As the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) returns to action with six of the seven racing series it sanctions participating in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen weekend at Watkins Glen International this weekend, victims of the Pulse nightclub tragedy on June 12 in Orlando remain in the thoughts of the IMSA community.
This weekend’s races mark the first IMSA event since the tragedy, which occurred just 50 miles from IMSA’s headquarters in Daytona Beach. As a show of support for the victims and those affected by the tragedy, IMSA has commissioned #OrlandoUnited decals that are available to all teams participating at Watkins Glen to carry on their race cars.
“As Central Floridians, this horrible tragedy hit very close to home,” said IMSA CEO Ed Bennett. “This weekend, we felt it would be appropriate to pay tribute to the victims and show our support to the survivors in our own way by making these decals available to our race teams. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with everybody affected.”
In addition, IMSA is making a donation to the OneOrlando Fund and is encouraging others to do the same via www.oneorlando.org.
Next up for the WeatherTech Championship is the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on Sunday, July 3, which also is the third round of the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. The race will be televised live on FS1 beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET.