Around 100 drivers expertly navigated Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s “scary fast” track in tricky weather conditions over the weekend as part of Porsche Club of America (PCA) Upper Canada Region’s Mosport CAN-AM Challenge 2017.
Friday and Saturday saw rain and cloudy, dreary weather, but drivers competed in Sunday’s enduro races in sunshine and warm temperatures on CTMP’s challenging 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course.
“The Upper Canada Region (UCR) was thrilled to see so many racing enthusiasts coming from so far,” said Mike Bryan, PCA Zone 1 Representative. “Nobody was put off by the weather and everyone had positive attitudes.”
“The Can-Am Challenge Club Race at CTMP (aka Mosport) this past weekend was one of the best races we ever had, especially with the inaugural visit from the GT4 Clubsport series,” said Kathleen Wong, president of the PCA Upper Canada Region.
Wong also participated in the event weekend in her No. 968 entry in the F class
Club racer John Goetz dominated the competition Sunday in a combined enduro with the Red and Yellow groups. Goetz placed first in his GTC6 class and first overall in his No. 118 911 GT3 cup car.
The Mosport CAN-AM Challenge event also featured a barbecue dinner Friday, and an awards dinner Saturday.
“It was great to congratulate our many drivers at the awards dinner, and also to recognize our volunteers and PCA stewards – all the many people who come together to make this thing work,” said Bryan.
Said Wong: “Huge kudos to the legion of PCA volunteers who worked tirelessly during the three days to ensure everything ran smoothly. The PCA Club Race is a well-run event and I always feel very safe racing on track because all our racers have the utmost respect for each other. We all enjoy the camaraderie and competition of pure club racing. As the PCA motto says, ‘It’s not just the cars, it’s the people.'”
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