Back to All Events

Trans Am Watkins Glen

  • 2790 County Road 16 Watkins Glen NY 14891 (map)

# 23 Amy Ruman 2nd and # 4 Paul Fix 3rd as newcomer # 50 Andy Lally storms to win at Watkins Glen

Logo Trans Am cluster.jpg
# 23 - 2017 TA - Amy Ruman @ WG -  02b.JPG
# 4 - 2017 TA - Paul Fix @ WG -  02.jpg

Corvette drivers that ruled the roost were once again outmatched.  The winner this time was # 50 Andy Lally driving a new Tony Ave chassis with a Camaro TA body made by ACP Kerry for Claudio Burtin’s Go Share team. (more on that later).

# 41 - 2017 TA - Vinnie Allegretta  @ WG - 02a.JPG
# 99 - 2017 TA Larry Lapurage 03a.JPG

Corvette front runner # 41 Vinnie Allegretta had an “off day” finishing 7th while # 99 Larry Lapurage was 5th in just his third race.  Benefiting from chassis setup by Tony Vecchio from nearby Syracuse NY. 

# 50 - 2017 TA Andy Lally winner 02.JPG

Lally ran off with the lead but had to pit on lap 3 to replace a deflating right rear tyre.  Re-starting 17th he sliced through the field up to 3rd.  Closed the gap via a caution and then a red flag to collect Mark Boden’s # 46 Porsche TA3 that was punted over the guardrail in turn 9A.  The outcome was never in doubt after that.

# 98 - 2017 TA Ernie Francis Jr 01.JPG

# 98 Ernie Francis Jr Mustang, and Lally were in a class by themselves.  Francis broke his rear suspension but still holds a huge championship points lead.

# 7 - 2017 TA Claudio Burtin at Road Atlanta 03.jpg

It appears that Claudio Burtin will hang up his # 7 Corvette after trying in vain and devote the Go Share team to the new Camaro that is tearing up the track in the hands of Lally and Martin Ranginger, both seasoned pros.

# 8 - 2017 TA Tomy Drissi at Road Atlanta 03.jpg
# 4 - 2017 TA - Paul Fix @ WG -  02a.jpg

Tony Ave needed to “expropriate” the # 8 Corvette he fields for Tomy Drissi in order to fulfil a promise to Paul Fix for this one-off race not far from Buffalo, the home of Paul’s Stop Flex business.  Paul was up to the task and could have finished 2nd before Amy Ruman passed him on the final lap.

Results compiled by Wayne Ellwood

Photos by Rich Martin and Chris Clark

Next up is VIR on Sept 24.

RCRC logo reduced.jpg
Earlier Event: September 7
SVRA US Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen
Later Event: September 16
WEC Circuit of the Americas USA
Member Login
Welcome, (First Name)!

Forgot? Show
Log In
Enter Member Area
My Profile Not a member? Sign up. Log Out