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Jun302017

BAR1 Motorsports Headed to the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen

Thursday, BAR1 Motorsports announced their driver lineup for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen from Watkins Glen International on Sunday, July 2. The race – which also represents the third round of the four-race Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup – will feature all four WeatherTech Championship classes.

Driving the No. 20 Gas Monkey Energy PC will be Don Yount, Buddy Rice and Daniel Burkett. Team owner, Brian Alder will join Derek Jones and Gustavo Yacaman in the No. 26 for Top1 Oil.

“I decided I’d like to jump in the PC car this weekend,” said Brian Alder. “This is one of my favorite tracks. So, I’m looking forward to it. It will be my second time in the PC car. I ran the Rolex 24 in 2015. Originally, I was scheduled to run in the Mazda Prototype Challenge, but given I need to focus on the PC car, Don Yount  will pull double duty in the Top1 Oil Lites prototype.”

Derek Jones will debut with the team in the No. 26 car along side Brian and Gustavo Yacaman. Jones is a Philadelphia based race driver who has raced cars ranging from Vintage Formula One to modern Prototypes and GT Cars, winning on all fronts. Derek also is a SAG accredited stunt driver, business owner,  father and husband.

Practice for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen gets under way Friday, June 30, with the first of two, hour-long practice sessions starting at 11:05 a.m. ET. Friday’s second session starts at 3:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, July 1 opens with another WeatherTech Championship practice from 8 to 9 a.m. ET, followed by qualifying from 11:40 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. ET. Saturday’s schedule also includes the two-hour Continental Tire 120 At The Glen for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge beginning at 2:25 p.m. ET.

The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen takes the green flag at 10:10 a.m. ET on Sunday, July 2.

The Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen is a six hour endurance race over the legendary 3.4 mile circuit, Watkins Glen International. The race will be carried live on FOX Sports platforms, with three hours of television on FS1 beginning at 10 a.m. ET and a 3.5-hour telecast on FS2 starting at 1 p.m. ET. It will be streamed live in the U.S. in its entirety on the FOX Sports GO app with FS1 authentication, and also will be broadcast live from flag-to-flag on IMSA Radio via IMSA.com, RadioLeMans.com and SiriusXM Radio.

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