6 Hours of Watkins Glen

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Six Hours of Watkins Glen
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IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Venue Watkins Glen International
Corporate sponsor Sahlen's
First race1948
First USCC race2014
Duration6 Hours
Previous namesWatkins Glen Grand Prix
Most wins (driver) Walt Hansgen, Derek Bell, James Weaver, Scott Pruett (4)
Most wins (team) Briggs Cunningham (8)
Most wins (manufacturer) Porsche (10)

The Six Hours of Watkins Glen (currently sponsored as the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen) is a sports car endurance race held annually at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. The race dates from 1948, and has been a part of the SCCA National Sports Car Championship, United States Road Racing Championship, World Sportscar Championship, IMSA GT Championship, Rolex Sports Car Series and currently the United SportsCar Championship.

Sports car racing auto racing on circuits with two seat cars and enclosed wheels

Sports car racing is a form of motorsport road racing which utilizes sports cars that have two seats and enclosed wheels. They may be purpose-built (Prototype) or related to road-going models.

Endurance racing (motorsport) motorsport in which races cover extended distances and time periods designed to test durability and endurance

Endurance racing is a form of motorsport racing which is meant to test the durability of equipment and endurance of participants. Teams of multiple drivers attempt to cover a large distance in a single event, with participants given a break with the ability to change during the race. Endurance races can be run either to cover a set distance in laps as quickly as possible, or to cover as much distance as possible over a preset amount of time.

Watkins Glen International motorsport track in the United States

Watkins Glen International, nicknamed "The Glen", is an automobile race track located in Watkins Glen, New York, at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. It was long known around the world as the home of the Formula One United States Grand Prix, which it hosted for twenty consecutive years (1961–1980), but the site has been home to road racing of nearly every class, including the World Sportscar Championship, Trans-Am, Can-Am, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the International Motor Sports Association and the IndyCar Series.

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History

Frank Griswold won the first Watkins Glen Grand Prix in this 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta Alfa Romeo 1938 8C 2900B Berlinetta - John Shirley AD.jpg
Frank Griswold won the first Watkins Glen Grand Prix in this 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta

The first Watkins Glen Grand Prix was held in 1948 on a 6.6-mile course around Watkins Glen State Park and the village of Watkins Glen. Cameron Argetsinger, a Cornell law student and SCCA member, organized the event along with the local Chamber of Commerce. The 8-lap, 52.8-mile race was won by Frank Griswold in a pre-war Alfa Romeo 8C. In 1950, three spectators were injured during a support race, and driver Sam Collier was killed during the Grand Prix. The 1951 event became a part of the new SCCA National Sports Car Championship series. In 1952, twelve spectators were injured and one killed when a car left the circuit in the village. [2] This led organizers to move the course to a hillside southwest of Watkins Glen for 1953. Drivers complained of poor visibility and run-off, prompting the construction of a permanent circuit, today called Watkins Glen International, in 1956. [3]

Watkins Glen Grand Prix Course, 1948–1952

Watkins Glen Grand Prix Course, 1948–1952 is a historic Grand Prix auto race track located at Watkins Glen in Schuyler County, New York. It includes the public rights of way that constituted the route of the original 6.6-mile (10.6 km) Watkins Glen Grand Prix course used from 1948 to 1952. After a car left the road in the 1952 race, killing one spectator and injuring several others, the race was moved to a new location on a wooded hilltop southwest of town.

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park is located in the village of Watkins Glen, south of Seneca Lake in Schuyler County in New York's Finger Lakes region. The park's lower part is near the village, while the upper part is open woodland. It was opened to the public in 1863 and was privately run as a tourist resort until 1906, when it was purchased by New York State. Initially known as Watkins Glen State Reservation, the park was first managed by the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society before being turned over to full state control in 1911. Since 1924, it has been managed by the Finger Lakes Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Watkins Glen, New York Village in New York, United States

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States, and it is the county seat of Schuyler County. Watkins Glen lies within the towns of Dix and Reading. The current mayor, as of 2015, is Samuel Schimizzi. The village is home to the well-known race track Watkins Glen International, host of NASCAR Cup Series, IndyCar and a former host of the United States Grand Prix of Formula One.

