Updegraff GM for Watkins Glen Historics

Watkins Glen, NY (June 1, 2001) - Watkins Glen International President Bryan R. Sperber announced today that Chemung Canal Trust Company President and CEO Jan Updegraff will serve as Grand Marshal for this weekend's Chemung Canal Trust...

Watkins Glen, NY (June 1, 2001) - Watkins Glen International President Bryan R. Sperber announced today that Chemung Canal Trust Company President and CEO Jan Updegraff will serve as Grand Marshal for this weekend's Chemung Canal Trust Historic Races June 1-3. Updegraff will recite the four most famous words in motorsports, "Drivers, start your engines," on June 3 for the Volvo feature race.

"We are again honored and very proud to sponsor this race weekend," said Updegraff. Historic race fans from our region have been growing in number each year of our involvement and have let us know they value our support. It benefits all areas of our region and I am pleased to serve as Grand Marshal during this early and welcomed event in the racing season."

Updegraff has been employed by Chemung Canal Trust Company since 1970, was elected President and Member of CCTC and CFC Boards in 1996 and moved into his current role as CEO in 1998. Updegraff is very active in the local community, serving on the Board of Directors for the United Way and the Southern Tier Economic Growth and is the Director and President of the Ivy Street Development Corporation.

"As a racing facility, you couldn't ask for a better sponsor than Chemung Canal Trust Company," said Sperber. "We are delighted that they have chosen to partner with us for the next three years and equally pleased that Jan has agreed to serve as Grand Marshal."

Chemung Canal Trust Company recently renewed its marketing partnership with The Glen for an additional three years and is a $700 million institution with a $1.5 billion Trust and Investment Services Center. The bank has 14 branches from Bath to Owego and was founded in Elmira in 1833. Since 1903, it has offered Trust and Investment services and evolved into a local leader in this arena. Chemung Canal also offers a full range of personal, commercial and convenience services.

The 2001 Chemung Canal Trust Historic Races at Watkins Glen will feature a full program of Historic Sports Car racing, highlighted by a tribute to Volvo and an F1 vs. Cart Shootout. The weekend will offer an action-packed schedule of racing with over 300 immaculately restored race cars from the IMSA GTP, Camel Lights and GT, SCCA Can-Am, Trans-Am and Formula 5000, Indy Car, and the FIA Championship of Makes series.

Tickets for the 2001 season, including the Chemung Canal Trust Historic Races, at Watkins Glen are now available. For tickets, reserved camping, and additional 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.

-WGI

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