Next Stop: Watkins Glen

The next race on the schedule is at Watkins Glen, New York on the weekend of June 3-5.  This historic track was the home of the Formula One Grand Prix of the United States between 1961 and 1980, and has been a favorite for almost every road racing series since 1956.  Initially the public roads in the Village of Watkins Glen provided great sports car racing, then moving to the dedicated race track.

Porsche Club Racing visits The Glen once a year in early June.  This event is always a big thing, on par with Sebring and Daytona International.  The track is full of history, given the long list of famous drivers who have competed there.  Watkins Glen International is a great example of how sports car racing evolved following World War II, and how it continues to evolve today.

This is not the first time that Nort Northam Racing has made the trek to the Finger Lakes Region of New York for the PCA Club Race.  Nort has raced here over fifteen times since 1986, and has shown a lot of success.  His experience includes IMSA, SVRA, HSR and PCA races, to name a few.

Preparation includes an alignment and changing fluids, along with the normal checks of bolts, etc.  Making sure that the car is corner balanced will top things off.  Washing the car to be sure that the Kelly Green is bright enough will make the weekend a lot of fun.

Watkins Glen is one of Nort’s favorite tracks, and his experience there shows that fact.  Watch this blog for more on Watkins Glen AND Virginia International Raceway this summer!

 

 

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About Kevin Duffy, Author and Chief Geek

Kevin Duffy is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Daytona State College in Florida and a dedicated car guy. He divides his time between teaching criminal justice topics in the online environment and working on/driving cars, particularly Porsches. Kevin is one of the principals in House Spouse Life online.
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