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31 Entries for WeatherTech 240 at The Glen

WeatherTech Championship teams to stay on at Watkins Glen for Friday night sprint race…

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A total 31 cars are on the entry list for this week’s WeatherTech 240 at The Glen, in the first five-class IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship sprint race of the season.

The entry compares to the 38 cars that took part in last weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, with several teams electing not to stay on for Friday’s two-hour and 40-minute race, which is serving as the replacement round for the canceled Canadian Tire Motorsport Park event.

The season-long six-car DPi field will be joined by three LMP2s, six LMP3 entries, three GT Le Mans cars and an expected field of 13 GT Daytona class cars.

There are questions on the participation of a few teams following accidents or damage sustained last weekend.

It include the No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports Ligier JS P320 Nissan, which is currently in search of a replacement engine following continued engine-related dramas in the six-hour.

The status of WeatherTech Racing’s Porsche 911 RSR-19, which suffered a fire triggered from an opening lap accident, is unclear, although the Proton Competition-run squad has a spare chassis on-site.

The No. 8 Tower Motorsport by Starworks Oreca 07 Gibson will race according to team owner Peter Baron, who confirmed to Sportscar365 that no tub damage was sustained in Gabriel Aubry’s accident last weekend.

As was the case in Detroit, the GTD class is running for WeatherTech Sprint Cup-only points meaning several season-long teams will again be absent.

It includes the No. 9 Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R and No. 44 Magnus Racing by Archangel Acura NSX GT3 Evo.

Sprint Cup-only teams Gradient Racing and Compass Racing, however, have been added to the grid, along with the series debut of Gilbert/Korthoff Motorsports’ Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo for Guy Cosmo and Shane Lewis.

Track action kicks off on Thursday afternoon with the WeatherTech 240 set to get underway Friday at 6 p.m. ET with live coverage on NBCSN.

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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