With just two race weekends remaining in the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Yokohama, Competition Motorsports heads to the Circuit of the Americas prepared to add to the group’s lengthening list of positive results.
Boasting an impressive eight-driver lineup for the two 45-minute sprint races at Circuit of the Americas, Competition Motorsports arrives having scored at least one podium in every race weekend this year to date.
David Calvert-Jones will again contest the Platinum Class in his No. 12 Wheels Up Competition Motorsports Porsche 911 as will Michael Lewis in his No. 98 Competition Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian Porsche 911.
In the Gold Class, Fred Poordad will take on the competition in his No. 02 Affinity Motorsports/TLI /Competition Motorsports Porsche 911. He will be joined in the category by Competition Motorsports teammates Blair Chang in his No. 09 The Agency/Competition Motorsports Porsche 911, Michael Zuieback in the No. 2 Discount Tire / Competition Motorsports Porsche 911, and Mike McAlister in the No. 32 Competition Motorsports Porsche 911.
Competition Motorsports welcomes two drivers who will each make their debut in GT3 Cup Gold Class competition: Alessandro Chiocchetti in the No. 49 Competition Motorsports Porsche 911 as well as Chris Pedersen running the No. 5 Discount Tire / Competition Motorsports Porsche 911.
Competition Motorsports not only looks to add more podiums to its ever-growing list, but also hopes to reap the point rewards as three of the team’s drivers enter the weekend in strong championship contention. In Masters Class competition Poordad holds a commanding lead in the Gold Class while Calvert-Jones sits second in Platinum. Lewis is third overall in Platinum Class points – a mere five points out of the top spot.
”We are in a really good position,” said Team Manager, Bob Faieta ahead of the event weekend. “All of the guys have been working really hard all season long and we are confident and ready to finish the season strong. We just need to keep our heads down and keep doing what we are doing, it has been a good season and I think we are going to end it well.”
The drivers will have just two short 30-minute practice sessions prior to qualifications on Thursday. Race 1 will go green Friday morning at 9:00 AM (ET) with the second a night race set to go green at 8:25 PM (ET).