Tag Archive: Watkins Glen

May 23

Tricky weather puts Exclusive Autosport on wrong side of luck at Watkins Glen

Through rain, sun, more rain, and even snow, level heads and consistent results prevailed for all three entries

Exclusive Autosport logo Between frigid temperatures and changing track conditions at Watkins Glen international, including snow on Sunday morning, setup was a full-on guessing game for Exclusive Autosport and its drivers in last weekend’s F1600 Formula F and F2000 Championship Series races. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Watkins Glen F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Sunday report

Next up, Formula Race Promotions heads to VIR the first weekend of June

Formula Race Promotions logo Calvin Ming, Steve Bamford and Ryan Norman won Sunday F1600, F2000 and Atlantic races at Watkins Glen International, while Phillippe Denes took top honors in the third and final F1600 race of the weekend.

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May 12

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing drivers pleased with Watkins Glen repave

Stevenson Audis & Team RLL/Turner BMWs join Fords at test

A number of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams took advantage of a break between races to test the newly repaved Watkins Glen International, which will host the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on July 3.

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May 10

F1600, F2000 and Atlantic set for Watkins Glen

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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 09

Valérie Chiasson in Porsche GT3 Cup Canada this season!

Porsche Prestige car is a 2014 GT3 Cup model and was prepared by Éric Côté’s GT Racing Team 

Michel Dansereau As the top Canadian Touring Car novice driver at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in 2014 and the first female driver to earn an overall podium at the Grand Prix du Canada in 2015, Valérie Chiasson will mark another “first” this year as the first woman to contest a full season in the Canadian Porsche GT3 Cup.

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Mar 17

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge By Yokohama competitors in USA, Canada to race for IMSA North American Cup in 2016

Inaugural joint events to take place in Montreal, Watkins Glen

Chris Green earned his first Platinum Cup championship in the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin with Pfaff M A new era of cooperation and competition will begin in 2016 for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama and the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama, as the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA)-sanctioned series will conduct two inaugural joint races and also will introduce new award to reward excellence in both championships. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

New surface at Watkins Glen to greet IMSA competitors in 2016

The 3.4-mile natural road course is undergoing a complete repaving

When the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to Watkins Glen International July 1-3, 2016 for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, teams will have to throw out their notes from previous events, and start a new notebook.

Aug 08

Jeff Gordon tops final practice at Watkins Glen

Gordon will be one of several drivers looking to clinch a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with a win this weekend

Jeff Gordon Watkins GlenWhirling his No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet at 127.333 mph around Watkins Glen International, Jeff Gordon soared to the top of the leaderboard on his first lap during Friday’s final Sprint Cup Series practice at the New York road course.

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Aug 05

NASCAR National Series News & Notes — Watkins Glen

Kenseth tacks on the bonus points

NASCAR logoIt was appropriate that the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway was decided by the fuel “window.”

Flagworld will be there, do not miss our photo coverage

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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

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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 »

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