WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WETM) – Watkins Glen International has announced a new standalone road racing event, the Masters & HSR Race Weekend, hosted by Masters Historic Racing on July 9-11.
The event will be headlined by Masters Historic Formula One USA, featuring cars from the 3-litre F1 era from 1966-1985, Masters Endurance Legends USA, for endurance-based Prototypes & GT cars from 1982-2016 and the newly announced Masters Formula Atlantic Plus Series, for Formula Atlantic, Formula Super Vee and F2 cars from 1969-1986.
“While disappointing that we cannot host the Finger Lakes Wine Festival again this year, we couldn’t be more excited to add this weekend of road racing to the summer calendar as residents and visitors enjoy the Finger Lakes region,” stated WGI President Michael Printup. “Masters has been looking to run here for nearly 20 years and we are thrilled to host them.”
Adding to the racing action will be HSR’s Group 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10 categories. Group 5 will compete in its own run group and feature classic Big Bore sports cars and sedans, including Porsche 911s, V8 Mustangs and Corvettes, from one of road racing’s golden eras, 1967 through 1975. Group 7 will include Sports Racers from the 1960’s and 1970’s including GT40’s, Lola T70’s and more. Group 8 will be the Historic Stock car group and Groups 9 will represent Historic IMSA cars from the 1970’s along with…