Notes from the Watkins Glen IMSA race

I’ve been to the Watkins Glen race circuit many times, in all kinds of weather. Searing hot to serious cold and drenching rain. I survived the Bog. I love the place. Here then some notes and a few photos from the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen:

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Crime and lap times

The recent conviction of Scott Tucker on numerous federal charges of fraud is not surprising. Auto racing at any level is a great way to blow through copious amounts of money. The old expression holds true: How fast do you want to go? How much money do you have? The desire to go very fast is what drives criminals and auto racing to occasionally get together.

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Penske v Joest v Cadillac v Nissan v Gibson: Epic IMSA era here?

The 2018 IMSA Weathertech Championship will go down as one of the best seasons since the classic GTP era.

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Blame it on Steve McQueen

I was already addicted to auto racing by the time the LeMans movie premiered. An image in a magazine ad I’d seen showed the 1-2-3 finish by Ford at LeMans in 1966. The romance and already legend of that particular race were now etched in my mind forever.

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Being There: The 2010 LeMans 24 Hour Race

Another from the deep archives: A racing vacation to Europe concludes with the 2010 LeMans 24 Hours. It was an epic battle between four Peugeots and 3 Audis for the win. The food was great and it didn’t rain.

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IMSA Sahlen’s 6 Hour at Watkins Glen

It was another great IMSA 6 hour race at Watkins Glen this past weekend. The main takeaway from the weekend was this: Wayne Taylor Racing’s Cadillac did not win (although another Caddy did win), BMW led from the get-go (and won), and the Acura NSX continues to show great pace (and won).

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Red Bull Global Rallycross New England

Red Bull Global Rallycross New England was a great racing show, marred by some long breaks in the action. But when that racing was in session, it was REALLY, REALLY great!

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