Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (10 & 11, August 2019) — Porsche Trophy West USA returned to Road
America for round six, races 11 and 12 of the 2019 season.
Twenty-two Porsche 911 GT3 and Cayman GT4 Clubsport cars in 6 classes, along with a no-table 1994 RS America Air-Cooled Car competed this weekend at Road America: Platinum and Platinum Masters Class (Porsche 991.2 GT3 Cup), Diamond Class (Porsche 991.1 GT3 R and 997 GT3 R), Emerald Class (Porsche 991.2 GT3 Cup MR), Silver Class (Porsche GT4 Clubsport SRO and Clubsport Comp), Bronze Class (Porsche GT4 Clubsport with Trophy Kit and Club-sport MR), and Air-Cooled, Class B.
The drivers of Porsche Trophy West USA took to the fast and challenging Wisconsin racetrack over the weekend for some epic racing. The historic, old-school Road America track demands a lot from drivers. This great track consists of legendary corners such as the plunging downhill carousel turn, “The Kink,” pushes the drivers to the peak of their abilities at high speeds. One day of testing led the weekend in day-one, with additional testing, practicing and qualifying the following mornings of race days. Andy Wilzoch had the fastest qualifying lap for Group 2 on both Saturday and Sunday, with Preston Calvert and Hutton McKenna trading Group 1 pole position between the two days.
David Donner of the Platinum Masters class, and Hutton McKenna of the Platinum Class both captured first in class both days this weekend after two commanding performances. Andy Wilzoch of the Diamond class, Peter Juvet of the Air-Cooled B class, Erin Vogel of the Bronze class, Martin Brauns of the Emerald class, and Paul Nemschoff of the Silver class all took double podiums as well. Paul Nemschoff had the pleasure of taking the podium on Sunday, the same day as his father, Mark Nemschoff. Nemschoff Sr. took his place on the podium for the first time at Road America, which happens to be in his hometown of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
The winning drivers this weekend were excited to stand atop the podium after their well-won races. Their experience was made even more meaningful with a special trophy presentation from Porsche AG’s own, Christoph Hewer. Christoph joined the excitement at Road America, representing over a decade of incredible partnership between Porsche Motorsport AG and Porsche Trophy West USA.
Porsche Trophy West USA’s weekend at the northwestern racetrack was full of challenging sprints, deserved celebrations, and good times. Competent Motorsport’s president, Greg Franz had this to say the following about the series’ time at Road America. “I was thrilled this weekend, to see our drivers excel at such an amazing racetrack. The entire Competent Mo-torsport team and I had a blast watching our drivers enjoy their time here. It was an honor to have Christoph here from Germany to witness the excitement and joy of Porsche Trophy West USAI was pleased to have him handing out trophies to our drivers and interacting with them. We only have four more races left in the season, with two at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, and two at Sonoma Raceway. The drivers have improved immensely this season, and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us for our remaining competitions.”
Porsche Trophy West USA will return in all its racing glory to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca next month, September 13-15. The series heads to the west coast track for the second time this season to rub shoulders with the pros at the Monterey SportsCar Championship powered by McLaren. You can follow all the action on Facebook and Instagram at @porschetrophywestusa.