Fans Invited to Drive Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, NY ( May 18, 1999 ) - Watkins Glen International announced today that fans will have the chance to drive the historic track at an open house on Saturday, May 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fans can purchase tickets for $15 at...

Watkins Glen, NY ( May 18, 1999 ) - Watkins Glen International announced today that fans will have the chance to drive the historic track at an open house on Saturday, May 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Fans can purchase tickets for $15 at the gate, Watkins Glen will donate a portion of the proceeds to the American Heart Association. 1999 Season Ticket holders will be admitted at no charge. Fans will drive three controlled laps of the full Watkins Glen International Course, including the "Boot". "This is an excellent opportunity for fans to get an up-close view of the newly paved track," said Bryan Sperber, track president. "Visitors on Saturday will get to drive one of the world's most famous racing surfaces while helping out one of the world's most important organizations, the American Heart Association." "The American Heart Association appreciates The Glen's past and present support," said Lee L'Amoreaux, Director of Corporate Relations for the American Heart Association. "Fan participation at Watkins Glen will help us to raise funds and awareness for research and educational programs." Fans who have yet to purchase their 1999 season tickets can do so that Saturday at the Watkins Glen ticket office and participate in the open house for no additional charge. Fans that have already purchased season tickets will have their names on a list at the track on Saturday. Watkins Glen will be opening the gates, Saturday, May 22, at 10:00 a.m. Fans are asked to enter through the main gate on Route 16. Watkins Glen International officially opens the '99 season with the Watkins Glen Historic Races Presented By Chemung Canal Trust, June 4 - 6. Tickets for all 1999 events are now available. For ticket, reserved camping, or additional information contact the Watkins Glen ticket office at 607-535-2481 or log on to the official Watkins Glen web site at www.theglen.com .

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