< Back to News Home ChumpCar announces the 1st Annual Sahlen's ChumpYard DOG at the Glen

Posted (02/29/2016) -

ChumpCar World Series is proud to announce their new partnership with Sahlen’s Packing Company of Buffalo, New York to present their May event at Watkins Glen International.  The event will be titled as “Sahlen’s ChumpYard DOG at the Glen”.  The race weekend will kick off with Sahlen’s hosting the Friday night tailgate party.  Then on Saturday, the 1st of the weekend’s 7 hour Endurance races will commence at 9 am.  Sunday will see the Chumpar racers line up again for another 7 hour Endurance Race.  At the conclusion of each day’s races, the winners will be honored on the victory stand as “TOP DOGS”!

Joe Sahlen of Sahlen Packing had his 1st ChumpCar experience last year at the May Watkins Glen International event. In that race, Joe was joined for the 1st time by his son Joseph.  This was Joseph’s 1st race experience. The upcoming “Sahlen’s ChumpYard DOG at the Glen” will see Joseph again return to the driver’s seat.  Joe Sahlen enjoyed the Watkins Glen ChumpCar race so much that he and the Team Sahlen racers again raced with ChumpCar at their East Coast “Chumpionship” event at Pittsburgh International Raceway.  In that event, Team Sahlen entered their freshly built Mazda RX-7s in the 16 hour race.  The end result was a 5th, 9th and 13th place finish and lots of fun had by all.  

Joe Sahlen shared his thoughts on Sahlen’s partnership with the ChumpCar World Series - “We are very excited to be partnered with ChumpCar here at the Glen.  I really enjoyed racing with the series last year at Watkins Glen.  These events are quite the experience, with race cars of extensive vintage but limited prep going at it for 7 hours at a time.  The series is all about having fun with your friends and family, and that what Sahlen’s Hot Dogs are all about.”

ChumpCar World Series’ Micheal Chisek shared his thoughts on partnering with Sahlen’s Packing Company - “ChumpCar is excited to have Sahlen’s as the event sponsor for our Watkins Glen race.  The Sahlen’s race team has been a longtime supporter of the ChumpCar World Series on track with clean, competitive race cars, but now with their sponsorship of the Chumpyard Dog at the Glen, they have taken that support of true grassroots racing a step further.”

In addition to their partnership in the ChumpCar World Series “Sahlen’s ChumpYard DOG at the Glen”, Sahlen’s will also be presenting the season opener for American Endurance Racing’s season opening event to be held at Watkins Glen International on April 22-24.   This event will be titled as the “Sahlen’s Sports Car SpringFest at the Glen”.  This event will be the 1st race on the newly repaved track at the Glen. The capstone to Sahlen’s involvement with Watkins Glen International will be the 14th edition of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen.  This partnership, dating back to 2002, is the longest running entitlement sponsorship at the Glen. The Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen event hosts the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship series.  Additionally this event is 1 of 4 races that encompass the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Championship.  The additional 3 events include the ROLEX 24 Hours at Daytona, the Sebring 12 Hours and the Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta.  These 4 events combined are part of the elite top Endurance races that are held worldwide each year.

Sahlen Packing Company

Sahlen Packing Company, a leading producer of premium quality meat products in Western New York, is known for their high quality hot dogs, sausages, and deli meats. Founded in 1869 in Buffalo, New York as a family business, Sahlen’s continues to be the name behind Western New York’s favorite hot dogs.

ChumpCar World Series

ChumpCar is North America's home for REAL, AFFORDABLE, COMPETITIVE road racing. This is real racing, real tracks and real cheap cars!  These are endurance races that range from 7-hours to 37-hours long!

ChumpCar was developed for gear-heads; for people who love driving and driving fast. It's not about gimmicks or theatrics. It's not about spending buckets of money, either. Rather, it's for Chumps like you that have always wanted to go road racing without all the hassles or huge rule books or obscene expense. It's about 'Joe Average' and almost-race-ready cars. ChumpCar is a throw-back to the era when racing was fun and cheap... when Bondo beat carbon-fiber; when a crescent wrench was the most valuable tool in your box; when home-made engineering made everyone sit up and take notice; and when adding a little theme to your car didn't get you laughed off of pit lane.

Watkins Glen International

Located within five (5) hours (~300 miles) of 25% of the US population, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in North America, recently voted “Best NASCAR Track” by readers of USA Today. Keep up with The Glen on Facebook and Twitter. Download The Glen’s free mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.

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