Lazare Regains Points Lead At Watkins Glen

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK – Montreal-based Door Doctor Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA driver Jesse Lazare suffered through a challenging weekend to emerge with the Platinum Cup points lead as the series marked the halfway point at the historic Watkins Glen International.

"It was a challenge from the first practice session on," Lazare said after the weekend that saw him capture one podium and a fourth place in the dual race weekend.

An issue arose that slowed Lazare enough that he was unable to challenge for wins. "The goal for us this weekend was to take back the championship lead, and we did that," Lazare said. "But the issue that cost us some speed was very frustrating. This is a long, hard championship to win. I am proud of my Kelly Moss team that never gave up and worked long hours to get the car back on pace."

Lazare will now turn his focus to the next rounds of the series at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, in early August.

Jesse Lazare Quick Facts: Jesse Lazare is a 19-year-old racer from Montreal, Quebec. 2016 is the third year for Lazare in GT3 Cup after a stellar karting career which included three Canadian National Karting Championships along with representing Canada in the Rotax Max World Finals. Lazare finished second in the Porsche GT3 Cup USA series in 2015 and was invited to the Porsche Young Drivers Academy 2015. For 2016, Lazare is once again with the top team in GT3 Cup racing, Kelly-Moss Motorsports.

Away from the track, Lazare enjoys skiing and hockey. Keep up with all the latest on Facebook at the ‘Fans of Jesse Lazare’ page.

Lazare is supported by Door Doctor, Porsche PrestigeGaragaMicananTNR Doors, OlymbecSmoke Show Sauce.