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:

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.

Mr. Brainwash, Miss Mann, and More

Art cars are becoming quite normal these days, the trend started by BMW long ago with an Alexander Calder BMW CSL for LeMans. Early art cars were actually painted with paint; now the “paint” is a vinyl wrap.

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).

Pirelli World Challenge at Lime Rock

The Lime Rock bullring is very quick and these GT3 cars are right at home here, impressive with their outright speed and technology. Many of the Pirelli World Challenge teams are factory-run or factory-supported.