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Motorsports: Watkins Glen Int'l adds events, changes parking for Sahlen's 6 Hour

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Watkins Glen International racetrack in upstate New York announced via press release on Wednesday, March 26, that the Glen will have a total of five racing series on track this season during the traditional Sahlen's Six Hour weekend, beginning June 26.

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In addition to the previously announced TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the weekend will also now include Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Porsche GT3 Cup USA, and Cooper Tires Prototype Lites, according to WGI officials.

In making the announcement, WGI President Michael Printup commented, "These cars are going to be fantastic, making this event weekend a sports car lover's dream. When you pack five amazing racing series into one already historic weekend - you just know it is going to be great."

Due to the increased number of events, infield parking and traffic will now be unavailable to spectators; however, the paddock will remain open with free access to them, as before.

"This weekend is all about access,” said Printup. "While parking will shift exclusively to the outside of the track, fans can still get up-close and personal with the teams in the open paddock all weekend long."

Free daily parking will be available in Lots 3, 4 and 6 and shuttles will be provided to help fans move within the facility.

WGI recently announced a new addition to the season calendar with the Ferrari Challenge coming to the Glen in September of 2014.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: In addition to Rochester Motor Sports, Connie Ann Kirk, Ph.D. also writes the National edition Formula 1 and Historic Motor Sports pages for Examiner. She is currently working on a book about racers and racing. Check out her occasional blog posts about the sport at "Motor Sport Muse," and follow her on Twitter at: @ConnieAnnKirk.

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