In 1963, the race switched to the SCCA's new series, the United States Road Racing Championship. In 1968, the race was expanded to six hours, and joined the World Sportscar Championship. Along with the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring, the Six Hours of Watkins Glen served as an American round of the WSC from 1968 until 1981, traditionally held during the summer. With the track's bankruptcy and the FIA's decision not to return the World Championship to the United States in 1982, the event was not held again until 1984. It returned as an event for the IMSA Camel GT Championship.

The United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) was created by the Sports Car Club of America in 1962. It was the first SCCA series for professional racing drivers. SCCA Executive Director John Bishop helped to create the series to recover races that had been taken by rival USAC Road Racing Championship, a championship that folded after the 1962 season. For its first three seasons, the series featured both open-topped sports cars and GT cars. Shelby American and Porsche dominated the Over- and Under-2 Liter classes, respectively. The USRRC ran from 1963 until 1968 when it was abandoned in favor of the more successful Can-Am series, which was also run by the SCCA.

The World Sportscar Championship was the world series run for sports car racing by the FIA from 1953 to 1992.

24 Hours of Daytona Sports car endurance race held in Daytona, FL, US

The 24 Hours of Daytona, currently known as the Rolex 24 At Daytona for sponsorship reasons, is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is run on a 3.56-mile (5.73 km) combined road course, utilizing portions of the NASCAR tri-oval and an infield road course. Since its inception, it has been held on the last weekend of January or first weekend of February as part of Speedweeks, and it is the first major automobile race of the year in the United States. It is also the first race of the season for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Under the control of IMSA, the event was radically altered and shortened. In the 1984 running, a break was held after three hours before the race began again and completed the next three hours.[ clarification needed ] This event became known as the Camel Continental. A second event later in the year was also held lasting for just three hours or 500 kilometers, and was known as the New York 500. The Continental was modified once more in 1985, this time running sports prototypes in one three-hour event, and grand tourer cars in a second three-hour event. By 1986, the event was shortened altogether, and became a single 500 mile race, then shortened once more in 1987 to just 500 km.

Sports prototype purpose-built racing car not intended for general production or use beyond motorsport

A sports prototype, sometimes referred to as simply a prototype, is a type of race car that is used in the highest level categories of sports car racing. These purpose-built racing cars, unlike street-legal and production-based racing cars, are not intended for consumer purchase or production beyond that required to compete and win races.

Grand tourer High-performance luxury automobile

A grand tourer (GT) is a car that is designed for high speed and long-distance driving, due to a combination of performance and luxury attributes. The most common format is a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive two-door coupé with either a two-seat or a 2+2 arrangement.

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Cars dive into turn one during the 2014 event.

For several years IMSA kept the Continental as a 500 km race for prototypes in the summer, and the 500 km New York 500 for grand tourers in autumn. IMSA chose to drop the New York 500 in 1992, retaining the Continental as an event just for prototypes until 1995. In 1996, IMSA restored the Watkins Glen event to its historic format, combining prototypes and grand tourers once again.

By 1998, Watkins Glen chose to schedule the Six Hours as part of the new United States Road Racing Championship. This championship change was short lived, as the USSRC folded during the 1999 season prior to their second running at Watkins Glen, leaving an FIA GT Championship event as the year's sportscar headliner. In the wake of USRRC's collapse, the Grand American Road Racing Championship took control of the event, and retained the Six Hours since 2000 as part of the Rolex Sports Car Series. In 2014 after the merger of Grand-AM and the ALMS sports car series, IMSA regained control of the event under the United SportsCar Championship. The format of the face remains the same as it was under Grand-Am operation.

FIA GT Championship auto racing championship in Europe

The FIA GT Championship was a sports car racing series organized by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO) at the behest of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The championship was mostly concentrated in Europe, but throughout the years has visited other continents including Asia and South America. At the end of 2009, the championship was replaced by the FIA GT1 World Championship, which morphed into the FIA GT Series for 2013.

Rolex Sports Car Series

The Rolex Sports Car Series was the premier series run by the Grand American Road Racing Association. It was a North American-based sports car series founded in 2000 under the name Grand American Road Racing Championship to replace the failed United States Road Racing Championship. Rolex took over as series sponsor in 2002.

