The details of Porsche Carrera Cup North America continue to come into focus as the premier Porsche one-make series prepares for its inaugural event weekend at Sebring International Raceway on March 18 – 19. As previously announced, the championship will be divided into three classes for its first season. The class designations have been formalised as: Pro, Pro-Am and the recently renamed Pro-Am 991 class.
Pro. The highest level of competition in the Porsche Carrera Cup North America. All competitors must enter the type 992 generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car. The class will be recognized through its silver color scheme on the side mirrors and rear-wing endplates. The car entry number will be delineated in black on the doors, white on the windshield and rear glass. Headlight covers will be clear.
Pro-Am. Like its “Pro” counterpart, Pro-Am is only eligible to entries of the new generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, the type 992. While the remaining details of the class remain the same as Pro, Pro-Am is restricted to drivers who are 45-years or older on December 31, 2020. The class will be readily recognizable by its “Shark Blue” side-mirrors, rear-wing endplates and car numbers. Headlight covers will have a blue tint.
Pro-Am 991. Eligible for only 2021, the Pro-Am 991 class makes it possible for teams to “grandfather” in their previous generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car. This class is open to drivers of any age but race a 991.2 generation variant of the “Cup car”. Porsche 911 GT3 Cup type 991.1 cars are not eligible. Those cars remain eligible for the new Porsche Sprint Challenge North America series being sanctioned by USAC. Along with its unique, older generation styling, “Guards Red” will be the delineator between the Pro-Am 991 class from the Pro and Pro-Am categories. The side-mirrors, rear-wing endplates and car entry numbers will carry red. The headlight covers will also have a red tinting.