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July 19, 2016


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Porsche Motorsports Weekly Event Notes. Monday, Tuesday, July 19, 2016

 

Next Porsche Motorsport Event.
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Event. Northeast Grand Prix. Lime Rock Park
Dateline. Lakeville, Connecticut
Date. Saturday, July 23
Track Length 1.50-mile, 7-turn
Race Duration. Two-Hours, 40-Minutes
Class. GTLM (Porsche 911 RSR)
  GTD (Porsche 911 GT3 R)
Round. GTLM. 7 of 11
  GTD. 7 of 11
Next Round. Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, August 4-7
 
Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge
Event. Northeast Grand Prix. Lime Rock Park
Dateline. Lakeville, Connecticut
Date. Saturday, July 23
Track Length. 1.53-mile, 7-turn (series not use the chicane)
Race Duration. Two Hours, 30-minutes
Class. Grand Sport (GS) (Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport)
Round. Six of Ten
Next Round. Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, August 4-7
 
FIA World Endurance Championship
Event. Six Hours of Nürburgring, Nürburgring Grand Prix Circuit
Dateline. Nürburg, Germany
Date. Sunday, July 24
Track Length. 3.2-miles, 17-turn
Race Duration. 6-hours
Classes. LMP1 (Porsche 919 Hybrid), LMGTE-Pro (Porsche 911 RSR, LMGTE-Am (Porsche 911 RSR)
Round. Four of Nine
Next Round. Six Hours of Mexico, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico, September 3
                       
Porsche Profile. Event Story Lines

Back at The Rock. GT-Focused Event Brings Porsche 911 RSR and 911 GT3 R Back to the Northeast.

After a visit over the border to Canada, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to the United States. On July 23, round seven of the North America's premier endurance sports car racing series takes to the road racing "bull ring" of Lime Rock Park in Connecticut. At just 1.53-miles (2.414 kilometers) long, this circuit located in the picturesque Northeast of the United States is the shortest on the championship calendar. The two-hour, 40-minute race will feature only GT cars - GTLM where the Porsche 911 RSR competes and the GTD category for the 911 GT3 R - and the PC category.

Saturday's race marks the first outing for the Porsche North America factory team at Lime Rock Park. The 470 horsepower racer from Weissach, Germany is based on the seventh generation of the iconic 911 sports car and won the race at Long Beach, California earlier this season. In the GTD class, Porsche customer teams campaign the new 500 hp 911 GT3 R, the winning car at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in May.

Reigning IMSA GTLM Champion Patrick Pilet (France) and Nick Tandy (Great Britain) again share the cockpit of the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR. Piloting the No. 912 rear-engine racer are Earl Bamber (New Zealand) and Frédéric Makowiecki (France). Pilet is the only factory team driver to have competed at Lime Rock prior to this weekend. However, fellow factory driver Jörg Bergmeister (Germany), who contests the GTD class in the No. 73 Porsche customer team of Park Place Motorsports, is a seasoned Lime Rock expert. He has won on this racetrack six times, most recently in 2012 with the 911 GT3 RSR. Driving for Team Seattle-Alex Job Racing is the former Porsche junior Alex Riberas (Spain) and Mario Farnbacher (Germany), the Laguna Seca winners.

Steffen Höllwarth, Program Manager, IMSA SportsCar Championship.

"After two races in eight days we had a little time to catch our breath. We used this time to prepare as best we can for the race at Lime Rock Park. The results at Watkins Glen and Bowmanville were not exactly what we were hoping for. But in motorsport it's completely normal to go through phases that are not so successful. For 2016, we only slightly modified the 911 RSR with which we won all GT titles in the USA and the WEC in 2015. This is its last racing season with the factory and its successor is currently being tested on various racetracks. Nevertheless, we have taken a step forward compared to 2015, which was of course smaller than the competition who are fielding entirely new cars this season."

Patrick Pilet, Driver, No. 911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR.

