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Event: First Union Six Hours of the GlenDate: 1.6.1997
Track: Watkins Glen International Circuit (United States), 5.472 kmsOrganiser: unknown

Watkins Glen 6 Hours

Weather:rain, fog
Start time:unknown
Grid:unknown
Distance:6 hours
Attendance:unknown
Entered:53
Practiced:46
Qualified:44
Started:43
Finished:29
Classes:PractStart
SportsCar WSC1616
SportsCar GTS-198
SportsCar GTS-255
SportsCar GTS-31614
Race notes:
10 full-course cautions for 65 laps, 145 minutes
Pre-race sessions:
3 non-qualifying practice sessions held for a total of 120 minutes on 30-31/5
2 qualifying sessions held for a total of 50 minutes on 30-31/5
warm-up session cancelled
Winners:
Overall:16Riley & Scott Mk III FordForbes-Robinson / Leitzinger / Weaver
SportsCar GTS-1:66Panoz GTR-1 FordWallace / Bundy / Brabham
SportsCar GTS-2:61Porsche 911 GT2Konrad / Ham / Ligonnet
SportsCar GTS-3:77BMW M3Halsmer / Morton
Leaders:
laps 103-108:16Riley & Scott Mk III
laps 109-110:30Ferrari 333 SP
laps 111-140:16Riley & Scott Mk III
laps 1-45:30Ferrari 333 SP
laps 46-49:88Riley & Scott Mk III
laps 50-58:16Riley & Scott Mk III
laps 59-63:43Ferrari 333 SP
laps 64-94:16Riley & Scott Mk III
laps 95-102:30Ferrari 333 SP
Fastest Laps:
Overall:30Ferrari 333 SPAndrea Montermini (I)1:42.148192.841 km/hlap 99
SportsCar GTS-1:66Panoz GTR-1 FordAndy Wallace (GB)1:48.735181.148 km/hlap 124
SportsCar GTS-2:61Porsche 911 GT2Nick Ham (USA)1:53.698171.637 km/hlap 124
SportsCar GTS-3:39Porsche 911David Murry (USA)1:58.812165.779 km/hlap 117
Pole Positions:
Overall:30Ferrari 333 SPAndrea Montermini (I)1:38.573199.835 km/h
SportsCar GTS-1:66Panoz GTR-1 FordWallace / Bundy / Brabham1:48.055182.290 km/h
SportsCar GTS-2:56Porsche 911 GT2Snow / Pobst1:53.698173.246 km/h
SportsCar GTS-3:10BMW M3Said1:55.787170.124 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (13), Riley & Scott (5), BMW (4), Ferrari (3), Ford (3)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (13), Ford (6), BMW (6), Oldsmobile (4), Chevrolet (4)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 911 GT2 (6), Riley & Scott Mk III (5), BMW M3 E36 (4)
Driver nationalities:USA (79), CDN (7), GB (3), PE (2), A (2), B (2)
Engine positions:mid-engined (37%), front-engined (32%), rear-engined (31%)
Oldest known drivers:Larry Schumacher (61), Dieter Quester (58), Roger Schramm (56)
Youngest known drivers:Owen Trinkler (21), Derek Hill (22), Rob Morgan (24)
Woman drivers:Melanie Snow

Official Race Programme:

CoverEntry ListScheduleTrack Map
Programme Cover - Watkins Glen 6 Hours 1997Entry List - Watkins Glen 6 Hours 1997Schedule of Events - Watkins Glen 6 Hours 1997Track Map - Watkins Glen 6 Hours 1997
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