TPC Racing Ready for SebringTPC Racing
TPC Racing Ready for Sebring
Jessup, MD (March 7, 2013) – The TPC Racing team has the hauler loaded and ready to depart for Sebring. After a successful test in February, both Michael Levitas, team owner and driver of the 36 TPC Racing / Merkle Inc. Porsche GT3 Cup in the Gold Class and David Williams, driver of the 37 TPC Racing / Merkle Inc. Porsche GT3 Cup are excited to return to Sebring. The TPC Racing team spent over ten days at Sebring last time testing, and it was a huge success.
During testing, the TPC Racing crew spent the test days changing the car setup and making big changes to the chassis. This seemed to work as the cars were faster and faster each session. Driver David Williams improved his personal best lap times by over five seconds and is now ready to take on the competitive field in the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Gold Class.
Michael Levitas also made improvements during the test days. The TPC Racing team made several chassis adjustments to the 36 car. Levitas finally found the car and improved his lap times as well. Team coach, professional driver, Randy Pobst was also present at the test to help find the chassis on both cars and both Michael and David feel confident that they have strong cars to run up front.
“Testing went very well in February,” said Michael Levitas. Our TPC Racing / Merkle Inc. Porsche GT3 Cup cars are fantastic and should be very competitive at Sebring. I have always enjoyed racing at Sebring and could not be happier to be returning to my third season of competition in the Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama in my 2008 car. I am also very excited to have my teammate, David Williams out on track with us. He has improved tremendously and has adjusted very well to his 2009 GT3 Cup. Our sponsors play a key role in this as well and a huge thank you goes out to Merkle Inc., IBIZ World Class, JRZ USA and TPC Racing for all of the support.”
Other big news for the TPC Racing team is the addition of a third car to the stable. TPC Racing just acquired a new 2013 GT3 Cup to run in the Platinum Class starting at Laguna Seca as well as other ALMS GTC races. Once we take delivery of the car, there will be more news to come.
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 1990’s, 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 of the most advanced and well-regarded machines in existence – Porsche race cars.
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.