Porsche GT3 Cup USA

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Fazekas Enjoying Atmosphere at Barber Motorsports Park

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama driver Kurt Fazekas is making the most of his visit to Barber Motorsports Park.

“Just the environment here, the rolling hills, the elevation changes – we had a lot of down time between our morning session and our second session, so I took that time to go over to the museum,” said Fazekas. “I walked through all the bridges, around through all the woods and waterfalls. You get a real appreciation for the whole property and not just the course itself. It’s a real beautiful masterpiece they’ve done with this place.”

De Angelis Quickest on First Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Practice Day

It was a solid first day of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama practice for Canadian youngster Roman De Angelis, who posted the day’s fastest time of 1 minute, 26.556 seconds (95.660 mph) in the No. 1 Kelly-Moss Road and Race Porsche 911.

De Angelis’ quick time came during the 30-minute morning session. He was fifth in the 45-minute afternoon session, but his morning time was more than two tenths of a second faster than afternoon leader Trenton Estep in the No. 3 JDX Racing Porsche.

Estep Leads Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Back to Barber

After a victory and a runner-up result in last month’s season-opening doubleheader at Sebring International Raceway, 18-year-old driver Trenton Estep leads a 24-car Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama field to Barber Motorsports Park this weekend for Rounds 3 and 4 of the 16-race 2018 season.

Kvamme Marries Passion for Motorsports, Business in New Porsche GT3 Cup USA Program

 

At the start of his sports car driving career, Mark Kvamme jumped right into the deep end.

“The first time I ever did it was the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2014,” Kvamme said. “It was pretty crazy going around in the Porsche and seeing (Christian) Fittipaldi go by and (Graham) Rahal go by. I’m going, ‘These guys are crazy.’ Well, it took me through the Roar (Before the Rolex 24 test) a couple of days, I got my feet underneath me and the rest has been history.”

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Hardeman Ready to Take Next Step in 2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama

Four years ago, when he made his Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama debut, Texan Will Hardeman was the true definition of a rookie.

He not only hadn’t raced in the series before, he really hadn’t raced much of anything.

Max Root Receives 2018 IMSA Hurley Haywood GT3 Cup Scholarship

Max Root, a 17-year-old driver from Rancho Santa Fe, California, is the 2018 recipient of the IMSA Hurley Haywood GT3 Scholarship, which he will use toward a full-season ride in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama season with Wright Motorsports.

New Challenges, New Venue Await Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama in the 2018 Season Schedule

The 2018 season of the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama will be contested on eight of America’s most iconic, challenging road courses, including one circuit that will be making its long-awaited return to the schedule after eight years.

As in 2017, the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA will travel from the East Coast to the West Coast, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, showcasing the potent purpose-built Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race cars, with drivers who range from talented series rookies to seasoned veterans.

Barber 2017 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama TV Broadcast

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Barber 2017 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama TV Broadcast

The full Sinclair/Tribune broadcast from Rounds 3 and 4 of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama championship at Barber Motorsports Park, April 22-23.

IMSA Statement on Porsche GT3 Incident at Watkins Glen

Due to a multiple car on the second lap of the race, Friday’s combined Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA and Canada race has been abandoned. Efforts will be made to reschedule the race and complete it at another time.

 

The following drivers have been evaluated and released from the infield care center:

No. 69 – Remo Ruscitti

No. 22 - Alejandro Chahwan

No. 43 – Mark Kvamme

No. 13 – Orey Fidani

No. 07 – Tim Sanderson

 

The following drivers have been transported to area hospitals for further evaluation:

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