The No. 4 Corvette C7.R of Tommy Milner has crashed out of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen following an opening-lap melee that has also eliminated the No. 33 Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Ben Keating.
Milner and the No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR of Laurens Vanthoor made contact in the Esses, just seconds after the green flag, sending the Corvette spinning and making contact with both the inside and outside barriers.
He was later collected by Keating, who ended his day in the barriers as well.
Both drivers climbed from their cars under their own power.
The No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo of Ryan Hardwick and Zach Robichon’s No. 9 Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R were also involved to some degree, with tire damage to both cars.
The pole-sitting No. 77 Team Joest Mazda RT24-P of Oliver Jarvis took the restart in the lead and completed just two green flag laps until a second full-course caution was called when a lock-up for the DPi championship-leading No. 31 Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac DPi of Felipe Nasr sent him into the gravel.
There has also been drama for the No. 6 Team Penske Acura ARX-05 of Dane Cameron, who started from the pitlane after the team discovered a cut tire on the car while on the grid.