Field hoping to compete at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, New York (August 8, 2001) - Clint Field is hoping to get onto the historical Watkins Glen course this time around. Due to age restrictions, the 18-year-old Field was unable to compete in the Six Hours of The Glen back in ...

WATKINS GLEN, New York (August 8, 2001) - Clint Field is hoping to get onto the historical Watkins Glen course this time around. Due to age restrictions, the 18-year-old Field was unable to compete in the Six Hours of The Glen back in May.

Although it is still undecided if the Intersport Racing team will give him the nod for the Bully Hill Vineyards 250, Field is ready to get out onto the track. The Intersport/Banana Joe's team was looking to enter a two-car effort at The Glen, but the new Lola B2K-10B will not be ready in time.

The team's original plan was to enter Clint with his uncle, Joel Field, in the #28 Intersport Racing/Banana Joe's Lola B2K-10, while his father, Jon Field and Englishman Oliver Gavin would compete in the new #37 B2K-10B machine.

"I am hoping to get to compete this weekend," Field said. "Unfortunately, I was unable to compete at Trois-Riviéres, because the new car wasn't ready yet."

Field's last endeavor in the #37 machine was at Road America, where he proved he could compete with the best. Turning lap times of less than a second off of the veteran road racers, Field, along with his father and Gavin, turned in a third-place podium finish.

"I really got a good feel for the car at Road America," Field said. "I got comfortable with it, and am ready to get back in the car."

It is undecided whether Clint or Gavin will be competing with Jon this weekend. However, if Field is asked to get in the car, he will be ready.

"It will be a challenge to learn the track so quickly," Field stated. "Even though we're only on the track two days, we have plenty of practice time. It will be enough time for me to learn the basics and be competitive."

-GSM

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Jon Field , Oliver Gavin , Clint Field