Tag Archive: Watkins Glen International

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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Jul 16

Competitors cross the border for Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix

Participants take the track at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Friday, July 19 for two practice sessions and qualifications.

Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Series logoComing 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Freiberg becomes the first female overall North American GT3 Cup Challenge Winner at The Glen

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.

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Jun 25

Ostella to drive in first IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge Race at Watkins Glen International

“It’s definitely going to be exciting” – Ostella

2013-06-08_0492The Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin Series points leader David Ostella is switching gears this weekend and driving in his first IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama race. 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 »

Nov 28

Retrofitted: Eldora, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, give Trucks throw-back feel

New additions, classic look for 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park logoNASCAR CAMPING WORLD Truck SeriesNASCAR today announced the 2013 schedule for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, a slate that includes two exciting firsts: the series’ first race on dirt and its inaugural international event.  Read the rest of this entry »

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 30

Jean-François Dumoulin Watkins Glen International Grand-Am Continental Tire report

Continental Tire « 150 » – Watkins Glen International

Jean-François Dumoulin  2012-05-11 (2)2011-08-07-038Jean-François Dumoulin crossed the finish line in 14th position today in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Challenge Series with BGB Motorsports team.

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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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Jun 27

Jean-Francois Dumoulin on the track at Watkins Glen International

Returns with BGB Motorsports

Jean-François Dumoulin  2012-05-11 (2)Grand-Am Continental Tire Challenge – BGB Motorsports - Jean-François DumoulinThis 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.

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Jun 01

Nelson Piquet Jr will make his first 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series outing on the championship’s first road course race of the year

Piquet to make 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Road America on 23 June.

Nelson Piquet Jr 2011-11-16

He will race with his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Team Turner Motorsports on the 4.048-mile road course in Elkart Lake, Wisconsin, driving the No. 30 Chevrolet Impala. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Nov 10

GRAND-AM Rolex Racing Sports Car Series returns to Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2012

Grand Prix of Miami Set for April 27-29

Homestead-Miami Speedway logoGrand-AM-RolexNext 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.

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Oct 17

Rémy Audette wins the 2011 Championship!

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.

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Oct 16

Connery ends 2011 F2000 season with a win

Remy Audette is 2011 Champion

F2000 new logoKyle 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.

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Oct 16

Connery wins at the Glen

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.

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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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