Race winners

First street course

YearDriversTeamCarDuration/DistanceRace TitleChampionship
1948 Flag of the United States.svg Frank Griswold Flag of the United States.svg Frank Griswold Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B 50 mi (80 km)Grand Prix Watkins GlenNon-championship
1949 Flag of the United States.svg Miles Collier Flag of the United States.svg Collier Bros. Riley-Mercury Special
"Ardent Alligator" [4]
100 mi (160 km)Grand Prix Watkins GlenNon-championship
1950 Flag of the United States.svg Erwin Goldschmidt Flag of the United States.svg Alfred Goldschmidt Allard J2-Cadillac 100 mi (160 km)Sports Car Grand Prix of Watkins GlenNon-championship
1951 Flag of the United States.svg Phil Walters Flag of the United States.svg Briggs Cunningham Cunningham C2R 100 mi (160 km)Sports Car Grand Prix of Watkins Glen SCCA National Sports Car Championship
1952 Flag of the United States.svg Briggs Cunningham Flag of the United States.svg Briggs Cunningham Cunningham C4R-Chrysler 100 mi (160 km)Sports Car Grand Prix of Watkins GlenSCCA National Sports Car Championship
† Not completed; race stopped after fatal accident involving spectators

Second street course

YearDriversTeamCarDuration/DistanceRace TitleChampionship
1953 Flag of the United States.svg Walt Hansgen Flag of the United States.svg Walt Hansgen Jaguar XK120 100 mi (160 km)Sports Car Grand Prix of Watkins GlenNon-championship
1954 Flag of the United States.svg Phil Walters Flag of the United States.svg Briggs Cunningham Cunningham C4R-Chrysler 100 mi (160 km)Sports Car Grand Prix of Watkins GlenSCCA National Sports Car Championship
1955 Flag of the United States.svg Sherwood Johnston Flag of the United States.svg Briggs Cunningham Jaguar D-Type 100 mi (160 km)Sports Car Grand Prix of Watkins GlenSCCA National Sports Car Championship

