The Sahlens 6 Hours of the Glen will see the full 42-car entry take the start after dramas in practice and qualifying yesterday for three teams.
The No. 22 Tequila Patron ESM Ligier Nissan DPi required a replacement motor after the turbo engine failed during qualifying. That switch was completed by early evening yesterday. The team will start the race from the back of the Prototype grid as a result.
The other pair of casualties came from the same incident in Free Practice 3 on Saturday morning after Rene Rast in the No. 77 Mazda team Joest RT24 P DPi clipped the No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3R out of Turn 4, sending the Prototype on a wild ride that finishing up withe car inverted with heavy rear end damage, while the Porsche suffered damage to the left front.
Neither would make qualifying but both were out and running in the Sunday morning warm-up, Park Place’s Jorg Bergmeister telling IMSA Radio that DTM star Rast had apologized after the session for the incident, in-car footage of which was posted on team owner/ driver Patrick Lindsey’s Instagram feed: