Watkins Glen International is officially New York's home for INDYCAR racing once again.
In a joint announcement made at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup, INDYCAR President Jay Frye, and INDYCAR driver Will Power confirmed that the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to the historic circuit in 2017 and beyond.
“In the end, this was the goal of both Watkins Glen International and INDYCAR – to announce a multi-year agreement. We are very much looking forward to next weekend’s Grand Prix at The Glen, and can’t wait to get started with our efforts to grow this event moving into the 2017 season,” said Printup. “Of course, this would not be possible without the outstanding support that we receive from New York State and Governor Cuomo. It’s just a great day and a very exciting announcement for our fans and partners.”
Following the cancellation of the planned Grand Prix of Boston, Printup and Frye announced in Indianapolis that the series would return to Watkins Glen International Sept. 1-4, Labor Day weekend, on a one-year deal that would fill the open date on the schedule.
State Sen. Tom O’Mara said, “The excitement just keeps building for the return of IndyCar racing to The Glen on Labor Day Weekend and so today’s news that we can
look forward to this racing for at least two more years is just outstanding. Our thanks to Gov. Cuomo and his team for their continued support of racing in Watkins Glen. The INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen, on the track’s newly repaved surface that drivers and fans alike continue to give outstanding reviews, promises to be one of the circuit’s premier
events and yet another top-flight attraction for the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions, and all of New York State.”
Tickets are still available for INDYCAR’s return to Watkins Glen International – Sept. 1-4 – featuring Indy Lights and the Verizon IndyCar Series. Call 1-866-461-RACE or visit www.theglen.com for more information.