The incredible competition in the GTLM class sees six different teams able to reach the title.
The No. 3 Corvette Racing team and drivers Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen needed to do something at Watkins Glen to recover from early problems in both the Rolex 24 and Twelve Hours of Sebring. They did just that leading both segments in GT Le Mans (GTLM) to move within one point, 28-27, of the team’s No. 4 Corvette C7.R entry.
That entry – driven by Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner – was second at the end of the first segment, taking the Patrón Endurance Cup lead in both the team and driver standings despite earning the minimum two points at the finish. The No. 4 Corvette Racing duo took advantage of struggles from the No. 911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR team and co-drivers Richard Lietz, Patrick Pilet and Nick Tandy who entered the race with a one-point lead and exited in a tie for second, one point back.
SRT Motorsports’ No. 91 Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R entry is well within striking distance in fourth two points back, 28-26, while the team’s No. 93 entry is tied with Porsche North America’s No. 912 entry in fifth three points back, 28-25.
Porsche maintains a one point lead over Chevrolet in the GTLM manufacturer standings, 36-35, with one race remaining. Porsche dominated the first two Patrón Endurance Cup events winning at both Daytona and Sebring to start the season.