Since its first running in 2015, the 6 hours of Glen has always been one of the most popular official endurance events on iRacing. So when they announced the special events for 2020, the lack of the traditional Watkins Glen event among them was a big disappointment to a lot of teams and drivers. While it had dropped of the schedule in the past, its inclusion in 2019's schedule appeared to be a return to the status-quo, though as we know now, this would turn out to not be the case. While we obviously cannot satisfy everyone by putting up a race with a total of 20 splits or more, we thought it would be a neat idea for us to run at least one split, using cars and rules familiar to those who've competed or followed SCO in the past.
The Sports Car Open 6 hours of the Glen will feature two classes: Prototype (or P) using the venerable HPD ARX-01c and Grand Touring (or GT) using the BMW M8 GTE, Ferrari 488 GTE, Ford GT and the Porsche 911 RSR.
The race will also be the first SCO event to feature a 45 minute long open qualifying session, with the first 20 minutes being reserved to GT and the final 20 minutes being reserved to Prototype competitors. Qualifying as well as the race will be broadcast live and in their entirety by RaceSpot TV.
Entries to the 6 hours of the Glen will open on Friday, May 1st, 2020 at 16:00 UTC and will remain open until Sunday, May 24th, 2020 at 23:59 UTC. Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
More information about the race, such as minimum driver and entry requirements, exact dates and other such things, can be found on the SCO website. To stay in touch with all announcements regarding the event, feel free to follow our off-season special events thread on the iRacing forum or to join our Discord server.