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56 Entries for 6H Watkins Glen

Bumper entry list released for third round of Michelin Endurance Cup…

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A capacity grid of 56 entries are set for next weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, the third leg of the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup and the halfway point for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The entry list, released during 24 Hours of Le Mans festivities on Wednesday, features 11 GTP cars, 13 LMP2s, 11 GTD Pro entries and a class-high 21 GTD cars.

Watkins Glen will mark the first WeatherTech Championship race since March’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring where all four classes will be back in action.

The majority of the GTP runners are set to utilize two-driver lineups, with JDC-Miller Motorsports the only confirmed entry with a third driver in Phil Hanson joining Richard Westbrook and Tijmen van der Helm in their No. 85 Porsche 963.

Tom Blomqvist, who is listed in the No. 31 Action Express Racing Cadillac V-Series.R, will not race, per a Cadillac spokesperson.

Proton Competition is the only other team that could utilize a three-driver GTP roster, with two TBDs currently listed alongside full-season driver Gianmaria Bruni.

LMP2, which mandates three-driver squads, features no major changes since Sebring, other than the previously announced reshuffled lineup for DragonSpeed, which will see the debut of Nico Varrone and return of Eric Lux to the team.

Additionally, Scott Huffaker has replaced Laurents Hoerr in the No. 20 MDK by High Class Racing Oreca 07 Gibson as the team’s third driver.

Paul Miller Racing is set to be the only GTD Pro team with three drivers, in BMW factory driver Neil Verhagen joining Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow in the No. 1 BMW M4 GT3.

Iron Lynx will welcome back its No. 19 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2 for Jordan Pepper and Franck Perera, in what will mark a three-car operation for the Italian squad including its Lamborghini SC63 for Matteo Cairoli and Andrea Caldarelli in GTP and the GTD class Iron Dames effort for Rahel Frey, Michele Gatting and Sarah Bovy.

Risi Competizione will return to action as part of its Endurance Cup effort with Daniel Serra and Davide Rigon, in GTD Pro.

There are no major changes to the GTD class since Sebring, other than AWA’s solo Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3.R, which will be reinforced by Lars Kern as the third driver once again.

Track action for the WeatherTech Championship gets underway on Friday, with the six-hour Endurance Cup round set for a 11:10 a.m. EDT start on Sunday with live coverage on USA Network.

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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