Watkins Glen, NY, 19 September – The seventh round of the North American Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli gets underway today as 29 drivers return to the renowned Watkins Glen International in upstate New York. Although Ferrari saw a podium finish with the no. 555 Aim Autosport GT-D in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship earlier this summer at The Glen, it’s been four years since the Ferrari Challenge raced along the “Boot”. Ricardo Perez (Ferrari of Houston) continues to lead the Trofeo Pirelli class with 172 points. Behind the Mexican, Canadian brothers from Ferrari of Toronto, Damon and Ryan Ockey close the gap with 124 and 119 points respectively. Meanwhile, Chris Ruud (Ferrari of Beverly Hills) increases his lead in the Coppa Shell category by a 73-point advantage over his teammate, Jon Becker. Robert Herjavec (Ferrari of Toronto) is third with 106 points.Watkins Glen is known as one of America’s premier racing facilities and was formerly the destination of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix for nearly 20 years. The 3.4-mile circuit is notorious for the downhill speeds around the laces and toe of the Boot.The Challenge drivers undertake six rounds of practice sessions today, with the first race tomorrow at 3:00 PM EST and the second race on Sunday at 1:50 PM EST.