Tag Archive: Watkins Glen International

Sep 03

Rossi wins at Watkins Glen as championship takes wild turn (updated)

Rossi won the 60-lap race at Watkins Glen International from the pole

Alexander RossiAlexander Rossi completed a dream weekend at the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen, as the Verizon IndyCar Series championship competition took a dramatic turn with but one race remaining on the schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

Familiar name tops Watkins Glen practice chart: Dixon

Dixon topped the end-of-day speed chart on Watkins Glen International’s iconic road course

Scott DixonPractice day is complete for the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen and – surprise, surprise – Scott Dixon is atop the leaderboard. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 06

Martin Truex Jr. makes fuel last, scores Watkins Glen victory

Matt Kenseth took second place, Daniel Suarez came home third

Martin Truex Jr. surged to his fourth victory of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season Sunday, winning a fuel-conservation battle at Watkins Glen International. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 09

Ricky Taylor delivers TOTAL Pole Award for Cadillac at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

“After Watkins Glen we were a bit down with the result” – Taylor

2017-07-08_9696One weekend ago at Watkins Glen International, Ricky Taylor saw his undefeated season disappear when he was collected in a first-lap incident.

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Jul 03

IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda Event News and Notes

Watkins Glen International

Andres Gutierrez Battling Rain at Watkins Glen InternationalThe winding ribbon of asphalt that weaves through Watkins Glen, New York has long been regarded as one of the most scenic, and challenging road courses in its 69 years of sports car racing history. Add in a little rain and the 11-turn, 3.4-mile surface of Watkins Glen International changes from challenging to downright difficult. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 03

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA and Canada by Yokohama Event News and Notes

Only 30 of the original 40 entries reported to the grid after a multiple-car incident

Zacharie Robichon Enjoys First Series Victory at Watkins Glen InternationalA storied, yet challengingly wet, Watkins Glen International provided the backdrop for Porsche GT3 Cup racing action in a combined format of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama and Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama drivers and teams.

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Jul 02

BMW returns to WeatherTech Championship Victory Lane at Watkins Glen

Alexander Sims held off the Ford GT of Richard Westbrook

BMW returned to victory lane in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition Sunday in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 02

Ford Mustang wins thrilling Continental Tire 120 at Watkins Glen with Martin, Roush

The Continental Tire Challenge returns to the track next weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

In a race that was at one point red flagged for rain, the two-hour Continental Tire 120 at Watkins Glen International came down to a 12-minute shootout under sunshine and dry track conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 01

Riccardo Agostini and Trent Hindman win from pole in Second Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Race at Watkins Glen International

Duo of Hindman and Agostini score their first overall and Pro win of the season

Riccardo Agostini and Trent Hindman win from pole in Second Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Race at Watkins Glen InternatFreiberg becomes first woman to stand on overall podium in any worldwide Lamborghini series. Hardwick doubles up on LB Cup victories at Watkins Glen. Riccardo Agostini and Trent Hindman finally claimed their first victory of the season in the weekend’s second Super Trofeo North America race at Watkins Glen International.

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Jul 01

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge: Dussault avoids massive crash and just misses a podium-finish

Watkins Glen International – Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada & USA

2017-06-10_2062Patrick Dussault was about to score a first podium-finish, on Saturday, at the Waktins Glen International, during a combined Canada & USA race in the Ultra94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. With a lap to go, he hit the tire barrier after a battle for third place, and finished fifth in the Canadian series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 01

Visit Florida Racing set for Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen

 The grid spot on the fourth row marks the best qualifying effort for Visit Florida Racing so far this year

No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Gibson-RileyVisit Florida Racing continues to make progress with its No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Gibson-Riley in its first year with the new platform as the Florida-based team enters the second half of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season at Watkins Glen International. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 26

Battle of the Borders at Watkins Glen International for Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA and Canada

Bragging rights are on the line as Canadian series points leader squares off against U.S. points leader

IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup ChallengeThis weekend’s IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge almost needs one of those vintage drag racing radio commercials to do it justice.

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Jun 22

Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen features 39-Car entry list at halfway point of WeatherTech Championship, Patrón Endurance Cup season

The entry list for the Sahlen’s Hours of The Glen features a total of 40 cars spread among the four classes.

All four IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship classes return to action for the first time since the Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown at Circuit of The Americas on May 6 as the series makes its annual trek to the historic Watkins Glen International circuit for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on Sunday, July 2. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 06

Porsche PCA Club Racing: Clash at The Glen News and Notes

PCA Club Racing logoPorsche Club of America (PCA) Club Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East series drivers competed on the high-speed, iconic Watkins Glen International track over the weekend with several of the competitive drivers gaining first-place podium wins for the first time in their Clubsport racing careers. Read the rest of this entry »
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May 30

Swearingin aims to continue winning streak as series returns to Watkins Glen International

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East Series 

PCA Club Racing logoThe Porsche Club of America (PCA) Club Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East series will return to iconic Watkins Glen International as part of the 17th annual Clash at The Glen PCA event June 2-4.

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Dec 03

Watkins Glen International – A Crown Jewel of North American Road Courses

The only track that features IMSA, NASCAR’s premier series and IndyCar events in the same calendar year

Each summer, IMSA heads to Western New York for a race weekend at one of the oldest and most famous racetracks in the world: Watkins Glen International.

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Sep 02

Open-wheel racing enjoys storied history at The Glen

Verizon IndyCar Series. The Glen Preview.

Verizon IndyCar Series logo This weekend, the Verizon IndyCar Series attacks the blindingly fast, billiard-table-smooth ribbon of road that is Watkins Glen International, one of the premier natural terrain race courses in North America. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 25

2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule features continuity, addition of Gateway

A total of six events on ovals, six on permanent road courses and five on temporary street circuits

Verizon IndyCar Series logo INDYCAR announced the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule today, a 17-race season that provides continuity, adds a new event at Gateway Motorsports Park and confirms a multi-year agreement with Watkins Glen International.

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Aug 10

Newgarden gets inside NASCAR at The Glen with six-time champ Johnson

As a guest of WGI to promote the Labor Day weekend INDYCAR Grand Prix

Josef NewgardenEd Carpenter Racing driver Josef Newgarden was likely thinking his first trip to Watkins Glen International would be in a race car, but by way of invitation, his maiden journey to the track was a different type of racing experience. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 08

Hamlin earns first career road course win at Watkins Glen

The race was in doubt until the final corner

Denny HamlinDenny Hamlin, winner of Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at the Glen, entertained a sold-out grandstand with a celebratory burnout that trailed a plume of smoke the entire length of the frontstretch at Watkins Glen International. Read the rest of this entry »

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