IMSA, or the International Motor Sports Association, was founded in 1969 by John Bishop with the help of NASCAR President Bill France Sr., who was also a 12-year employee of Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). IMSA's Six Hours of the Glen will be coming to Watkins Glen International from June 28 through July 1 this year, but what is IMSA, exactly?
After spending many summers on the shores of Seneca Lake car enthusiast, driver, and Cornell Law student Cameron Argetsinger had an idea to bring European style road racing to the small village of Watkins Glen.
Watkins Glen International Raceway was the dream turned reality for law student Cameron Argetsinger in the late 1940s. On October 2, 1948, the first post-World War II road race in the United States, "The Day They Stopped the Trains" began in the village of Watkins Glen.