Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen Entry List Notebook
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is about to get fast and furious.

The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on June 30 launches the annual summer stretch of five races over the course of nine weekends which undoubtedly will shape the championship picture heading into the final rounds this fall.

What’s more, the six hours marks the third of four rounds of the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup, officially making it “go time” for any serious contenders for that prestigious title.

The entry list for the 2019 rendition of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen includes 37 cars across the four competing classes. There will be 11 entries in the lead Daytona Prototype international (DPi) class, two in LMP2, eight in GT Le Mans (GTLM) and 16 GT Daytona (GTD) entries.

The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen will be televised in the U.S. on NBCSN at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 30, with live streaming of the race in its entirety that day on the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com at 9:30 a.m. ET.

IMSA Radio also will have live coverage throughout the weekend on IMSA.com and RadioLeMans.com, with race coverage airing on SiriusXM Radio (Sirius channel 218, XM 202, Streaming 972).

Tickets are available now on TheGlen.com.

Here’s a closer look at this year’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen field. You can see the entry list here.

·     No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R driver Joao Barbosa and No. 44 Magnus Racing Lamborghini Huracán driver Andy Lally are the winningest active drivers in this year’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen field with four victories each.

·      All four of Barbosa’s victories were overall wins in the Six Hours. He won back-to-back GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series races in the top Daytona Prototype (DP) class in 2012 and 2013 and claimed overall and Prototype (P) class wins in the WeatherTech Championship in 2016 and 2017. He’s tied with Scott Pruett for most overall victories in the prestigious endurance race.

·      Lally’s first Six Hours victory came in 2004 in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Super Grand Sport (SGS) class, and he added a pair of GRAND-AM GT wins in 2007 and 2010. His most recent victory came in the WeatherTech Championship GTD class in 2017.

·      Ford Chip Ganassi Racing is the winningest active team in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen with a total of six victories. The team’s record includes four GRAND-AM DP/overall wins starting in 2004 and including three consecutive in 2008, 2009 and 2010. The team’s other two victories came in the WeatherTech Championship GTLM class in 2016 and last year, when Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller co-drove the team’s No. 66 Ford GT to victory. If either the No. 66 or the team’s No. 67 entry shared by Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe – who won the Six Hours in 2016 – wins this year, the team will move into a tie with Brumos Racing for most all-time team wins in the Six Hours.

·      No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 driver Bill Auberlen has the most pole positions at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen with three, the most recent coming in the GRAND-AM GT class in 2004. He also won back-to-back poles in IMSA GTS-3 in 1997 and USRRC GT3 in 1998.

·      Eight drivers on the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen entry list were podium finishers in last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, led by GTE Am class winner Patrick Lindsey, who returns to the cockpit of his No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R in the GTD class at Watkins Glen.

·      All four classes at Watkins Glen have at least one Le Mans podium-finishing driver. The DPi class includes Mike Conway in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi, who finished second at Le Mans for Toyota in the LMP1 class. The LMP2 class at Watkins Glen includes French driver Gabriel Aubry in the No. 52 PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports entry, fresh from a second-place run in LMP2 at Le Mans. In GTLM, No. 911 Porsche GT Team 911 RSR co-drivers Patrick Pilet and Nick Tandy and No. 912 Porsche driver Earl Bamber finished third in GTE Pro at Le Mans. In addition to Lindsey, the GTD class also includes No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 co-drivers Cooper MacNeil and Toni Vilander, who finished third for WeatherTech Racing in GTE Am at Le Mans.

 

Previous Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen Winning Drivers in 2019 Field (29)

Andy Lally (4) – GRAND-AM SGS – 2004; GRAND-AM GT – 2007, 2010; GTD – 2017

Joao Barbosa (4) – GRAND-AM DP/Overall – 2012, 2013; P/Overall – 2016, 2017

Bill Auberlen (3) – GRAND-AM GT – 2002, 2004; GTLM – 2017

Richard Westbrook (3) – P/Overall – 2014, 2015; GTLM – 2016

Spencer Pumpelly (2) – GRAND-AM GT – 2007, 2010

John Edwards (2) – GRAND-AM GT – 2012, 2013

Renger van der Zande (2) – PC – 2015, 2016

Dirk Werner (1) – GRAND-AM GT – 2009

Ricky Taylor (1) – GRAND-AM DP/Overall – 2011

Andrew Davis (1) – GRAND-AM GT – 2011

Tristan Nunez (1) – GRAND-AM GX – 2013

Jon Bennett (1) – PC – 2014

Colin Braun (1) – PC – 2014

Antonio Garcia (1) – GTLM – 2014

Jan Magnussen (1) – GTLM – 2014

Dane Cameron (1) – GTD – 2014

Bryan Sellers (1) – GTLM – 2015

Ryan Briscoe (1) – GTLM – 2016

Christina Nielsen (1) – GTD – 2016

Filipe Albuquerque (1) – P/Overall – 2017

Kyle Masson (1) – PC – 2017

Katherine Legge (1) – GTD – 2017

Misha Goikhberg (1) – P/Overall – 2018

Chris Miller (1) – P/Overall – 2018

Stephen Simpson (1) – P/Overall – 2018

Joey Hand (1) – GTLM – 2018

Dirk Mueller (1) – GTLM – 2018

Dillon Machavern (1) – GTD – 2018

Don Yount (1) – GTD – 2018

 

Previous Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen Pole-Winning Drivers in 2019 Field (13)

Bill Auberlen (3) – IMSA GTS-3 – 1997; SCCA USRRC GT3 – 1998; GRAND-AM GT – 2004

Andy Lally (2) – GRAND-AM GT – 2005; GTD – 2017

Jordan Taylor (2) – GRAND-AM GT – 2011, 2012

Colin Braun (2) – PC – 2014; P/Overall – 2018

Richard Westbrook (2) – GTLM – 2016, 2018

Joao Barbosa (1) – GRAND-AM GT – 2002

Dirk Werner (1) – GRAND-AM GT – 2009

Ricky Taylor (1) – GRAND-AM DP/Overall – 2011

Renger van der Zande (1) – PC – 2016

Mario Farnbacher (1) – GTD – 2016

Pipo Derani (1) – P/Overall – 2017

Joey Hand (1) – GTLM – 2017

Jack Hawksworth (1) – GTD – 2018

 

Previous Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen Winning Teams in 2019 Field (13)

Chip Ganassi Racing (6) – GRAND-AM DP/Overall – 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010; GTLM – 2016, 2018

Action Express Racing (4) – GRAND-AM DP/Overall – 2012, 2013; P/Overall – 2016, 2017

Turner Motorsport (2) – GTD – 2014, 2018

Starworks Motorsport (2) – PC – 2015, 2016

Wayne Taylor Racing (1) – GRAND-AM DP/Overall – 2011

CORE autosport (1) – PC – 2014

Corvette Racing (1) – GTLM – 2014

Riley Motorsports (1) – GTD – 2015

Scuderia Corsa (1) – GTD – 2016

Performance Tech Motorsports (1) – PC – 2017

BMW Team RLL (1) – GTLM – 2017

Meyer Shank Racing (1) – GTD – 2017

JDC-Miller Motorsports (1) – P/Overall – 2018

 

Previous Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen Winning Manufacturers in 2019 Field (6)

Porsche – 53

Chevrolet – 18

Ford – 14

BMW – 11

Ferrari – 7

Mazda – 4

Lexus – 3

Acura – 1

Cadillac – 1

Nissan – 1

 

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