No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac V-Series.R maintains endurance points lead
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 25, 2023) – The No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac V-Series.R placed third on the road for the second consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race in Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, before a post race penalty for the winning Porsche promoted the No. 31 to second to further strengthen its IMSA Michelin Endurance Championship points lead.
Alexander Sims, Pipo Derani and Jack Aitken, who combined to win at Sebring International Raceway in March, drove around and occasionally through the 57-car field in an action-packed race on the 3.4-mile, 11-turn Watkins Glen International road course for its third podium in five races.
The No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac V-Series.R added five points to its endurance championship advantage by pacing the field at the halfway point of the race, and leads the points heading into the season-closing Petit Le Mans in October that’s the finale of the four-race endurance set.
Alexander Sims: “I really enjoyed driving the car here and it felt like one of my better races. I understood what the car was doing, so I was happy with it. We were fighting at the front the whole race. There was no luck involved. We were there on pace. Credit to the whole team and Cadillac, and another strong finish. Good day points for the championship, which is all you can ask for.”
Sims returns to competition July 7-9 with the 2-hour, 40-minute Chevrolet Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.