Tag Archive: Watkins Glen International

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.

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 »

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 »

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 »

Aug 04

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Watkins Glen

Buescher wins first race, snaps Front Row Motorsports’ 118-race winless drought

NASCAR logo Chris Buescher scored a surprise win at Pocono – his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory – after the race was called for fog. The last time a first-time winner visited Victory Lane was in 2014 when AJ Allmendinger triumphed at Watkins Glen International – the site of Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at The Glen (2:30 p.m. ET on USA). Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Rivals look to rein in Versteeg, Watzinger at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

What a difference a week made in the Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires

Austin Versteeg jumped to the Lites 1 championship lead after sweeping all three rounds June 30-July 2 at Watkins Glen Internati Clark Toppe led JDC Motorsports teammate Austin Versteeg, 38-36, entering Rounds 3, 4 and 5 of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA)-sanctioned Official Development Series June 30-July 2 at Watkins Glen International. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Jesse Lazare takes points lead in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA at Watkins Glen International

Challenging weekend for Door Doctor Porsche driver

2016-06-12_0323 Montreal-based Door Doctor Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA driver Jesse Lazare suffered through a challenging weekend to emerge with the Platinum Cup points lead as the series marked the halfway point at the historic Watkins Glen International. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Tough close to Sahlen’s Six Hour for Change Racing

Change Racing entered the holiday weekend event with the momentum of a season best finish of sixth at Detroit

Change Racing 2 Change Racing was back in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racing action this weekend at Watkins Glen International as the series staged Round 5 of the 2016 championship with the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen on Sunday.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Hargrove turns tables on Morad for overall victory, Longe earns First Career USA Platinum Cup win

Chris Green, from Montreal, rounded out the top five overall and was second in the USA series

2016-06-12_0314 Scott Hargrove added another winning chapter to his intensifying rivalry with fellow Canadian Daniel Morad, driving to victory July 2 in the combined Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama and Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama round at Watkins Glen International. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Versteeg, Chlumecky pull off daily double at Watkins Glen

Versteeg, from Sandy, Utah, took the Lites 1 championship lead with his second and third victories of the season

Austin Versteeg earned his second and third victories of the season on July 1 at Watkins Glen Austin Versteeg and Michal Chlumecky swept the overall and Lites 1 Masters victories, respectively, in Rounds 3 and 4 of Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires on July 1 at Watkins Glen International. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America continues to roll with next stop at Watkins Glen

The championship races are just starting to heat up in the multiple classes of the North American series

The Super Trofeo North America field is returning to Watkins Glen for Rounds 3 and 4 of the 2016 championship. Watkins Glen International is a prime location for the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series, with its rich history and scenic views that will set the scene for Rounds 3 and 4. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Christina Nielsen kicks off whirlwind July at Watkins Glen International

“In one month, I have two races in the U.S., one in Canada and one in Europe” – Nielsen

2016-06-19-0063 Fresh off her sixth-place finish at the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans in France, Christina Nielsen is back in the States and ready to begin her first of four races of the month at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen on July 1-3 at Watkins Glen International (WGI).

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Jun 23

Sahlen’s Six Hours Of The Glen features 42-car entry list

Sunday, July 3, at Watkins Glen International

The top-three finishing GTE Pro teams and the winning GTE Am team from the recent 24 Hours of Le Mans return to IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Watkins Glen test proves fast and furious

Verizon IndyCar Series’ return after a six-year absence

Scott DixonTwo words sum up what drivers think the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen will be like after they participated in a one-day test at Watkins Glen International: fast and physical. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

Iconic Watkins Glen International marks halfway point of season for Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East

This is the third race of the season for the series

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport race cars The competitors of the PCA Club Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East series are heading to Watkins Glen International (WGI) on June 3-5, ready to face the challenges of the iconic circuit with more experience under their belts.

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May 14

Mazda announces Atlantic & F2000 Championship contingency program

Mazda will be posting season championship cash awards

2014-01-16_0849 While the Mazda Road to Indy is busy at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Mazda Road to 24 is sharing the pavement at Watkins Glen International with several series including the Formula Race Promotions’ Atlantic Championship Series and the F2000 Championship Series.

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May 13

Denes, Grant and Norman Lead Watkins Glen Practice

 It is the second event of the 2016 Formula Race Promotions season, with seven races scheduled for Saturday and Sunday

Formula Race Promotions logo Phillippe Denes, David Grant and Ryan Norman were fastest in Friday practice in F1600, F2000 and Atlantic, respectively, at Watkins Glen International. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

F1600, F2000 and Atlantic set for Watkins Glen

Follow weekend action online

Formula Race Promotions logo The F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series are heading to the newly-paved Watkins Glen International this weekend for the second event of their 2016 seasons.

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May 01

Prestige Performance takes two wins in race 2 of Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America

The next Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America event will be June 29-July 1 at Watkins Glen International

Shinya Michimi earned his first Super Trofeo North America victory in the No. 1 Prestige Performance Huracán in Race 2 at Laguna Prestige Performance used quick driving and strategy to earn dual wins in the overall and Pro-Am divisions in Race 2 of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America season Sunday at Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. Read the rest of this entry »

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