Watkins Glen Int'l news 2009-09-09

VINTAGE GRAND PRIX ENTRY LIST INCLUDES ALMOST 400 CARS WITH MORE EXPECTED Fans Can Find Most Up-to-Date Entry List and Schedule on TheGlen.com Watkins Glen, NY (September 9, 2009) -- Fans that attend this weekend's U.S. Vintage ...

VINTAGE GRAND PRIX ENTRY LIST INCLUDES ALMOST 400 CARS WITH MORE EXPECTED
Fans Can Find Most Up-to-Date Entry List and Schedule on TheGlen.com

Watkins Glen, NY (September 9, 2009) -- Fans that attend this weekend's U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at historic Watkins Glen International will not be disappointed with the wide variety of vintage racecars that will be in attendance. This weekend the track expects at least 400 entrants to hit the track - making it one of the largest vintage racing events in the country. This highly-anticipated weekend combines the best in vintage racing on the 3.4-mile road course at The Soul of American Road Racing with a special tribute to the racing career of Lyn St. James, the Antique Auto Show presented by Chemung Canal Trust Co., the State Line Vintage Auto Auction, and the featured marquee, Morgan.

"The fact that we are yet again one the largest vintage racing events in the country, is a testament to the drawing power our historic road course," said Michael Printup, president of Watkins Glen International. "There is no better place to celebrate the history of racing and the career of Lyn St. James than in this great town of Watkins Glen, and no better time of year than to honor these cars than in the fall in Upstate New York."

Don't miss the Chemung Canal Trust Co. Antique Auto Show on Saturday, where fans can display their antique cars in friendly competition and take a parade lap around the historic track on Saturday afternoon. Tickets for the auto show are $70 and include one three-day general admission ticket, vehicle entry into the show, a parade lap, and a special gift. Participating cars must be at least 25 years old and the show is limited to the first 400 entries.

New in 2009: The State Line Vintage Auto Auction at The Glen will also be held on Saturday, September 12th during the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix weekend. The auction starts at 1:00 PM in the HGP Paddock area, just north of The Pyramid. The auto auction at The Glen is limited to only 160 vehicles, so consignors are encouraged to register their cars as soon as possible. More information can be accessed by logging on to www.vintagebidness.com.

The weekend will also include the Grand Prix Festival presented by the Chemung Canal Trust Co. in the village of Watkins Glen on Friday, September 11th where Lyn St. James will also be inducted into the "Walk of Fame" by the Village of Watkins Glen and serve as the Grand Marshal for the reenactment. Weekend tickets are still available and adult tickets are only $45. Kids ages 12 and under are FREE. Sunday admission is only $30 for adults. All tickets provide access into the grandstands, garage and paddock areas. Tickets include all access and participation in autograph sessions, fan forums and Q&A sessions with Lyn St. James. For tickets or more information call 866-461-RACE, or visit our official website at www.TheGlen.com.

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