Watkins Glen II: Howard-Boss Motorsports preview

Wallace, Leitzinger Ready for Watkins Glen "Sprint" BOSS Snowplow Team begins busy August at historic track Denver, N.C. (August 7, 2006) The second and final 2006 visit by the Grand American Rolex Series to Watkins Glen International...

Wallace, Leitzinger Ready for Watkins Glen "Sprint"
BOSS Snowplow Team begins busy August at historic track

Denver, N.C. (August 7, 2006) The second and final 2006 visit by the Grand American Rolex Series to Watkins Glen International has everyone associated with the BOSS Snowplow Racing Team and Howard-Boss Motorsports filled with excitement. With the Crown Royal 200 at The Glen run in conjunction with the NASCAR Busch and Nextel Cup Series at the historic New York road course, a huge media presence will bring a tremendous amount of exposure for the Rolex Series teams and sponsors.

Plus, the 200-mile, 82-lap race is the only "sprint" race on the Rolex Series schedule and is certain to provide some of the most exciting racing of the season. Except for long distance events at Daytona (24 hours), Miller Motorsports Park (9 hours), and the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen earlier this season at Watkins Glen, a "regular" Rolex Series event has a 2 hour 45 minute time limit. The Crown Royal 200 at The Glen is set for "only' two hours or 82 laps, whichever comes first.

However, the biggest reason for excitement in the BOSS Snowplow Team is the opportunity for co-drivers Andy Wallace and Butch Leitzinger to compete on a course where both have enjoyed tremendous success. In Grand American Rolex Series competition at The Glen, Wallace has two poles (May, '01, Aug. '00) and one win (Aug. '00). Leitzinger teamed with Wallace for the August, 2000 victory, and has earned one additional pole (June, '02) and two additional wins (Aug. '02, Aug. '01). The veteran road racers teamed to finish fifth in the six-hour race earlier this season in June, and have high hopes that the Crown Royal 200 at The Glen will be the first of three strong performances in their BOSS Snowplow Pontiac Crawford to finish out the 2006 schedule. Following Watkins Glen, the Rolex Series races at Infineon Raceway on August 26th, and closes the '06 campaign with a 9-hour event at the new Miller Motorsports Park in Utah on September 2nd.

"Our BOSS Snowplow Pontiac Crawford was the best it has been all season at Barber for our previous race," Wallace commented. "Unfortunately, we didn't get to show our competitors just how strong we were due to an early incident. However, everyone on our team is excited about our chances in the final three races, beginning with the sprint race at The Glen. We want to reward the hard work by our crew and all of the people who have supported us with a strong finish to our season. That all starts at Watkins Glen this week."

"Watkins Glen is one of the greatest tracks in the world," Leitzinger added. "It's a real driver's track and the competition is always fierce from beginning to end. That will be especially true this week with the short sprint format. I have many fond memories of competing at The Glen, and look to add this weekend to that list." A resident of Rebersburg, Pennsylvania, Leitzinger will also be competing in the NASCAR Busch Series race at The Glen this weekend driving the #79 NDS Motorsports Dodge owned by Bob Torriere.

-credit: howard-boss motorsports

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Andy Wallace , Butch Leitzinger