WATKINS GLEN , N.Y. – Watkins Glen International President Bryan R. Sperber has announced that Scott Welliver
, President and CEO of Welliver McGuire Inc.
and NASCAR Busch Series car owner , will serve as Grand Marshal for the upcoming GNC Live Well 200 NASCAR Busch Series race.
, a native of Elmira , will recite the four most famous words in motorsports , Drivers , start your engines , to the 43 participating drivers during pre-race ceremonies on July 8.
We are particularly pleased to welcome Scott Welliver
as Grand Marshal for the GNC Live Well 200 , said Sperber.
is a tremendous supporter of The Glen and a wonderful ambassador for our sport..Welliver joined fellow Elmira-native Frank Cicci to form Cicci-Welliver Racing in 1991 , a business that has grown to three-car operation with Hank Parker Jr. , David Green and most-recently , Chemung , NY native Geoffrey Bodine
I have been a resident of this area all of my life and a longtime race fan , said Welliver
.Watkins Glen International has always been my favorite race track and to be named Grand Marshal for an event in which I have three cars entered at this fine facility , is a great honor..Welliver McGuire
is the top construction company in Central New York and the fastest growing business in the Finger Lakes region and provides numerous construction services throughout New York , Pennsylvania and North Carolina.The company is scheduled to begin construction on the NASCAR Technical Institute
in North Carolina this summer.In addition to racing and construction , Welliver is a partner in three local vineyards : Glenora Wine Cellars , Knapp Vineyards and the newly-opened Logan Ridge Wine Cellars , Ltd.
.He is also prominent in the local community , serving as incoming Vice President for the General Building Contractors of New York State , Immediate Past President of the Five Rivers Council - Boy Scouts of America , Trustee for Elmira College and is on the Board of Directors for St. Joseph's Hospital
The Glen presents an unsurpassed NASCAR weekend July 6-8.The Festival of Speed & Sound promises to be a weekend packed with racing action as the ARCA RE/MAX Series takes to the historic road course in its inaugural race at The Glen on Saturday , followed by a concert by Blessid Union of Souls
and a Winston Cup Pepsi 400 viewing party on the jumbotrons live from Daytona International Speedway.The NASCAR Busch Grand National Series takes center stage on Sunday as the highlight of the weekend's activities in the GNC Live Well 200 , complemented by a historic stock car race in the morning.
Tickets for the 2001 season , including the Festival of Speed & Sound weekend July 6-8 , at The Glen are still available.For tickets , reserved camping , and additional information , please contact the Watkins Glen ticket office at 607-535-2481 or log on to the official Watkins Glen Web site at www.theglen.com.