The TUDOR United 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: 35 cars spread across four classes: 9 cars (P), 7 cars (PC), 8 cars (GTLM), 11 cars (GTD)
Friday, June 26 (all times ET)
Practice 1 – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Practice 2 – 4:05 – 5:05 p.m.
Saturday, June 27
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, June 28
Warm-up – 8 – 8:20 a.m.
Race – 10:10 a.m. – 4:10 p.m. (6 hours)
Previous Winners: VisitFlorida.com Racing (P), CORE autosport (PC), Corvette Racing (GTLM), Turner Motorsport (GTD)
Previous Polesitters: Alex Brundle (P), Colin Braun (PC), Andy Priaulx (GTLM), Leh Keen (GTD).
Driver Insight: “I really, really enjoy Watkins Glen. It is such a drivers track. I enjoy all the fast corners and big commitment it takes to be fast there. I think the key to being fast at WGI is a car that has a good balance in high-speed corners; there are not too many slow corners at WGI and that is what makes it fun. Having the confidence to drive around the outside of a GT car in a lot of these high speed corners is very important for race pace.” – Colin Braun, No. 54 CORE autosport Oreca FLM09
Drive Times: Minimum: 90 minutes for PC/GTD Silver/Bronze drivers; Maximum: None
Tires: Continental Tire “Gold” for P and PC. Continental “Black” for GTD. Multiple tire brands/compounds for GTLM
Pit Stops: 40-45 minute stint length for P, PC; 50-55 minutes for GTLM, GTD
Weather: Showers, High: 64 F, 60 percent chance of rain
TV: Sunday June 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 1) & 2 – 4:30 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 2)
Radio: Complete session-by-session coverage on IMSA Radio
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