Gordon’s return highlights a weekend full of Porsche action and fun at IMS
JThe Porsche Carrera Cup North America presented by the Cayman Islands once again will headline the Porsche Sports Car Together Fest from September 2 to 4 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with two rounds of the world’s premier one-design racing series and a very special guest driver.
Rounds 13 and 14 of 16–race season will feature 35 entries across its three classes – Pro, Pro-Am and Am. Included on the impressive list of Porsche drivers is four times NASCAR Cup Series champion and five-time Brickyard 400 winner Jeff Gordon, who grew up in Pittsboro, Indiana.
The first race will take the green flag 3:15 p.m. ET Saturday, September. 3 on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course, with rHave two startsing 1:30 p.m. ET Sunday, September. 4.
All classes use the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racing car. The 500–horpower, back–engine, the naturally aspirated machine is nearly mechanically identical to the road-going Porsche 911 GT3 that will pace the terrain for the two 40-minute races.
A platter of 16 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race cars to understand the Pro class, the premier category of the Porsche Carrera Cup North America, in Indianapolis.
The most recent race weekend, at Road America, tightened the points race when Pro Class Championship chef Kay van Berlo finished on the podium in race one and failed to finish race two in Kelly-Moss’ #3 Porsche. Instead, its most passionate rivals,Trenton Estep in the #6 MDK Motorsports machine and Parker Thompson in the #9 JDX Racing 911 GT3 Cup car, won both rounds, respectively.
Van Berlo leads with 248 points, followed by Thompson with 232 and Estep with 216. They are the only Drivers with victories in the Pro class this season.
Gordon is also racing in the Pro class, who will briefly come out of retirement to drive the #24 Hendrick Performance Group Porsche. Three-time Daytona 500 winner Gordon will be reunited with longtime and legendary crew chief Ray Evernham. It’s the first time the championship-winning combination has teamed up since 1999.
Four races of the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America by Yokohama will also take place This weekend.
Racing is only part of the appeal of Together Fest. The Labor Day weekend event will celebrate the German sports car manufacturer’s long history of high-performance road and racing cars, as well as trackside activities for families and fans of all ages.including:
•The world’s largest gathering of Porsche GT cars. A special exhibition space dedicated to what should be the largest gathering of the most successful models developed by Porsche.
•Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge. For the second year in a row, Porsche dealers are invited to restore a beloved Porsche sports car from the 1950s to 2000s to its original glory.
•The Porsche Esports Challenge USA. Both in-person and online qualifiers will run for part of a $30,000 purse and real–global driving experiences at a North American Porsche Experience Center. The 12 best pilots will competee for the title on Saturday in the Sports Car Together Fest fan zone.
•Way of life. The Porsche Sports Car Together Fest isn’t just about car culture, it’s a family-oriented weekend. Porsche-centric events, programs, activities and exhibits around the facility include artists creating thematic works, healthcare–and–wellness activities the whole family can participate in and more.
Tickets are available at IMS.com.