Tag Archive: Watkins Glen

Jun 28

Benitez splashes to sweep at Watkins Glen

“It’s raining, and it’s Watkins Glen, which is really difficult, so I am happy” -Benitez

Angel Benitez Jr. completed a powerful return to the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama by winning Round 6 on Saturday, polishing off a sweep of both rounds at Watkins Glen International. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Kenton Koch sweeps Watkins Glen with dominant wet victory in round 6

“I love the wet” – Koch

Rain or shine, there’s one indisputable fact in Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda competition in 2015: Kenton Koch is the driver to beat. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Benitez forgets 2014 heartbreak to win Round 5 in season debut at Watkins Glen

Angel Benitez Jr. closed the deal this year at Watkins Glen

Venezuela native Benitez, a Miami resident, won Round 5 of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama in his first start of the season in the series in the No. 05 JDX Racing Porsche. He held off Jesse Lazare by .521 of a second at the finish.

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Jun 27

Koch keeps rolling with Round 5 victory at Watkins Glen

Series leader Koch, from Glendora, California, led from start to finish in the 30-minute race

Kenton Koch was pushed to the limit Friday at Watkins Glen International, but he held off championship rival Robert Alon to earn his fourth victory in five Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda starts this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Once upon a time…the Watkins Glen circuit

This weekend will take place the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen, the sixth round of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season.

2010-08-08_0089 Like Indianapolis or Daytona, the Watkins Glen circuit has been a pillar of American motorsports for 60 years, having hosted single-seaters, prototypes and NASCAR. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Recent graduate Catania happy to shift focus to new classroom at Watkins Glen

Catania, 21, climbed to the series this season with his father, Joe

Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Series logo There are few things in the world that Lucas Catania likes more than putting on his helmet and firesuit and driving a race car. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Super Trofeo North American competition to heat up at Watkins Glen

The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America field will battle at Watkins Glen International for Rounds 3 and 4.

The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America field will battle at Watkins Glen International for Rounds 3 and 4 The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series is taking the raging bull to the Northeast for the next two rounds of racing June 25-27 at historic Watkins Glen International with another large grid of 22 cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 23

Drivers, teams brace for three pivotal rounds on busy Watkins Glen weekend

It’s not a stretch to call the next event for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama series the most vital of the season

Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Series logo A maximum of 60 points will be available in Rounds 4, 5 and 6 June 26-27 at Watkins Glen International. The schedule is packed with a third 45-minute race because Round 4 was rained out April 12 at NOLA Motorsports Park near New Orleans. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Drivers, Teams fre up for crucial summer stretch starting at Watkins Glen

The series begins a crucial stretch of eight rounds in 10 weeks

Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda 2014 logo While the 2015 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda season started in mid-March, it’s easy to argue the path to the championship starts June 25-27 at Watkins Glen International. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Keyvan Andres Sweeps VIR Practice

In second for the day was Keith Grant

Formula Atlantic logo Top times for Atlantic Championship Series practice at VIR consisted of Keyvan Andres with the fast time of 1:44.086 that he put down during practice session two. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

Atlantic Championship VIR Weekend Preview

In Atlantic Championship Series

Atlantic - Keith Grant Coming into VIR, Keith Grant leads the Atlantic Championship Series point standings after four strong finishes between Road Atlanta and Watkins Glen. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

F1600 Watkins Glen Masters Class report

The weekend at Watkins Glen was a competitive weekend for F1600

F1600 F Championship logoDuring rounds four, five and six of the F1600 Formula F Championship Series Steve Bamford picked up Masters Class wins in both races one and two while Jim Goughary walked away the win in race three.

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May 17

Exclusive Autosport doubles up at Watkins Glen 

Andrews Scores Two Victories to Maintain F1600 Formula F Lead

Exclusive Autosport - Watkins GlenExclusive Autosport and Scott Andrews proved to be the class of the field on Sunday as they dominated Round 2 of the F1600 Formula F Championship Series event at Watkins Glen International Circuit winning both of the day’s races.

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May 17

Andrews takes second win at Watkins Glen

“We won the first race, and coming from the back today, what can you say, I am happy as I can be”

F1600 F Championship logoScott Andrews swept the day at Watkins Glen in the F1600 Formula F Championship Series, winning both races and two of three on the weekend.

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May 17

Keyvan Andres claims back-to-back wins at Watkins Glen

“I messed up my start a little bit so he (Grant), got ahead of me, but I was on the inside so I kept my position”

Formula Atlantic logoSitting at the pole position, K-Hill Motorsports team member and driver of the No. 47 car, Keyvan Andres came out of turn one in the lead at the start of race two, putting him in position to win his second Atlantic Championship Series race in two days at Watkins Glen.

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May 17

Sam Beasley around David Grant for Watkins Glen victory

Grant would finish second after starting from pole

F2000 Championship Series logoSam Beasley made his move early in the Sunday F2000 Championship Series race at Watkins Glen International, passing David Grant for the lead on the third of 14 laps and taking his second win of the season for Legacy Autosport.

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May 16

Keyvan Andres makes an impressive debut

Race one, round three of the 2015 season, got off to a slow start

Formula Atlantic logodominated the podium for round three of the Atlantic Championship Series as cloudy skies hovered over Watkins Glen International.

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May 16

Bamford First in close Watkins Glen race

The two traded the lead back and forth over the course of the final three laps

F2000 Championship Series logoSteve Bamford crossed the finish line at Watkins Glen for his first career F2000 Championship Series race win after a closing stages duel with Sam Beasley.

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May 15

Keith Grant back for more at Watkins Glen, fastest in practice

In practice one he finished with a time of 1:43.690 and then had an even more impressive lap time of 1:42.805 in practice two

Formula Atlantic logoPolestar Racing Group driver Keith Grant was able to put down the fast time for both practice one and two on Friday at Watkins Glen ahead of rounds three and four of the Atlantic Championship Series.

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May 14

F2000 Watkins Glen weekend preview

David Grant and Sam Beasley split the wins in a competitive doubleheader weekend in April

F2000 Championship Series logoBased on two podium finishes at the season opener at Road Atlanta, Steve Bamford finds himself leading the F2000 Championship Series as rounds three and four greet drivers and teams this weekend at Watkins Glen International.

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