The New Orleans, Louisiana-based team of Nolasport makes their way north to Road America this week with four Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport machines and a sole Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport. The track in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin two SRO GT World Challenge America races for GT3-spec race machines (90-minutes), two GT Sports Club (GTSC) events, 40-minutes each for the GT2-based racers and three each of GT4 America Sprint (50-minute) and SprintX (60-minute) using GT4-spec, road-based race cars.
Nolasport is going into the second half of the SRO season with impressive momentum.
Jason Hart (Dallas, Texas) and Matt Travis (Houston, Texas) of the No. 47 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport have stood on the podium for five of their eight races this season, and currently lead the Pro/AM championship at 142 points, 20 points ahead of the next pair of drivers.
Sean Gibbons (Dallas, Texas) and Zac Anderson (Dallas, Texas) have maintained a perfect podium record with a podium finish in all eight races, which includes five class wins. The No. 7 duo is leading the SprintX AM championship at 176 points, 66 points ahead of the next pair of drivers, also in a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport.
In the No. 46 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport, father-son duo of David Walker (Dallas, Texas) and Russel Walker (Dallas, Texas) made their professional racing debut at Sonoma Raceway August 6-9, where they walked away with a third-place finish in their first race and finished just shy of the podium in fourth-place for the second and third races of the weekend.
All three cars will be competing in three 60-minute events, which includes a make-up round from the canceled Lime Rock Park (Connecticut) weekend.
Pulling double duty in the No. 48 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport and No. 48 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is Dallas, Texas-resident Jason Hall. The weekend will also serve as Hall’s professional race debut.
Nolasport, owned by Jon Scheurich, has created a name for themselves in Porsche racing over the last few years. The Porsche maintenance and repair shop entered their first race in 2015 with the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama. In 2016, the inaugural year of the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car, the team claimed both Pro and Am championships in PCA Club Racing’s GT4-spec series. Since then, they have remained active in PCA Club Racing, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and SRO America.
While half of the Nolasport crew will be in Wisconsin operating the five Porsche race cars, the other half of the crew will be in Colorado Springs, Colorado for the 98th running of Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. They will be supporting the Yokohama-sponsored GT4 Clubsport being piloted by Blake “Bilko” Williams as part of the Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy by Yokohama.
Jon Scheurich, Principal, Nolasport.
“We are excited about our growing team for SRO and for the chance to be a part of Pikes Peak. None of this would be possible without the effort and determination of the crew at both the shop and the track.”
Jason Hart, Driver, No. Nolasport Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport.
“Road America is always a track I look forward to, as well as the town of Elkhart Lake. Matt and I are having a blast this year in SprintX with four overall wins so far! With three races this weekend and the weather looking like it may rain, we would certainly enjoy a repeat rain win. The field is strong so we will be going to work in the car to put forth a maximum effort as always.”