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Continental Tire Keys to the Race: Watkins Glen

Continental Tire Keys to the Race: Watkins Glen…

Photo: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship heads to the newly repaved Watkins Glen International for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, which also doubles as the third round of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.

Continental Tire Keys to the Race: 

Race: Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen

Track: Watkins Glen International

Length: 6 Hours

Entries: 42 cars spread across four classes: 10 cars (P), 7 cars (PC), 10 cars (GTLM), 15 cars (GTD)


Friday, July 1 (all times ET)
Practice 1 – 11:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
Practice 2 – 3:20 – 4:20 p.m.

Saturday, July 2
Practice 3 – 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
CTSC Race – 12:25 – 2:55 p.m. (2 hours, 30 minutes)
Qualifying –  3:40-5:10 p.m.

Sunday, July 3
Warm-up – 8 – 8:20 a.m.
Race –  10:10 a.m. – 4:10 p.m. (6 hours)

Previous Winners: Visit Florida Racing (P), Starworks Motorsport (PC), Team Falken Tire (GTLM), Riley Motorsports (GTD)

Previous Polesitters: Rained Out

Driver Insight: “Watkins Glen, newly repaved, is a lot of fun and I can’t wait to get back in the PC car with Jon [Bennett] and Mark [Wilkins]. The new pavement has a lot of grip. Even though we tested there for a couple of days, the surface is still a bit of an unknown, because that was right after they repaved it. I’m sure its ever-changing. It won’t be similar to our setup notes from last year for sure! It’ll be fun to figure out and see how it develops over the weekend.” – Colin Braun, Driver No. 54 CORE autosport Oreca FLM09

Drive Times: Minimum: 1 hour and 45 minutes for PC/GTD Silver/Bronze drivers; Maximum: 4 hours

Tires: Continental Tire “Black” for P, PC and GTD. Multiple tire brands/compounds for GTLM

Pit Stops: 45-50 minute stint length for P, PC; 50-55 minutes for GTLM, GTD

Weather: Partly Cloudy, High: 84 F, 0 percent chance of rain

TV: Sunday July 3, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 1)

Radio: Complete session-by-session coverage on IMSA Radio

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