Plymouth, WI | The largest Race Weekend in the history of the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America has come to a thrilling conclusion. 40 GT3 Cup entries and 27 Cayman entries is the largest field to ever take to the track in the two year history of the series. 4 practice sessions and 4 races took place over the span of the weekend. Road America was highlighted by the battle of a former and aspiring GT3 Cup 992 champion and marked the first career victory for a young rising star.
Race 2 for the North American Cayman class was won by Elias de La Torre making it his first career victory in just his 2nd ever professional race with the series. Coming in a close 2nd place was Kenny who battled de La Torre all race long. Rounding up the North American Cayman podium was McAuliffe with a 3rd place finish finding himself on the podium for the first time this season. On the USA West Cayman side of things, Paul Bonderson sweeps the weekend with a P18 overall finish today.
A battle between the former North American GT3 Cup 992 champion, Grant Talkie, and aspiring 992 champion, Carazo, took place yet again. This time around, Talkie found himself victorious and took P1 Overall. The Kelly Moss teammates of Carazo and Metni rounded out the podium taking P2 Overall & P4 Overall. For the USA West GT3 Cup 992, Chris Bellomo was able to sweep the weekend by taking P18 Overall.
In the North American GT3 Cup 991 class Jimmy Llibre expanded his championship lead by sweeping this weekend and placing P3 Overall in Race 2. Taking 2nd place in the 991 class was Levitas who took P6 Overall. Taking the last spot on the podium was once again the Cinderella story of Zdanis who finally found himself on the podium by taking P7 overall. The USA West GT3 Cup 991 class was won by Paul Nemschoff who took 2nd in the class yesterday and placed P10 Overall today. Taking 2nd in the class was Ely who took P13 Overall. Rounding out the USA West GT3 Cup 991 podium was once again McInnes taking P19 Overall.
Race 2 Results:
North America GT3 Cup 992 Podium:
🥇 #981 Talkie - (P1 Overall)
🥈 #27 Carazo - (P2 Overall)
🥉 #98 Metni - (P4 Overall)
North America GT3 Cup 991 Podium:
🥇 #89 Llibre - (P3 Overall)
🥈 #36 Levitas - (P6 Overall)
🥉 #99 Zdanis - (P7 Overall)
USA West GT3 Cup 992 Podium:
🥇 #68 - Bellomo (P18 Overall)
USA West GT3 Cup 991 Podium:
🥇 #41 Nemschoff - (P10 Overall)
🥈 #09 Ely - (P13 Overall)
🥉 #56 McInnes - (P19 Overall)
North America Cayman Podium:
🥇 #29 - de La Toree (P1 Overall)
🥈 #22 - Kenny (P2 Overall)
🥉 #117 - McAuliffe (P3 Overall)
USA West Cayman Podium:
🥇 #41 - Bonderson (P18 Overall)