Plymouth, WI | The largest field in the history of the Porsche Sprint Challenge kicked off the race weekend with 2 of 4 races being held today. 67 entries marks the largest field in the young two year history of the series. Over 1,000 Yokohama Advan tires will be used this weekend, and 88 barrels of VP Fuel, or approximately 5,000 gallons of fuel, have been dispersed throughout the paddock.
Race 1 for the North American Cayman class was won by Aidan Kenny who started the race in P2 and battled his way to find himself on top of the podium. Finishing in 2nd place in his Porsche Sprint Challenge debut was de La Torre IV in an impressive first drive with the series. Rounding out the North American Cayman Podium in 3rd place was Krainz. Standing alone on top of the USA West Cayman podium was Paul Bonderson.
In the North America GT3 992 class a fierce battle took place between Sebastian Carzao and Grant Talkie. Talkie led most of the race while Carazo ran in 2nd until late in the race when Carazo was able to overtake Talkie and claim victory in Race 1 and P1 overall. Talkie came in 2nd place and P2 Overall. Following him was the fellow Kelly Moss car of Metni who found himself on the podium by taking P3 overall. On the USA West side of things Chris Bellomo stood alone on top of the podium alone and took P35 Overall.
In the North America GT3 991 class Jimmy Llibre went from start to finish with the class lead and took P5 overall. In 2nd place for the class was Levitas who took P6 Overall. Rounding out the podium was the Cinderella story of Zdanis who finally found himself on the podium by taking P7 overall. The USA West 991 GT3 Cup class was won by Laura Ely who had a last lap pass to win the class and take P11 overall. Taking 2nd place in the class was Nemschoff who had led most of the race for the class, but ended up taking P14 overall. Wrapping up the USA West podium was McInnes who took P18 overall.
North America Cayman Podium:
🥇 #22 - Kenny (P1 Overall)
🥈 #29 - de La Torre IV (P2 Overall)
🥉 #119 - Krainz (P3 Overall)
USA West Cayman Podium:
🥇 #41 - Bonderson
North America GT3 Cup 992 Podium:
🥇 #27 Carazo - (P1 Overall)
🥈 #981 Talkie - (P2 Overall)
🥉 #98 Metni - (P3 Overall)
USA West GT3 Cup 992 Podium:
🥇 #68 - Bellomo (P35 Overall)
North America GT3 Cup 991 Podium:
🥇 #89 Llibre - (P5 Overall)
🥈 #36 Levitas - (P6 Overall)
🥉 #99 Zdanis - (P7 Overall)
USA West 991 Podium:
🥇 #09 Ely - (P11 Overall)
🥈 #41 Nemschoff - (P14 Overall)
🥉 #56 McInnes - (P18 Overall)