Mazda Team Joest finally broke through and won their first race in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition Sunday afternoon, as their 55 Mazda RT24-P took the checkered first in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen with Henry Tincknell behind the wheel.
Tincknell, who shared the driver’s seat with co-drivers Jonathan Bomarito and Oliver Pla, won the race with a 0.353-second margin of victory over teammate in Timo Bernhard in the No. 77 entry.
Ticknell experienced bodywork issues late in the race which saw both Joest entries slow in pace and remain 1-2 through the finish due to team orders.
The No. 6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 of Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron finished the race in the third position. Montoya and Cameron now lead by one point over Whelen Engineering Racing’s Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr in the points standings.
Porsche wins in GT Le Mans
The Porsche GT team claimed their fourth consecutive GT Le Mans class win with Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet behind the wheel of the No. 911 RSR, as Tandy held off the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R of Antonio Garcia in the closing laps to win by 0.452 seconds.
The No. 67 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT of Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe completed the class podium, finishing third.
Farnbacher hold off Auberlen to take GTD honors for Acura
Mario Farnbacher held off Bill Auberlen to claim the GTD class victory for Meyer Shank Racing.
Farnbacher passed the No. 8 Starworks Motorsport Audi of Ryan Dalziel for the class lead with less than 16 minutes remaining in the race. Dalziel’s car was low on fuel and had to pit a few laps later.
With their class victory, Farnbacher and co-driver Trent Hindman extended their lead in the standings. The duo now has a 16-point margin over Jack Hawksworth and Richard Heistand.
The No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari of Cooper MacNeil, Toni Vilander, and Jeff Westphal finished third.
The next race of the 2019 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is the Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on July 7. Live coverage begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on NBC.
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