Time for The Hawk and The Glen!
Le Sommet des Legendes at Mont Tremblant is in the history books, and what a beautiful weekend it was. With the exception of a small shower on Saturday, which took place during the Monoposto classic race, it was picture perfect weather. The annual International Blues Festival was going on the same weekend so all of us had interesting options for evening entertainment. The only thing missing were more Monoposto members. (The photo above shows Travis Engen on the false grid.) The entry this year was significantly smaller than last year. This is hard to understand since virtually anyone who has driven the track regards the track as the finest in North America. Thanks again to Donna and Bill Demarest for hosting the Monoposto Party on Saturday. As always, they did a great job.
We have two more events in the next two consecutive weekends.
Coming up first is the ever popular Hawk International Challenge with Brian Redman at Road America. It is typically a very large event with over 400 cars and several open wheel run groups. The featured event this year is Can-Am, which should put the thunder in Thunder Valley! Your Monoposto party hosts will be Lotus Lane Racing. Stop by and say hi to Stretch Bol, Jeff Hailand and the rest of the gang there. The party will follow racing activities on Saturday. The weather forecast calls for a warm day so no doubt drinking fluids will be in order.
The following weekend is the US Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen. This is the event which normally takes place the weekend after Labor Day. The Glen is getting a much anticipated total repaving this year, beginning with the boot and followed by the rest of the track after the early August NASCAR race. As a result we will be there earlier and run the short course. This will make the average speed substantially higher and give Turn 10 a real braking zone. It should be fun. Your Monoposto Party hosts at the Glen will be Kurt Fischer, Steve Scullen and me. It will take place at 6 pm on Friday at the GMT paddock which is normally in the paddock corner near the Media Center. Please join us for refreshments and conversation if you can.
President, Monoposto Racing