Watkins Glen II: Planet Earth Motorsports preview

ORISON-Planet Earth Motorsports Team Goes for "Threepeat" The ORISON-Planet Earth Motorsport team will travel to Watkins Glen, New York this Friday for a chance at their third win in a row in Grand American Rolex competition. Friday evening the...

ORISON-Planet Earth Motorsports Team Goes for "Threepeat"

The ORISON-Planet Earth Motorsport team will travel to Watkins Glen, New York this Friday for a chance at their third win in a row in Grand American Rolex competition. Friday evening the team will jump on the Watkins Glen International track in the Sahlen's 200 at the Glen race (SPEED Channel, 10 p.m. ET). The Super Grand Sport class team has won the last two races at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course and Daytona International Speedway.

The No. 41 and No. 42 ORISON-Planet Earth Motorsports cars will be taking the track with Nonnamakers in the driver seats. Wayne Nonnamaker was the driver for the first two Super Grand Sport wins.

The combination of success that the team has recently seen and the difficulty of the Watkins Glen track should create an exciting race. In their last run at Watkins Glen the team posted three top ten finishes.

ORISON-Planet Earth Motorsports also won the SUN TRUST most improved award in their last appearance at the Glen. This award goes to the team that improves most throughout the race. The ORISON-Planet Earth Motorsports team knows that their ability to improve through the course of the race will be crucial in another win.

"We were able to come from second to last at Mid Ohio. Moving up throughout the race and holding a position will be just as important at the Glen. Gaining a good position in qualifying will be very important to getting a top five spot and the Glen is a tight course. It will be challenging," commented Wayne Nonnamaker.

There will be additional excitement during the Watkins Glen race with the NASCAR Nextel Cup race on Saturday. This is the second time this season NASCAR and Grand American Rolex races have been located at the same track during a race weekend. Earlier this season the two series met at Daytona International Speedway.

This adds for extra excitement as NASCAR drivers jump into the sports cars for some road racing action of their own. Driver Tony Stewart has already agreed to join the No. 20 CITGO Howard-Boss Motorsports Daytona Prototype team.

The ORISON-Planet Earth Motorsports goes for its third attempt at a Grand American ROLEX win with support from GOJO, Jack Link's Beef Jerky, Menards Home Improvement, Kempthorn Auto Mall, NRAuto.com, Red Line Oil, Shelton Porsche, SpeedSource, TheRaceSite.com, TheRaceMarket.com, Grassroots Motorsports Magazine & 9 Magazine.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Tony Stewart , Wayne Nonnamaker
Teams SpeedSource