Acura Automobiles: Second Row Starts for Acura during Watkins Glen

  • Ricky Taylor qualifies Acura ARX-05 antecedent third overall, Dane Cameron fourth
  • Alvaro Parente qualifies his Acura NSX GT3 fourth in parsimonious GTD field
  • Record-setting subordinate runs break existent marks

Lap annals and intensely tighten subordinate times were a sequence of a day currently during Watkins Glen International Raceway, as Acura entries competent on a second quarrel of both a Prototype and GTD fields in credentials for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of a Glen.

Acura Team Penske Prototype

Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor and Dane Cameron sealed out a second quarrel of a starting margin in a raging 15-minute subordinate event that saw no fewer than 14 of a 16 prototypes break a existent lane record around a 3.4-mile Watkins Glen highway course.

Taylor led a approach for Acura, subordinate his #7 Acura ARX-05 third overall, reduction than three-tenths of a second off a record stick time set by Colin Braun.  Taylor and co-driver Helio Castroneves have been on a hurl of late, finishing second progressing this month during a Detroit Grand Prix and heading a 1-2 Acura brush during a Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in May.

Dane Cameron slotted a #6 Acura ARX-05 he shares with Juan Pablo Montoya into fourth on a starting grid, only over a tenth of a second behind his teammate.  Cameron and Montoya also continue to build movement as a 2018 deteriorate progresses, carrying finished third during Detroit and second during Mid-Ohio.

Acura NSX GT3 Teams

In GTD, a Meyer Shank Racing twin of Alvaro Parente and Lawson Aschenbach paced a Acura effort. Parente took his #86 NSX GT3 to fourth in class, with Aschenbach slotting a #93 Acura into fifth, a small 0.036 seconds off his teammate’s time.  Just four-tenths of a second distant a tip 6 qualifiers in a ultra-competitive, 18-car GTD field. 

Parente will start tomorrow’s six-hour continuation competition in a #86 he shares with Katherine Legge, while Aschenbach and Justin Marks will again share a pushing duties in a nationalistic liveried #93 Acura.

The third turn of a series-within-a-series North American Endurance Championship, a Sahlen’s Six Hours of a Glen also sees a lapse of Acura NSX GT3s fielded by C.J. Wilson Racing and a Honda associate-operated Honda of America Racing Team.  Tom Dyer accessible a 12th-fastest time aboard a #69 HART entrance that he will share with Ryan Eversley and Chad Gilsinger.  In a #36 C.J. Wilson NSX, Till Bechtolsheimer competent 17th and will separate pushing duties tomorrow with maestro Marc Miller.

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Ricky Taylor (driver, #7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05) qualified third: “I consider we gave it a limit today.  Third is substantially a best we could’ve done.  The critical thing is we have a long, six-hour competition tomorrow and we’re starting forward of a championship rivals.  We’ve had a unequivocally good strain of movement these final dual weekends [Mid-Ohio and Detroit].  Hopefully, we can keep building on that to chip divided during a championship points lead.”

Where to watch a Sahlen’s Six Hours of a Glen
The Sahlen’s Six Hours of a Glen starts during 9:30 a.m. EDT Sunday, Jul 1, with live radio coverage on Fox Sports 1 and a Fox Sports Go app.

Fans can listen in to audio explanation via IMSA.comRadioLeMans.com and Sirius XM Radio; and follow a competition live around in-car cameras, IMSA Radio and timing scoring accessible worldwide on IMSA.com and a IMSA mobile device App.

Video recaps from this weekend’s Acura racing activities during Watkins Glen will be posted on a “Honda Racing/HPD” YouTube channel.  Produced by a Carolinas Production Group, a video packages can be found in a 2017 HPD Trackside Video Playlist at: https://www.youtube.com/HondaRacingHPDTV.

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Circuit:       Watkins Glen International Raceway (3.4-mile highway course) Watkins Glen, NY
Weather:     Sunny, hot, 87 degrees F

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