Stuttgart Cup/Mission Foods GT3 Featured in Exclusive Run Group; Sprints, Enduros and Welcome Party at “Lucky Dog Garage” Highlight Full Weekend of Activity at Road Atlanta
BRASELTON, Georgia (August 19, 2015) – An expanded schedule of events that will see The Stuttgart Cup and Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy USA featured in its own run group and much more was announced today for the upcoming Atlanta Fall Historics at Road Atlanta, September 18 – 20.
The 30-day countdown is on for the popular weekend of HSR (Historic Sportscar Racing) that will see The Stuttgart Cup and Mission Foods GT3 competitors featured in the event in their own practice, qualifying and three sprint-race sessions. Stuttgart Cup and Mission Foods GT3 teams will also participate in Sunday’s B.R.M. Enduro Challenge, a one-hour event that will be the weekend’s points-paying Enduro race.
“We look forward to showcasing The Stuttgart Cup and Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy as one of the featured events of the Atlanta Fall Historics,” said Ken Fengler, Competition Director and General Manager of America’s GT Cup, the operating organization of both racing series. “We are grateful to HSR for their cooperation in making this provisional schedule a reality and our initial competitor response has been outstanding. The schedule also makes it possible for our teams to race in HSR’s Group 10 at Road Atlanta, which would add another two hours of track time to an already strong weekend of competition.”
The Atlanta Fall Historics provisional schedule can be downloaded by clicking here.
The Stuttgart Cup and Mission Foods GT3 Atlanta Fall Historics entry form can be downloaded by clicking here.
Competitors already confirmed for Stuttgart Cup and Mission Foods GT3 at the Atlanta Fall Historics include Juan Lopez-Santini and his No. 810 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup car prepared by the 901 Shop. Lopez-Santini was the only driver to double up on wins when The Stuttgart Cup and Mission Foods GT3 visited Road Atlanta this past April for The Mitty HSR weekend, scoring victories in the Enduro and a Saturday sprint.
Another Mission Foods GT3 winner from The Mitty returning to Road Atlanta is Jonathon Ziegelman in his No. 911 997 GT3 Cup Porsche prepared by KMW Motorsports. Ziegelman and his father, Allan Ziegelman, earned 3.6-liter class honors in The Mitty Enduro.
On The Stuttgart Cup front, championship points leader Rick Stavola is Road Atlanta-bound in his No. 22 Bodymotion Cayman S that will be entered and prepared by Racelink.
Among Stavola’s expected competitors at the Fall Historics is Atlanta-based championship challenger Dominique LeQueux and his No. 30 Goldcrest Motorsports Cayman S. LeQueux won The Stuttgart Cup sprint at The Mitty in April in the same red and yellow MOMO-themed Cayman.
The off-track schedule for The Stuttgart Cup and Mission Foods GT3 is also packed with excitement. For the second year in a row, longtime historic and vintage racing supporters Jerry and Lara Peters will host a Stuttgart Cup/Mission Foods GT3 welcome reception at their well-known and nearby race shop, the Lucky Dog Garage. The event is open to all registered Stuttgart Cup and Mission Foods GT3 competitors and begins at 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 18.
In other event news, a unique prize will be among the awards competitors will be racing to win at Road Atlanta. Official America’s GT Cup partner Pirelli Tire North America has donated a pair of weekend passes to the United States Grand Prix Formula 1 race at Circuit of The Americas, October 23 – 25. All registered Stuttgart Cup and Mission Foods GT3 competitors racing at Road Atlanta will have a chance to win the tickets.
The 30-day countdown to the Atlanta Fall Historics begins after the successful premiere of The Stuttgart Cup and Mission Foods GT3 on the syndicated and online television network, Car Show TV (CST) last month.
The first-ever broadcast offering for The Stuttgart Cup and Mission Foods GT3, the pilot premiere on CST provides an overview of the two Porsche-based racing series and highlights from June’s SVRA race weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
The episode is available now on the Car Show Television (CST) On Demand channel, which is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and www.CarShowTV.com.
The Stuttgart Cup/Mission Foods GT3 Cup pilot program also aired in South Florida, Tampa, and Boston on the Auto Channel in addition to other locations throughout the country on Untamed Sports TV. Check your local listings for complete broadcast and air times or www.CarShowTV.com for all CST programming.
Produced to showcase and introduce both The Stuttgart Cup and Mission Foods GT3 Cup, the CST premiere is primarily focused on the overview of both racing series. Additional episodes will delve deeper into team and competitor profiles, offer partner-supported features and further promote America’s GT Cup and possible future projects.
A full three-day event for The Stuttgart Cup and Mission Foods GT3, the schedule begins Friday, September 18, with morning practice and a pair of afternoon qualifying sessions. Saturday, September 19, features doubleheader sprint races with the featured one-hour B.R.M. Enduro going green at Noon on Sunday, September 20. A non-points bonus sprint is also on the schedule Sunday afternoon to close out the weekend.
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