ROCK HILL, S.C. (July 5, 2016) – After a tough race weekend at Watkins Glen International, CORE autosport is already en route to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) for the latest round of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The team is ready to rebound and repeat its 2015 victory at the 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course.

 

CTMP was the site for CORE’s first victory of the 2015 season and was a launching pad to the team’s fifth-straight Prototype Challenge Championship.

 

After exiting the Six Hours of the Glen early with a suspension issue, the CORE team spent Monday examining every inch of the car to ensure the problem had been fixed, before loading up and heading to Canada.

 

 

Notes:

  • In CORE’s 2015 victory Colin Braun drove his stint without power steering.
  • In addition to 2015, CORE had victories at CTMP in 2013 (Bennett, Braun) and in 2011 (Jeannette, Gonzalez).
  • CORE is fourth in the PC Team Championship.
  • Bennett and Braun are fourth in the PC Driver Championship.

 

 

 

16-CORE-JB-HeadshotW“Colin and I always look forward to Mosport. It’s a track that we’ve had good success at in the past. It’s nice to be in that part of Canada and drive at one of my favorite tracks of the season.

 

“Mosport is fast because of a combination of several very fast corners that all flow very well together. They match up well to the downforce and handling characteristics of the PC car. It’s a super-fun roller coaster and a great place to race.

 

“Back-to-back races is a bit of a strain on our crew in terms of keeping the car maintained, but it’s something we’ve prepared for and it shouldn’t pose much of a problem.”
– Jon Bennett

 

 

16-CORE-CB-Headshot“I really look forward to Mosport every year. It’s one of the fastest and most flowing tracks on our schedule. That’s something that Jon and I both really enjoy.

 

“Back-to-back races are a challenge for the crew to prepare the cars and get everything turned around within a few days. For the drivers though, it’s pretty straightforward. We’re staying on the road though and not going back to the shop in Rock Hill, which adds to the challenge. The guys had to be prepared and organized as they left the shop so that they were not only ready for Watkins Glen but for Mosport too.”
Colin Braun

 

 

 

Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix | July 8 – 10

VENUE

Track Length: 2.459 miles, 10 turns

Race Length: 2 hours and 40 minutes

 

SCHEDULE (All times Eastern)

Friday, July 8

10:35am – 11:35am: Practice #1 (All Classes)

2:55pm – 3:55pm: Practice #2 (All Classes)

Saturday, July 9

10:10am – 11:10am: Practice #3 (All Classes)

4:30pm – 4:45pm: Qualifying (PC Class)

Sunday, July 10

8:00am – 8:20am: Warm Up (All Classes)

8:30am – 9:15am: Driver Autograph Session

9:55am – 10:35am: Open Grid

11:05am – 1:45pm: Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix

 

TV SCHEDULE (All times Eastern)

LIVE Qualifying:

Saturday, July 9

3:35pm – 5:10pm: IMSA.com

LIVE Race U.S.:

Sunday, July 10

11:00am – 2:00pm: FOX Sports 1

LIVE Race International:

Sunday, July 10

11:00am – 2:00pm: IMSA.com

 

LIVE In-Car Cameras & Commentary:

IMSA.tv