This is the first of a series of retrospective blogs on some of the sport cars races I covered last year. The Sahlen’s Six Hour’s of the Glen was held at Watkins Glen International (WGI) at the end of June. Here’s a blog on the first two days of this event. Hope you like the photos.
Left Boston on Wednesday morning for the seven hour drive to WGI. After arriving at the track, picked up my media credentials and parking pass, then headed to the media center to say hello to everyone and reserve some spots.
Left the media center to get my bearings and to get some shots of the teams in the paddock setting up. For these “photo walks” like to use the 35 mm lens since its a great lens to capture photos for telling a story. The technical inspection area was already getting busy with the Porsche Carrera Cup cars.
The colorful livery on the #47 NOLASPORT Porsche 922 really caught my eye.
Also took a walk around the garages and saw some Mazda MX-5 Cup cars being worked on. Think its cool how the Mazda MX-5 Cup cars start as MX-5 road cars, then are modified to produce a race car, that anyone can order for a cost of about $60K.
For the morning sessions went to the inside of Turn 9.
First on track at 9.05 am were the the Mazda MX-5 Cup cars for their Practice session 1. The #80 Hixon Motor Sports Mazda MX-5.
At 9.50 am the Practice session 1 for the Porsche Carrera Cup cars started. The #6 MDK Motorsports Porsche 992.
As the session continued, the sun came out to illuminate the track and the cars speeding by. From top to bottom, the #9 JDX Racing, #55 Goldcrest Motorsports, #43 MDK Motosports and #13 Wright Motorsports Porsche 992.
Moved to my left for some different perspectives of the Porsche Carrera Cup cars coming up the Turn 9 Hill and along the left-hander, with the catch fencing in the background adding to the impression of speed in the photo. The #18 ACI Motorsports (top) and #55 Goldcrest Motorsports (bottom) Porsche 992.