IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge

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IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge
IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge.gif
Category One-make racing by Porsche
Country  United States
Inaugural season 2005
Constructors Porsche
Tyre suppliers Yokohama
Drivers' champion United States Madison Snow
Teams' champion United States Wright Motorsports
Official website imsachallenge.com
Start of the 2006 race at Road Atlanta

The IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama is a one-make racing series based in North America utilizing Porsche 911 GT3s.

The IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama features semi-professional drivers racing head to head in the largest single-make series in North America. Powered by one of the world’s most successful race cars, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, the multi-class structure of the series teaches drivers essential skills for an eventual career in Porsche Supercup or the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.

The series is divided into two classes; the Platinum Cup, featuring the more powerful 2010–2012 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars, and the Gold Cup, which includes 2005½–2009 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars. Both classes race on environmentally-focused Yokohama Rubber Company ADVAN ENV-R2 racing tires.

In 2012, The Hertz Corporation announced that they would join the sponsorship portfolio of the series.[1]

The series is sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association, and is a support series to the United SportsCar Championship.

Champions[edit]

Season Champion
2005 United States Jay Policastro
2006 997 Class Champion 996 Class Champion
United States Nathan Swartzbaugh United States Dino Loles
2007 Champion
United States Bob Faieta
2008 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
United States Bob Faieta United States Tony Rivera
2009 United States Bob Faieta United States Melanie Snow
2010 United States Ross Smith United States Henrique Cisneros
2011 United States Henrique Cisneros United States Madison Snow
2012 United States Sean Johnston Venezuela Angel Benitez, Jr
2013 United States Madison Snow United States Michael Levitas

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hertz Becomes IMSA GT3 Cup Series Sponsor". GRand Solutions. Retrieved July 2012. 

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