Trans Am at Watkins Glen Sept 6-8, 2019

Photos courtesy of Richard Martin and Chris Clark.

# 26 Aaron Pierce wins SGT class, # 41 Vinnie Allegretta takes 4th in TA at Watkins Glen

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# 26 Aaron Pierce started from pole and posted the first victory for a Corvette this year by winning the SGT class in the 30-lap race at the Glen.
# 26 Aaron Pierce started from pole and posted the first victory for a Corvette this year by winning the SGT class in the 30-lap race at the Glen.
Aaron’s C6 ZO6 Corvette is sponsored by family Sam Pierce Chevrolet dealer in Daleville Indiana.
Aaron’s C6 ZO6 Corvette is sponsored by family Sam Pierce Chevrolet dealer in Daleville Indiana.
# 41 Vinnie Allegretta running a partial schedule was 4th behind leading full-timers.
# 41 Vinnie Allegretta running a partial schedule was 4th behind leading full-timers.
# 30 Richard Grant had his best outing finishing 7th.
# 30 Richard Grant had his best outing finishing 7th.
# 23 Amy Ruman retired on lap three scored 15th.  Reports say she accidentally over-revved it.  Holds onto third with three races to run.
# 23 Amy Ruman retired on lap three scored 15th. Reports say she accidentally over-revved it. Holds onto third with three races to run.
# 17 Adam Andretti stroked it because of a budget squeeze.  They will have a new engine and plan to go all out at the Daytona finale.
# 17 Adam Andretti stroked it because of a budget squeeze. They will have a new engine and plan to go all out at the Daytona finale.

Trans Am officials want to limit the stress (and cost) of these 850+ HP NASCAR 366 cu in motors that require frequent re-builds (and bigger budgets) to run upfront.

The first three spots went to well-funded teams of # 98 Ernie Francis Jr (winner), # 11 Boris Said and # 20 Chris Dyson.
The first three spots went to well-funded teams of # 98 Ernie Francis Jr (winner), # 11 Boris Said and # 20 Chris Dyson.

Simon Gregg was absent due to attending a funeral overseas.


(Each month in Vette Vues Magazine Jan Hyde brings readers up to date on that latest in Corvette racing in his column Keepin’ Track.

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