Watkins Glen International

YearDriversTeamCarDuration/DistanceRace TitleChampionship
1956 Flag of the United States.svg George Constantine Flag of the United States.svg Mary L. Constantine Jaguar D-Type 50 mi (80 km)Sports Car Grand Prix of Watkins GlenSCCA National Sports Car Championship
1957 Flag of the United States.svg Walt Hansgen Flag of the United States.svg Briggs Cunningham Jaguar D-Type 100 mi (160 km)Watkins Glen Grand PrixSCCA National Sports Car Championship
1958 Flag of the United States.svg Ed Crawford Flag of the United States.svg Briggs Cunningham Lister-Jaguar 100 mi (160 km)Grand Prix Watkins GlenSCCA National Sports Car Championship
1959 Flag of the United States.svg Walt Hansgen Flag of the United States.svg Briggs Cunningham Lister-Costin Jaguar 100 mi (160 km)Watkins Glen Grand PrixSCCA National Sports Car Championship
1960 Flag of the United States.svg Augie Pabst Flag of the United States.svg Meister Brauser Scarab Mk II-Chevrolet 100 mi (160 km)Watkins Glen Grand PrixSCCA National Sports Car Championship
1961 Flag of the United States.svg George Constantine Flag of the United States.svg John T. Bunch Ferrari 250 TR 59 100 mi (160 km)Grand Prix at Watkins GlenSCCA National Sports Car Championship
1962 Flag of the United States.svg Walt Hansgen Flag of the United States.svg Briggs Cunningham Cooper Monaco T61-Buick 100 mi (160 km)Grand Prix at Watkins GlenSCCA National Sports Car Championship
1963 Flag of the United States.svg Bob Holbert Porsche 718 RS61 300 km (190 mi)Watkins Glen Sports Car Grand Prix United States Road Racing Championship
1964 Flag of the United States.svg Jim Hall Flag of the United States.svg Chaparral Cars Chaparral 2A-Chevrolet 200 mi (320 km)Watkins Glen Sports Car Grand PrixUnited States Road Racing Championship
1965 Flag of the United States.svg Jim Hall Flag of the United States.svg Chaparral Cars Chaparral 2A-Chevrolet 200 mi (320 km)Watkins Glen Sports Car Grand PrixUnited States Road Racing Championship
1966 Flag of the United States.svg John Fulp Lola T70 Mk.2-Chevrolet 200 mi (320 km)Watkins Glen Sports Car Grand PrixUnited States Road Racing Championship
1967 Flag of the United States.svg Mark Donohue Flag of the United States.svg Roger Penske Lola T70 Mk.3-Chevrolet 200 mi (320 km)Sports Car Grand Prix at Watkins GlenUnited States Road Racing Championship
1968 Flag of the United States.svg Mark Donohue Flag of the United States.svg Roger Penske McLaren M6A-Chevrolet 200 mi (320 km)Watkins Glen Sports Car Road RaceUnited States Road Racing Championship
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jacky Ickx
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Lucien Bianchi
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg J.W. Automotive Engineering Ford GT40 six hours
1,058.626 km (657.800 mi)
World Sportscar Championship
1969 Flag of Switzerland.svg Jo Siffert
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Brian Redman
Flag of Austria.svg Porsche of Austria Porsche 908/02 six hours
1,077.134 km (669.300 mi)
Watkins Glen Six HoursWorld Sportscar Championship
1970 Flag of Mexico.svg Pedro Rodríguez
Flag of Finland.svg Leo Kinnunen
Flag of Switzerland.svg Jo Siffert
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg J.W. Automotive Engineering Porsche 917K six hours
1,140.059 km (708.400 mi)
6 Hours of the GlenWorld Sportscar Championship
1971 Flag of Italy.svg Andrea de Adamich
Flag of Sweden.svg Ronnie Peterson
Flag of Italy.svg Autodelta SpA Alfa Romeo T33/3 six hours
1,090.189 km (677.412 mi)
6 Hours of the GlenWorld Sportscar Championship
1972 Flag of the United States.svg Mario Andretti
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jacky Ickx
Flag of Italy.svg SpA Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 312PB six hours
1,059.777 km (658.515 mi)
6 Hours of the GlenWorld Sportscar Championship
1973 Flag of France.svg Gérard Larrousse
Flag of France.svg Henri Pescarolo
Flag of France.svg Équipe Matra-Simca Matra-Simca MS 670Bsix hours
1,081.516 km (672.023 mi)
6 Hours of the GlenWorld Sportscar Championship
1974 Flag of France.svg Jean-Pierre Jarier
Flag of France.svg Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Flag of France.svg Équipe Gitanes Matra-Simca MS 670Csix hours
1,048.906 km (651.760 mi)
6 Hours of the GlenWorld Sportscar Championship
1975 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Derek Bell
Flag of France.svg Henri Pescarolo
Flag of Germany.svg Willi Kauhsen Racing Team Alfa Romeo 33TT12 six hours
826.083 km (513.304 mi)
6 Hours of the GlenWorld Sportscar Championship
1976 Flag of Germany.svg Rolf Stommelen
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Manfred Schurti
Flag of Germany.svg Martini Racing Porsche System Porsche 935 six hours
945.647 km (587.598 mi)
6 Hours of the GlenWorld Sportscar Championship
1977 Flag of Germany.svg Jochen Mass
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jacky Ickx
Flag of Germany.svg Martini Racing Porsche System Porsche 935/77 six hours
940.213 km (584.221 mi)
6 Hours of the GlenWorld Sportscar Championship
1978 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Toine Hezemans
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John Fitzpatrick
Flag of the United States.svg Peter Gregg
