*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *June 9, 2011
*FANS CAN NOW PLAN THEIR DAY AT THE MOBIL 1 CAR SWAP AT WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL*
*Full Schedule is posted and includes times that Tony Stewart and Lewis Hamilton will Hit the Track*
*Watkins Glen, NY – *The schedule for the Mobil 1 Car Swap at legendary Watkins Glen International on Tuesday, June 14 has been finalized, allowing fans to make their plans for the historic event. Formula 1™ World Champion Lewis Hamilton and two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart are set to get the day rolling at approximately 11:30 a.m. Gate 4 opens for fans interested in attending this momentous and free event at 9:00 a.m. The complete schedule of events is available at www.TheGlen.com
At noon, Stewart will take the wheel of his all-to-familiar No. 14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet while Hamilton pilots his team Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-23 around the 3.4-mile long course at WGI. With Hamilton behind the wheel, it will be the first time Watkins Glen International fans will see a modern-day F1 car on the track in over 30 years. From 1961-80, The Glen hosted the United States Grand Prix for Formula 1 and the 2011 season marks the 50th Anniversary of The Glen’s inaugural F1 race.
Following a brief intermission, Hamilton will pull off pit road behind the wheel of Stewart’s No. 14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet at 12:50 p.m. It will be the first time ever that Hamilton has taken the reigns of a non-open wheel car of any type. It will then be Stewart’s turn to take Hamilton’s Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-23 on course at 1:25 p.m. The five-time Glen champion will be driving a F1 car for the first time in his racing career.
Admission and parking are free to all those in attendance and fans have the opportunity to watch the Mobil 1 Car Swap from a variety of locations, including the newly-opened Turn 11 and Green Grandstands. The FrontStretch and Ninety Grandstands will also be open for spectators. Fans can watch from both the inside and outside of The Boot. The infield is closed to spectators.
Concessions are available from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and include Sahlen’s Hot Dogs, Bog Hog Pulled Pork sandwiches, donuts, potato chips, ice cream and Coke products as well as coffee, bottled water and Budweiser beer. Fans will have the ability to purchase Watkins Glen International merchandise located underneath the FrontStretch Grandstand so that they are prepared for the remainder of the race season.
Tickets for the 2011 race season at Watkins Glen International are on sale now! Fans can order their tickets or get more information by calling the WGI ticket office at 866-461-RACE (7223) or visiting the official website www.TheGlen.com http://www.theglen.com/. Gift certificates and track merchandise can all be purchased at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen. The Shop is open Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Keep up with the latest happenings at The Glen by visiting the official Watkins Glen International Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/watkinsgleninternational