New Series, New Car Make PCA Club Racing Debut at Road Atlanta

porsche caymanAnother chapter in PCA Club Racing history will begin April 1-3 at Road Atlanta as the PCA Club Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East series makes its debut with one of Porsche’s newest race cars.

Drivers will compete in a separate group within the traditional PCA Club Racing weekend hosted by the Peachstate PCA Club, in the new, track-only Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car. The 385-horsepower, mid-engine racer, which features a sealed engine and transmission and a spec Pirelli tire, is developed by Porsche Motorsport North America and based on the successful street-legal Cayman GT4 sports car.

Up to 23 drivers will compete in the first weekend of the championship, with ample track time on the 2.54-mile, 12-turn circuit throughout the weekend.

The event will feature three races in an exciting, varied format relative to PCA Club Racing standards. The first race will be a 30-minute, non-points race. The second and third races both will count for championship points and last 30 and 80 minutes, respectively.

There will be four practice sessions Friday, April 1 followed by qualifying from 8:35-9 a.m. Saturday, April 2 and a non-points sprint race starting at 10:10 a.m. The second sprint race, counting for championship points, will start at 2:35 p.m. Saturday. The final race of the weekend, a 80-minute endurance event, will start at 1:10 p.m., Sunday, April 3.

Competitors will receive points based on finish in class, with podium recognition for the top three drivers. A Masters championship also will be conducted for drivers 57 years and older.

The Cayman GT4 Clubsport is making its debut in the PCA Club Racing paddock but has already shown its competitiveness with top performances in some of the highest caliber of sportscar racing.

The PCA Club Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East series highlights the spirit of PCA Club Racing and the skills of its drivers at iconic road racing venues east of the Rocky Mountains. The series provides a bridge for Porsche racers to climb to the professional ranks through this semi-professional racing series.

ROAD ATLANTA RACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Friday, April 1
8:35-9 a.m. Practice 1
10:35-11 a.m. Practice 2
1:30-1:55 p.m. Practice 3
3-3:25 p.m. Practice 4

Saturday, April 2
8:35-9 a.m. Qualifying
10:10 a.m. Non-Points Sprint Race 1 (30 minutes)
2:35 p.m. Sprint Race 2 (30 minutes)

Sunday, April 3
1:10 p.m. Enduro Race 3 (80 minutes)

2016 PCA Club Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East Schedule

Date Venue
April 1-3 Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia
April 15-17 NOLA Motorsports Park, Avondale, Louisiana
June 3-5 Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, New York
June 24-26 VIRginia Motorsports Park, Danville, Virginia
Sept. 3-5 Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Oct. 21-23 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida

About PCA Club Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East

The PCA Club Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East series, which debuts in 2016, highlights the spirit of PCA Club Racing and the skills of its drivers at major road racing venues east of the Rocky Mountains. The series provides a bridge for Porsche racers to climb to the professional ranks through this semi-professional racing series.

Drivers will compete in a separate group in the new track-only Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car. The 385-horsepower, mid-engine racer, which features a sealed engine and transmission and a spec tire, is developed by Porsche Motorsport North America and based on the successful street-legal Cayman GT4 sports car. Drivers are awarded with a podium at the end of every points race, and an individual champion will be crowned at the end of the season. A Masters Championship also is conducted. Points are awarded by finish in class.

Source. LST Marketing/Photo. Porsche

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