Flag of Germany.svg GeLo Racing Team Porsche 935/77 six hours
793.474 km (493.042 mi)
World Championship 6-HoursWorld Sportscar Championship
1979 Flag of the United States.svg Don Whittington
Flag of Germany.svg Klaus Ludwig
Flag of the United States.svg Bill Whittington
Flag of the United States.svg Whittington Brothers
Flag of Germany.svg Kremer Racing
Porsche 935 K3 six hours
951.082 km (590.975 mi)
World Championship 6-HoursWorld Sportscar Championship
1980 Flag of Germany.svg Hans Heyer
Flag of Italy.svg Riccardo Patrese
Flag of Italy.svg Lancia Corse Lancia Beta Monte Carlo six hours
755.431 km (469.403 mi)
World Championship 6-HoursWorld Sportscar Championship
1981 Flag of Italy.svg Riccardo Patrese
Flag of Italy.svg Michele Alboreto
Flag of Italy.svg Martini Racing Lancia Beta Monte Carlo six hours
940.213 km (584.221 mi)
Glen Six Hours of EnduranceWorld Sportscar Championship
1982
1983
Not held
1984 Flag of the United States.svg Al Holbert
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Derek Bell
Flag of the United States.svg Jim Adams
Flag of the United States.svg Holbert Racing Porsche 962 six hours
1,054.342 km (655.138 mi)
Camel ContinentalIMSA GT Championship
1985 Flag of the United States.svg Al Holbert
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Derek Bell
Flag of the United States.svg Holbert Racing Porsche 962 three hours Camel ContinentalIMSA GT Championship
1986 Flag of the United States.svg Al Holbert
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Derek Bell
Flag of the United States.svg Holbert Racing Porsche 962 500 mi (800 km) Camel ContinentalIMSA GT Championship
1987 Flag of the United States.svg Price Cobb
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Vern Schuppan
Flag of the United States.svg Dyson Racing Porsche 962 500 km (310 mi) Camel ContinentalIMSA GT Championship
1988 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Geoff Brabham
Flag of the United States.svg John Morton
Flag of the United States.svg Electramotive Engineering Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo 500 km (310 mi) Camel ContinentalIMSA GT Championship
1989 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Geoff Brabham
Flag of the United States.svg Chip Robinson
Flag of the United States.svg Electramotive Engineering Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo 500 km (310 mi) Camel ContinentalIMSA GT Championship
1990 Flag of the United States.svg Chip Robinson
Flag of the United States.svg Bob Earl
Flag of the United States.svg Nissan Performance Technology Nissan NPT-90 500 km (310 mi) Camel ContinentalIMSA GT Championship
1991 Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Manuel Fangio II Flag of the United States.svg All American Racers Eagle HF90-Toyota 500 km (310 mi) Camel ContinentalIMSA GT Championship
1992 Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Manuel Fangio II Flag of the United States.svg All American Racers Eagle MkIII-Toyota two hours, forty-five minutes Camel ContinentalIMSA GT Championship
1993 Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Manuel Fangio II Flag of the United States.svg All American Racers Eagle MkIII-Toyota 500 km (310 mi) Camel ContinentalIMSA GT Championship
1994 Flag of Italy.svg Giampiero Moretti
Flag of Chile.svg Eliseo Salazar
Flag of Italy.svg MOMO Ferrari 333 SP three hoursGlen ContinentalIMSA GT Championship
1995 Flag of the United States.svg Butch Leitzinger
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Weaver
Flag of the United States.svg Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III-Ford three hoursGlen ContinentalIMSA GT Championship
1996 Flag of Italy.svg Giampiero Moretti
Flag of Italy.svg Max Papis
Flag of Italy.svg MOMO Ferrari 333 SP six hours
973.975 km (605.200 mi)
First Union 6 Hours of the GlenIMSA GT Championship
1997 Flag of the United States.svg Butch Leitzinger
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Weaver
Flag of the United States.svg Elliott Forbes-Robinson
Flag of the United States.svg Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III-Ford six hours
924.980 km (574.756 mi)
First Union 6 Hours of the GlenIMSA GT Championship
1998 Flag of Italy.svg Giampiero Moretti
Flag of Italy.svg Mauro Baldi
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Didier Theys
Flag of the United States.svg MOMO/Doran Racing Ferrari 333 SP six hours
949.392 km (589.925 mi)
First Union 6 Hours of the Glen United States Road Racing Championship
1999 Flag of France.svg Jean-Philippe Belloc
Flag of the United States.svg David Donohue
Flag of France.svg Viper Team Oreca Chrysler Viper GTS-R three hours Bosch Sports Car Oktoberfest FIA GT Championship
2000 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Weaver
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andy Wallace
Flag of the United States.svg Butch Leitzinger
Flag of the United States.svg Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III-Ford six hours
931.632 km (578.889 mi)
Bosch Sports Car Summerfest Grand American Road Racing Championship
2001 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Didier Theys
Flag of Italy.svg Mauro Baldi
Flag of Switzerland.svg Fredy Lienhard
