Tudor United SportsCar Championship – Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen

June 29, 2014 was a day to remember. It had been 40 years since I was last at The Glen for the Six Hour Endurance Race (1973 and 1974). I’ve always wanted to go back. Watkins Glen is such a special place. So, when The Grand-Am Series and The American Le Mans Series joined forces to become the IMSA Tudor United Sportscar Championship, and included Watkins Glen on their inaugural season schedule, I had to be there. My friends Dan and Anthony accompanied me to the big race. I took my camera, but the main goal was to enjoy a full day of sports cars, beer, and a day with my buddies. Here’s a few snaps from the event. Enjoy, TJ

Overall race winners, Michael Valiante (Canada) and Richard Westbrook (England), driving the #90 Spirit of Daytona, Corvette DP.

Overall race winners, Michael Valiante (Canada) and Richard Westbrook (England), driving the #90 Spirit of Daytona, Corvette DP.

On the grid walk. The helmet of Nic Jonsson (Sweden), driver of the #57, GTLM, Ferrari F458GT, for Krohn Racing.

On the grid walk. The helmet of Nic Jonsson (Sweden), driver of the #57, GTLM, Ferrari F458GT, for Krohn Racing.

On the grid walk. Corvette Racing driver, Tommy Milner (United States). #4 GTLM, Chevrolet Corvette C7.R.

On the grid walk. Corvette Racing driver, Tommy Milner (United States). #4 GTLM, Chevrolet Corvette C7.R.

#911 GTLM, Porsche 911 RSR, Porsche North America. Drivers: Nick Tandy (United Kingdom), Richard Lietz (Austria), and Patrick Pilet (France).

#911 GTLM, Porsche 911 RSR, Porsche North America. Drivers: Nick Tandy (United Kingdom), Richard Lietz (Austria), and Patrick Pilet (France).

On the grid walk...saved the best till last. Lovely representatives of Turner Motorsport. The driving team of Dane Cameron (United States) and Markus Palttala (Finland) won the GT Daytona class.

On the grid walk…saved the best till last. Lovely representatives of Turner Motorsport. The driving team of Dane Cameron (United States) and Markus Palttala (Finland) won the GT Daytona class.

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