The thoroughbreds of the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama were at the gate and ready to race in St. Petersburg, Florida in March when, literally as they waited to pull onto the track, race organizers closed the weekend for concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19.
Now, after six months of waiting, the 21 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car entries will have their chance to fight for victory in North America’s top one-make championship. Unlike the narrow street circuit of St. Pete, the mix of the United States’ best young Porsche pilots and seasoned veterans will chase their first podiums of the year at the wide-open, 4-mile Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
Two, 45-minute sprint races are scheduled for the IMSA SportsCar Weekend. The first on Saturday, August 1 at 12:45 p.m. Central Time and the second at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 2.
Riley Dickinson, Driver, No. 53 Moorespeed Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
“I’m really looking forward to kicking off the 2020 IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama season with rounds one and two this weekend at Road America. A couple of weeks ago, the Moorespeed team and I had a two day test at Road America and it was refreshing to say the least. It felt great to not only jump back into my Moorespeed Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, but also being at the track surrounded by my team.
I want to give a huge thank you to everyone at IMSA, Porsche Motorsport North America and Yokohama for what they have done to get our season resumed in 2020. It’s going to be pretty cool to see all the fans scattered around the fence lines this weekend!
Even though we are officially going to start our season in July, this year is still going to be as action packed as ever and I can’t wait to get the 2020 GT3 Cup Challenge USA season underway!”