Flag of the United States.svg Doran Racing Ferrari 333 SP-Judd six hours
988.256 km (614.074 mi)
Sports Car Grand Prix at the GlenGrand American Road Racing Championship
2002 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Weaver
Flag of the United States.svg Chris Dyson
Flag of the United States.svg Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III-Ford six hours
1,038.224 km (645.122 mi)
Six Hours of the GlenGrand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
2003 Flag of the United States.svg David Donohue
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Borkowski
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Scott Goodyear
Flag of the United States.svg Brumos Porsche Fabcar FDSC/03-Porsche six hours
927.184 km (576.125 mi)
Sahlen's Six Hours of the GlenGrand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
2004 Flag of Italy.svg Max Papis
Flag of the United States.svg Scott Pruett
Flag of the United States.svg Chip Ganassi Racing Riley Mk XI-Lexus six hours
910.528 km (565.776 mi)
Sahlen's Six Hours of the GlenGrand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
2005 Flag of the United States.svg Tracy Krohn
Flag of Sweden.svg Niclas Jönsson
Flag of the United States.svg Krohn Racing Riley Mk XI-Pontiac six hours
832.800 km (517.478 mi)
Sahlen's Six Hours of the GlenGrand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
2006 Flag of Germany.svg Jörg Bergmeister
Flag of the United States.svg Boris Said
Flag of the United States.svg Krohn Racing Riley Mk XI-Ford 6 hours
855.008 km (531.277 mi)
Sahlen's Six Hours of the GlenGrand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
2007 Flag of the United States.svg Alex Gurney
Flag of the United States.svg Jon Fogarty
Flag of the United States.svg Bob Stallings Racing Riley Mk XI-Pontiac six hours
927.184 km (576.125 mi)
Sahlen's Six Hours of the GlenGrand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
2008 Flag of the United States.svg Scott Pruett
Flag of Mexico.svg Memo Rojas
Flag of the United States.svg Chip Ganassi Racing Riley Mk XX-Lexus six hours
993.808 km (617.524 mi)
Sahlen's Six Hours of the GlenGrand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
2009 Flag of the United States.svg Scott Pruett
Flag of Mexico.svg Memo Rojas
Flag of the United States.svg Chip Ganassi Racing Riley Mk XX-Lexus six hours
1,020.840 km (634.321 mi)
Sahlen's Six Hours of the GlenGrand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
2010 Flag of the United States.svg Scott Pruett
Flag of Mexico.svg Memo Rojas
Flag of the United States.svg Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Riley Mk XX-BMW six hours
1,037.130 km (644.443 mi)
Sahlen's Six Hours of the GlenGrand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
2011 Flag of Italy.svg Max Angelelli
Flag of the United States.svg Ricky Taylor
Flag of the United States.svg SunTrust Racing Dallara DP08-Chevrolet six hours
944.820 km (587.084 mi)
Sahlen's Six Hours of the GlenGrand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
2012 Flag of Portugal.svg João Barbosa
Flag of the United States.svg Darren Law
Flag of the United States.svg Action Express Racing Chevrolet Corvette DP
(Coyote CPM-Chevrolet)
six hours
995.656 km (618.672 mi)
Sahlen's Six Hours of the GlenGrand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
2013 Flag of Portugal.svg João Barbosa
Flag of Brazil.svg Christian Fittipaldi
Flag of the United States.svg Action Express Racing Chevrolet Corvette DP
(Coyote CPM-Chevrolet)
six hours
935.712 km (581.424 mi)
Sahlen's Six Hours of The GlenGrand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
2014 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Richard Westbrook
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Michael Valiante
Flag of the United States.svg Spirit of Daytona Racing Chevrolet Corvette DP
(Coyote CPM-Chevrolet)
six hours
1,045.152 km (649.427 mi)
Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen Tudor United SportsCar Championship
2015 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Richard Westbrook
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Michael Valiante
Flag of the United States.svg VisitFlorida.com Racing Chevrolet Corvette DP
(Coyote CPM-Chevrolet)
six hours
875.52 km (544.02 mi)
Sahlen's Six Hours of The GlenTudor United SportsCar Championship
2016 Flag of Portugal.svg Filipe Albuquerque
Flag of Portugal.svg João Barbosa
Flag of Brazil.svg Christian Fittipaldi
Flag of the United States.svg Action Express Racing Chevrolet Corvette DP
(Coyote CPM-Chevrolet)
six hours
1,077.9 km (669.8 mi)
Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
2017 Flag of Portugal.svg João Barbosa
Flag of Brazil.svg Christian Fittipaldi
Flag of Portugal.svg Filipe Albuquerque
Flag of the United States.svg Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R
six hours
1,090 km (680 mi)
Sahlen's Six Hours of the GlenWeatherTech SportsCar Championship
2018 [5] Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Misha Goikhberg
Flag of South Africa.svg Stephen Simpson
Flag of the United States.svg Chris Miller
Flag of the United States.svg JDC-Miller Motorsports Oreca 07-Gibson
six hours
1,105.3 km (686.8 mi)
Sahlen's Six Hours of the GlenWeatherTech SportsCar Championship

