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Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East Series Wraps Up Season with Final Race at Daytona International Speedway

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Lead image: Cayman GT4 Clubsports at Road America Trophy East race in Wisconsin.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 17, 2016)—The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East series will crown season champions and celebrate a successful inaugural year at the season-ending event Oct. 21-23 at the iconic Daytona International Speedway. 

Known for the prestigious Rolex 24 At Daytona endurance race, the 3.56-mile sports car course includes portions of the famous Daytona oval, including high-speed turns with 31° of banking.

Keith Jensen, representing the Maverick PCA Region in his No. 51 NOLAsport entry, continues to lead the Championship class standings, 274-217, entering the final event of the season.

"I am humbled by the opportunity to win the championship in the inaugural year of this great PCA series," Jensen said. "If you're looking for either a ton of fun or uber-competitive racers, the GT4 Clubsport Trophy East Series is for you. I can't wait for the last races of the season at Daytona."

Jensen continued to build his strong points lead at the series' last event, in early September at Road America, by sweeping both sprint races and the endurance race.

"NOLAsport has been an awesome team to work with," Jensen said.

Rene Robichaud, representing the Ohio Valley PCA Region in the No. 89 Kelly-Moss Road and Race Cayman GT4 Clubsport entry, is leading the Masters class, 141-122, over Roger Halvorsen, representing the Connecticut Valley PCA Region. Robichaud continued his quest for more victories by winning Sprint 1 and the endurance race at Road America.

The event at Daytona International Speedway will feature three races in an exciting, varied format relative to PCA Club Racing standards. The first and second races will be 30-minute sprint races. The third race is an endurance race lasting 80 minutes.

There will be three practice sessions Friday, Oct. 21. The first sprint race starts at 2 p.m. (ET) Saturday, Oct. 22, with the second sprint race at 4:45 p.m. The endurance race will start at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23.

The championship celebration banquet will wrap up the 2016 season Sunday evening at the Goodyear 500 Club at Daytona International Speedway. The event will include awards, prizes and a special guest speaker.

Two exciting season finale prizes will be presented to the Championship and Masters class winners at the event. Stand 21 Racewear, an industry leader in custom head-to-toe, made-to-measure safety wear for drivers, will present drivers' suits to the winners. Porsche Design will also present the series champions with an exclusive titanium timepiece from the new Porsche Design "1919 Collection" - designed and manufactured by the Porsche Design Timepieces AG in Switzerland. The watches will be customized with the GT4 Clubsport logo embossed on the back.

"We're excited to salute our GT4 Clubsport drivers and teams at this end-of-the-year celebration," said Vicki Earnshaw, PCA Club Racing chair. "This inaugural season was fantastic and we are hoping to see both old and new faces in the series in 2017."

(All times local)

Friday, Oct. 21  
9:20 AM Practice 1
2 PM Practice 2
4:20 PM Practice 3
Saturday, Oct. 22  
9:10 AM Warm-up
10:40 AM Qualifying
2 PM Sprint Race 1 (30 minutes)
4:45 PM Sprint Race 2 (30 minutes)
Sunday, Oct. 23  
8:50 AM Enduro warm-up
12:40 PM Enduro race (80 minutes)


About PCA Club Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East
The PCA Club Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East series, which debuts in 2016, highlights the spirit of PCA Club Racing and the skills of its drivers at major road racing venues east of the Rocky Mountains. The series provides a bridge for Porsche racers to climb to the professional ranks through this semi-professional racing series.

Drivers will compete in a separate group in the new track-only Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car. The 385-horsepower, mid-engine racer, which features a sealed engine and transmission and a spec tire, is developed by Porsche Motorsport North America and based on the successful street-legal Cayman GT4 sports car. Drivers are awarded with a podium at the end of every points race, and an individual champion will be crowned at the end of the season. A Masters Championship also is conducted. Points are awarded by finish in class.

About Porsche Club of America/PCA Club Racing
The Porsche Club of America (PCA) celebrates good friends, good conversation and a common passion for the world's finest automobile - Porsche. Since its founding in 1955, this close-knit community of Porsche owners has grown to 143 regions throughout the United States and Canada and is the largest single-marque club in the world. PCA activities include racing, rallies, autocrosses, tours, and shows, as well as driver education, Porsche restoration and technical sessions. The PCA continues to thrive around the unbridled joy provided by Porsche.

PCA Club Racing enters its 25th year by featuring more than 2,000 licensed racers and 32 sanctioned races per year, more than any other single-make racing organization in the world. PCA Club Racing was established around guiding principles that remain true today. In summary, they provide a class for all Porsche sports cars; fun, safe and clean racing; and uniform organization and operation.

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