WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – The schedule continues to move almost relentlessly forward for Wright Motorsports as the SRO America series returns September 17 – 20. Wright Motorsports will approach the Watkins Glen International weekend with a sizeable point leads in both GT World Challenge America and GT America series. Though the drivers and crew of the No. 20 Porsche 911 GT3 R and No. 45 Porsche 911 GT3 R have little pressure in the championship fight, the customer racing team will continue to execute at the highest level to ensure optimal success for the approaching double-header.
“It’s great to be heading back to Watkins Glen International for the second time this year,” said Team Owner John Wright. “We spent two weeks here in June and July and we have been looking forward to coming back. Watkins Glen is a special place for race fans, and we look forward to putting on a good show for them. This entire season has been a very successful one for both of our SRO programs and we look to continue that success this weekend.”
The paddock will be open to all race fans, and driver autograph sessions will again take place, with locations to be determined. For sports car racing fans unable to attend the event, qualifying and race sessions can be streamed live on YouTube.com/GTWorld.
Driver Charlie Luck has enjoyed a near-perfect season this year in GT America, driving the No. 45 Porsche 911 GT3 R. Not only has he earned nine class podiums in ten races, but the longtime Wright driver has also secured seven overall podiums, including one overall win. He leads Jeff Burton both in the SRO3 and SRO3 Masters standings, holding the top spot by 21 and 22 points, respectively.
Luck’s back-to-back races will take place on Saturday, September 19 at 5:50 PM and Sunday, September 20 at 9:00 AM Eastern, airing live on youtube.com/GTWorld.
Watkins Glen has an emotional connection for me and inspired my interest in sports car racing. When I was 15 years old, I attended the first Formula One race in my life. I knew that I really wanted to road race. Unfortunately, I could never find sponsorship. This coming race weekend at Watkins Glen, I’m really excited. The track is extremely fast and certainly requires a tremendous level of commitment to optimize the lap time. We did some good testing and have a good setup for the car, and we are ready to be focused and consistent and end with a good finish.