Challenge NA – Championships come into Focus at Watkins Glen
WATKINS GLEN, NY (29 July) – Another picture perfect day greeted Ferrari Challenge competitors as they returned to Watkins Glen International for the second day of racing activity. Drivers clearly had grown more comfortable with the New York State circuit as lap times continued to fall in qualifying sessions in the morning and drivers got more aggressive with passing in the afternoon races. While the additional aggression certainly led to a couple of tense moments in all three races, only one full course cation was necessary to control a race. In all, it was a rousing conclusion to an important weekend in the championship in North America.
Trofeo Pirelli AM. Murray Rothlander (Ferrari of Vancouver) took the top step of the podium on Sunday, an important win that brought him equal to Ross Chouest (Ferrari of Palm Beach) in the standings and capped off a topsy-turvey weekend in the class that saw Dave Musial (Lake Forest Sportscars) fall precipitously in the standings after a Race 1 incident went unresolved in Race 2. But it was Rob Hodes (Scuderia CAVA – Ferrari of Washington) who goes into the Road Atlanta weekend in the best shape, carrying a 19 point lead over Alfred Caiola (Ferrari of Long Island).
Next Up. Ferrari Challenge in North America will return in September at Road Atlanta, in Braselton Georgia.