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Trans Am Watkins Glen


  • 2790 County Route 16 Watkins Glen, NY, 14891 United States (map)

High attrition elevates Corvettes to 3rd, 4rd, 5th & 6th in TA class at Watkins Glen

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# 59 Simon Gregg rebounded from a blown motor at Road America finishing 3rd at the Glen in a new chassis.  Per Robert Gustafson, Derhaag Motorsports now under new ownership.

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He overtook # 23 Amy Ruman on lap 24 of the 30 lap race.

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# 99 Larry Lepurage had a career best top 5 finish, thanks in part to chassis set-up by Syracuse guru Tony Vecchio.

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# 30 Richard Grant was 6th.

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Leaders # 21 Boris Said, Dodge Charger (wheel bearing), # 4 Paul Fix, Mustang (driveline) and # 98 Ernie Francis Jr, Mustang (oil pump belt) dropped out early.

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By lap 22 Claudio Burtin’s team drivers # 8 Tomy Drissi climbed the field to first followed by # 2 Lawrence Loshak for 2nd.

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# 53 Larry Hoopaugh was 22nd in a beautiful C6 supplied by Tony Ave Racing.

The race ran in conjunction with SVRA’s popular U.S. Vintage Grand Prix and Downtown Festival.  Corvettes there are covered in a separate report.

Photos thanks to Chris Clark @cclarkphoto

Results compiled by Wayne Ellwood.

The Trans Am next races at VIR on Sept 21-22, also along with SVRA which is trying out a Pro/Am race along the lines of Indy begun in 2014.

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Earlier Event: September 6
Vintage SVRA Watkins Glen
Later Event: September 8
ADAC GT Sachsenring
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