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NTE Sport Confirms Watkins Glen Return

NTE Sport returns after missing last two WeatherTech Championship GTD races…

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NTE Sport will return to IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition at next weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, having confirmed its Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo entry for Jaden Conwright, Don Yount and Marco Holzer.

The Texas-based team has been absent from the WeatherTech Championship grid since Mid-Ohio after also being forced to skip the Long Beach round earlier this year due to a blowout on its transporter en route.

Conwright, Yount and Markus Palttala finished fourth at Watkins Glen last year, in what was considered the team’s breakout race in its Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo.

“I’m thrilled to be getting our GTD program back on track, literally,” said team owner Paul Mata.

“It was heartbreaking for us to miss Long Beach, Mid-Ohio, and Detroit, but we made the most of the time we had, and we’re excited to enter the second half of the 2022 season.

“We have some great things in store, and I’m looking forward to kicking off this string of upcoming races with such a strong driver lineup. We’ll have a good run in New York.”

Former Porsche factory driver Holzer made his debut with the team at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, alongside Conwright, with an issue in the pits ultimately costing the duo a likely podium finish.

“After a very strong race at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca I’m looking forward to jumping back in the car for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen,” said Holzer.

“A small refueling issue was costing us the podium finish at Laguna, so let’s focus and go again.”

Conwright added: “I’m looking forward to heading back to Watkins Glen after making my debut in GTD one year ago. We came just shy of a podium last year, so I think we have some unfinished business this time.

“NTE/SSR has been making steady progress with our Lamborghini Huracan GT3 so I’m sure we’ll be in the sharp end with Don and Marco in the car alongside me.”

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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