IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge

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IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge
IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge.gif
CategoryOne-make racing by Porsche
Country United States
Inaugural season2005
ConstructorsPorsche
Tyre suppliersYokohama
Drivers' championUnited States Trenton Estep
Teams' championUnited States JDX Racing
Official websiteporschegt3cupusa.imsa.com
Start of the 2006 race at Road Atlanta

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

The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama entered its 15th season in 2019 and is the largest of Porsche's 20 single-make Cup Challenge series in the world. The series produces intense, exciting competition for semi-professional and aspiring professional drivers in the world's most produced and iconic race car, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.

Racing is divided into two classes – Platinum Cup, featuring the 2017-2019 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, which is based on the eighth (current) generation of the street car (991.2), and Gold Cup, featuring the 2014–2016 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, which is based on the seventh generation of the street car (991.1). A Masters Championship also is conducted in Platinum class, this class is consisted of drivers 45 years of age or older. Each class is awarded with its own podium at the end of every race and individual champion at the end of every season. Points are awarded by finish in class.

The series is sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association, and is a support series to the WeatherTech 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 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
United States Bob Faieta United States Melanie Snow
2010 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
United States Ross Smith United States Henrique Cisneros
2011 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
United States Henrique Cisneros United States Madison Snow
2012 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
United States Sean Johnston Venezuela Angel Benitez, Jr
2013 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
United States Madison Snow United States Michael Levitas
2014 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
United States Colin Thompson Haiti Patrick-Otto Madsen
2015 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
United States Elliott Skeer United States Jeff Mosing
2016 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
Canada Jesse Lazare United States Michael de Quesada
2017 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
United States Jake Eidson United States Fred Kaimer
2018 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
United States Trenton Estep United States Victor Gomez

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