Geoff, Brett Bodine to team in Daytona Prototype for Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen. Watkins Glen, NY (May 14, 2003) - Native sons Geoff and Brett Bodine will return to Watkins Glen International to co-drive a Daytona Prototype in the June 20-22...
Geoff, Brett Bodine to team in Daytona Prototype for Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen.
Watkins Glen, NY (May 14, 2003) - Native sons Geoff and Brett Bodine will return to Watkins Glen International to co-drive a Daytona Prototype in the June 20-22 Sahlen's Sports Car Grand Prix.
The pair will join Darren Law in the 95.1 The NerVe/Sahlen's G&W BMW Picchio for the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, marking the first time the Chemung drivers have driven together in their careers.
"That's going to be a lot of fun in itself, with Brett and I driving the same car," said Geoff Bodine. "Being back home at Watkins Glen in front of our family, friends and fans will make it real special. I just hope we do real good."
"This is a totally different car than anything I've ever driven before," admitted Brett Bodine. "We got comfortable in the car during testing, and once we're on a track we know as well as Watkins Glen, we should do very well. I'm looking forward to going back home to The Glen and trying to win that race."
The Daytona Prototypes are the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series new lead class and will be coming to Watkins Glen International for the first time. G&W is currently ranked second in the Team Owner Points, while Law ranks third in the driver standings behind two-time winners Hurley Haywood and J.C. France.
"I'm really excited about driving with the Bodines," said Law, the 2001 Rolex Series GT champion. "Both of them are very well known, and they are good, fast drivers. They were very impressive in testing."
Geoffrey won in his first sports car race at The Glen, joining Jack Baldwin behind the wheel of a Camaro in taking GTO honors in the 1986 Camel Continental. The oldest of three racing brothers, he also won at The Glen in NASCAR Winston Cup (1996) and the True Value International Race of Champions, taking the 1987 IROC XI title with that victory. His varied Watkins Glen resume also includes racing snowmobiles in 1972, Modifieds and NASCAR Craftsman Trucks.
Brett's first trip around The Glen was as driver of the Ford pace car for the 1985 New York 500. His best finish in 14 Winston Cup races here was a third in 1990, trailing only Ricky Rudd and his brother, Geoffrey. "I was very impressed with both brothers in testing with our car," said G&W team owner Cole Scrogham. "Brett, being a team owner, knows the ropes and offered great suggestions. Neither of them were out to act like a hero - they were both very careful with the equipment. Also, both of them were very fast."
Practice for the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen begins on Friday, June 20, followed by one of two weekend Grand-Am Cup races. Saturday's schedule includes Rolex Series qualifying for the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen and the second Grand-Am Cup race. The Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen takes the green flag at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 22.
Tickets for the Sahlen's Sports Car Grand Prix, as well as the entire 2003 racing season at Watkins Glen International, are now available by calling The Glen's ticket office at 607-535-2481 or online at www.theglen.com. For the finest Watkins Glen International items and apparel, motorsports collectibles, and authentic NASCAR merchandise, diecasts and clothing, stop by The Shop at 2 North Franklin Street in Watkins Glen or call 607-535-2338.