"Lime Rock Park is out in the middle of nature. It's a little like a go-kart track, short and narrow. Nowhere else do we drive as many laps in one stint as here, if I remember correctly, it's almost 70 laps per stint. That's unusual. Most of the time the cars are bunched up, but that gives the spectators a particularly exciting show with tough fights for positions. I competed at Lime Rock Park back in 2008 and it was great fun."

Nick Tandy, Driver, No. 911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR.

"I've been familiar with this circuit for years, but only from computer games. I've never actually driven there. I've heard that it's normally very hot there at this time of the year. That would suit us."

Earl Bamber, Driver, No. 912 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR.

"The Lime Rock Park race is new on the calendar, at least for our GTLM class. I always look forward to getting to know new circuits. Basically it's an oval with a chicane. I've had a look at several on-board videos and I can't hardly wait to experience the track live with the 911 RSR."

Frédéric Makowiecki, Driver, No. 912 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR

"A new race is always an interesting challenge. But it also means a lot of work for the team, particularly at Lime Rock Park. It's a two-day event, so instead of the usual three, we have just two practices and the qualifying to setup the 911 RSR for this special circuit. I hope we manage it in such a short time."

Jörg Bergmeister, No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R.

"Lime Rock is always an experience. It seems I can't do much wrong on this circuit. I've competed there seven times, I won six times and finished second once. It can continue like this. The track is very short, almost an oval, and it has everything that's fun - very fast corners, but also several slow ones where you need good traction. That's always good for Porsche."

Mario Farnbacher, Driver, No. 23 Team Seattle Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R.

"The track is very short and therefore very demanding. You're steering constantly and you barely get a chance to relax. From what I know there is very little traction, but that should improve with the 911 GT3 R. As far as the traction is concerned we are certainly in a good position with the new car. I think we have good chances to fight for victory at Lime Rock Park."

Successful Blind Date. Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Winning Pair Came Together in Unique Way.

Relationships in motorsport come together in more ways that one can count. For the three-time Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge-winning pairing of Cameron Cassels (Canada) and Trent Hindman (Wayside, New Jersey), their path to the No. 12 Bodymotion Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport was a serendipitous introduction, almost a blind date. Hindman, who was eager to learn all he could about the sport, came to and worked at Bodymotion two years ago to learn. The young aspiring racer was taught at the lectern of team owner Mike Bavaro while racing with a competitor in the Continental Tire-backed series. When Cassel made Bodymotion aware that he wanted to go racing in 2016 but had no co-driver in place, Bavaro reached out to his old employee. Despite the lack of funding from his potential young teammate, after a few phone calls and racing sims online, the relationship sparked and the contract signed. In their second outing in the No. 12 mid-engine machine, the duo won at Sebring to score the Cayman GT4 Clubsport's first worldwide victory. That was followed by a second win at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and a third at Watkins Glen.

Saturday, July 23 at 10:00 a.m. ET, the partnership of Cassels-Hindman will take the green flag at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut in pursuit of their fourth victory of the season. In total, the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport has earned podium finishes in each of the first five races. Most recently, the No. 33 CJ Wilson Racing machine earned a top-three at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park with drivers Daniel Burkett (Canada) and Marc Miller (Holland, Michigan) while the No. 35, also out of the CJ Wilson bull pen, of Tyler McQuarrie (Danville, California) and Till Bechtolsheimer (New York, New York) returns after sitting out the most recent round in Canada. Team TGM has two of the German marques' club racing machines entered for Connecticut with Ted Giovanis  (Highland, Maryland) and David Murry (Atlanta, Georgia) entered in both the No. 46 and 64 cars.

Cameron Cassels, Driver, No. 12 Bodymotion Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport.

"Mike (Bavaro) and Geoff (Abel) introduced me to Trent. We actually did not meet face to face until our rain soaked Sebring practice weekend. Having some time in-between when the new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport was delivered shortly before Christmas, and the Sebring race, gave me some time to consider the best path for me in my first season of Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge racing. Trent and I had a few phone conversations to see if we both felt it would be a good fit for the remainder of the season prior to meeting at Sebring. It was apparent during our talks that our goals were very aligned. As they say; the rest is history!"

