The guy behind the lines at Watkins Glen International
Watkins Glen, NY (WBNG Binghamton) At every track there's a guy behind the lines. For Watkins Glen International, that guy is Duff Terry and his family-owned business. "He just said, 'can you do it?' We of course said yes, we never turn down a job," explained Terry. "We did it, and he was pleased with it, so now we do it very professional every year." He's painted everything from signage boards to the trash barrels around the track, so you can bet, he knows the track better than most. It takes anywhere from three to three and a half days to complete and uses about 420 gallons of traffic paint. His company Run-Rite Construction has been around for about 12 years, for the last three, he and his small army of workers, otherwise known as sons, have painted the lines on Watkins Glen International. It gives a personal touch to the monster, nearly 3.5 mile, road course. "It's local, and we just like to keep things local," said Terry. "We're a little mom and pop, but we do quality and we like to express ourselves, and it does gain a lot of respect around the community." After hours of painting, the finished product is worth the work. "It's a real good feeling. Everything is bright and spiffied right up." However, as long as they're racing at Watkins Glen, it's never done. "The boy's love it and everybody looks at it, knowing in three months we've got to do it again. That's the downside." For a racing fan like Terry though, there may not be a better job in the world. "Being able to go somewhere and say, we painted Watkins Glen," said Terry. "We know how to paint race tracks."