DragonSpeed will add the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen to its IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship effort, bringing back the lineup of Bronze driver Henrik Hedman, superstar veteran Juan Pablo Montoya, and his 17-year-old son Sebastian which stole the spotlight at the 12 Hours of Sebring in March. The Daytona- and Le Mans-winning outfit currently leads the LMP2 class point standings after winning the last counter at Mid-Ohio. The late call means DragonSpeed will contest the series’ full LMP2 schedule, having originally planned to skip the Glen due to another commitment of Hedman’s.
Henrik Hedman: “Sebastian did a stellar job at Sebring. Finding out he was available made the decision to add the Six Hours to our schedule an easy one, along with bouncing back into contention for the WeatherTech LMP2 title at Mid-Ohio. I loved being part of this lineup at Sebring and always look forward to the challenge of the Glen.”
Juan Pablo Montoya: “I’m really pleased to have my kid back in the car with Henrik and myself. He did an amazing job at Sebring, and at the Glen we want to finish what we started in Florida. If we run as strongly all day as we did in the first couple of hours at Sebring, we should have a solid chance to win.”
Sebastian Montoya: “I’m super happy to drive again for DragonSpeed at Watkins Glen. Running Sebring alongside my dad and Henrik was such a great learning experience and huge fun at the same time. The team has one of the best set-ups in LMP2 so I’m aiming for a winning return!”
Team principal Elton Julian: “We look forward to picking up where we left off after Sebastian’s fantastic run at Sebring. We’ve been following his impressive progress in Europe and I’d like to think the extra seat time he’ll have with us at the Six Hours will help him when he goes back just as we’re confident his speed will help us at the Glen.”
The Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen will be run from 23-26 June at the famed upstate New York venue, host to the US round of the world sportscar championship from 1968 to 1981 and home of Formula 1 in the US for two decades.