Tag Archive: Watkins Glen

Jan 09

F1600 Series continues growth

More races and more cars for 2014

F1600 F Championship logoFor F1600 Formula F Championship Series participants, a new year means an expanded schedule, with more teams, drivers and new cars expected for the Series.

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Aug 12

Kyle Busch avoids wrecks, wins at Watkins Glen

Cheez-It 355

DSC_0249The third time may have been the charm for Kyle Busch, but it was a jinx for pole-winner Marcos Ambrose. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the CHEEZ-IT 355 at The Glen

There have been 30 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Watkins Glen International

Watkins Glen International logoA look at some of the top statistical performers at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York going into the CHEEZ-IT 355 At The Glen on August 11.

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Aug 05

Andrew Ranger looks to continue 2013 winning streak with La Cité De Mirabel Inc. and Ray Courtemanche Jr. at Trois-Rivières

Andrew to also race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Watkins Glen (NY)

2013-07-07_0156The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series comes to Quebec for the now-traditional race as part of the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières this coming weekend, the JuliaWine.com 100. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

A Two-Seater IndyCar ride – Suited up and ready for the ride of his life!

Suited up and ready for the ride of his life!

Watkins Glen , 2- Seater Indy Racing Experience Gail Shankland, Iain Shankland © 2013 TravelBloggers.caAs a race fan going back to when I could barely walk – just being able to say I’ve “been there” is a thrill and an honour. To have been driven around the track in an IndyCar 2-seater is without a doubt a dream-come-true and something I’ll never forget. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

The Mazda Stage will once again be the focus of attention at the CME

Watkins Glen Int’l to feature its 2013 race dates and the #69 AIM Ferrari at the CME

Watkins Glen International logo#69 AIM Autosport Ferrari 458 Italia ‘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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Newey wins race, 2012 Championship to Koykka

Newey won the race but Koykka took the 2012 title.

F1600 F Championship logoBrandon 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

La Rocca breaks win record with Watkins Glen drive

Robert La Rocca notched his 10th win of the year

F2000 Championship Series logoAfter 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Koykka wins at Watkins Glen, one race left to decide title

Matias Koykka took his fourth win of the year and inched closer to the 2012 title

F1600 F Championship logoMatias 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Koykka fastest in last practice sessions of the season

Matias Koykka was well under the track record and fastest

F1600 F Championship logoChampionship 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.

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Oct 10

2012 season conclusion at Watkins Glen

La Rocca could break the win record at Watkins Glen

F2000 Championship Series logoIn the seven-week break since Summit Point, La Rocca spent time in a F3 car battling at the famous Monza circuit in Italy, and only needs one win to make it 10 on the year, setting a new mark in F2000 history.

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Aug 07

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen

There have been 29 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Watkins Glen International since the first race there in 1957.

Watkins Glen logo2011-10-15_0179A look at some of the top statistical performers at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York going into the Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen on August 12.

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Jun 28

Sarah Cattaneo signed by C360R for remainder of Grand-AM season

Former BMW and Mini pilot will co-drive #77 HPD Honda Civic Si starting at Watkins Glen

C360R_logoSarah CattaneoCompass360 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.

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Mar 26

Heading to Virginia: Series Growing

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Connery shooting for 2012 title with a RFR

Connery won six races in 2011

F2000 Championship Series logo2011 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.

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Oct 26

Rémy Audette, only Quebec driver crowned 2011 US Champion!

International Motorsports…

Rémy Audette portraitIMG_5417Among the multiple international motorsports series, only one saw a Quebec driver win the 2011 American title. Rémy Audette won the F2000 Championship Series after an impressive season including five victories, ten podiums, and six pole positions.

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Oct 18

Audette Racing photo album at the Glen

At the last program of the 2011 season of the F2000 American Championship

AudetteRacing2011-10-17Audette 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.

  Watkins Glen photo album

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Oct 16

Championship to Valet, race win to Gooden

Valet won the 2011 F1600 title

F1600 F Championship logoWyatt 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.

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Oct 16

Close win for Gooden at the Glen

The season finale gets going at 2:10 local time

F1600 F Championship logoAfter 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.

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Oct 14

Leach, Gooden Lead F1600 Practice

Leach is coming off a second place finish at Lime Rock, his best of the year.

F1600 F Championship logoIn split dry and wet sessions, Ryan Leach and Wyatt Gooden posted fast times in F1600 Formula F Championship Series season finale practice on Friday at Watkins Glen International.

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