Trent Hindman, Driver, No. 12 Bodymotion Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport.

"I've known Mike (Bavaro) for quite some time and he gave me the excellent opportunity to work and learn about how these cars come together underneath the seat and that beautiful Porsche bodywork. I quit working at the shop at the very end of the 2014 to focus on winning the GS championship with John Edwards, which we ultimately did. I still maintained a great relationship with Mike and all of the guys at Bodymotion. Cam and I honestly met for the first time at the IMSA February test in Sebring. Before that, we had talked over the phone a bunch and even hopped on iRacing together after we knew that we would be co-driving together this season. Definitely a little bit backwards in the sense of how we had a deal in place before we ever even met face to face, but so far it seems to be working out just fine. Moral of the story here is to never burn a bridge!"

World Homecoming. Porsche 919 Hybrid Races WEC Round Four at Nürburgring.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans winning Porsche LMP1 class entry goes to the Nürburgring with a new aerodynamic package for its 919 Hybrid this weekend. On the track in the Eifel Mountains, the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) holds its fourth of nine rounds from July 22 to 24. As it heads into the six-hour race the Porsche Team is leading the manufacturers' championship ahead of Audi and Toyota. The Le Mans winning drivers, Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani (Switzerland) and Marc Lieb (Germany), are leading the drivers' world championship. The crew of the sister Porsche 919 Hybrid, Timo Bernhard (Germany), Brendon Hartley (New Zealand) and Mark Webber (Australia), has three unlucky races behind it and is more than keen to repeat last year's race win at the Nürburgring.

A field of 33 racecars will compete in the Eifel. Prototypes and sports cars are divided into four classes, with the 919 Hybrid belonging to the top class for Le Mans Prototypes (LMP1). The 919 was developed in Weissach, Germany and produces a system power of over 900 HP (662 kW). Its combustion engine is a futuristic downsizing motor: the very compact two-liter V4 turbocharged gasoline engine drives the rear axle with almost 500 PS (368 kW). Two different energy recovery systems - brake energy from the front and exhaust energy - feed a lithium ion battery that, on command, passes on the energy to an E machine to power the front axle with an extra boost of over 400 PS (294 kW).

In the WEC, three aerodynamic configurations per season may be homologated. Porsche started the season with the first spec; the second one was for low drag on the long straights of Le Mans. For now, with narrower circuits coming up, again a higher downforce level is required.

Fritz Enzinger, Vice President LMP1.

"We have had intense weeks since the breathtaking finish in Le Mans with lots of appointments and events for the drivers. For example, the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the new Porsche Panamera's world debut. Right after winning Le Mans Romain Dumas flew straight to the United States and went on to win the famous Pikes Peak Hill Climb in Colorado. At the same time, we were working flat out in Weissach to further improve the Porsche 919 Hybrid. Our target for the remaining six rounds is clear: We want to defend our titles in both the manufacturers' and the drivers' world championships."

Andreas Seidl, Team Principal.

"Even during the intense time before and during Le Mans, the Weissach based development team was relentlessly working and finalized this year's third aerodynamic package for high downforce. After a convincing four-day test in Barcelona, we have decided to run it at the Nürburgring. The data from the test, as well as the feedback from Romain Dumas, Marc Lieb, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber, was promising. The majority of the modifications are covered by the bodywork, while the new look of the car's front is obvious. We are well aware of the strong competition and ready to attack."

Timo Bernhard, Driver, No. 1 Porsche 919 Hybrid.

"The Ring has a special place in my heart. I've had a lot of beautiful moments and success there in my career. The track is challenging and, as a driver, you have to adapt your driving style to the different corner speeds and direction changes. With the LMP1 car we have a lot more downforce than with any other cars I've driven there, which is challenging but good fun. The 2015 event was incredible, not only because we won our first race in the WEC, but also because of the great atmosphere with the full grandstands and many fans in the paddock. After the disappointment of the first three races, I hope we can show our full potential and get a good result on home soil."

