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Cameron Leads Opening Hour at The Glen

Penske leads in incident-filled start to Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen…

Photo: Mike Levitt/IMSA

Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron leads the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen following a frantic and incident-filled opening hour to the race.

Cameron jumped out into an early lead at the start, getting around the No. 32 United Autosports Ligier JS P217 Gibson of Paul Di Resta, who inherited the pole after a starting driver change for the pole-sitting No. 54 CORE autosport Oreca 07 Gibson forced it to start from the rear of the Prototype field.

An opening-lap three-car pileup at the Esses triggered by a spin by the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R of Tristan Vautier, which collected both Tequila Patron ESM Nissan Onroak DPis, resulted in the race’s first full-course caution.

The second yellow came out at the 45-minute mark for debris, which has seen the field remain under the safety car.

The No. 99 JDC-Miller Motorsports Oreca of Stephen Simpson runs second, with Ricky Taylor up to third in the No. 7 Team Penske Acura ARX-05 following a slow stop for the United Autosports Ligier, which is now in the hands of Phil Hanson.

Ford Chip Ganassi runs 1-2 in GT Le Mans, which has seen the first round of pit stops occurring under the yellow, with the No. 15 3GT Racing Lexus RC F GT3 of Mario Farnbacher out front in GT Daytona.

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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