Isringhausen Motorsports racing has begun for 2016.
We had a great weekend at Sebring International Raceway with PCA February 4-6. We walked away with podium finishes in both points races in the competitive GTB1 class.
From here, our team will be on a new road for 2016. We will be campaigning the all new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport; a race car designed and built by the Porsche factory. Previously, our Cayman race cars have been converted from streetcars and have performed very well. However, it will be a new level to be running a factory developed car with all the engineering and racing experience of Porsche Motorsports.
We will continue to race with the Porsche Club of America. The first race will be at Road Atlanta, April 1-3. PCA has put together a six race series within their schedule for the GT4 Clubsport. Here is a press release from PCA pertaining to the series:
PCA Club Racing to host new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport race series in 2016
Columbia, MD—The Porsche Club of America is pleased to introduce a new PCA Club Racing series in 2016 featuring the recently announced track-only Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport.
As “PCA Club Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy-East,” the series will be composed of six events each containing two Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport-only races at major road-racing venues east of the Rocky Mountains.
The Cayman GT4 Clubsports’ as-delivered specifications will be strictly preserved and they will race in their own run group, emphasizing driver skill, resulting in close, exciting races.
“PCA is pleased to offer a series for this exciting new race car with our world-class brand of Porsche enthusiast racing,” PCA President Caren Cooper remarks.
Members who are interested in purchasing a Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport to race in the series must be licensed PCA Club Racers and complete an application that will be available soon. A PCA Club Racing committee will select drivers based on recent racing experience, demonstrated skill, and sportsmanship.
“The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport race series will highlight the spirit of PCA Club Racing and the skills of its drivers,” PCA Club Racing Chair Vicki Earnshaw explains. “Our 25th year of PCA Club Racing will now have a bridge for Porsche racers to step up to the professional ranks through this semi-professional racing series.”
“We are excited about the PCA creating a new platform for Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport customers to compete in,” says Jens Walther, President and CEO of Porsche Motorsport North America. “The new series promises the thrill of close racing and an ideal path into the various Porsche one-make cup series in North America.”
The inaugural races will be held at Road Atlanta (Braselton, GA), followed by Nola Motorsports Park (Avondale, LA), Watkins Glen International Raceway (Watkins Glen, NY), Virginia International Raceway (Alton, VA), Road America (Elkhart Lake, WI), and finish with Daytona International Speedway (Daytona Beach, FL).
Interested parties should contact Allen Shirley, the PCA Club Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy-East series coordinator, for additional information: CaymanGT4CS@pca.org