WATKINS GLEN BUSCH GRAND NATIONAL RACE MOVES TO SUNDAY, UPPED TO 200 MILES WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- The NASCAR Busch Grand National race at Watkins Glen International will get bigger and better in 1995, with the running of a 200-mile event on ...
WATKINS GLEN BUSCH GRAND NATIONAL RACE MOVES TO SUNDAY, UPPED TO 200 MILES
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- The NASCAR Busch Grand National race at Watkins Glen International will get bigger and better in 1995, with the running of a 200-mile event on Sunday, June 25.
The International Motor Sports Association Exxon World Sports Cars will return for the Saturday co-feature, running in the 12th annual Glen Continental.
Former NASCAR Winston Cup champion Terry Labonte is the defending winner of the event, formerly known as the Fay's 150, and is expected to defend his title against NASCAR's Busch Grand National and Busch North Series regulars, plus selected Winston Cup stars. Terry Labonte, a two-time winner of the Fay's 150, is expected to defend his title, against an anticipated field including Mike McLaughlin, David Green, Patty Moise, Chad Little, Bobby Labonte, Ricky Craven, Curtis Markham, Larry Pearson and Butch Leitzinger.
Saturday will feature the exciting International Motor Sports Association Exxon World Sports Cars, combined with the Exxon GTS-1 and GTS-2 classes in the 12th annual Glen Continental. The three-hour event is set for the Glen's 3.4-mile Grand Prix course. Gianpiero Moretti is the defending winner, co-driving a Ferrari 333 SC with Eliseo Salazar in the 1994 event. Wayne Taylor, the first champion of the new series for open-cockpit sports cars, will join Moretti in the bright red Ferrari for the 1995 campaign.
Rounding out the weekend are a pair of Sunday races, the three-hour IMSA Street Stock Endurance Championship and the USAC Formula Ford 2000 National Championship.
The weekend opens with the annual Jim Riesbeck Memorial Softball Game Thursday evening at Eldridge Stadium in Elmira, featuring the NASCAR Busch Grand National stars against the IMSA Exxon Tigers. The game will be preceeded by an autograph session featuring drivers from both teams.
On-track action gets underway Friday at 8:15 a.m., with activities including qualifying for both the Busch Grand National 200 and the Glen Continental.
For additional information or to order advance tickets, call (607) 535-2481 or write Watkins Glen International, Box 500, Watkins Glen, N.Y., 14891.
J.J. O'Malley, Watkins Glen International