WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (27 June 2018) – Kelly–Moss Road and Race (KMR) will take on historic Watkins Glen International with a seven-car entry in the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama races during the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on June 29-30.
Roman De Angelis leads Kelly–Moss Road and Race’s three-car entry in the Platinum Cup class, which showcases the latest-generation of 2017-18 Porsche GT3 Cup cars.
Driving the No. 1 Porsche sponsored by Racing for Children’s MTP and Fortis Porsche, De Angelis is coming off a third-place finish in the most recent race at Mid-Ohio. Winner of Round 3 at Barber Motorsports Park, De Angelis is second in the Platinum point standings, 11-points behind leader Trenton Estep (189-178).
Alan Metni scored his first Platinum Masters victory of the season in the opening round at Mid-Ohio driving the No. 99 iFly/VICCI Auctions/AM Motorsports Porsche. He is third in the Masters points, scoring podiums at each of the three venues thus far this season.
Also competing in the Platinum Cup Masters is the No. 61 of Scott Welham, who finished fourth and fifth at Mid-Ohio and now stands sixth in the Masters points.
KMR will also have four Porsches in the Gold Cup class for cars from model years 2014-16. Greg Palmer is in the No. 44 Kelly–Moss Road and Race entry, Kurt Fazekas in the No. 52 Kelly–Moss Road and Race, Wayne Ducote in the No. 73 and Brent Asplundh in the No. 85.
Having shown himself already to be a race-winning pilot this year, Fazekas recorded a pair of podium finishes at Mid-Ohio, and is second in the Gold Cup standings. He trails leader Victor Gomez IV by 19 points, 203-184.
Palmer just missed the podium in the two Mid-Ohio races, finishing fourth and fifth, and is fifth in the points with 158.
Ducote finished fourth and fifth at Sebring as he makes his return to competition following the Barber and Mid-Ohio weekends. He is eighth in the points. Alplundh will also be making his first appearance in the series since Sebring, where he placed sixth and seventh, good enough to rank 10th in the standings.
Kelly–Moss Road and Race is second in both the Platinum and Gold Cup Team standings. KMR trails JDX Racing by five points in Platinum, 190-185, and is 14 counters behind NGT Motorsport in Gold Cup, 205-191.
“Watkins Glen is just a classic track and we are excited to have so many good guys joining us this weekend,” said KMR team owner Jeff Stone. “There is a ton of good competition in this field— in both classes. Roman (De Angelis) is really focused on the big championship picture and he’s got experience at the Glen so hopefully it is a good weekend for him in the Racing for Children’s car. The Glen kind of kicks off the second half of the year so we’d like to come out of here with some new trophies for our guys!”
The Watkins Glen weekend opens with a pair of practice sessions on Thursday at 9:15 a.m. ET (30 minutes) and 12:10 p.m. (45 minutes) ET. Friday includes 15-minutes qualifying at 9 a.m. and the first 45-minute raceat 1:45 p.m. Saturday’s lone activity is Race 2 at 9:20 a.m.
The races will be broadcast live on IMSA.tv, on Friday at 1:35 p.m. ET and Saturday at 9:10 a.m.