Zippo U.S. Vintage Grand Finale
The checker flag dropped on the Zippo U.S. Vintage Grand Prix and brought an end to another exciting season at The Soul of American Road Racing. Fans were treated to garage, paddock and grandstand access each day and had several opportunities to speak with accomplished endurance driver Derek Bell. A total of 487 vintage and historic cars provided vintage race fans with plenty of on-track excitement throughout the weekend.
The highlight of the weekend was the 40th Anniversary of Can-Am and Trans-Am and neither race disappointed. John Burke of Rumson, NJ, drove his 1972 McLaren MSF to victory in the 40th Anniversary Can-Am Championship New York Governor's Cup race by edging out the 1967 Lola T70 MkIII driven by Hamish Somerville of New Milford, CT, by 0.333 seconds. In the Trans-Am feature race, Chris Liebenberg of Boyertown, PA, skillfully used his 1969 Ford Boss 302 to hold off the 1970 Ford Boss 302 driven by Forrest Straight of Mr. View, CA by 0.614 seconds.
The 2006 season was filled with excitement from beginning to end. The season was highlighted by victories by Scott Dixon in the IndyCar Series Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix presented by Tissot and Kevin Harvick in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup AMD of The Glen races. Race fans were treated to a great season of racing in 2006 and The Glen is looking forward to providing that excitement again in 2007.