Watkins Glen: Howard-Boss Motorsports preview

BOSS Snowplow Team Begins "New Season" at Watkins Glen Wallace, Leitzinger set for six-hour challenge at historic course Denver, NC . When the BOSS Snowplow Racing Team enters Watkins Glen International this weekend for...

BOSS Snowplow Team Begins "New Season" at Watkins Glen
Wallace, Leitzinger set for six-hour challenge at historic course

Denver, NC . When the BOSS Snowplow Racing Team enters Watkins Glen International this weekend for the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, a "new season" begins for the third-year Howard-Boss Motorsports Team. The six- hour endurance test will be the first race in the second half of the 2006 Grand American Rolex Series season, and the Denver, North Carolina team is approaching this race as though it were the beginning of a new season.

With a best finish of fourth (Mexico City & Long Beach) during the first seven races of the 2006 Rolex Series season, Andy Wallace and Butch Leitzinger look forward to Watkins Glen as fresh start for the remaining seven races this year. The endurance race will be contested on the 3.37- mile, 11-turn long course at Watkins Glen and will be the only six-hour race on the schedule this season. And, both drivers of the #4 BOSS Snowplow Pontiac Crawford have special incentive this weekend.

The last win in the competitive Grand American Rolex Series for Andy Wallace came in the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant (Quebec, Canada) on May 21, 2005, a drought of over one year and sixteen races. For Butch Leitzinger, the opportunity to race on your "home course" provides incentive as well as pressure. The Watkins Glen track is only a couple hours from Leitzinger's Rebersburg, Pennsylvania home, and has been considered his "home track" for many years.

"I really like the Watkins Glen course," Wallace commented. "It's a fast flowing track and one that is very rewarding to drive. I haven't had much success at Watkins Glen in recent events, so we are determined to bag a place on the podium in our BOSS Snowplow Pontiac Crawford. It's been a long time since Mont-Tremblant last season, and I'm ready to climb atop that podium again."

The Watkins Glen long course is one of the finest circuits in the world," Leitzinger added. "it is a challenging, high-speed, and technical race course, and the set up on the car is critical. This course is well suited for our Pontiac Crawford. The reliability of our car in the six-hour format might favor us as well. I've been going to Watkins Glen since my father (Bob Leitzinger) raced there in the early 70s. As a kid, I remember watching the old six-hour endurance races as well as Formula 1 at The Glen. It's a very special track for the Leitzinger family."

The Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen will get the green flag at 2:30 PM ET on Saturday, June 3rd. SPEED TV will provide live coverage of the endurance race.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Bob Leitzinger