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Joest in Control at Halfway Mark at Watkins Glen

Team Joest in control at the halfway mark in Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen…

Photo: Mike Levitt/IMSA

The pair of Team Joest Mazda RT24-Ps are in control of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen as the race reaches the halfway point.

Jonathan Bomarito in the No. 55 DPi entry holds a three-second lead over teammate Timo Bernhard’s No. 77 car, in what’s seen the Multimatic-built and engineered machines dominate from the green flag.

The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R of Renger van der Zande runs in third after a pit stop for Juan Pablo Montoya in the No. 6 Team Penske Acura ARX-05.

The race’s third full-course caution came out late in the second hour for an accident involving the No. 84 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi of Stephen Simpson, which saw the Mazda DPis split its pit strategy.

Bernhard remained on track while the No. 55 pitted, and eventually retook the lead following the round of stops.

Porsche GT Team leads the way in GT Le Mans, with Nick Tandy ahead of Laurens Vanthoor in the pair of CORE autosport-run Porsche 911 RSRs.

The No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R of Jan Magnussen runs in third.

Richard Westbrook lost the lead early with a steering column issue to his No. 67 Ford GT and was further delayed in the pits with a slow driver change following a delay for Ryan Briscoe.

GT Daytona, meanwhile, sees the No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 of Toni Vilander out front, with Cameron Cassels leading LMP2 in the No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports Oreca 07 Gibson.

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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