Montecalvo Ready to Take On Watkins Glen Six-Hour

Friday, June 25, 2021 – Highlands, NJ – Vasser Sullivan driver Frankie Montecalvo is ready to take on the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen this weekend at Watkins Glen International Raceway. Montecalvo will be joined by Zach Veach and Robert Megennis for the six-hour enduro. Veach, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 ahead of the Detroit Grand Prix, has been cleared to race, and the trio have their sights set on a podium finish. 

“I’m looking forward to getting back to Watkins Glen. It will be our first endurance round since Sebring, so it will be nice to have a longer race where strategy can really come into play.”

“Zach has recovered from Covid and will be back this weekend, and Robert Megennis will complete the line-up for the No. 12 car. I think we have a strong driver line-up and a great car. This track should suit the Lexus RC F GT3 well, so I’m looking forward to getting back behind the wheel on Friday.”

“We had the opportunity to test at Watkins Glen earlier in the season, so we’re hoping to roll into the weekend with a good idea of where we want to be set-up wise. However, the forecast for the weekend looks a bit unpredictable with the potential for rain throughout Sunday. Whether it’s raining or dry, we know our Lexus performs well in all conditions, so we’ll be ready for whatever race day throws at us.”

“Over the last couple of races, the team has really shown that we have the pace to be running at the front of the grid. We qualified on the first and second rows for Detroit and Mid-Ohio, respectively, and the Vasser Sullivan guys have done a phenomenal job to get the car prepped and ready for the six-hour.” 

“At the last two endurance events, Daytona and Sebring, we’ve been highly competitive over the long haul, but we’ve just had a bit of bad luck. If we can qualify strong and have a good, clean run, I think we definitely have the potential to put the No. 12 Lexus on the podium.” 

On track action for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen starts on Friday, June 25 and continues through the weekend. The green flag flies on Sunday, June 27 at 10:40 AM ET. You can watch Frankie race live on NBC Trackpass on the NBC Gold App or you can catch the condensed, tape delayed version at 7:00 PM ET on NBC Sports on Sunday evening. Be sure to follow Frankie on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with current broadcast times and all of Frankie’s racing news.

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