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GTA Champion Fuentes Withdrawn from Watkins Glen

Martin Fuentes to not take part in season-ending pair of GT Sprint races at Watkins Glen…

Photo: John Dagys

Pirelli World Challenge GTA class champion-elect Martin Fuentes will not take part in this weekend’s season-ending pair of Sprint races at Watkins Glen International.

Squadra Corsa Garage Italia has pulled Fuentes’ No. 07 Ferrari 488 GT3 from the event after the Mexican driver clinched the title due to two other withdrawals 

Fuentes, who took part in Friday’s second practice session, entered the weekend with an 18-point lead over Dream Racing’s Yuki Harata, who failed to show up to the event on Thursday and was withdrawn.

Parker Chase, who was third in the GTA title race, also withdrew earlier this week due to a death in his family.

It’s left a two-car GTA grid this weekend and ten cars overall in the GT class.

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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