Corvette Racing may have struggled to fight for the lead at the 2016 Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen, but the Corvette Daytona Prototype teams ensured Team Chevy stood atop the podium after Action Express Racing took 1-2 in the Prototype class.
The No. 5 AXR Corvette DP of Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi drove to victory Sunday, leading their No. 31 Whelen Engineering Corvette DP teammates Dane Cameron and Eric Curran across the finish line. The result marked the fifth straight victory for the Corvette DP and extended Chevy’s lead in the Prototype Engine Manufacturer Championship.
AXR’s journey to a 1-2 finish was made slightly easier after the polesitting No. 2 Tequila Patron ESM Honda-Ligier JS P2 retired about 3 hours into the race with engine trouble. Shortly after, the competitive No. 55 Mazda also dropped out of the Prototype running order with an engine issue.
Coming in third in Prototype was the No. 60 Shank Racing Honda Ligier JS P2 of Johnathan Pew, Ozz Negri and Olivier Pla. The Michael Shank-led entry was also the fastest car of the day, turning in a lap of 1:34.515, over a second faster than the race-winning Corvette DP’s fastest lap of 1:35.601.
IMSA heads to Canada next for the Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Clarington, Ontario. Click here for full results from the 2016 Sahlen’s 6 Hours of The Glen.