The International Motor Racing Research Center is a busy place, and we want everyone to know what’s going on.
Mike Helton to be Honored as the Next Recipient of the IMRRC Cameron R. Argetsinger Award
May 27, 2022
Mike Helton, Vice Chairman of NASCAR, is selected to join an elite group of recipients of the Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports. Presented annually by the International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC), the Award’s past recipients include Chip Ganassi, Roger Penske and Mario Andretti. The gala and award ceremony will be held on Aug. 19, 2022, at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. Motorsports broadcast journalist Dr. Jerry Punch will be emceeing the evening’s festivities.
"A Close Call" in Historic Motor Racing News
April 29, 2022
Home of the Formula One United States Grand Prix for 20 years (1961–1980), “The Glen,” as the Watkins Glen International Circuit is known, was built in record time back in 1956 to host motor races previously held on public roads in and around the village. Jenny Ambrose from the International Motor Racing Research Center writes about the first race meeting…
Appearing in Historic Motor Racing News, May 2022 Issue.
IMRRC Welcomes Two New Governing Council Members
February 17, 2022
The International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen welcomes Beren Argetsinger and Daryl Q. Wolfe to the organization’s Governing Council. The IMRRC’s Governing Council guides the organization and is composed of racing aficionados, library professionals and civic and community leaders from across the United States.
SportsCar Magazine features the IMRRC SCCA archives - Jan/Feb 2022
February 10, 2022
"Opening My Eyes"
Appearing in SportsCar Jan/Feb 2022 Issue by Jim Weidenbaum
IMRRC Reveals 2022 Special Car Giveaway
January 28, 2022
"The next big car giveaway is here for the International Motor Racing Research Center. In conjunction with the Harbor Hotel and the Fire and Ice event, IMRRC President Mark Steigerwald and their team revealed this year’s special car. You can enter to win the 2022 Corvette IMSA Edition model by entering the contest, which officially went live on Thursday."
New Corvette Winner Announced in Watkins Glen
December 22, 2021
"On Tuesday, one lucky fan received the phone call of a lifetime. The International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC), based in Watkins Glen, held its annual car giveaway sweepstakes. The winning ticket was Robert Hughes from Long Beach, New York. With the victory, Hughes can either take the car or a cash prize."
IMRRC Appointment of New Executive Director
October 15, 2021
The International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC) announced today that it has appointed Mark Steigerwald to be the IMRRC’s next Executive Director, replacing Dan DeRusha, who stepped down in June 2021. John Saunders, Chair of the Governing Council, said, “We are very pleased to announce Mark’s hiring and return to the IMRRC to lead the Center as it continues its work collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of racing. Mark is uniquely positioned for this role having started his career at the IMRRC many years ago before moving on to advance his leadership experience and fundraising credentials.”
Lyn St. James, Pioneer for Women in Motorsports, Honored with Argetsinger Award
July 15, 2021
The International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC) will honor Lyn St. James with the Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports on Sept. 11, 2021. After a hiatus in 2020, the
ceremony returns to a new location at the Jack Daniel’s Club at Watkins Glen International during the Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix weekend. Motorsports broadcast journalist Bob Varsha will be emceeing the ceremony.
Visit SCCA and Motorsports History at IMRRC While at Watkins Glen
June 16, 2021
"As an SCCA member, we’re downright giddy that the newest display at the IMRRC is on the SCCA Hall of Fame, showcasing SCCA history through the years through the lens of SCCA’s biggest and brightest."
GMAuthority.com features the 2021 Sweepstakes
February 18, 2021
"The International Motor Racing Research Center is offering a chance to win a 2021 Corvette Convertible with a donation to the motorsports-focused archival and research library." By Sam McEachern.