Watkins Glen IMSA: Cameron scorches to the top in FP2

Dane Cameron set a devastating pace in second practice for the Sahlens 6 Hours at Watkins Glen, putting the #6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 at the top of the times by over 0.8sec.

Watkins Glen IMSA: Cameron scorches to the top in FP2

Cameron lapped the 3.4-mile course in 1min30.014sec, over 2.2sec quicker than last year’s pole position time, to beat Jonathan Bomarito in the #55 Mazda RT24-P by 0.828sec.

Cameron’s teammate Helio Castroneves was 0.887sec from the top spot in the #7 Acura, with Renger van der Zande ensuring Wane Taylor Racing was best of the Cadillacs in fourth place.

Last year’s pole-winner Colin Braun was fifth in the CORE autosport Nissan followed by Oliver Jarvis in the second Mazda and Pipo Derani in the first of the Action Express Cadillac DPi-V.Rs.

Simon Trummer suffered an off in the #84 Cadillac of JDC-Miller Motorsports which brought out the red flag, but his best time was still within a tenth of teammate Misha Goikhberg.

In GT Le Mans, the Ford GTs of Richard Westbrook and Joey Hand were split by Antonio Garcia’s best effort in the #3 Corvette C7.R, while Earl Bamber was fourth in the lead Porsche 911 RSR.

Spencer Pumpelly in the Magnus Racing Lamborghini led GT Daytona with Scott Hargrove second in the Pfaff Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 R. Jack Hawksworth put the AIM Vasser-Sullivan Lexus RC F into third ahead of Mario Farnbacher’s Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX.

Third practice begins at 8am local (Eastern) time tomorrow, with qualifying beginning at 11.35am.

Session results:

Cla Num Driver Class Chassis Time Gap
1 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
United States Dane Cameron
DPi Acura DPi 1'30.014
2 55 United States Jonathan Bomarito
United Kingdom Harry Tincknell
France Olivier Pla
DPi Mazda DPi 1'30.842 0.828
3 7 United States Ricky Taylor
Brazil Helio Castroneves
DPi Acura DPi 1'30.901 0.887
4 10 Netherlands Renger van der Zande
United States Jordan Taylor
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'31.302 1.288
5 54 United States Jon Bennett
United States Colin Braun
France Romain Dumas
DPi Nissan DPi 1'31.510 1.496
6 77 United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
United States Tristan Nunez
Germany Timo Bernhard
DPi Mazda DPi 1'31.533 1.519
7 31 Brazil Felipe Nasr
United States Eric Curran
Brazil Pipo Derani
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'31.896 1.882
8 5 Portugal Joao Barbosa
United Kingdom Mike Conway
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'31.955 1.941
9 85 Canada Mikhail Goikhberg
France Tristan Vautier
Colombia Juan Piedrahita
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'32.906 2.892
10 84 Switzerland Simon Trummer
South Africa Stephen Simpson
United States Chris Miller
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'32.975 2.961
11 50 United States Will Owen
Austria Rene Binder
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'33.046 3.032
12 52 United States Matt McMurry
France Gabriel Aubry
Eric Lux
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 1'34.986 4.972
13 38 Canada Cameron Cassels
Andrew Evans
United States Kyle Masson
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 1'35.749 5.735
14 67 Australia Ryan Briscoe
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
GTLM Ford GT 1'42.321 12.307
15 3 Denmark Jan Magnussen
Spain Antonio Garcia
GTLM Corvette C7.R 1'42.559 12.545
16 66 United States Joey Hand
Germany Dirk Muller
GTLM Ford GT 1'42.643 12.629
17 912 New Zealand Earl Bamber
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
GTLM Porsche 911 RSR 1'42.708 12.694
18 4 United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Tommy Milner
GTLM Corvette C7.R 1'42.831 12.817
19 911 France Patrick Pilet
United Kingdom Nick Tandy
GTLM Porsche 911 RSR 1'42.954 12.940
20 25 United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist
United States Connor de Phillippi
GTLM BMW M8 GTE 1'43.004 12.990
21 24 Finland Jesse Krohn
United States John Edwards
GTLM BMW M8 GTE 1'43.006 12.992
22 44 United States John Potter
United States Andy Lally
United States Spencer Pumpelly
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1'45.835 15.821
23 9 Canada Scott Hargrove
Canada Zacharie Robichon
Lars Kern
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 1'45.951 15.937
24 14 United States Richard Heistand
United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth
Switzerland Philipp Frommenwiler
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 1'46.113 16.099
25 86 Germany Mario Farnbacher
United States Trent Hindman
United States Justin Marks
GTD Acura NSX GT3 1'46.155 16.141
26 540 United States Marc Miller
Germany Marco Seefried
Germany Dirk Werner
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 1'46.176 16.162
27 33 United States Ben Keating
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
Brazil Felipe Fraga
GTD Mercedes-AMG GT3 1'46.190 16.176
28 29 Germany Christopher Mies
Switzerland Richard Feller
Canada Daniel Morad
GTD Audi R8 LMS GT3 1'46.430 16.416
29 48 United States Bryan Sellers
United States Ryan Hardwick
United States Corey Lewis
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1'46.514 16.500
30 73 United States Patrick Lindsey
United States Patrick Long
United States Nicholas Boulle
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 1'46.527 16.513
31 12 United States Frankie Montecalvo
United States Townsend Bell
United States Aaron Telitz
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 1'46.675 16.661
32 63 United States Cooper MacNeil
Finland Toni Vilander
Jeff Westphal
GTD Ferrari 488 GT3 1'46.810 16.796
33 96 United States Bill Auberlen
United States Robby Foley
United States Dillon Machavern
GTD BMW M6 GT3 1'46.933 16.919
34 57 United Kingdom Katherine Legge
Denmark Christina Nielsen
Brazil Ana Beatriz
GTD Acura NSX GT3 1'47.177 17.163
35 47 United States Brandon Gdovic
United States Don Yount
Jacob Eidson
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1'47.694 17.680
36 8 United States Parker Chase
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
United States Mike Skeen
GTD Audi R8 LMS GT3 1'47.892 17.878
37 19 United States Andrew Davis
Spain Alex Riberas
United States Will Hardeman
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