WATKINS GLEN, NY (July 1, 2021) – Jordan Taylor put Corvette Racing on pole position Thursday for the IMSA WeatherTech 240 at Watkins Glen International. A winner with Antonio Garcia on Sunday in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, Taylor set a time of 1:43.821 in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R.
The time was a scant 0.224 seconds quicker than Nick Tandy in the No. 4 Corvette C8.R that he drives with Tommy Milner.
Friday’s race will air live at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Trackpass via NBC Sports Gold. Live audio coverage of the race from IMSA Radio is available on, XM 202 and SiriusXM Online 992.
JORDAN TAYLOR, NO. 3 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R – GTLM POLE-WINNER: “It was a good lap, obviously. This session was a bit different and stressful with different conditions leading into it. We didn’t know whether to go slick or wet (tires). Thankfully the guys made the right call with slicks, and then it was all about building temperatures in the tires and nailing it at the end. The track was getting faster at the end. There are only three cars in our class but any time you can be on pole and maximize the points from qualifying is a big part of the championship. I’m glad we’ve gotten that and now we can focus on the race tomorrow.”FIRST POLE OF THE SEASON: “It’s good. I think we’re four races in and Antonio has two poles and now I’ve had one. It’s going well for the 3 Corvette so far but we’re still early in the season. The momentum doesn’t hurt so we’ll keep on going.”DIFFERENCES IN FRIDAY’S RACE FROM SIX HOURS: “It’ll be way different. There were a couple more cars overall on the grid Sunday and traffic was tough. I think this week we’ll see similar stuff. The race will be stressful with traffic. It will be about track position and fuel mileage but that’s always a part of these IMSA races. So we’ll start from pole and try to maintain that track position. You never know what will happen.”