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Single Tire Strategy Gives Mazda Sahlen’s Six Hours At The Glen Victory

Jonathan Bomarito during the Sahlen's Six Hours at the Glen, 6/27/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Mazda Motorsports chose to give Harry Tincknell only one fresh tire on his final pit stop with 51 minutes to go Sunday (June 27).  That allowed Tincknell to beat Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Olivier Pla out of the pits.  On the final run of the race, Tincknell pulled away from …

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Stevan McAleer, Patrick Gallagher Win Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240

Stevan McAleer and Patrick Gallagher celebrate their victory in the Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240 at Watkins Glen, 6/26/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Notlad Racing by RS1’s Stevan McAleer made a sweeping move to get past Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen exiting the Inner Loop with less than four minutes to go Saturday afternoon (June 26).  From there, McAleer was able to earn himself and teammate Patrick Gallagher the overall victory in the Tioga Downs …

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Ricky Taylor Wins Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen Pole

Ricky Taylor during qualifying for the Sahlen's Six Hours at the Glen, 6/26/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor won the pole Saturday afternoon for the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen with a lap at 135.967 mph.  It is Taylor’s first pole of 2021.  Despite the fact that Sunday’s race is six hours in length, qualifying is still very important. “Even though it’s six …

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Olivier Pla, Dane Cameron Top Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen Practice

Dane Cameron practicing at Watkins Glen, 6/25/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian swept the two IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice sessions for the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen.  Dane Cameron’s lap at 135.322 mph Saturday morning (June 26) is the fastest lap of the weekend to this point. Practice No. 1 Friday’s practice session was originally scheduled for 60 minutes.  However, …

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Kuno Wittmer Wins Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240 Pole

Kuno Wittmer after winning the pole for the Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240 at Watkins Glen, 6/25/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Andrew Wojteczko Autosport’s Kuno Wittmer continued his run of excellent form Friday (June 25).  Kuno turned in a lap at 107.143 mph to win the pole for Saturday’s Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240.  It is Kuno’s second pole of the season, having previously won the pole at Daytona in January. “Everything …

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Trent Hindman, Stevan McAleer Quickest in Watkins Glen Pilot Challenge Practice

Alan Brynjolfsson practices for the Tioga Downs Resort & Casino 240 at Watkins Glen International, 6/25/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Archangel Motorsports’ Trent Hindman was fastest overall in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice Friday (June 25) at Watkins Glen International.  Hindman’s quick lap at 107.008 mph was set during the mid-afternoon second session. Practice No. 1 Pilot Challenge teams were on-track bright and early Friday morning.  The green came out at …

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Entry List: Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240

2019 Watkins Glen IMPC Jeff Mosing Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams venture into Watkins Glen for the second extra-distance race of the year Saturday.  38 teams will take to the 3.4-mile road course Saturday afternoon. In the Grand Sport class, there are 24 teams entered.  The only squad that is not entered that raced at Mid-Ohio last month is the American …

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Entry List: Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen

2019 Watkins Glen IWSC Timo Bernhard Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend will see the full compliment of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s five classes race for six hours at Watkins Glen International.  As of this writing, 40 teams are entered for the race, but that may change. In the DPi class, seven teams are entered.  In addition to the six full-time entries, Action Express …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Sports Gets Back in Gear in Nashville

Chase Elliott leads a pack of cars at Nashville Superspeedway, June 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This past weekend saw the first major race weekend at Nashville Superspeedway since 2011. You probably saw the various clips posted by NASCAR, FOX Sports and NBC Sports of Pastor Joe Nelms and his invocation that gave thanks to, among other things, Roush and Yates getting together, R07 engines (from Chevrolet) and his “smokin’ hot …

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Trent Hindman Returns to Wright Motorsports for Remainder of 2021

Trent Hindman talks with his engineer at Sebring International Raceway, 11/14/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wright Motorsports announced Wednesday (June 17) that Trent Hindman will return to the No. 16 Porsche full-time for the remainder of the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  He will replace Ryan Hardwick in the 1st Phorm-sponsored entry alongside Patrick Long. Hindman is very happy with the news, but more than willing to give thanks …

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