Sahlen’s Six Hours – Exploring Watkins Glen

JT banner off camber

Photo by Jennifer R. Thompson

After a successful trip at the Rolex 24 this year, I continued my foray into race photography at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen. There are so many great elements to Watkins Glen—elevation changes, high-speed turns, climbing esses, and the light blue guardrails that surround the whole track. With absolutely gorgeous weather for race weekend, Matt and I explored every part of the track, and here were the results.

We had a great vantage point for the start of the race—the original starter’s stand that was placed in its original location between Turns 1 and 2. This was the result—

JT race start

Photo by Jennifer R. Thompson

We made the trek inside of the boot. This one is from the downhill entering the boot, or the “chute.” And it just happens to be of two cars that have never raced the Glen before—

Future at WGI

Photo by Jennifer R. Thompson

Moving just a few hundred yards to our right, we caught the action in the laces—

88 PC laces WGI

Photo by Jennifer R. Thompson

JT Patron P1

Photo by Jennifer R. Thompson

Our last shooting location is one of my favorite turns on the track (and the one that challenged me the most when I drove it)—turn 9, a.k.a. the off-camber—

JT viper off camber-1

Photo by Jennifer R. Thompson

I may be getting hooked on this photography thing. When’s the next race?!?

 

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