Brendon Hartley, Driver, No. 1 Porsche 919 Hybrid.

"I'm very much looking forward to racing again at the Nürburgring. The season has not gone to plan for our number 1 car so far, but our goal is to spray champagne on the weekend. Nürburgring marked what was our first win together in the WEC and it's a track that we all enjoy. We have a new downforce package for this race, which we believe will be another performance boost for Porsche. I cannot wait!"

Mark Webber, Driver, No. 1 Porsche 919 Hybrid.

"I enjoy driving on the track. It's got a lot of history and character and, with its camber changes and undulations, it's a challenging circuit. We were quite lucky with the conditions there last year, but the weather in the Eifel Mountains can often be unpredictable and change quickly. When the WEC had its debut race there last year, it was a great atmosphere with lots of fans and, of course, we had our first Porsche victory, which was very special. It's not been the best season for us so far in terms of results, however, we've been in very good form with good pace and Timo, Brendon and I have been driving well. It would be nice to get a good result at Porsche's home race."

Romain Dumas, Driver, No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid.

"To race with Porsche in Germany is always very special and I'm really looking forward to the Nürburgring event. Again we want to score as many points as possible. During the first two races and in Le Mans the competition was very close. For me it is important to stay calm. We've got a fast car and must focus on the job. Zero mistakes are key for a good result. My teammates and myself have celebrated great victories after 24 hours at the Nürburgring, so I hope it works out after six hours as well."

Neel Jani, Driver, No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid.

"I was enjoying the hype after Le Mans a lot, but now I really feel it's time to go racing again. Our situation in the championship looks good, but, with six six-hour races to come, everything is wide open. It is not even halftime in the season yet. In 2015 the three of us were driving well at the Nürburgring and the 919 was incredibly fast. Targets are high for 2016, but the battle is a lot tighter. I hope for a great crowd again in the Eifel. Last year it was great fun to race in front of all those fans."

Marc Lieb, Driver, No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid.

"I am very much looking forward to my home race. The Nürburgring is one of my favorite venues, because I personally feel so connected to this track. For me a season without racing at the Ring isn't complete. The 2015 event was a super weekend, regardless of the fact we were a little unlucky with our car and got drive-through penalties for fuel consumption. We will approach this year's race on July 24 by bringing all the euphoria from Le Mans with us, plus a new aero package for our 919."

Nürburgring Facts and Figures.

- The six-hour race at the Nürburgring is the fourth round of the 2016 WEC and starts on July 24 at 7:00 a.m. ET.

- In 2015, Dumas/Lieb took pole position with an average lap time of 1:36.473 minutes. The fastest overall qualifying lap was done by Marc Lieb (1:36.192 min). Bernhard/Webber managed an average time of 1:36.542 min and were second on the grid. (In the WEC the average of the respective best laps of two drivers counts for the grid position.)

- Bernhard/Hartley/Webber won the 2015 race. Dumas/Jani/Lieb finished second after their lead was erased by three long stop-and-go penalties during the first half of the race. While catching up, Jani stayed behind the wheel for 76 laps and set the fastest lap of the race (1:37.955 min).

- Porsche and endurance racing at the Nürburgring is a story of success. The so-called 1000-kilometer race (over 620 miles) has taken place 48 times between 1953 and 2015. A total of 13 overall wins make Porsche the most successful brand - the first victory dates back to 1967, the latest one to 2015.

- At the Nürburgring 24-Hours on the Nordschleife Porsche has scored 11 overall wins and ranks second behind BMW (19). Among the current LMP1 Porsche works drivers Timo Bernhard has taken the winner's laurels five times, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb four times each.

- On the 12.8-mile (20.6 kilometer) long Nordschleife the Porsche 918 Spyder holds the record for road legal sports cars. Marc Lieb was at the wheel in September 2013 and it took him six minutes and 57 seconds to secure that record.

