June 24, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – It has been a busy few weeks for Scuderia Corsa since the team last competed in a North American event at the combined IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Pirelli World Challenge.
While Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell, and key members of the team’s management and engineering staff traveled to the 24 Hours of Le Mans – where the no. 62 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia finished in third position in the GT-Am class – the bulk of the team remained in the United States to carry out extensive repairs on the no. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia that competes in the TUDOR Championship’s GT-Daytona class. Contact by a Prototype class car in the closing stages of the Detroit Grand Prix sent the Ferrari into a wall, ending Sweedler and Bell’s bid for a podium finish.
The crew worked from the moment the car was returned to the team’s transporter until early this week to complete the repairs for this weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. The Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen is the third event of the Patron North American Endurance Cup, in which Sweedler and Bell are currently second in the GT-Daytona driver’s championship while Scuderia Corsa is second in the team championship.
With Scuderia Corsa’s strong performances at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, Ferrari currently leads the NAEC in the GT-Daytona manufacturer’s championship.
Meanwhile, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, Scuderia Corsa’s drivers in the Pirelli World Challenge series will participate in a trio of races. With the second round of racing at Detroit postponed due to rain, Duncan Ende and Martin Fuentes will race their Scuderia Corsa Ferraris on three consecutive days at Road America.
Fuentes, driving the no. 07 Scuderia Corsa / Hublot Ferrari 458 Italia, arrives at Road America in third position in the GT-A class with one victory on the season. Ende, driving the no. 64 Scuderia Corsa / Lino’spresso Ferrari 458 Italia, is looking for another top-10 in the GT class after finishing in 9th position in the lone race at Detroit.
The Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen will be broadcast live in its entirety on Sunday, June 28, starting at 10:00 AM ET on FOX Sports 1 before switching at 2:00 PM ET to FOX Sports 2. Qualifying will be streamed live on Saturday, June 27 at 3:40 PM ET on IMSA.com.
The trio of Pirelli World Challenge races will be streamed live on world-challengetv.com, and will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network on Sunday, July 5 at 2:00 PM ET.