With two events left in the 2016 season, the PCA Club Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East series is wrapping up its successful inaugural year with its second-to-last event Sept. 3-5 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
Approximately 18 drivers are expected to compete on the iconic 4.048-mile, 14-turn road course, located midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay.
Leading the Championship class this season is Keith Jensen, representing the Maverick PCA Region in his No. 51 NOLAsport Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport. Jensen is ahead, 209-170, over David Baum, representing the Western Michigan PCA Region in the No. 24 Autometrics Motorsports entry.
Adam Merzon, representing the Connecticut Valley PCA Region in the No. 7 DeMan Motorsport entry, rounds out the top three in the Championship class standings.
Jensen built a strong points lead after sweeping the sprint races at three of the four events this season. He also won two endurance races, at NOLA Motorsports Park and VIRginia International Raceway (VIR).
New to the podium scene, Tennessee PCA Region driver Curt Swearingin is aiming for additional podiums at Road America after driving to three third-place finishes in his No. 18 Advanced Collision Porsche entry in June at VIR.
“All these guys are quick,” Swearingin said. “Jensen, Merzon, Baum – they all helped elevate my game. They have more experience than I do, but I’m looking forward to competing with them on their level.”
Masters leader Rene Robichaud, representing the Ohio Valley PCA Region in the No. 89 Kelly-Moss Road and Race Cayman GT4 Clubsport, also is aiming for more trophies at Road America. He leads the Masters standings, 109-97, over Edward Lane of the Florida Crown PCA Region.
The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East series is welcoming new driver David Hurt at Road America. Hurt hails from Illinois and represents the Chicago PCA Region.
The event at Road America will feature three races in an exciting, varied format relative to PCA Club Racing standards. The first and second races will be 30-minute sprint races. The third race is an endurance race lasting 80 minutes.
There will be three practice sessions Saturday, Sept. 3. The first sprint race starts at 10:35 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, with the second sprint race following at 3:05 p.m. The endurance race will start at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5.
ROAD AMERICA RACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE
(All times local)
Saturday, Sept. 3
10:55 a.m. Practice 1
2 p.m. Practice 2
5 p.m. Practice 3
Sunday, Sept. 4
8:20 a.m. Warm-up
10:35 a.m. Sprint Race 1 (30 minutes)
3:05 p.m. Sprint Race 2 (30 minutes)
Monday, Sept. 5
8:25 a.m. Enduro Warm-up
11 a.m. Enduro Race (80 minutes)
2016 PCA Club Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East Remaining Schedule
Sept. 3-5 Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Oct. 21-23 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida
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