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Watkins Glen Int’l to feature its 2013 race dates and the #69 AIM Ferrari at the CME
‘More Mazdas are raced every weekend than any other car brand’ is far from a hollow, advertising cutline. Considering Mazda’s historical contributions to motorsports, which includes an overall win in the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans, along with their continued support of grassroots road racing and of such divisions as the North American MX-5 Cup and the Pro Mazda Championship, it is hard-earned and well-deserved recognition. WGI’s booth will feature the #69 AIM Autosport Ferrari 458 Italia that finished 3rd in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Newey won the race but Koykka took the 2012 title.
Brandon Newey won the race, but Matias Koykka brought home enough points to edge the American and take the 2012 F1600 Formula F Championship Series title with a strong effort to close the season from pole at Watkins Glen International. Newey edged Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb/Agajanian teammate Adrian Starrantino to the victory ahead of the two Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing Spectrum/Hondas.
Robert La Rocca notched his 10th win of the year
After starting from pole and briefly losing the lead, Robert La Rocca got around Wyatt Gooden and fended off Gooden on a restart, with the two cars making contact coming to the green and white flags. La Rocca would go onto take his 10th win of the 2012 F2000 Championship season, breaking the existing win record with a bit of drama. La Rocca had already locked up the Championship prior to the race, adding even more points for the pole, and yet another win. Niki Coello finished second while Gooden hung on for third with a damaged car on the last lap.
Matias Koykka took his fourth win of the year and inched closer to the 2012 title
Matias Koykka bounced back from his fourth place starting position to take his fourth win of the 2012 F1600 Formula F Championship Series at Watkins Glen for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing. The Spectrum/Honda driver from Finland thus pulls out a 20 point lead (with drops calculated, per Series rules) over Brandon Newey, who finished second, ahead of Koykka’s teammate Neil Alberico, setting up a Championship showdown in the season finale scheduled for Sunday.
Matias Koykka was well under the track record and fastest
Championship contender Matias Koykka paced both practice sessions ahead of the doubleheader season finale at Watkins Glen for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing. However, his main rival, American Brandon Newey, was second quick in the last session by just a couple thousandths of second in the Mygale/Honda for Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb/Agajanian.
Former BMW and Mini pilot will co-drive #77 HPD Honda Civic Si starting at Watkins Glen
Compass360 Racing (C360R) today announced the addition of driver Sarah Cattaneo to the team’s four-car effort in Grand Am’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. Cattaneo will pilot the #77 Honda Performance Development Civic Si for the remainder of the 2012 season, including this weekend’s race at the Watkins Glen International track.
The expanded 2012 schedule is a response from a season-ending survey sent out by Series officials.
Just over two weeks away, the second edition of the F1600 Formula F Championship Series is set to grow in 2012, adding another race weekend (six in total, for 12 races) and more teams, drivers, chassis and engines.
Connery won six races in 2011
2011 Rookie of the Year standout Kyle Connery will be back in 2012 to run for the F2000 Championship Series title, only this time switching from his no. 91 Van Diemen to a new RFR chassis. Connery finished third in the 2011 title fight, driving for CC Autosport with James Lee Racing, winning six races along the way, including sweeping Road Atlanta and the season finale at Watkins Glen.
At the last program of the 2011 season of the F2000 American Championship
Audette Racing with driver Rémy Audette were at Watkins Glen International last weekend for the conclusion of the F2000 season where Remy only had to start one of two races scheduled Saturday or Sunday to win the 2011 season Championship. Audette made two podiums to conclude the season in beauty.
Valet won the 2011 F1600 title
Wyatt Gooden remained perfect in F1600 competition, taking his fourth win of 2011 in just four starts, and his second win of the day at Watkins Glen for Quantum Racing Services in a Van Diemen/Honda. The bigger story however, was the inaugural Championship, which went to Bill Valet, who finished third in a nail-biting slip-streaming battle among a number of cars, including closest points rival Tim Kautz, who had to settle for sixth place in the season finale.
The season finale gets going at 2:10 local time
After a non-race on Saturday following an opening-lap incident, F1600 Formula F Championship Series competitors got round nine of the 2011 season underway on a cold-but-dry Sunday morning at Watkins Glen. Wyatt Gooden, driving a Van Diemen/Honda for Quantum Racing Services, led from pole for his third win, by just a nose, of 2011, in just three starts, in a shortened race due to a crash on lap seven.
SOS Children’s Villages – the official charity of both Series
The season finale for the F2000 Championship Series and F1600 Formula F Championship Series will see the inaugural SOS Children’s Village Cup awarded to the driver in each Series who scores the highest number of points over all four races at Watkins Glen.