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The Crown Royal 200 at the Glen was a Rolex Sports Car Series race held at Watkins Glen International. The race was first run in 1984 by the IMSA GT Championship. The "New York 500" initially was a second Watkins Glen round running for a shorter 500-kilometre (310 mi) distance compared to the Continental, using both classes of competitors. However, in 1986, the race was split into two events, the prototypes retaining the 500 km event, and GT cars given a shorter 300 km (190 mi) race. In 1987 prototypes were dropped entirely, and the race served as a 500 km GT event until 1991. Grand-Am revived the race in 2001, running the event on the same weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series series' Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, and using Watkins Glen's short course.

The Bridgehampton Sports Car Races was a sports car race held at Bridgehampton Race Circuit between 1949 and 1971.

Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix

The Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix is an annual IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race held every July or August at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. It was part of the every American Le Mans Series season from 1999 to 2013. Since 1998, the race is a three-hour race, although under IMSA rules, a "three hour" race is 2 hours 45 minutes, in order to squeeze the race into a television-friendly package. Previous editions of the Grand Prix also belonged to the World Sportscar Championship and the IMSA GT Championship.

Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix

The Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix featuring AMERICA'S TIRE 250 is a sports car race held annually at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The event began in 1950 as a race on the roads of Pebble Beach, California. In 1951, it was added to the new SCCA National Sports Car Championship. When Laguna Seca Raceway was built in 1957, the races moved there. The event fell dormant after the National Championship was discontinued in 1957, but was revived by the SCCA's new United States Road Racing Championship in 1963. The race fell dormant again in 1969, and was revived in 1973 with the IMSA GT Championship.

Road Race Showcase at Road America

The Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America is a sports car race held at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The event began in 1950, and in 1951 was added to the SCCA National Sports Car Championship. Following a spectator death at the 1952 Watkins Glen Grand Prix, racing on open roads was discouraged, and the race went into hiatus until 1955, when a permanent circuit was opened. In 1963, the race shifted to the new United States Road Racing Championship, until the USRRC's demise in 1968. After an 11-year hiatus, the IMSA GT Championship revived the event in 1979. In 1988, IMSA shortened the race to 500 kilometres (310 mi), and again in 1991 to 300 kilometres (190 mi). The race was shortened to 2 hours in 1992. After a return to a 500-km distance, the race was cancelled in 1994. It was revived once again in 2000, by the Grand American Road Racing Championship, to a 500-mile distance. The race was an American Le Mans Series event from 2002 until 2013, run at varying race distances of either 2 hours and 45 minutes or 4 hours. In 2014 the race joined the schedule of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship after the merger of the American Le Mans Series and the Rolex Sports Car Series.

The 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship was the third season of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship organized by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), and the 46th season of IMSA-sanctioned GT Championship sportscar championships tracing its lineage to the 1971 IMSA Camel GT season. It began on January 30 with the 24 Hours of Daytona.

Shane Lewis is an American racing driver who has competed primarily in sports car racing. He currently competes in the Trans-Am series.

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