- A lap on the track used by the WEC is 3.2 miles (5.148 km) long.
- At normal race speed (no safety car) the Porsche 919 Hybrid is due for refuelling after every 33 laps.

- A set of Michelin slick tires should last two fuel tank fills.

- The WEC efficiency regulations limit the amount of energy that can be used per lap. At the Nürburgring the Porsche 919 Hybrid can use 4.68 megajoule of electrical power from energy recovery systems and 0.48 gallons (1.803 liters) of gasoline.

- After three out of nine rounds, Porsche leads the manufacturers' standings with 127 points ahead of Audi (95) and Toyota (79). In the drivers' world championship Dumas/Jani/Lieb are leading with 94 points in total and an advantage of 39 points. Bernhard/Hartley/Webber have only scored 3.5 points yet and rank 19th.

- The official WEC App can be downloaded free of charge in its basic version and can be extended (not free of charge) by a live stream. Several live features such as on-board cameras, timing and GPS tracking are implemented in the Porsche Motorsport App (free of charge) and at porsche.com/fiawec.

Canadian Contenders Split Wins at Toronto. Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Showcases Drivers.

Scott Hargrove and Daniel Morad have split wins throughout the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama season and the two-race weekend July 16-17 in Toronto was no exception.

Hargrove, from Tsawwassen, British Columbia, dominated the weekend starting from the first practice. He led both practices and qualifying by four-tenths of a seconds and continued into qualifying.

It appeared the domination would continue in Round 7, the first race of the weekend, until his No. 28 OpenRoad Racing Porsche lost drive with 12 minutes left in the 45-minute race. His race ended after holding a 10.274-second lead over Morad on the prior lap.

Morad went on to earn his third victory of the season under caution after starting second in the No. 17 Porsche Centre Oakville/Alegra Motorsports Porsche. It dramatically changed the face of the championship as Morad took the points lead over Hargrove in the race for the Platinum Cup title.

Platinum Masters driver Tim Sanderson, from Pickering, Ontario, placed second Saturday in the No. 07 Porsche Centre Oakville/Alegra Motorsports Porsche to earn his first overall podium finish since June 2015.

Three-time reigning Platinum Masters champion Marco Cirone, from Toronto, finished third overall in the No. 88 Mark Motors Racing Porsche.

Martin Harvey, from Berthierville, Quebec, rounded out the top five in the No. 08 Wingho Racing Porsche and won the Gold Cup class.

Andrew Danyliw, from Toronto, won the Silver Cup class for equally matched Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport entries in the No. 38 SCB Racing Porsche.

Hargrove put disappointment into his rearview mirror Sunday in Toronto with a dominant victory in Round 8. He beat Morad to the finish by 13.523 seconds in the No. 28 OpenRoad Racing Porsche for his fourth victory of the season.

The victory pulled Hargrove to within three points of Morad for the lead in the Platinum Cup championship with four rounds remaining this season.

Morad passed Zach Robichon on the final lap to salvage second place in the No. 17 Porsche Centre Oakville/Alegra Motorsports Porsche after running wide in a turn early in the race and dropping to fifth place.

Robichon, from Ottawa, stayed in the title chase by finishing third in the No. 78 Mark Motors Racing Porsche.

Sanderson finished fourth in the No. 07 Porsche Centre Oakville/Alegra Motorsports Porsche and completed a weekend sweep of the Platinum Masters class in Canada's largest city.

Harvey finished off a weekend sweep of the Gold Cup class with a victory in the No. 08 Wingho Racing Porsche. Danyliw also earned his second Silver Cup victory of the weekend in the No. 38 SCB Racing Porsche.

The series will be back in action August 12-14 at Trois-Rivières, Quebec, for Rounds 9 and 10.

Scott Hargrove, Driver, No. 28 OpenRoad Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.

"The car was phenomenal. The OpenRoad car was unreal this whole weekend. Same boat yesterday, but we made up for it today. I'm happy and ready to continue this exact same thing the rest of the year."

