First Series Appearance at Legendary Sebring 12-Hour Race; Third-Straight Year at Savannah Speed Classic
FERNANDINA BEACH, Florida (February 20, 2015) – The Stuttgart Cup™ and Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy USA by Car Amigo 2015 race schedule was finalized today with the additions of the HSR (Historic Sportscar Racing) events at next month’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida and October’s annual Savannah Speed Classic.
The Sebring 12 Hour weekend, March 18 – 21, is the first time that The Stuttgart Cup™ and Mission Foods GT3 series will appear together at a major sports car racing event. The race replaces the previously announced participation by the series in next weekend’s Spring Vintage Classic and is now the first of two Sebring stops on the 2015 Stuttgart Cup/Mission Foods GT3 calendar. The season will once again conclude on the legendary Florida circuit at the Sebring Historics this December.
In addition to the new Sebring race date, the return to the Savannah Speed Classic, October 22 – 24, fills the only open date on the 2015 Stuttgart Cup/Mission Foods GT3 calendar. The series will appear at the event, which uses The Grand Prize Circuit at Hutchinson Island just across the river from downtown Savannah, for the third consecutive year.
“We are delighted to have these final additions in place to complete our 2015 racing calendar for The Stuttgart Cup™ and Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy USA by Car Amigo,” said Ken Fengler, Stuttgart Cup/Mission Foods GT3 Competition Director and General Manager. “We are honored to join HSR at the 12 Hours of Sebring event, and our competitors and partners realize this is a great opportunity. We are also looking forward to returning to the HSR Savannah Speed Classic that has grown into a premier event the last few seasons. These great events place the final touches on a fantastic 2015 racing schedule.”
The 2015 season began with last weekend’s Palm Beach Grand Prix, February 12 – 14, at Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR). The new Sebring date now gives Stuttgart Cup/Mission Foods GT3 competitors more than a month to prepare for the 12-hour weekend, which was another key factor in the date change.
The Stuttgart Cup™/Mission Foods GT3 series then head North to Road America for the Spring Vintage Festival, May 14 – 17, and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Mid-Ohio Vintage Grand Prix, June 25 – 28.
An autumn return to Road Atlanta for the second-straight year, September 14 – 17, at the Atlanta Fall Historics will be first of what is now back-to-back Georgia races with the Savannah race addition the following month.
The 2015 calendar concludes with what has become the traditional season-ending Daytona Historic Races, November 12 – 15, and the Sebring Historics finale, December 3 – 6.
Open to all Porsche Caymans, Boxsters and 996, 997 and GT3 Cup cars, 2015 marks the second full season that The Stuttgart Cup™ and Mission Foods GT3 Cup series will race together.
Showcasing Porsche Caymans and Boxsters, The Stuttgart Cup™ is beginning its fourth year of racing and third full-season of competition this year. Partnering with Mission Foods GT3, which has been a fixture on classic and historic race weekends for the last several seasons, was an ideal collaboration that attracted strong competitor interest and the support of Pirelli Tire in 2014.
About The Stuttgart Cup™ and the Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy USA by Car Amigo:
The Stuttgart Cup™ and the Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy USA by Car Amigo are managed by Americas Cup GT L.L.C. Both series are sprint and endurance race based with The Stuttgart Cup™ open to all Porsche Caymans and Boxsters and Mission Foods GT3 open to all 2000 and later Porsche 911 GT3s and related models. Rules for both series are centered on power to weight ratio. All competing Stuttgart Cup cars must compete with stock make and model engine and transmissions with approved allowances for exhaust and intake modifications. Stuttgart Cup organizers also welcome all competitors with existing race-prepared Caymans or Boxsters to compete with body and engine modifications balanced within series power to weight ratio parameters. All such competitors will not be eligible for championship points or class-designated race wins, but the door is always open to all Cayman and Boxster competitors to get in on the action.
The Stuttgart Cup™ and Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy USA by Car Amigo race with the support of series partners Mission Foods, Pirelli Tire North America, BRM Chronographes, VP Racing Fuels, Pacifico Costa Rica, Palm Beach Driving Club, Car Amigo and Bob Woodman Tires.
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