Tag Archive: Watkins Glen

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 03

Nielsen Wins at Watkins Glen, increases GT Daytona points leLead

Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen

Christina Nielsen Christina Nielsen and her Scuderia Corsa teammates won their second consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship endurance race in the GT Daytona class Sunday afternoon at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen International (WGI). Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Positive points weekend for Kelly-Moss Road and Race at Watkins Glen

Lazare battled the busy field, he accepted a fourth place finish at the checkered flag

2016-06-12_0547 Fielding six strong Porsches for Round 4 of the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, Kelly-Moss Road and Race maintained its championship lead as the team completed a doubleheader at the historic Watkins Glen International road course in upstate New York. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Honda captures Prototype Pole for Sahlen’s Six Hours, Van Overbeek leads record-breaking session at Watkins Glen

Van Overbeek led the 15-minute session with a track record lap of 1:35.207 (128.5 mph) on the newly repaved 3.4-mile circuit

Johannes van Overbeek gave Tequila Patrón ESM a good start towards taking a third victory in 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition, capturing the TOTAL Pole Award for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen in the No. 2 Tequila Patrón Honda Ligier JS P2. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Michimi completes Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America sweep at Watkins Glen

The victory was almost a carbon copy of his Round 3 win Friday

Shinya Michimi swept both Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America races at Watkins Glen International this weekend. Mark another one down in the win column for Shinya Michimi as he triumphed in Round 4 of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series championship July 2 at Watkins Glen International.

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Jul 02

Visit Florida Racing scores Seventh on Watkins Glen grid

The team is pursuing a third consecutive victory in the 6 Hour classic

Visit Florida Racing Visit Florida Racing will start Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen from seventh on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship grid after Ryan Dalziel posted a fast lap time of 1:36.473-seconds in qualifying on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Versteeg dominates for weekend sweep at Watkins Glen

It was a picture-perfect Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires weekend for Austin Versteeg

Austin Versteeg earned a weekend sweep, picking up the Round 5 victory at Watkins Glen on Saturday A dominating 14.205-second win in Round 5 Saturday at Watkins Glen completed a sweep of a triple-header weekend for Versteeg, from Sandy, Utah, in the No. 7 JDC Motorsports entry. The three victories also expanded his Lites 1 Championship points lead in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Official Development Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Michimi leads Prestige Performance 1-2 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America Finish at Watkins Glen

“I just really have to thank all the guys who did a good job preparing the car for the weekend” – Michimi

Michimi leads Prestige Performance 1-2 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America Finish at Watkins Glen The Prestige Performance domination continued with Shinya Michimi taking the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America Round 3 victory to lead a 1-2 finish for the team at Watkins Glen International. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Daniel Morad holds off Scott Hargrove in Canadian duel

Chris Green captures USA Victory at Watkins Glen

2016-06-12_0316 Canadian drivers celebrated Canada Day by dominating the Platinum Cup podium positions in the combined Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama and Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama round July 1 at Watkins Glen International.

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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

Jesse Lazare ready for next challenge at Watkins Glen

Top Canadian looks to take over lead in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA standings

2016-06-12_0477 With five wins out of six races, Canadian Jesse Lazare is looking to put his No. 21 Door Doctor Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car back in the winners circle in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama this weekend 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 24

Drivers, teams to return from break with 3 exciting races at Watkins Glen

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA)-sanctioned Official Development Series returns to action for Rounds 3, 4 and 5

The iconic Watkins Glen International circuit always produces close, exciting racing for the Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by It’s safe to say the drivers and teams of the Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires will be raring to go at Watkins Glen International perhaps more than any other event in the 2016 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Season reaches halfway point with tight races at combined Watkins Glen event

Scott Hargrove is on the loose again as the 2016 Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama season reaches its halfway point.

Scott Hargrove (front) leads the Platinum Cup standings in the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama entering Ro So the challenge is simple for Hargrove’s rivals entering Rounds 5 and 6 on June 30-July 2 at Watkins Glen International: Rein him in. 2014 Platinum Cup champion Hargrove, from Surrey, British Columbia, swept Rounds 3 and 4 on June 10-12 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal to take a two-point lead, 66-64, over Zach Robichon in the Platinum Cup championship standings.

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Jun 24

Watkins Glen marks halfway point with points races tighter than ever

Rounds 7 and 8 of the 2016 USA championship represent the halfway mark for the 16 rounds of racing action

The championship is heating up between the top drivers in every Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama class The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama series will reach the ever-important halfway point of its 2016 season June 30-July 2 at Watkins Glen International. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

R. Robichaud passes Baum on thrilling last lap to win Endurance Race at Watkins Glen

“I managed to hang on for a very small lead. It’s the first time I’ve had first place, so I’m delighted by that.”

PCA Club Racing logo Rene Robichaud used a last-lap pass to win the PCA Club Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East series endurance race Sunday at Watkins Glen International (WGI). Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

Jensen takes another sprint sweep at Watkins Glen

Keith Jensen won both sprint races

Cayman GT4 Clubsport race cars compete in the first sprint race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday, June 4. Photo Matt Mo The PCA Club Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East series kicked off the third event of the season at the 3.4-mile, 11-turn hilltop Watkins Glen International (WGI) track on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

Series to contest Three rounds at Watkins Glen, Laguna Seca

Grand Prix of Boston cancellation forces schedule changes

Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires News, imsa.com The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) has changed the venues for upcoming rounds of two of its sanctioned series, Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America and Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires, after the cancellation of the Grand Prix of Boston. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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