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Deletraz Puts Acura on Watkins Glen Pole

Words by Matthew Boyce

Cover Image by Richard Dole/LAT

Louis Deletraz put the No. 40 Acura ARX-06 fielded by Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti on the pole for Sunday's Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen. His lap of 1:32.209 was only 0.038 seconds clear of the second fastest time held by the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac V-Series.R of Renger van der Zande.

The No. 31 Action Express Racing Cadillac V-Series.R of Jack Aitken qualified in third, while the No. 85 JDC-Miller MotorSports Porsche 963 of Phil Hanson who out qualified both Porsche Penske entries. Rounding out the top five was the No. 6 Porsche Penske 963 of Mathieu Jaminet with the second Porsche Penske 963 in sixth driven by Felipe Nasr.

The only entry in the GTP class that did not set a time during qualifying Saturday was the No. 25 BMW Team RLL BMW M Hybrid V8. After a practice crash in the morning session by Connor De Phillippi, a new chassis will be required and on the way to the track. The spare is coming from the teams headquarters in Indianapolis, IN and should arrive to the track in the early hours of Sunday morning. The team will then have to work to get the car ready for the race, and with no morning warmup scheduled, will have its first test at the drop of the green flag Sunday.

Richard Dole/LAT

The LMP2 class pole was claimed by PJ Hyett in the No. 99 AO Racing Oreca 07 Gibson, who managed to reel off three laps during their qualifying session good enough to put him on the pole. After the checkered flag few, Hyett was 0.682 seconds clear of the No. 22 United Autosports entry of Daniel Goldburg in second. Qualifying third was the No. 11 TDS Racing Oreca of Stephen Thomas.

In the GTD-Pro class, the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 296 GT3 of Daniel Serra claimed the pole with a lap of 1:44.203. Qualifying second, and only 0.114 seconds behind Serra, was the No. 3 Corvette Racing by Pratt Miller Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3.R of Alexander Sims. Third on the time sheets in the GTD-Pro class was the No. 23 Heart of Racing Team Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Evo of Ross Gunn who was two tenths clear of the No. 14 Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 of Jack Hawksworth.

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The GTD class pole was claimed by the No. 12 Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 of Parker Thompson, his third class pole of the 2024 season. Second in class was the No. 023 Triarsi Competizione Ferrari 296 GT3 of Onofrio Triarsi, while the No. No. 32 Preston Korthoff Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo of Mikael Grenier rounded out the top three in class.

Full qualifying retults can be viewed here: Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen Qualifying Results

The 2024 Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen broadcast begins Sunday at 11:10 EDT with live coverage available of the USA Network, Peacock and on IMSA Radio.


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