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Continental Tire Keys to the Race: Watkins Glen

Continental Tire Keys to the Race for Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen…

Photo: Rick Dole/IMSA

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship heads to 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: 39 cars spread across four classes: 10 cars (P), 4 cars (PC), 8 cars (GTLM), 17 cars (GTD)


Friday, June 30 (all times ET)
Practice 1 – 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Practice 2 – 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 1
Practice 3 – 8-9 a.m.
Qualifying – 11:40 a.m.-1:10 p.m.
CTSC Race – 2:25 – 4:25 p.m. (2 hours)

Sunday, July 2
Warm-up – 8 – 8:20 a.m.
Race –  10:10 a.m. – 4:10 p.m. (6 hours)

Previous Winners: Action Express Racing (P), Starworks Motorsport (PC), Ford Chip Ganassi Racing (GTLM), Scuderia Corsa (GTD)

Previous Polesitters: Johannes Van Overbeek (P), Renger van der Zande (PC), Richard Westbrook (GTLM), Robin Liddell (GTD)

Driver Insight: “Watkins Glen is challenging as it is a great mix of super quick corners and low speed corners. It can be tricky to get the car to have a nice feel and balance in the fast corners while being strong on brakes and traction in the slow corners. They did a great job with their repave last year and the track is incredibly fast and high grip, making for some of the highest cornering speeds and g-forces we see all year.” – Dane Cameron, No. 31 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R

Drive Times: Minimum: 1 hour and 45 minutes for PC/GTD Silver/Bronze drivers; Base Drive Time: 30 minutes (all 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: 85 F, 20 percent chance of rain

TV: Sunday July 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. ET (FS1); 1-4:30 p.m. (FS2)

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

Spotter’s Guide: Click Here

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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