Speaking of tracks opening and getting going its opening weekend next weekend at Watkins Glen International to talk about it. Is the president of Watkins Glen International west Seneca native Michael print dep is on the line once again Michael good morning great to talk to you again. Good morning sir thanks for army out. And you re going to -- -- -- season are right around the corner opening up next weekend in. Thanks to the the great weather this last season you guys have gotten a lot of projects completed just in time for this season to open up that Watkins Glen. Yeah we've been fortunate enough to have all the great weather I think vault and celebrating its from Western New York earlier period of southern tier but. It's been fantastic and we were really afford to opening up next week and we always do. But it's more more exciting every year we keep programming more morphing into that weekend him. I can't wait I'm I'm ready and -- market this weekend we get dollar fighter training emergency training in the world all appear -- -- this -- already so it's but the week before for a split we look forward -- just Mexican. And one of the the new things is the new grandstand you guys have put up and Steve -- -- some great folks with the naming of the grandstand kind of all the major NASCAR tracks certain sections of the grandstands are named after former drivers and you guys have done that at the -- I just talk about who you honored with that the naming of the new grandstand at the -- Yeah it's it's pretty neat you know you happen yet so what you have so much history to celebrate here. They want compliance over sixty something years that stand the battle more are more electric and under colors from their. First a regime of Formula One back in the 40s50s. And so this year we open it up for the fans and it was resounding. How consistent everybody's. Votes where and how they want them to be named so we we -- Jackie -- in the projected Stewart stand -- -- -- -- in your family. Which just started -- a sports car racing and they actually are organized the first sports car racing after World War II. -- first recent sports two reports -- We have -- boat giant camera of course you we have Seneca because of Seneca lake and we we put one up for them. Just to dominate the entire region but it was just the whole -- good singer Jackie Stewart -- -- time. And of course of one of the most famous people that really started lack of -- international. Was due respect from courting who ultimately convinced that bill France senior. To start start racing there carrier many many many years ago. That's a creature beat by you folks although I'm disappointed there's no Marcus Ambrose brings it. -- I I was stuck you know if you had my way out of put up twenty more grandstands of course you remember that kind of money but if yes I had to be more names like -- added to their religion. The I understand. -- course opening weekend next weekend and it it's not early race cards are going to be taking the first laps of 2012 at the glad it's actually the race fans themselves can be taking some laps at the -- -- this coming weekend want to tell the folks in buffalo about why they should come down. You know it's just a fun thing to come -- -- I -- to break any racetrack and a lot of fun but they're going to be able to race. A lot of -- and you know you cover elevations copper -- couple hundred feet elevation -- tight turns. We put you out there for the first three laps between five dollars. And the money goes to charity and where we're dedicating all the money this year to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Acadia RF. And we are working here with them so we return that you really carries out here we can't. -- can happen on all the money goes to band so it could -- -- for a great cause for juvenile diabetes. And in the we do it all these Saturday in all -- this Sunday. So yeah you can really a lot of time whether you bring -- definitely man when you're bringing your sport vehicle. Where you're bringing him your pickup truck. -- we have plenty plenty Robin we typically report anywhere from fifteen -- The 2500 vehicles through other racetrack in those two days so it's a lot a lot of fun. I think that might need to get the Buchanan racing Ford Fusion out their next week and make it. Well you put you know you put some put sponsors on there you -- that you got to really get an update. Well I got them until I got there not very big but I got -- WG air faster DKL so it'll put that on their big WGR logo on the hood put a big fight fifty on the side it'll look real sharp. You go artistic America there's some laps and again be an opportunity you know that that's what it's all about what. He says. Two little needs you'll reaching need animal charities need. That be a lot of fund is just going out down the front stretch hit in the ninety and then go go and up the yeses there that that sounds like a lot of final minute to check that out next weekend. We have had a lot of fun and it into buying I mean when you get here at the units combined in the event's real we can anyways if you don't honoring excellence come up from mill around. The -- itself -- the the last weekend that we offered with discounted tickets for the year. We pretty we have appreciated in value so he could -- 1015 dollars a ticket. So you're behind him before this weekend or by by actually next Monday. You know you -- to save some money too but again it's security perimeter around the trapped in a Friday we also have the Green Grand Prix which just refer. The whole week actually but Friday the Green Grand Prix by Toyota sponsored by according ink. I'm also has. Some great things sort to new alternative vehicle fuel cars are not high speed racing put a lot of fun to see these kids couples. Cool from all over. Well of course that he got the six hours of the Glen coming up July 1 and that the Sprint Cup Series race in August. How're things going getting ready for those events and how's your search for a a title sponsor for the cup race in August. Yeah you know that the pick different the last 11 title sponsor that that's a tough one I mean. You know I think what I got to do is call my favorite food companies have the assailants here -- an article by him. And sorrento cheese is you know get my favorite diplomats here achieve back in the from western new Yorker back to the gland but. You know restore look at I -- -- sponsorship side we hope that this and we got a couple leads. What some great great companies and can't tell you yet but hopefully he'll make an announcement here in the next. Two to four weeks. You you know otherwise agree and am the wine festival. The NASCAR race we are seeing the best response that we had seen here in the last seventy years. It's filled with just flying camp is reserved camping is sold out we put on -- campaign. Postal play -- of the camp. We've just -- -- in the ticket this year so I think you know economically speaking at this terrible past two to be a part of that countered. We're just like every restaurant movie theater was -- to receive a big pick up this year so obviously at 3% to come back and receiving record drove already. It's great to hear. Since we got on the line EE -- has got some great perspective after the Daytona 500 and kind of what goes on behind the scenes view being that a NASCAR track operator. For International Speedway corporation. I want I needed -- Digging your brain here can you tell me. What what's going through Bruton Smith's mind with Bristol is is this a wise decision if he decides that Tara this place before the night race in August. Well and it now if not a light decision and and you know I guess it's it's it's a -- of McCain. You know that you know Jeff -- the previous presidents that was streak that he passed away. Was responsible for paving immediate securely to the -- glam media something has fingers to do -- uncle were RG Reynolds appear -- So we thought very highly suggest that you know that -- Burton is brute start -- -- You know that -- -- all of a sudden and and I think you know there's economics to play with week hotels we all deal with the price of hotels -- right. What some of the hotels do not all but some of the hotels character -- and gouging so we all -- -- one. But you know what if they've got a start receding in the short tracks from. You know that's where NASCAR dot com is called us the road courses and only two of those the new short tracks. Of the 21 century. Because there is the -- there is the clashing and our own short track -- -- those guys here remember rusty -- to Dale Senior. Lot of bump and grind him but I don't think I don't think Bruton. Especially -- you regret the taxpayer money from a taxpayer in that area but I don't think that's a great thing to do with the changes I think he's got great racing he just kind of can -- repeat after me organize them. You know he he's quick to shoot before the brink accent. Yeah that that was the offensive part that he asking for the state of Tennessee for money needed to to go through with this what he whatever he wants to do he has -- officially announced yet. And then of course you get the race last night at Texas I mean what is he gonna go repay tax snack after they had. 234 Green flag laps to have to finish the race last lights though. We'll see if the goes off the panel about that one Michael he got about less than a minute left a real quick where it. And they've got some tickets left there at the Glen where can race fans your question your -- they want to see the great racing action epic on the season. Rather they -- just jump on the web site at WWW cycle and dot com. The -- dot com or 8664618866461. Race. Or you can just look at something called straight at the racetrack -- pick here yet so it Buick all the rest but -- the -- dot com and it was one of the best.