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EFR. Leitzinger Looking to Regain Momentum at Watkins Glen BOSS Snowplow Team has high hopes for second victory of '05 season Denver, NC (August 8, 2005) ... Elliott Forbes-Robinson and Butch Leitzinger will be looking to regain momentum for the...

EFR. Leitzinger Looking to Regain Momentum at Watkins Glen
BOSS Snowplow Team has high hopes for second victory of '05 season

Denver, NC (August 8, 2005) ... Elliott Forbes-Robinson and Butch Leitzinger will be looking to regain momentum for the #4 BOSS Snowplow Team this weekend in the Comp USA 200 at The Glen. The veteran road racers have one win, the Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona in June, and three second-place finishes this season to stand a solid third in the overall driver and team point standings after eight races. However, EFR and Leitzinger will look to rebound on Friday from a disappointing 11th-place finish at Barber Motorsports Park on July 31st.

With a potential top-five finish in sight, Butch Leitzinger was spun twice in the closing stages of the Porsche 250 at Barber and had to settle for an 11th-place finish. Those valuable positions and points lost at the conclusion of that event will be difficult to overcome in their quest for the coveted Rolex Series crown. However, if there's a light at the end of the tunnel, it's Watkins Glen International.

EFR and Leitzinger are two of the true veterans of American road racing and their experience on the 2.45-mile, 11-turn road course in the Finger Lakes Region of New York is legendary. EFR ran his first race at Watkins Glen in 1972 in a Super V and Leitzinger, teaming with Rob Dyson, still holds the Rolex Series race record speed on the Watkins Glen "short course" at 121.170 mph set in August, 2002. Leitzinger also has wins in the Grand Am, USRRC, IMSA WSC, IMSA GTU, and NASCAR Busch North Series at the historic track.

"Watkins Glen, in addition to being one of the most historical circuits in the states, is my home track," Leitzinger commented. "A win there would be very satisfying, especially after the disappointing race at Barber. The short track that we will race is more a high-speed layout than the long course, and suits the Crawford very well."

"Without question, Watkins Glen is a very special track for me," EFR added. "I can remember the first time I raced there and the beauty of the rolling hills with a race course right through them. I've got lots of experience at The Glen, and lots of fond memories as well. I'd like to add another fond memory this week."

EFR and Leitzinger will be looking to break a "Watkins Glen slump" this weekend in their #4 BOSS Snowplow Pontiac Crawford. Since the Howard-Boss Motorsports Team began competing at the Glen in 2004, the team has finished 4th (Sahlen's Six Hrs '04), 15th (Glen 200 '04), and 7th (Sahlen's Six Hrs. '05). Now, with only six races remaining on the 2005 Rolex Series Sports Car schedule, the BOSS Snowplow Team knows the importance of the Comp USA 200 at The Glen for their title hopes.

The Comp USA 200 at The Glen is set for a 6 p.m. ET start on Friday, August 12th. The 200-mile, 82-lap event will be televised by Speed Channel on same-day tape-delay beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Friday.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Butch Leitzinger , Rob Dyson , Elliott Forbes-Robinson