TPC Racing Finishes 2013 Season on a High Note

The TPC Racing / Porsche of Towson team ended the 2013 IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama season on a high note at Road Atlanta. All three TPC Racing GT3 Cup cars were fast and very competitive. Michael Levitas changed cars for the weekend and drove the 35 Porsche of Towson entry in the Platinum class, Ben Keating switched to the 36 Porsche of Towson car for the weekend in Gold and David Williams piloted his 37 Merkle / Porsche of Towson GT3 Cup for the season finale.

Right off of the trailer the cars were fast. Michael Levitas was adjusting to the 35 car, as this was his first time racing the Platinum entry. Levitas decided to race in Platinum for the season finale since he had secured the Gold Championship and will be racing Platinum next season. By race day, Levitas had the car figured out and he finished third in Platinum Masters.

“I decided to race in Platinum for the season finale since I had already secured the drivers championship in Gold,” stated Michael Levitas. “I wanted to see how I stacked up against the Platinum drivers since I will be running in Platinum next season. We had a good car and I was learning the car more and more each time out in it. It was great to finish third in the Platinum Masters category and our 35 Porsche of Towson car was great! The TPC Racing team worked so hard and did a fantastic job all weekend to make the car competitive. I look forward to being back out in the Platinum class in a new car next season.”

Ben Keating was very impressive in the 36 Porsche of Towson car. Not only was Keating the fastest car in the Gold Class, but Ben was mixing it up with the top ten Platinum Class cars. In race one of the weekend, Ben Keating finished seventh overall, first in class and for race two Keating finished ninth overall, first in class again and still running the same lap times as the top five Platinum cars.

“It was really fun,” stated Ben Keating. “The TPC Racing team had the perfect setup on the 36 Porsche of Towson GT3 Cup and I was running competitive lap times with the Platinum Class cars. In the rain, we were right there in the fight with the Platinum Cars, and in the dry, the car was just perfect. I have enjoyed working with Mike Levitas and the TPC Racing team this season. Every time out, we have found the setup on the car and the team has given me a car that I can always drive fast and be comfortable in. It has been a blast!”

David Williams had a strong run in the Gold Class in his 37 Merkle / Porsche of Towson GT3 Cup. Williams started fourth in both races, but made his way up to second place on the first lap. David drove smart and also had a nice battle with the third place car that made for an exciting race to watch.

“It was intense out there, but I survived it,” stated David Williams. “My TPC Racing / Merkle GT3 Cup was great all weekend. I had a great battle and held on for second place which was a lot of fun. I like when there is competition and it was a great way to end the season. To have secured second place in the Gold Championship was very rewarding and I could not have done this without the support of my teammate Michael Levitas and the entire TPC Racing team. I can’t wait for next year!”

The TPC Racing team would like to thank all of the sponsors and supporters that have supported the team in the 2013, and the team looks forward to the 2014 season. Stay tuned for updates as the team will be announcing the final plans for next season.

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, as well in the Grand Am Rolex Series with over 28 race wins and 40 podium finishes. In 2004, the team won the team and drivers championship in the SGS class. In 2006, TPC Racing won the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in the GT Class.

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!

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