ROCK HILL, S.C. (June 21, 2022) – Following a WeatherTech SportsCar Championship win at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course last month, CORE autosport comes to Watkins Glen International on a wave of positive momentum.

 

Full season drivers Jon Bennett and Colin Braun are joined once again by George Kurtz for the Six Hours of The Glen, which is also a round of the Michelin Endurance Championship.

 

The trio finished third in last year’s edition of the race but would prefer to take the top step of the podium this time around.

 

 

Noteworthy

  • CORE has earned four podium finishes at Watkins Glen including a win in 2014.
  • Colin Braun has twice earned the pole at Watkins Glen (2014 and 2018).
  • CORE autosport is currently second in the LMP3 points as are Bennett and Braun.

Jon Bennett
Driver: No. 54 CrowdStrike / Flex-Box Ligier JS P320

“We’ve had strong runs at Daytona and Sebring without getting the ultimate result we had worked for. Our win at Mid-Ohio was fun and a great boost to everyone’s morale. We are excited to extend our momentum into Watkins Glen.

“I think CORE does well at Watkins Glen because Colin, George, and I really enjoy the high speeds and sweeping corners. For me personally, I love the town. You can feel the deep racing history here. I’d love to run the original street configuration of the early 1950’s.”

Colin Braun
Driver: No. 54 CrowdStrike / Flex-Box Ligier JS P320

“I’m really looking forward to Watkins Glen. It’s certainly one of my favorite tracks, as I think it is for Jon and George too. Those guys performed really well at Watkins Glen last year and we came away with a podium finish. Obviously, I think we’d like to finish on the top step this year.

 

“CORE typically performs well in these longer distance races where you have a lot of different strategy options in play. I know if we execute like we’re all capable of, we’re going to have a shot at winning.

 

“From a traffic standpoint, I think the IMSA style of racing really shines at a track like Watkins Glen. There’s a good blend of corners where you can pass very easily and others where you need to set things up in advance and make big decisions early.”

George Kurtz
Driver: No. 54 CrowdStrike / Flex-Box Ligier JS P320

“The Glen is a beautiful, challenging circuit and I always look forward to racing there. Jon, Colin and I were runners-up last year in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen, and I’m confident with the right setup and strategy, we’ll be quick enough to compete for a win this year.

 

“I’m excited to get back into the LMP3 car. The drivers are bringing a lot of positive momentum to the weekend, and the CORE team is coming off of a class win at Mid-Ohio. We’ve got the right ingredients to fight for a win at the Glen.”