Senior Championship Racing Association Debuts at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, NY ( May 22, 1999 ) - Officials at Watkins Glen International announced today that the Senior Championship Racing Association (SCRA) will make its series debut at Watkins Glen, Saturday, June 26. The SCRA race will feature a ...

Watkins Glen, NY ( May 22, 1999 ) - Officials at Watkins Glen International announced today that the Senior Championship Racing Association (SCRA) will make its series debut at Watkins Glen, Saturday, June 26. The SCRA race will feature a blockbuster line-up of world famous racing celebrities that includes Lloyd Ruby, Gordon Johncock, Rodger Ward, Kevin Cogan, George Follmer, and Bobby Allison. In addition to the World Champion drivers, celebrities Perry King, Bruce Jenner, and several others are scheduled to compete. Drivers and celebrities from the SCRA race will be signing autographs for fans on both Friday and Saturday at the track. "Watkins Glen is very excited to host the SCRA's debut at this year's Bully Hill Vineyards 150 / Lysol 200," said track president Bryan R. Sperber. "It's going to be wonderful to see some of racing's legendary names taking part in one of our biggest entertainment weekends." The Senior Championship Racing Association features retired drivers that have won Formula One, CART, NASCAR, IMSA or FIA sanctioned international events. They will be driving identically-prepared, competition-certified Ford Mustangs in the 30 minute race, scheduled to start immediately following the Bully Hill Vineyards 150. "This is the inaugural race for our association and the first race of the 1999 season," said Bobby Unser, SCRA President. "We plan to make it a barn burner." Saturday's Senior Championship Racing Association event is a new addition to the June 25 - 27 weekend at Watkins Glen. The weekend starts off with Bud Pole Qualifying for the Bully Hill Vineyards 150 on Friday at 2:15 p.m. and is followed by practice for the Lysol 200. Saturday's schedule includes qualifying for the Lysol 200 at 10:45 a.m., the Bully Hill Vineyards 150 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at 1:00 p.m., and the debut of the Senior Championship Racing Association event immediately following. The Lysol 200 NASCAR Busch Series race is scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 27. Tickets for the June 25 - 27 weekend are now available. For ticket, 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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Drivers George Follmer , Bobby Unser , Bobby Allison , Lloyd Ruby , Gordon Johncock , Rodger Ward , Bruce Jenner