Watkins Glen II: SpeedSource race report

SpeedSource Weather Report: Rain at the Glen, Clear Skies Predicted at Homestead Watkins Glen, NY - Rainy weather made for poor track conditions and low visibility during the Watkins Glen race August 12th. Downpours and the tight nature of the...

SpeedSource Weather Report: Rain at the Glen, Clear Skies Predicted at Homestead

Watkins Glen, NY - Rainy weather made for poor track conditions and low visibility during the Watkins Glen race August 12th. Downpours and the tight nature of the Glen track resulted in several accidents. Fortunately, the No. 9 Mears Motorcoach car ended the race unscathed.

The SpeedSource Mears Motorcoach car finished 9th at the Sahlen's 200. The Watkins Glen race turned out sports car racing enthusiasts and NASCAR fans despite the wet weather. The Friday evening race was a precursor to the NASCAR Sirius at the Glen Race which was held Sunday afternoon.

Paul Mears, Jr. started off the race in the No. 9 Pontiac Riley. Mike Borkowski took over during the 34th lap to finish.

Sylvain Tremblay, SpeedSource owner, spoke candidly about SpeedSource's Daytona Prototype and the events at the Watkins Glen Race.

"With qualifying being cancelled, we had to start further back and that hurt us. Paul started off the race. This was his first time starting and he had some great stints. Unfortunately, we lost a lap with one of the yellows and we were unable to recover. Most of that was due to the rain and lack of visibility. We started off with rain (tires) and went with them the whole time. Battling the weather was hard," Tremblay commented.

The spirits of the SpeedSource team remain unhampered and they are pressing for an excellent performance at the September 12th Homestead race. This will be the next attempt for Mears Motorcoach to take a top five win in Grand American ROLEX competition.

"I think a top five (at Homestead) is within our grasp. The long corners will help with Mike's and Paul's driving styles and we know the track well. We are focused to bring a win to Mears Motorcoach," Tremblay added.

The SpeedSource Race Engineering team will be heading to Virginia International Raceway for two days of testing. This will be their second time testing at VIR. A previous test at VIR before the June Watkins Glen race resulted in sixth position during qualifying. The team is confident in their future performances.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Sylvain Tremblay
Teams SpeedSource