After a day dominated by P2 cars, DP machinery led the way in Saturday’s opening TUDOR United SportsCar Championship practice session for tomorrow’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.
Christian Fittipaldi topped the time charts in the 60-minute session, reeling off a best lap of 1:39.542 in his No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP.
The Brazilian’s lap was 0.258 seconds quicker than Richard Westbrook, who made it a Corvette DP 1-2 in his No. 90 Spirit of Daytona entry. The No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley-Ford was third, thanks to Memo Rojas’ 1:39.889 lap.
The No. 42 OAK Racing Morgan-Nissan was fourth and quickest of the P2 cars, with Ho-Pin Tung recording a 1:39.892 time.
Starworks Motorsport swept Prototype Challenge, with Renger van der Zande and John Martin going 1-2 in class.
Van der Zande set a quick time of 1:41.652, remarkably just two seconds off the pace from the overall pace-setting P class cars.
Antonio Garcia, meanwhile, was quickest in GT Le Mans aboard his No. 3 Corvette C7.R. Four different manufacturers were represented in the top-five in class.
The No. 007 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3 topped the charts in GT Daytona.
The only incident in the session came early when Dr. Jim Norman beached his No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT America in the gravel at Turn 8.
A final one-hour practice is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. ET, followed immediately by qualifying.
RESULTS: Practice 2