WATKINS GLEN, Ny., (June 30, 2018) - WeatherTech Racing drivers Cooper MacNeil (Hinsdale, Ill.), Jeff Segal (Miami, Fla.) and Gunnar Jeannette (Salt Lake City, Ut.) will start the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen from sixth in GTD.
Segal had the wheel of the No. 63 WeatherTech Racing Ferrari for the 15-minute qualifying session that took place at noon around the 3.4-mile, 11-turn undulating road course located in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The Floridian was able to post a fast lap of 1:44.812 that will have him starting the white and black WeatherTech car from the third row in the GTD class. The heat index for tomorrow’s race, 9:45 a.m. ET start, is expected to be over 100°F.
“I put in some good laps and the car balance was exactly what we expected,” Segal said. “The lap time was one-one-hundredth of a second faster than the mock qualifying run. I think that was about everything. Satisfying in time, but a little disappointing to be P6. The group of cars in front of us is very tight on the time sheet, so I think it is going to be a great race. We have a good car. We will see what we can do tomorrow.”
“All three drivers have been fast in the WeatherTech Ferrari,” MacNeil said. “The car is quick and the team is on it. I think we have a strong car for the race tomorrow. The Scuderia Corsa guys have been working hard all weekend. We had a good car right out of the box as a result of testing here. Continental has mandated a minimum left rear camber number that all teams have to run. That hurts us some. Car is good and the drivers are feeling good. Long race tomorrow, six hours, and it will be a hot one. We are ready.”
“It is going great,” Jeannette said. “The car is really good. We tested here, so we rolled off of the trailer in a pretty happy place. The big question will be how everyone will do in the heat. We have a good WeatherTech Ferrari. We will see how the car changes as the temperature increases throughout the six-hours of racing tomorrow.”
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen will take the green flag at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, July 1 and will be broadcast live on FS1 starting at 9:30 a.m.