HSR Adds Run Groups for Finger Lakes Invitational

Photo: Patrick Tremblay (HSR)

Watkins Glen, NY — Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) officials announced May 10 that they have added more run groups for competition in an expanded on-track schedule for the July 9-11 Finger Lakes Invitational with Masters Historic Racing at Watkins Glen International.

The new-for-2021 race at The Glen — originally scheduled to debut in 2020 as part of the Finger Lakes Wine Festival — now continues as a motorsports-only event after the popular wine, art, music and culinary event was postponed recently due to the ongoing pandemic recovery. Races will be open to spectators.

Originally set to include just Group 5 and select invitational entries from HSR’s run groups, the postponement of the Wine Festival again this year has freed up the event’s time schedule and track space to bring more HSR groups and competitors to The Glen’s legendary 3.4-mile Grand Prix circuit.

An unofficial test day, Thursday, July 8, will set the stage for three full days of HSR practice, qualifying and races at The Glen.

The expanded schedule now includes all HSR Classes in Run Groups 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Giving even more HSR competitors a chance to race at The Glen, Groups 9 and 10 are open to cars that do not meet the eligibility criteria of event host Masters Historic Racing and Masters Endurance Legends. Competitors are asked to register [Watkins Glen, NY — Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) officials announced May 10 that they have added more run groups for competition in an expanded on-track schedule for the July 9-11 Finger Lakes Invitational with Masters Historic Racing at Watkins Glen International.

The new-for-2021 race at The Glen — originally scheduled to debut in 2020 as part of the Finger Lakes Wine Festival — now continues as a motorsports-only event after the popular wine, art, music and culinary event was postponed recently due to the ongoing pandemic recovery. Races will be open to spectators.

Originally set to include just Group 5 and select invitational entries from HSR’s run groups, the postponement of the Wine Festival again this year has freed up the event’s time schedule and track space to bring more HSR groups and competitors to The Glen’s legendary 3.4-mile Grand Prix circuit.

An unofficial test day, Thursday, July 8, will set the stage for three full days of HSR practice, qualifying and races at The Glen.

The expanded schedule now includes all HSR Classes in Run Groups 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Giving even more HSR competitors a chance to race at The Glen, Groups 9 and 10 are open to cars that do not meet the eligibility criteria of event host Masters Historic Racing and Masters Endurance Legends. Competitors are asked to register as soon as possible.

The Masters Historic Racing Weekend at The Glen continues a successful and ongoing relationship between HSR and Masters that has been in place the last few racing seasons.