised for eye comfort and glare reduction, they are used by IMSA, NASCAR, Indy Car and Formula One world class race drivers, and are considered the best sunglasses for serious drivers. Descended from years of technological breakthroughs from one of the world's leading glass manufacturers, these unique lenses reduce eye fatigue while providing enhanced visual performance.
Significant ticket discounts for Bud at the Glen grandstand, general admission and paddock tickets are available up until July 17. Unique fan hospitality packages and upgrades are also available. For additional information or credit card ticket orders, call (607) 535-2481.
J.J. O'Malley, Watkins Glen International