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Continental Tire Keys to the Race: Watkins Glen

Continental Tire Keys to the Race: Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen…

Photo: Mike Levitt/IMSA

The IMSA WeatherTech 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: 42 cars spread across three classes: 16 cars (P), 8 cars (GTLM), 18 cars (GTD)


Friday, June 29 (all times EDT)
Practice 1 – 10:25-11:25 a.m.
Practice 2 – 2:50-3:50 p.m.

Saturday, June 30
Practice 3 – 8-9 a.m.
Qualifying – 11:35 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
CTSC Race – 1:55 – 5:55 p.m. (4 hours)

Sunday, July 1
Warmup – 8 – 8:20 a.m.
Race –  9:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. (6 hours)

Previous Winners: Action Express Racing (P), BMW Team RLL (GTLM), Meyer Shank Racing (GTD)

Previous Polesitters: Pipo Derani (P), Joey Hand (GTLM), Andy Lally (GTD)

Driver Insight: “Watkins Glen is one of the few tracks left in the world that still has that old-school feel to it. It’s high speed with no room for error and requires a high level of commitment. It’s a lot of fun to drive but makes for an intense six hours.” – Jordan Taylor, No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.

Drive Times: Minimum: 1 hour and 30 minutes for GTD drivers; Base Time: 30 minutes for P/GTLM drivers; Maximum: 4 hours

Tires: Continental Tire “Black” for P; “Gold” for GTD. Multiple tire brands/compounds for GTLM

Pit Stops: 45-50 minute stint length for P; 50-55 minutes for GTLM, GTD

Weather: Partly Cloudy, High: 99 F, 10 percent chance of rain

TV: Sunday July 1, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. EDT (FS1)

Radio: Complete session-by-session coverage on IMSA Radio

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