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Friday, August 25, 2017 to Sunday, August 27, 2017

Porscheplatz at Virginia International Raceway

Event Type: 
Porscheplatz

Michelin GT Challenge IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Biscuitville Grand Prix (Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge) and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA         

Join us at the Porscheplatz!         August 26-27, 2017

9/11/2017 UPDATE  ****OPPORTUNITY FOR PARADE LAPS ANNOUNCED****

Parade Laps will be offered to the first 100 drivers to sign up on Saturday, August 26 in the Porscheplatz tent. Registration will be from 11:35 am to 12:35 pm. No advance sign up. Must register in person.  (You must  purchase the Porscheplatz /  Car Corral package from VIR (ticket and "Porsche Only" Car Corral parking pass ) to be eligible. Scroll ALL the way down for Parade Lap Information.

*****Plan your race weekend!   PORSCHEPLATZ AGENDA (may be subject to change)*****

What goes on at a Porscheplatz?

The Porscheplatz is the hub of activity for PCA members and Porsche owners at the races. The Porscheplatz tent is located near Turn 4, and provides a great view of all the racing action. You can also relax in the tent, enjoy a cool beverage, and watch the races via live feed TV.  

The Porscheplatz will be open on Saturday, August 26, from 8:30 am - 7:00 pm. and Sunday, August 27, from 7:00 am - 4:15 pm. We will have presentations by Porsche Motorsports North America and Porsche GT team drivers. Other activities  include garage/paddock tours of Core Motorsports and a Michelin Tire Workshop (space is limited, sign up required at the Porscheplatz Tent, beginning Saturday at 8:30 am)​There will also be at ‘Q & A” session with GT3 Cup USA drivers. Our 'PCA Cafe' will have coffee and doughnuts to jump start you for race day on Sunday.

Special raffles will be held both days, including ones for a Hot Pit Experience. Hot Pit Experience winners are given the exclusive opportunity to have a personal tour into the hot pits during the races.(Winners must be 18 years of age, have closed toed shoes and long pants)

The Porscheplatz tent is open to all PCA members and Porsche owners. Be sure to bring proof of membership (PCA membership card) or Porsche ownership (i.e. key fob, insurance papers)

This will be an incredible weekend of sports car racing. VIR sets the stage for the only all GT event on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule with the the first Michelin GT Challenge GTLM/GTD race. Along with the Michelin GT Challenge, enjoy the Biscuitville Grand Prix (Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge) and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge.

“PORSCHE ONLY” PARADE LAP INFORMATION - Saturday, August 26, 2017

If you purchased the Porscheplatz Car Corral ticket package from Virginia International Raceway (VIR) you have the opportunity to participate in the “Porsche Only” Parade Laps on the track Saturday.  Parade Laps are held at slow, street legal speeds, and are limited to the first 100 drivers who sign up.  There is no advanced sign up. Driver must have purchased the Porscheplatz Car Corral ticket package from VIR, with the respective parking pass to participate. All Parade Lap related business, including sign up, waivers, Safety Briefing and staging will take place at the Porscheplatz tent on Saturday morning. All drivers must present a valid driver license and proof of insurance. Passengers must have valid picture ID (i.e. driver license or government issued ID with them. Parent or legal guardian will sign waiver for children in car under the age of 18)

Saturday, August 26, 2017

11:35 am -12:35 pm    Parade Lap Sign Up / Registration opens in Porscheplatz tent. Upon entering “Porsche Only” Car Corral at the Porscheplatz, let the PCA volunteer know you would like to participate in Parade Laps. Only PORSCHE VEHICLES are permitted. Limited to first 100 drivers who sign up. Waiver must be signed by all drivers and participants. EACH DRIVER AND PASSENGER WILL RECEIEVE A PARADE LAP WRISTBAND. NO EXCEPTIONS. NO ADVANCED SIGN-UP.

12:35 pm-12:45 pm.   MANDATORY IMSA PARADE LAP SAFETY BRIEFING IN PORSCHEPLATZ TENT – All drivers and passengers must attend. Each driver will receive a special sticker indicating their Safety Briefing attendance that must be placed on windshield. (Driver side, upper left). You will not be allowed on track without this sticker.

Parade Lap Staging will immediately follow briefing. Drivers must be at their cars ready to stage. If you are not ready to stage or are late to staging, you will not be able to participate in the Parade Laps YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE TRACK WITHOUT THE STICKER PROVIDED AT THE SAFETY BRIEFING. DRIVER AND PASSENGER MUST HAVE PARADE LAP WRISTBAND.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

1:05 pm           Parade Laps – Cars on track

TICKETS:

CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets today from VIR (Virginia International Speedway) or call VIR at 434-822-7700.

Virginia International Raceway (VIR)  is selling a special Porscheplatz ticket package which includes your ticket to the races and parking pass in the designated "Porsche Only" Car Corral locacted adjacent to the tent. You MUST be driving a Porsche to the event to park in the "Porsche Only" Car Corral.

If you are NOT driving a Porsche to the event, you are still welcome to the Porscheplatz tent with your general admission ticket to the races. You do not have to have purchased to Porscheplatz ticket package from VIR to come to the Porscheplatz tent.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact PCA Zone 2 Representative Cheryl Taylor or Porscheplatz / PCA Car Corral Chair  Lynn Friedman or 832-563-9577.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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