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06/18/08
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Over 20 drivers to test at The Glen  Drivers of the Indy Racing League (IRL) including both the IndyCar® Series and the Firestone Indy Lights are expected to test at Watkins Glen International on Wednesday, June 25th. The test is in preparation for the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen and Corning Duels, July 4-6. 

18 competitors of the Firestone Indy Lights are preparing for the Corning Duels at Watkins Glen International on Saturday, July 5 while three IndyCar Series competitors will be preparing for the weekend’s featured race. The Camping World Grand Prix takes place on July 6th at 3:30 PM and will air live on ABC.

IndyCar Series drivers expected to test include Will Power, former Champ Car World Series competitor, in the #8 Aussie Vineyards Team Australia Dallara for KV Racing Technology owned by former Champ Car World Series co-owner Kevin Kalkhoven.  Power joined the IndyCar Series following the series unification and won earlier this year on a street course in Long Beach, CA.  Oriol Servia will also testing be testing for KV Racing in the #5 KV Racing Technologies/Plantronics/HP Dallara.  Lastly, one of the IndyCar Series female competitors, Milka Duno, will be testing the #23 CITGO Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Dallara.  Duno is not a stranger to The Glen - and has competed here before with the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. This will be her debut run in an Indy car.

On June 25th all test sessions will be FREE and open to the public.  Tickets for the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen event weekend will also be on-sale during the test day. The Firestone Indy Lights will participate in the morning and afternoon sessions, and the IndyCar Series drivers will test during the afternoon/evening session.  The morning session will last from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM.  After a short break for lunch, teams will resume testing with an afternoon session at 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM.  Following the Firestone Indy Lights’ session, the IndyCar Series drivers will test from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.  Fans can enter the FrontStretch Grandstand at Gate 4 on Wednesday, June 25th.

Fans are also invited to participate in the Thunder Road Tours that will take place during the test session’s lunch break from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.  For only $25, fans can drive their own personal vehicles around the track.  The tour includes three laps around the track with the pace car leading the way.  Concessions stands will also be open for hungry fans that want to stay at the track all day. 

Tickets for the historic 60th Anniversary of racing in Watkins Glen are on-sale now!  Open-wheel racing returns for the 4th of July weekend during the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen, July 4-6.  General admission tickets for Kids 12 and under are FREE during the July 4-6 event weekend when accompanied by an adult.  The Centurion Boats at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup and Zippo 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series weekend highlights the summer action, August 7-10.  For more tickets and more information, please contact the Watkins Glen International ticket office at 866-461-RACE or log on to the official website www.TheGlen.com.

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