10 Races For Canadian Porsche GT3 Cup
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — IMSA officials announced a 10-round, four-venue schedule for the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin.
The series will run alongside the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series for two events and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for one. In the third event of the season, the series runs with the IndyCar Series at the Honda Indy Toronto street circuit.
“IMSA is quite proud of what we have already accomplished with our Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada series partners, and we look forward to an exciting season of racing in 2014,” said Steven Sewell of the IMSA Development & Single-Make Series. “We’ve managed to fine-tune our signature Canadian motorsports events and further diversify our venue portfolio.
The season kicks off at its usual opening destination — Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, on May 17-18.
Participants travel to Calabogie Motorsports Park in Calabogie, Ontario, on June 21-22 as the two featured races of the Calabogie Grand Prix.
The winding circuit hosted the 2013 season finale and inspired Porsche Motorsports North America to stage a paddock-wide barbecue last September. It is the longest track in Canada at 3.14 miles and consists of 20 turns and a 2,000-foot straightaway.
On July 19-20, GT3 Cup Challenge Canada teams take on the Honda Indy Toronto street circuit for the first time in series history. With 10 of Porsche’s newest 911 GT3 Cup Platinum cars leading the charge on the on the bumpy and challenging surface at Exhibition Place, the multi-class competition promises to be better than ever.
On the weekend of Aug. 9-10, participants return to Quebec’s iconic Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières for the second consecutive year. The series enjoyed a successful debut on the tight, quirky Trois-Rivières circuit last season with nonstop green flag action for both races and all practice sessions.
The series rounds out its 10-race schedule with a return trip to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park alongside the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Aug. 30-31.