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By IMSA Wire Service The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen was an unforgettable race, especially for the Mazda Team Joest program, which earned its first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Daytona Prototype international (DPi) victory in a dominating team performance. The Porsche GT Team earned its fourth consecutive GT Le Mans (GTLM) class victory between its two cars, matching a similar four-race run of victories achieved by Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and its pair of GTLM machines last year. The GT Daytona (GTD) class featured the first win of theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer WATKINS GLEN, New York — Turner Motorsport was 13th in GT Daytona class points before Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen but took a massive step toward the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship points lead with a second place finish in class. Full time drivers Bill Auberlen and Robby Foley partnered with third driver Dillon Machavern to start third but mid-race contact with the No. 85 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi meant that the No. 96 BMW M6 GT3 entry had to make an extra pit stop,Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer WATKINS GLEN, New York — After years of futility, Mazda Team Joest has finally triumphed overall in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen with a 1-2 finish. Jonathan Bomarito, Harry Tincknell and Olivier Pla brought the No. 55 RT24-P DPi machine across the line just .353 seconds ahead of the No. 77 RT24-P of Oliver Jarvis, Tristan Nunez and Timo Bernhard. The pair were 11.783 seconds ahead of third place and two laps ahead of sixth place. Full seasonRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer WATKINS GLEN, New York — It has been a Mazda Team Joest show up front at the Sahlen’s Six Hours as the Japanese manufacturer seeks their first win in the DPi era of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Nos. 55 and 77 RT24-P machines have swapped the lead during pit stop cycles and at one point had lapped all the way up to sixth place in the first half of the race. The race had a difficult time getting started as Tommy Milner in theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer WATKINS GLEN, New York — After recent track limit discussions in Formula One have reverberated throughout the racing world, two drivers in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship share a similar opinion about how most American circuits compare to ones around the world. The runoff has gotten out of control, at least according to Mazda Team Joest driver Oliver Jarvis and AIM Vasser Sullivan driver Jack Hawksworth. Jarvis won the pole for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of Watkins Glen in his No. 77 Mazda RT24-P DPi entryRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer WATKINS GLEN, New York — Dane Cameron obliterated the track record first but Oliver Jarvis set the ultimate mark as the No. 77 Mazda RT24-P DPi entry qualified on pole position for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s sixth race of the 2019 season, the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen. Cameron set the early mark as his first flying lap in qualifying was a 1 minute, 30.613 second lap, nearly two seconds faster than last year’s pole position lap set by Colin Braun. That lap wouldRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer WATKINS GLEN, New York — Friday practice for the 2019 Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen has indicated that a fireball is en route to the record book when the DPi entries take to the track for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying on Saturday. Last year, Colin Braun set a lap of 1 minute, 32.350 seconds to score pole position. Friday practice’s best lap came in the afternoon session courtesy of Dane Cameron with a lap of 1 minute, 30.014 seconds around the 11 turn, 3.4Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship heads to Watkins Glen International this weekend for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen, the third of four races in the Michelin Endurance Cup. The scenic 3.4-mile road course has 37 cars on the entry list compared to 38 for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, so let’s take a look at the differences. With this being a shorter endurance race, many teams are not opting to use a third driver in their endurance racing lineups. Acura TeamRead More
By IMSA Wire Service The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen is a crown jewel of endurance racing. With a history dating back to the late 1960s and a list of winners that includes some of the greatest road racers of all time, the annual six-hour battle on the 3.4-mile Watkins Glen International circuit is a bona fide big one. This Sunday, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns for another six-hour battle at The Glen, beginning at 9:45 a.m. ET. The race, which also marks the third round of theRead More