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GT4 Sprint, SprintX Reunite for Watkins Glen

Full slate of GT4 machinery set for Watkins Glen International this weekend…

Photo: Brian Cleary/SRO

A full slate of GT4 racing is on tap for Watkins Glen this weekend, with both Pirelli GT4 America Sprint and SprintX series in action, adding up to more than 40 entries between the two series and three divisions.

GT4 Sprint returns after a 12-week hiatus, with 20 cars on the entry list, while 22 entires are set to do battle in the pair of 60-minute SprintX races that will also feature GT4 East competitors for the first time since Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in May.

Just nine points seperate Ian James, Michael Cooper and Spencer Pumpelly in the fight for the GT4 Sprint Pro title, with the Team Panoz Racing driver entering the weekend three points ahead of Blackdog Speed Shop’s Cooper.

Pumpelly, back in TRG’s Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport, has helped place Porsche atop the manufacturer standings, two points ahead of Panoz and McLaren. 

Drew Staveley, meanwhile, continues to lead the GT4 Sprint Am title race following a sweep of the weekend at Sonoma Raceway.

Dominant Season to Continue for Hart, Travis in SprintX?

With six wins in ten races, nolasport’s Matt Travis and Jason Hart will look to continue their controlling run in the GT4 SprintX Pro-Am class in their Porsche. 

The duo hold a 33-point lead over Stephen Cameron Racing’s Sean Quinlan and Gregory Liefooghe, who have also shown a high level of consistency in their BMW M4 GT4.

Preston Calvert and Matt Keegan, meanwhile, continue to hold command of GT4 SprintX Am, with a 15-point lead in their Panoz Avezzano GT4 heading into the weekend. 

GT4 East Back in Action

After nearly a four-month break, GT4 East competitors are back in action, which is currently led by Karl Wittmer in Pro-Am and TRG’s Sean Gibbons in Am.

Nine of the 22 overall entries in the SprintX races are nominated to score points for GT4 East.

Track activity for both GT4 America series, as well as the 17-car Blancpain GT World Challenge America field, begins on Friday.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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