Watkins Glen, N.Y., (June 26, 2021) – Cooper MacNeil (Hinsdale, Ill.), Matt Campbell (Australia), and Mathieu Jaminet (France) will start fifth for tomorrow’s running of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.
MacNeil had the wheel of the Proton Competition prepared No. 79 WeatherTech Racing Porsche 911 RSR for the 15-minute qualifying session this afternoon at Watkins Glen International Raceway. Having worked through some handling issues in the previous two practice sessions he was able to post a time of 1:42.363 good for a third row starting position. The team is coming off of a win at Sebring in March and is looking to keep the strong performance going for six hours tomorrow in upstate New York.
“It has been a struggle here so far this weekend,” MacNeil said. “We tested here so we thought we would unload a really strong race car, but we have been fighting setup issues since lap one on Friday. The Proton guys and girls have been working really hard on the race car. We got a lot more speed out of it in qualifying from the previous practice. Everyone is working to improve the WeatherTech Porsche. We are starting fifth tomorrow, which is where we started at Sebring. Can only go up from there.”
The green flag drops on the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen at 10:40 a.m. ET Sunday with live race coverage on the TrackPass app with a compressed TV show to air from 7 – 10 p.m. the same day, June 27. IMSA Radio will have live coverage throughout the race weekend on TrackPass, IMSA.com, XM 392, and RadioLeMans.com.