Tag Archive: Watkins Glen International
Participants take the track at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Friday, July 19 for two practice sessions and qualifications.
Coming off two historic rounds of competition at Watkins Glen International, the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Series heads north to Canada’s “Home of Motorsports” for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix featuring the American Le Mans Series.
Trouble at the Bus Stop for Ostella at The Glen
History was in the making all weekend at Watkins Glen International. It started with the 100th GT3 Cup Race on Saturday and ended with IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama’s Ashley Freiberg becoming the first woman to claim an overall GT3 Cup Challenge victory in North America. Rookie David Ostella joined the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama series for his first time this weekend with high hopes.
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.
Returns with BGB Motorsports
This Saturday June 30th, Jean-Francois Dumoulin will be on the track with BGB Motorsports for the Continental Tire Challenge GS series at Watkins Glen International, New York, United States. He will be driving the n°38 Porsche Carrera with which he has previously competed, notably in 2010, 2011 and last January in Daytona.
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.
Grand Prix of Miami Set for April 27-29
Next spring, Homestead-Miami Speedway will serve as host to the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series’ Grand Prix of Miami, with the Daytona Prototypes and Grand Touring classes both set to run in South Florida in April. The Grand Prix of Miami will take center stage as Race 3 of the 2012 campaign on the 2.3-mile road course.
F2000 Championship Series…
This weekend, Rémy Audette became the first Québec driver to ever win the F2000 Championship Series. With a big lead heading into the final double-header of the season, Audette was not happy just earning sufficient points to solidify his spot at the top of the series. He dominated the practices and qualifying on his way to finishing on the podium for both races.
Remy Audette is 2011 Champion
Kyle Connery took his sixth win of 2011, and second of the day, to end the F2000 Championship Series season with a daring move on 2011 Champion Remy Audette on a restart in round 14. Connery would run away from the pack, although the race did end under caution. Connery’s sweep of Watkins Glen vaulted him to third in points, winning Rookie of the Year for CC Autosport. Rob Nicholas won the Masters Class, finishing second ahead of Audette in a 33-car field.
Audette makes 2011 title official
A last lap pass on Tim Minor gave Kyle Connery his fifth win of 2011, and Remy Audette finished third behind Minor to make his 2011 Championship official in a morning 12-lap race at Watkins Glen, run after an aborted non-race attempt on Saturday. Connery fell back early but worked his way up to second, closing in on Minor to grab the lead on the last lap.
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.