b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_news_matt-win-wgi.jpgWatkins Glen, NY - The skies opened in dramatic fashion mid-way through the F2000 Championship Series race, turning Watkins Glen International into an ice-rink and allowing 2006 F2000 Champion Matt McDonough to score victory in a lap that took over three minutes and 20 seconds in a race of survival to the checkered flag. Jayson Clunie finished second and Robert Wright slammed the inside pit wall trying to steal the win in a side-ways drag race to the checkered flag, and settled for third.

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b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_news_mazdalogo.jpgWATKINS GLEN, New York. (May 13, 2016) – While the Mazda Road to Indy is busy at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Mazda Road to 24 is sharing the pavement at Watkins Glen International with several series including the Formula Race Promotions' Atlantic Championship Series and the F2000 Championship Series. This made for ideal timing to announce a new Mazda Motorsport partnership supporting Mazda racers competing in the two SCCA Pro Racing open-wheel championships.

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b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_news_dgrantwgi1.jpgWatkins Glen, NY - Phillippe Denes, David Grant and Ryan Norman were fastest in Friday practice in F1600, F2000 and Atlantic, respectively, at Watkins Glen International. It is the second event of the 2016 Formula Race Promotions season, with seven races scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

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News and notes from the paddock at Watkins Glen International during the second Formula Race Promotions event of the 2016 season.

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b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_wgi_GRILLO_Press_Photo.jpgK-Hill Motorsports driver Jenna Grillo will be honored at the Watkins Glen F2000 race by the National Fibromyalgia Association as she races in support of the 100 million people in the US living with pain. TeamAWARE a dynamic collaborative effort is made up of Jenna Grillo Racing, the National Fibromyalgia Association and the Community Pain Center, which will be working to bring awareness and support to pain sufferers everywhere. Grillo knows what it is like to live with pain as she was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia when she was only nine years old. With the support of TeamAWARE, Jenna wants to share the message that people in pain can get better through healthy living and finding a purpose bigger than their pain!

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b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_wgi_2016-04-10_14.07.26.JPGSalem, NH - The F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series are heading to the newly-paved Watkins Glen International this weekend for the second event of their 2016 seasons. A competitive Road Atlanta weekend opened the season in April, with veteran driver Steve Bamford leading both the F1600 and F2000 standings heading into the Watkins Glen event, while Ryan Norman is out front to an early points lead in Atlantic.

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b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_15season_news_FB_IMG_1462641364622.jpgVery few of us are lucky enough to really see the sport of motor racing from the inside. Whether it be F1, NASCAR, Indy Car or a dirt track near you, it is nearly impossible to explain the addiction, the passion and the drive that powers the drivers, mechanics, owners and sponsors. At face value, it makes no sense -dangerous, time consuming, expensive, frustrating and often without much material reward.  Sometimes it seems that the number of visits to the bank are only exceeded by the number of visits to the hospital.

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