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IMSA Watkins Glen 6 Hour


  • 2790 County Route 16 Watkins Glen, NY, 14891 United States (map)

Corvette Racing Stayin’ in the Game at hot Watkins Glen 6-hours; first of 3 races in critical 4-week mid-season stretch

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The # 4 & # 3 made a good start from row 2 leading both Porsches in an 8 car GTLM field.  The Ford GT & Porsche 911RSR were favored over the course of the race.

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# 3 managed to stay out longer between fuel stops which always helps.

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# 4 caught a lucky break for a pit stop but later lost time to fix a brake issue.

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At the 4-hour mark, the Corvettes managed to lead for almost 90 min to the delight of fans.

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With 52 minutes to go, the lead ended when # 66 Ford GT Dirk Mueller was lucky to pit just before a caution.  He easily held track position and finished first.

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Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen made the podium.

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It is the job of David James, the “master of logistics” to take the team across a now less friendly Canadian border to Mosport, the second of 3 races in 4 weeks.

Photos by Rich Martin

Results compiled by Wayne Ellwood.

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The Corvette Corral at the Glen 6 hours is said to draw the largest turnout on the IMSA circuit.

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Jim Campbell, GM racing exec addressed the crowd organized by the Rochester Corvette Club founded in 1959; shown above as guests at Pratt & Miller HQ. 

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