Corvette Racing at Watkins Glen: Tough Going in Qualifying


Corvette Racing at Watkins Glen: Tough Going in Qualifying

Photo Credit: Richard Prince for Corvette Racing

Garcia, Taylor start sixth in GTD PRO for Sahlen’s Six Hours

WATKINS GLEN, NY (June 25, 2022) – Corvette Racing will roll off from the seventh row of the GT Daytona (GTD) category and in sixth position among GTD PRO entries for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on Sunday.

Jordan Taylor set a qualifying lap of 1:46.259 (115.190 mph) in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R around Watkins Glen International during Saturday afternoon’s 15-minute session. He will start Sunday’s race – the first for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GTD PRO class in nearly two months – as the pairing of Taylor and Antonio Garcia go for a second straight Sahlen’s Six Hours class victory and third straight at The Glen.

Corvette Racing at Watkins Glen: Tough Going in Qualifying

The No. 3 Corvette was 1.5 seconds off the GTD PRO pole time.

Garcia and Taylor arrived at The Glen second in GTD PRO points and first among GTD PRO competitors in the Michelin Endurance Cup – a championship made up of the WeatherTech Championship’s four long-distance races. The No. 3 Corvette already has an endurance victory this year to its credit: the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in March.

Corvette Racing has three victories at Watkins Glen since 2014 – including two last year. Garcia and Taylor won in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) category in last year’s Sahlen’s Six Hours as well as the WeatherTech 240 sprint race a week later.

Garcia is one of nine drivers to win more than once in the Sahlen’s Six Hours and has five podium finishes in his last five races at The Glen, while Taylor won for the first time in the event a year ago. Chevrolet has a strong history of success in the race with 18 victories – second among active manufacturers.

The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen is scheduled for 10:40 a.m. ET on Sunday, June 26. The race will stream live on Peacock with USA’s live television coverage beginning at 2 p.m. ET. IMSA Radio’s streaming audio coverage begins at 9:55 a.m. ET on along with XM 207 and SiriusXM Online 992.

Corvette Racing at Watkins Glen: Tough Going in Qualifying


Frustrating… the car actually feels pretty good. We’ve made some improvements and picked up time from the practices. But it wasn’t enough to gain 1.5 seconds around a place like this. We have a few things we can try for the warmup tomorrow but the track conditions won’t be anything like what we’ll have in the race. Strategy might be our way to gain track position. It’s gotten us out front before this year when we were down on performance, but you can’t plan for that at every race.”



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