Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented by the Cayman Islands – Road America – Rounds 11 and 12 of 16
• Thompson-Estep one-two in Road America qualifying.
• Wisconsin-based Kelly-Moss team sweeps top two in spots Pro-Am class.
• Kvamme returns to Am class with quickest qualifying lap.
• Fastest qualifiers disallowed for non-performance enhancing infraction.
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Parker Thompson (Canada) will start on the pole position for race one of the Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented by the Cayman Islands at Road America. The driver of the No. 9 JDX Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car lapped the 4.048-mile race course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin in two-minutes, 8.455-seconds to score his first Pro class pole position of the season. He will be joined at the front of the 32 car field by Trenton Estep (San Antonio, Texas) in the No. 6 MDK Motorsports Porsche. The green flag will start the 40-minute event for the all-Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race series on Saturday morning at 8:50 a.m. local time (CT)/9:50 a.m. ET.
Madison, Wisconsin-based Kelly-Moss swept the front row in the Pro-Am class was one-two by drivers driving cars prepared by the program. Alan Metni (Austin, Texas) – who leads the points in the category – lapped the circuit in 2:10.088-minutes to behind the wheel of the No. 99. His championship nemesis and Kelly-Moss teammate Efrin Castro (Dominican Republic) was in close pursuit in the No. 65 with a time 2:10.554.
Having not attended the most recent rounds at Toronto, Mark Kvamme (Columbus, Ohio) fell from the top of the Am class point standings to third-place. However, he quickly reasserted his presence in the championship for the 500 hp, rear-engine racers with a lap of 2:11.472 in the No. 43 MDK Motorsports Porsche. John Goetz (Westcon, Connecticut) set a time of 2:11.884 in the No. 57 Wright Motorsports Porsche.
The fastest lap by each driver in qualifying sets the grid for the first race of the weekend. The second fastest lap by each driver acts as the qualifying time for the second race to be run on Sunday. Should a driver better their second best time during the race, the faster of the two will act as the qualifying time.
The top two qualifiers have had their qualifying times disallowed as has third-quickest car in the Am class. A modification was made to the Nos. 3 (Kay van Berlo), 10 (Vernon McClure) and 53 (Riley Dickinson) mandating their exclusion from the session. The cars will be sent to the back of the field for the start of race one. Their qualifying time for race two will be based on their best race one lap.
Where to Watch.
Live timing and scoring of each Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented by the Cayman Islands session can be found at www.PorscheCarreraCup.us. The races will be broadcast live on the official series web site – www.porschecarreracup.na – and on the Peacock Streaming App. as well as on IMSA.TV. IMSA Radio provides play-by-play commentary.
Timing. (all times ET)
Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented by the Cayman Islands.
Saturday, August 6 – Round 11 – 9:50 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, August 7 – Round 12 – 9:20 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
About the Cayman Islands.
The Cayman Islands, located an hour south of Miami in the vibrant tranquility of western Caribbean, is a premier destination for travelers, thrill-seeking divers, adventurous epicures, honeymooners and families alike. The trio of islands affords each guest with the ultimate setting to enjoy life’s finest comforts, as the Caribbean’s leading luxury lifestyle destination. Five-star resorts, high-end villas, condos and breathtaking beachfront properties unique to each island offer a myriad of accommodation options for discerning travelers to enjoy. Additionally, the Cayman Islands is frequently heralded as the “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean” and offers endless gastronomic experiences to delight even the most seasoned of palates.
The Cayman Islands, world-renowned for impeccable “Caymankind” hospitality also employs best-in-class health and sanitation protocols to keep visitors and locals safe. To learn more about the Cayman Islands, please go to www.visitcaymanislands.com; www.divecayman.ky or call your local travel agent. For the most up-to-date travel guidance and protocols, please visit: https://www.exploregov.ky/coronavirus.
Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented by The Cayman Islands.
Porsche Carrera Cup North America by The Cayman Islands is the premier one-make race series in the United States and Canada utilizing a combination of the latest Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car, type 992, and MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup N3 racing slick to challenge the best road and street race courses on the continent. The second season of the championship is scheduled to host 16-rounds at eight venues. Each 40-minute race counts toward a season-long driver and team championship in each of three classes: Pro, Pro-Am and Am.
More on Porsche Carrera Cup North America by The Cayman Islands can be found at www.PorscheCarreraCup.us.
- Image courtesy of Porsche Motorsport North America.