Two parked Porsche 997 GT3 cup cars with TPC Racing race livery

Marc Bunting Returns to TPC Racing and Porsche of Towson

(June 19, 2013) Jessup, MD – For rounds five and six of the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge Series by Yokohama, the TPC Racing / Porsche of Towson team will field a third entry. Marc Bunting of Baltimore, Maryland will return to the TPC Racing team driving the #35 Porsche of Towson GT3 Cup entry in the Platinum Class.

Marc Bunting has always been close with the TPC Racing / Porsche of Towson team. In 2004, Bunting won the drivers championship in the Rolex Series with TPC Racing and the team is thrilled to have Marc returning to competition.

For Marc, the Porsche of Towson GT3 Cup that he will pilot in the Platinum Class is a car that he is familiar with. Bunting has raced in the ALMS GTC Class and has had fantastic results. Marc knows what it takes to be fast, and the team knows that they have one of the best piloting the #35 Porsche of Towson Platinum entry.

“We are thrilled to have Marc Bunting driving with our TPC Racing / Porsche of Towson team again,” stated TPC Racing team owner and driver Michael Levitas. “It brings back some great memories of the success we had as teammates when we ran in the Rolex Series. Marc is a fantastic driver. He is a champion, a good friend, race winner and is the perfect driver to have driving our Platinum Class entry. Marc is a great addition to our Porsche of Towson team and it will be a blast to be back on the same team again.”

“I am excited to be reunited with TPC Racing and Watkins Glen,” stated Marc Bunting. “It will be great to be back with the team and also to drive the new Porsche of Towson GT3 Cup in the Platinum Class. I won my first championship in 2004 with TPC Racing and they are a first class performance/race prep shop located in my hometown of Baltimore, MD. It’s great to be back with the home team. I know from experience that with the engineering behind TPC Racing and the driver coaching from Randy Pobst, the team will provide me with the car that I will need to fight for the win. Watkins Glen is one of the tracks where I first started road racing in the MARRS series in the 90’s and it is a track I have not raced at since 2007, so I am excited to return to The Glen which has always been my favorite track on the East Coast.”

The TPC Racing / Porsche of Towson team currently leads the point’s championship in the Gold Class as Michael Levitas has gone four-for-four this season. This puts Levitas at the top of the driver’s standings in Gold, but following close is teammate David Williams in the #37 Porsche of Towson / Merkle entry. David has placed second in the first four rounds this season and the TPC Racing / Porsche of Towson team looks to bring this momentum into Watkins Glen. The TPC Racing / Porsche of Towson trio of Marc Bunting in the #35 Porsche of Towson GT3 Cup in Platinum will be strong and Levitas in his #36 entry will be looking to go six-for-six with great battles with teammate David Williams in the #37 machine in the Gold Class.

About TPC Racing:

TPC Racing is the Mid-Atlantic’s premier maintenance, service, tuning and modification center dedicated solely to Porsche sports cars. This long time focus on only one make, Porsche, has enabled us to become experts in Porsche service, tuning and racing.

TPC Racing has its roots in the IMSA Supercar Series of the late 1980’s and early 1990s, where team owner and driver Michael Levitas managed the turbocharger programs that gave the fire-breathing Nissan 300ZX, Mazda RX7 Twin Turbo, Lotus Turbo Esprit and Consulier GTPs their prodigious power.

By combining a lifetime of automotive enthusiasm, business experience and technical skill with advanced aeronautical training and certifications, Levitas has managed to extend the engineering of some for the most advanced and well-regarded machines in existence – Porsche race cars.

About Porsche of Towson:

Porsche of Towson is Baltimore’s only exclusive Porsche center. That means that our Porsche staff is 100% dedicated to the Porsche brand and nothing else. They will be able to assist you with all of your Porsche needs. On behalf of the entire Priority 1 Automotive Group family of dealerships, welcome to Porsche of Towson. We look forward to meeting all of your Porsche needs.

Porsche of Towson is a part of the Priority 1 Automotive Group which is a family owned and operated group of dealerships. As a family dealership, the family’s reputation in the community is of the utmost importance. Therefore, there is a tremendous focus on providing exceptional customer service. With a brand new state-of-the-art Porsche dealership (completed in 2010), the most elite and experienced group of client advisors for sales and service, and a highly trained team of service and support personnel, your sales and service experience is assured of being second to none. Our clients appreciate the way we do business. We know you will too!

About Merkle:

Merkle is the nation’s largest and fastest-growing customer relationship marketing (CRM) agency. For more than 20 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. Employing data-driven strategies, Merkle combines a complete range of marketing, technical, analytical and creative disciplines to offer complete integrated customer marketing solutions. With a strategically led, consultative approach, we work closely with clients to design, execute and continuously evaluate CRM programs throughout the buying cycle, across channels and media.

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