Amid a cadre of historic, even legendary, Porsche race and road cars in attendance at Porsche Rennsport Reunion 7, September 28 – October 1 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, will be 36 equally presented Porsche race cars; all built within the last three model years. For the first time in its history, Porsche Rennsport Reunion will host a weekend of a current national championship. The Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup North America is the premier one-make race series in the United States and Canada utilizing the latest Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car, Type 992, to challenge the best road and street race courses on the continent.
Announced on September 25, 2020, with its debut event weekend at Sebring International
Raceway, March 18 and 19, 2021, Porsche Carrera Cup North America was 30years in the making. As with all national Carrera Cups worldwide, Porsche manages the single-driver per-entry series. In the U.S., Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) manages the series, while the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) acts as official sanctioning body as well as manages scrutineering and steward on-track activity. The Porsche Carrera Cup North America is one of 26 Porsche one-make championships competing in 28 countries.
“Porsche has taken a unique approach to racing since its beginning,” offered Porsche Motorsport North America president and CEO Volker Holzmeyer. “It is not something in addition that we do, it is what we do. Motorsport is the heart of Porsche and one-make racing is the blood. What we do with our one-make series on the Motorsport Pyramid is create talent at the driver level and growth opportunities for the teams. In the Am and many in the Pro-Am class, this is the ultimate destination. For our Pro class drivers, this is a step. We see them come from Porsche Sprint Challenge up through Carrera Cup and move into higher series with Porsche. This is unique. Here in North America, we can show how someone comes to Carrera Cup, learns and moves to the next level with the Porsche 911 GT3 R and wins in open competition. We will see the next Patrick Long come from here and eventually race for overall victories in the Porsche 963. Driver development is why Porsche one-make racing exists and I believe we will accomplish this goal.”
The 16-round, eight weekend championship has raced from coast-to-coast in 2023, returning the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for a second consecutive season. Each 40-minute race counts toward a season-long driver and team championship in each of three classes: Pro, Pro-Am and Am. Learn more about each class here.
All rounds of the 2023 Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup North America can be found on IMSA.tv, the NBC Peacock streaming app and PorscheCarreraCup.us. All rounds are archived on the series YouTube channel: Porsche Motorsport North America TV: (https://www.youtube.com/c/PorscheMotorsportNorthAmerica). The experts of IMSA Radio provide commentary and color for the race calls. More on Porsche Carrera Cup North America can be found at www.PorscheCarreraCup.us.