The track at Watkins Glen International was busy as the drivers of Historic SportsCar Racing challenged the Soul of American Road Racing this weekend. The Big Open Single Seaters (B.O.S.S.) race closed out a weekend full of hot racing action at The Glen on Sunday. .
Joe Blacker of Ellicot City, MD showed his 1994 Reynard would be tough to beat by being one of the fastest cars during practice on Friday and qualifying first on Saturday. Blacker won the B.O.S.S. race on Sunday and beat runner-up Peter Racely of Palm Beach Gardens, FL in by 4.624 seconds.
Peter Klutt of Halton Hills, Ontario also made a statement by winning two races in his 1964 Corvette on Sunday. He dominated the Anglo-American GT Challenge and beat second place Frank Fusillo of Oakville, Ontario by 15.393 seconds. Klutt then won again only a few hours later in the Historic Production race by defeating Mark Herrington of Memphis, TN by 7.899 seconds.
The Historic SportsCar Racing weekend brought together nine groups of race cars that featured a wide variety of classes and makes including pre-war sports cars, Can-Am's, Champ Cars, Indy cars, muscle cars and stock cars. Race fans were treated to a full day of practice on Friday, two qualifying sessions on Saturday and ten races on Sunday.
Tickets for the remaining 2006 race season at The Glen are still available. Don't miss the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series and Busch Series races this August 11-13. The Zippo 200 returns for a second time with the cars and stars of the NEXTEL Cup Series. Tickets can be obtained by calling 866-461-RACE, by stopping by The Shop, located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen, NY at the WGI ticket office located on the old Bronson Hill Road off of County Rte. 16.