ROCK HILL, S.C. (June 26, 2019) – The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is back in action this weekend at Watkins Glen International for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen.


CORE autosport is eager to return to the track where its 2018 championship charge began in earnest, with a runner-up finish. The team backed it up with victories at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Road America.


Frenchman Romain Dumas once again joins full-season drivers Jon Bennett and Colin Braun. The Six Hours of the Glen is part of the Michelin Endurance Cup.




  • CORE won at Watkins Glen in 2014 in the Prototype Challenge class and finished second last year in the Prototype class.
  • Colin Braun earned the pole at Watkins Glen in 2014 and 2018.
  • CORE is 10th in the Championship points and fifth in the Michelin Endurance Cup points.

Driver: No. 54 ADT Nissan Ligier DPi

“Our team is ready to deploy everything we have learned over the past five races at Watkins Glen. We believe the high-speed nature of Watkins Glen will highlight the strengths of our Nissan DPi. Another benefit will be the addition of Romain Dumas to our drive lineup – fresh of his record-setting run at the Nordschleife.


“We had a productive test at Watkins Glen a few weeks ago. I was extremely happy with the performance of the Nissan DPi at the test. In short order, Jeff Braun and the team learned how to make speed and perfect our race set up.


“Of course, keeping the equipment undamaged makes life easier for everyone. But, we are competing to win races and we have the talent and spare equipment to do what needs to be done on track.”

Driver: No. 54 ADT Nissan Ligier DPi

“We had a very good test at Watkins Glen. As a team, for the last few years, we always seem to find some speed in the car there. I think it culminates after the first few races of the season, getting an understanding of the new car we’re working with. I think it’s the right time for a test. It seems to always be a pivotal time for us and hopefully this year is no different.


“Watkins Glen kicked off a really strong second-half of the season for us last year. It’s been a good track for us the last couple years, a place Jon and I really enjoy and a place that Romain certainly likes. The longer race format seems to play to our strengths of pit stop execution, overall pace and strategy.”

Driver: No. 54 ADT Nissan Ligier DPi

“I’m very happy to be back with the team. Watkins Glen last year was a very good race. We were very close to a win, but didn’t make it because of the last yellow. This year, I hope we have another good chance.


“Watkins Glen is one of the best tracks in the U.S. It has a lot of history. It is very fast, but also with the new tarmac, it has a lot of grip.


“It will be a very demanding race. At the end of the day, I think we’ll have a good result.”