Glen Reen To Make K&N Pro Series East Debut At Watkins Glen International Friday

Glen Reen during a recent K&N Pro Series East test with Ted Marsh Racing

Glen Reen during a recent K&N Pro Series East test with Ted Marsh Racing (Photo: Courtesy Glen Reen) 

The bulk of Glen Reen’s adult racing career has been spent focused on competing in Modifieds on ovals.

Friday the 31-year old from Wilbrhaham, Mass. will get the chance to live out a dream.

Reen will compete in Friday’s K&N Pro Series East Bully Hill Vineyards 100 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.

For Reen, who grew up watching both his parents compete in road racing, the chance to run at one of road racing’s most historic venues has him thrilled.

“It’s been a dream to race there,” Reen said. “Both of my parents have raced there and I have never gotten to race there. I finally get to close the chapter of all of us getting to run there. I keep telling everyone that The Glen finally gets to go to The Glen.”

Reen, a regular in the SK Modified and Late Model divisions at Stafford, will run for Old Lyme team owner Ted Marsh.

Reen is in his first year running for car owner Rob Russell in the Late Model division at Stafford. Russell works full-time for Ted Marsh Racing.

“We were trying to get a deal done for [the K&N Pro Series East event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 16] but it just didn’t seem to work out,” Reen said. “Rob knows that I love road racing and I’ve been road racing before. So that was the big thing there. So we put together this deal to run Watkins Glen. They have a brand new car which is really exciting. I can’t be more thankful for the whole Ted Marsh Racing deal.”

“We’re really excited. Rob and I work awesome together and [crew chief Todd Fisette] and I work real well together. And Ted and I have become really good friends. It’s like a family now.”

Reen grew up competing in shift kart racing on road courses. His only professional experience in road course racing was running a KONI Challenge event at Daytona International Speedway just prior to the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona in 2009.

Reen has 59 starts on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour dating back to the 2008 season. His lone victory with the series came in the 2011 World Series at Thompson Speedway. Reen’s Ralph Ridgeway owned SK Modified team and Russel’s Late Model team at Stafford are currently on hiatus because of motor issues with both programs.

“We’re going to be coming back in the next few weeks,” Reen said. “It’s just we’ve had to save up a lot of money to get back there.”

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  1. racer17768 says:

    Good luck Glen!

  2. Good luck! Hope to see you back at SMS soon.

  3. I will say good luck also. i have watched him drive a modified, he needs fenders and right turns😀 I hope he does well

  4. Dan O'Brien says:

    All the best to you at WATKINS GLEN.

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