WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Jim Goughary survived an F1600 battle at Watkins Glen Int’l on Saturday after taking the lead on the final lap.
Goughary extended his points lead with the win, making it three podiums in a row and two wins in three races.
Jack Mitchell Jr. was second, while Garth Rickards completed the podium.
“What a race,” Goughary said. “It just goes to show you that you have to be there at the end. The car is really fast this weekend and Ski (Motorsports) has been doing an awesome job.”
“The Exclusive Autosport Spectrum/Honda has been really good,” he said. “The team is split this weekend and with just a couple guys here, they have been given me a really great fast car.”
Rickards is looking for the top step of the podium in his debut F1600 season for Team Pelfrey in the Mygale/Honda.
“There was some contact at the start and the end,” Rickards said. “We will have to watch some of the onboards later. Overall, it was a good race and we ran well. Pelfrey has put together a great car, and we plan to be on the top step on the podium (Sunday).”
Rickards’ Pelfrey teammates, Ayla Agren and Augie Lerch, completed the top five, while Art Foster finished sixth.
Mikhail Goikhberg followed in seventh, with Brandon Angel, Nikita Lastochkin and Reid Hazelton completing the top 10.