Watkins Glen Autograph Session Saturday at Oktoberfest

FIA GT CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVERS TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS FOR FANS DURING BOSCH SPORTS CAR OKTOBERFEST WEEKEND Watkins Glen, NY (September 29, 1999) -- FIA GT Championship drivers and personalities will be signing autographs for fans attending the ...

FIA GT CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVERS TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS FOR FANS DURING BOSCH SPORTS CAR OKTOBERFEST WEEKEND

Watkins Glen, NY (September 29, 1999) -- FIA GT Championship drivers and personalities will be signing autographs for fans attending the Bosch Sports Car Oktoberfest at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 2.

Drivers scheduled to appear include the current championship contenders Olivier Beretta and former F1 driver Karl Wendlinger of Viper Team Oreca and their American teammate David Donohue and Frenchman Jean-Philippe Belloc. Wendlinger, Beretta, Donohue and Belloc are among the drivers that will lead a European GT contingent against thirteen American teams, led by Larry Schumacher and John O'Steen. O'Steen and Schumacher will be driving for Schumacher Racing in a Porsche 911 GT2. Nearly thirty teams will be competing in the FIA GT Championship race during the Bosch Sports Car Oktoberfest weekend.

"This is a great series," said Donohue. "It's the top series for enclosed, full-bodied GT cars in the world. With the level of competition in the series and running at The Glen, it'll be close!"

Also scheduled to appear at the autograph session is famed sports car great, Bob Wollek. Wollek is a 4-time winner of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, 7-time winner of the Porsche Cup, 2-time winner at Sebring and 3-time World Champion Skier. He can be seen during the weekend driving the No. 15 Freisinger Motorsports Porsche 911 GT2.

Saturday's autograph session is scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m. and will take place under the tent in the Oktoberfest Family Fun Zone located inside Turn 10.

Tickets for this weekend's Bosch Sports Car Oktoberfest are now available. For ticket, camping or additional information contact the Watkins Glen ticket office at 607-535-2481 or log onto The Glen's official Website at www.theglen.com .

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Karl Wendlinger , David Donohue , Jean-Philippe Belloc , Olivier Beretta , Bob Wollek