Porsche Entries.
Ten (10) Porsche Entries On Site at Lime Rock Park.

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Six (6) Porsche entries in the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix

GT Le Mans Class (2) Porsche 911 RSR
No. 911 Porsche North America
Patrick Pilet (France)/Nick Tandy (Great Britain)

No. 912 Porsche North America
Earl Bamber (New Zealand)/Frédéric Makowiecki (France)

GT Daytona Class (4) Porsche 911 GT3 R

No. 22 Alex Job Racing
Cooper MacNeil (Hinsdale, Ill.)/Leh Keen (Atlanta)

No. 23 Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing
Mario Farnbacher (Germany)/Alex Riberas (Spain)

No. 73 Park Place Motorsports
Patrick Lindsey (Santa Barbara, California)/Jörg Bergmeister (Germany)

No. 540 Black Swan Racing
Tim Pappas (Boston, Mass.)/Andy Pilgrim (Boca Raton, Florida)

Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge
Grand Sport (GS) Class (4) Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

No. 12 Bodymotion Racing
Cameron Cassels (Canada)/Trent Hindman (Wayside, New Jersey)

No. 33 CJ Wilson Racing
Daniel Burkett (Canada)/Marc Miller (Holland, Michigan)

No. 35 CJ Wilson Racing
Tyler McQuarrie (USA)/ Till Bechtolsheimer (USA)

No. 46 Team TGM
Ted Giovanis  (Highland, Maryland)/David Murry (Atlanta, Georgia)

No. 64 Team TGM
Ted Giovanis  (Highland, Maryland)/David Murry (Atlanta, Georgia)

Where to Watch.

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Television Race Broadcast (All times ET)
Sunday, July 23
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.       FOX
Re-Air of Race Highlights Package
TBA
 
Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge
Sunday, July 31
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 P.M.        FS1
 
All IMSA Series
Live Race Video Streaming:
IMSA.com
FOX Sports Go
 
Live Qualifying Streaming:
IMSA.com
 
Audio Streaming
IMSA.com
 
Live Timing and Scoring:
http://scoring.imsa.com/

 

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Model Hashtag.
Porsche 911 RSR. #911RSR
Porsche 911 GT3 R. #911GT3R
Porsche 919 Hybrid. #919hybrid
   
Event Hashtag.
Northeast Grand Prix #NortheastGP
   
Series Hashtag.
GT3 Cup Challenge USA. #GT3USA
GT3 Cup Challenge Canada. #GT3Canada

 

Upcoming Porsche Events

Pirelli World Challenge
Event. Pirelli World Challenge At Honda Indy 200, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Dateline. Lexington, Ohio
Date. Race 1. Saturday, July 30
  Race 2. Sunday, July 31
Track Length. 2.258-mile, 13-turn
Race Duration. Two, 50-Minute Races
Class. GT/GTA (Porsche 911 GT3 R)
  GT Cup (Porsche 911 GT3 Cup)
Round. GT/GTA. 14 and 15 of 20
  GT Cup. 13 and 14 of 20
Next Round. GT/GTA/GT Cup, Utah Motorsports Campus, Tooele, Utah, August 12-14
 
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Event. Continental Tire Road Race Showcase. Road America
Dateline. Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Date. Sunday, August 7
Track Length. 4.048-mile, 14-turn
Race Duration. Two-Hours, 40-Minutes
Class. GTLM (Porsche 911 RSR)
  GTD (Porsche 911 GT3 R)
Round. GTLM. 8 of 11
  GTD. 8 of 11
Next Round. Virginia International Raceway, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, August 4-7
 
Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge
Event. Continental Tire Road Race Showcase. Road America
Dateline. Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Date. Sunday, August 7
Track Length. 1.53-mile, 7-turn (series not use the chicane)
Race Duration. Two Hours, 30-minutes
Class. Grand Sport (GS) (Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport)
Round. 7 of 10
Next Round. Virginia International Raceway, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, August 4-7


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