TPC Racing / Porsche of Towson / Merkle Team Ready for Watkins Glen

(June 25, 2013) Jessup, MD – The TPC Racing / Porsche of Towson / Merkle team has been hard at work, preparing all three of the Porsche of Towson GT3 Cup cars of Michael Levitas, David Williams and Marc Bunting who will pilot the teams Platinum entry for rounds five and six at Watkins Glen. Marc last drove with the TPC Racing team in 2004 where he won the Rolex Series drivers championship and has also had recent success driving in ALMS.

“We are thrilled to have Marc Bunting driving with our TPC Racing / Porsche of Towson / Merkle 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 in our Platinum Class entry. Marc is a great addition to our Porsche of Towson team and it will be fun to be back on the same team again.”

Marc Bunting is eager to be reunited with the TPC Racing team and take to the wheel of the #35 Porsche of Towson GT3 Cup in the Platinum Class.

“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.”

Michael Levitas is thrilled to be back in the seat of his #36 Porsche of Towson GT3 Cup car to go back to one of his favorite tracks on the east coast.

“I am very excited to get back in the seat of my Porsche of Towson GT3 Cup,” stated TPC Racing team owner and driver Michael Levitas. “Watkins Glen has always been one of my favorite tracks on the East Coast that I have had a lot of success at. It comes down to having the best chassis at a track like The Glen, and our TPC Racing / Porsche of Towson team has done a lot with reviewing data and finding the right setup. I believe we will be strong there and I look to continue with our winning ways.”

David Williams is also looking forward to being back in his #37 Porsche of Towson / Merkle machine.

“When I was last out at Watkins Glen, I had a blast,” stated David Williams. “Watkins Glen is a very fast track and I look forward to being back in the seat of my TPC Racing / Porsche of Towson GT3 Cup. The Glen is a fast track but the car setup has to be spot on in order to go fast, and I know that the TPC Racing team will give me a car to run up at the front of the field with.”

After winning the first four races of the season, Michael Levitas is the championship leader in the Gold Class as well as the Gold Masters Class. David Williams is right behind Levitas in the point’s standings, making for a battle of the teammates. This also puts the TPC Racing / Porsche of Towson / Merkle team on top, leading the team championship. The team hopes to continue with this success at Watkins Glen for rounds five and six June 28-30.

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.

About CrunchDaddy Popcorn:

CrunchDaddy Popcorn makes “Popcorn Unusual!™”, an array of sweet and savory inventions that take the sophisticated snacker beyond the common recipes for caramel, kettle and cheese popcorn. All CrunchDaddy Popcorn flavors are available on-line through their website,

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