Great Success in the Inaugural Season Opener of Porsche Air-Cooled Cup USA

Salinas, California (19, May 2019) — Porsche Air-Cooled Cup USA sends off a fantastic weekend of Porsche racing at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

Two Porsche Air-Cooled cars in two classes competed today in race #2 of the 2019 season. Class B (911 PRC GTL and Spec. 911) and Class X (911 RSR, 911 PRC GTU, and 911).

The drivers of Porsche Air-Cooled Cup USA returned to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca to test their air-cooled machines once again on the world-renowned Corkscrew. The vintage Porsche machines drew spectators and Porsche enthusiasts to the track, and they put on a show of air-cooled power.

Inclement weather pushed the race to an earlier time and saw the air-cooled competitors driving alongside Group 2 of Porsche Trophy West USA. Mike Gaulke, in his 1974 Porsche 911 PRC GTL, found himself in close competition with the GT4 class.

“I was behind two GT4’s that I knew I was faster than,” said Gaulke. “The challenge was to get by them. It didn’t happen but I was in close tow the entire time. Turn 3 was challenging with the water on the track but WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is such a great track. It was a lot of fun!”

Sunday’s race #2 brought a satisfying end to the inaugural race weekend of Porsche Air-Cooled Cup USA. Competent Motorsport’s president, Greg Franz had a lot to say about the event and the future of the series.

“I thought the Porsche Air-Cooled Cup USA inaugural race was a big success,” said Franz. “The success this weekend came from the excitement and enthusiasm of the drivers. The feedback they gave us is that they all want to bring their friends to our next races. We’ll certainly be seeing an even higher car count at our next races at COTA.”

Porsche Air-Cooled Cup USA heads to the famed Circuit of the Americas for Round 2, Race 3 and 4, May 31 - June 2.

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