Greetings from the Independence Day Weekend at Watkins Glen… The Sahlen’s 6 hour at the Glen paddock filled up slowly. I arrived Wednesday afternoon, went for a wonder around the paddock and only saw some Porsche GT3 Cup, Lamborghini Super Trofeo Huracan’s and LMP3/Mazda Prototype Challenge cars unloaded. But as the weekend went on and more trailers moved in there was a lot to look at. Especially all those cars with patriotic wraps on them…
I hate camping, especially with the threat of severe weather, luckily my tent only took on a little bit of water.
This 911 put on quite a smoke show when I approached… got oil?
I love the fact they mixed the US and Canadian series for this weekend. It had some crazy side affects due to a crash that I got to witness on their Race 1 but still nice to see a 40 car field of GT3’s.
The weirdest thing for me with these pace cars was that a Porsche started the Platinum group during the GT3 race, but an Audi started the Gold group… couldn’t they source another 911 somewhere?
At least the Mazda started their Prototype Challenge races.
…and it’s a pretty RF model with Global MX-5 Cup wheels!
Anybody wanna buy a Norma LMP3?
My usual cruise to Jerlando’s in Montour Falls for some faux-Italian:
New sign: Welcome to Watkins Glen!
Top of the Esses selfie, day one working solo.
And as the paddock filled in, more IMSA stuff to check out:
Love that bucket of fries I got a chance to lunch on one of the days…
more to follow…