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EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports Set for Six Hours of the Glen




WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., (June 19, 2024) -- Five weeks have passed since the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD class raced at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, and Wright Motorsports is fully ready to jump into the next round in the endurance championship. The Sahlen’s Six Hour of the Glen is the third round in the Michelin Endurance Cup, bringing co-drivers Adam Adelson and Elliott Skeer back together with Jan Heylen for the six-hour race on Sunday, June 23.


Wright Motorsports celebrated a third-place finish at the Glen in 2023 with Heylen as one of the drivers, at a track known to not favor the driving style of a Porsche. In preparation for the event, the team traveled to Watkins Glen International for unofficial testing with the green and yellow No. 120 Porsche 911 GT3 R. The extra track time only aids the preparation and execution of the team, who have been on a roll for the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech season.


Adelson, Skeer, and Heylen demonstrated their skills behind the wheel with their third-place finish in March’s 12 Hours of Sebring, and again, Adelson and Skeer placed third at their most recent round at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The pair, combined with the crew’s skill in pit lane and the strategy calls from the pit box, climbed an impressive nine positions in the two-hour, forty-minute race.


This weekend’s race will feature a six-hour endurance event at Watkins Glen International, in upstate New York’s Finger Lake region. Fifty-six entries are competing in the event, across IMSA’s five sports car racing classes. Adelson, Skeer, and Heylen will split the drive time for the No. 120 race, with each driver needing to complete a minimum of one hour, 30 minutes during the race, and a maximum time of four hours.


The Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen will take place on Sunday, June 23, beginning at 11:10 AM, and ending at 5:10 PM ET. The race will air live in the United States in its entirety on Peacock.


Event Schedule | All Times Eastern

Friday, June 21

1:25 PM – 2:55 PM Practice 1


Saturday, June 22

9:10 AM – 10:40 AM Practice 2

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Autograph Session

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM GTD Qualifying


Sunday, June 23

10:05 AM – 11:10 AM Open Grid/Fan Walk

11:10 AM – 5:10 PM Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen


DRIVER QUOTES

Adam Adelson

The summer break has felt like a long one! I'm really excited to get back in the car at Watkins Glen. It's a super high-speed track with lots of long banked corners, and with the downforce that modern GT3 cars are capable of producing, it should be an exciting new experience. We've been on a roll so far this season, but I also know Watkins Glen isn't the best track for Porsche, so I hope we can try and change that this year. I know we have the best Porsche team in the paddock.


Elliott Skeer

The IMSA endurance races are always highlights of the season! Even though Watkins has traditionally not been a ‘Porsche track’, our preparation and execution as a team this year has me optimistic about changing that. Testing has gone extremely well and I know what Jan is capable of, and just how much Adam likes these types of tracks. So as long as Adam and I are comfortable in traffic, I feel we have all the ingredients for an efficient and successful six hours of racing. Sunday cannot come soon enough!


Jan Heylen

I hope we can continue our strong run in the Endurance Cup. Wright Motorsports has continued to give us the best Porsche and Adam and Elliott have both been doing an amazing job all season long. We’re ready for the challenge! I’m looking forward to an exciting race!

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