Three-car entry of Rene & Nicole Robichaud and Frank Selldorff looking forward to The Glen’s new track surface
Madison, Wis. (1 June 2016) – While half of the Kelly-Moss Road and Race organization sets off for the West Coast this weekend in Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA competition, the other half of the team will be in PCA action across the country at historic Watkins Glen International as part of the annual ‘Clash at the Glen’ event.
Kelly-Moss Road and Race will have three cars entered at The Glen. The father-daughter duo of Rene and Nicole Robichaud will be back in action alongside Frank Selldorff. There is a tight points battle between Rene Robichaud and Selldorff which is sure to create some competitive running between the Kelly-Moss Road and Race teammates throughout the weekend at the classic 3.4-mile upstate New York road course.
During the off season this year, Watkins Glen re-surfaced the track for the first time in nearly 20 years. The new, smoother surface should create for even better racing around the circuit known for its signature corners like “The Boot” and “Big Bend”. The new track surface has received high accolades from drivers who have run at the newly re-paved track and all three Kelly-Moss drivers are eager to experience it first-hand this weekend.
The Robichauds are fresh off of the PCA Mid-Ohio event three weeks ago in which both ran solidly in some mixed weather conditions. Nicole Robichaud brought home three top-10 results, while Rene Robichaud placed second in both sprint events and was running second in the enduro when contact saw him retire from the race early.
Meanwhile, Selldorff has been busy building up his racing resume this year ever since placing third in the inaugural GT4 race in March when he campaigned the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA event with Kelly-Moss Road and Race at Circuit of the Americas. Selldorff also took home podium finishes at Road Atlanta and NOLA in the GT4 Trophy East Series. To top it off, he claimed an Enduro win at Road Atlanta co-driving with IMSA Champion Andrew Davis.
Selldorff aims to extend that positive string of results at Watkins Glen this weekend.
With all three Kelly-Moss Road and Race drivers having shown remarkable progress throughout the first half of 2016, the Watkins Glen event is a highly anticipated one for the Madison, Wisconsin-based team.
“There is a fun points race going on between Frank (Selldorff) and Rene (Robichaud) and it should be interesting to see how the cars react to the new pavement,” said Assistant Competition Director Alex Stone. “Watkins Glen is a challenging circuit, it really takes a combination of skills to put in a perfect lap and with the new paving, the track should be even quicker. We’re all anticipating it to be a great weekend.”
It will be an all-around great weekend for Kelly-Moss Road and Race because in addition to the double-duty race action from Coast to Coast, Team Principal Jeff Stone’s son is also set to be married this weekend.