TPC Racing Returns To Road Atlanta With IMSA Porsche, Lamborghini Efforts
BRASELTON, Georgia (September 3, 2020) – The TPC Racing program returns to IMSA competition this weekend for doubleheaders in two separate championships, with a pair of cars in IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama and one in IMSA Lamborghini Super Trofeo’s LB Cup.
Danny Hardee and Efrin Castro will carry the TPC Racing banner in Porsche GT3 Cup, while Tom Kerr makes his second career start in Lamborghini Super Trofeo following a successful debut less than two weeks ago.
The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge field will run a pair of 45-minute races this weekend, with the first at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Saturday and the second at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Sunday. Lamborghini Super Trofeo follows suit with 50-minute races. Saturday’s begins at 8:15 a.m. EDT, with Sunday’s at 9:10 a.m. EDT. All four races will be streamed live on IMSA.tv.
Castro enters the weekend second in the Gold Cup Championship, where a pair of strong finishes could go a long way to his title dreams as the point battle approaches the halfway mark. Road Atlanta marks rounds five and six of the 14-race season. Castro has covered the gamut in his No. 65 Fine Fare Supermarkets Porsche 911 GT3 Cup to date this season, with a first, second, third and fourth-place finish in four starts.
Hardee returns in the No. 69 Student Wireless/Apple Rush/Hardee Family Foundation/Palm Beach Cars and Coffee/Michelin Wiper Blades Porsche 911 GT3 Cup after the season-opener at Road America, where he earned the Yokohama Hard Charger in the season opener.
Kerr makes his second weekend start behind the wheel of the No. 74 Lamborghini Sterling/GotVeins.com Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO in the Super Trofeo doubleheader. Kerr scored a pair of third-place podium finishes at VIRginia International Raceway despite missing the season-opener at Road America, where he competed for TPC Racing in Porsche GT3 Cup.
The weekend opens on Friday, September 4 with a pair of practice sessions each for Porsche GT3 Cup and Lamborghini Super Trofeo. Porsche GT3 Cup qualifies in a 15-minute session on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. EDT, with Lamborghini Super Trofeo scheduled for a pair of 15-minute qualifying sessions at 4:30 and 4:50 p.m. EDT, respectively. Lamborghini Super Trofeo opens Saturday morning with an 8:15 a.m. race, followed by the first Porsche Cup race at 9:30 a.m. EDT. The roles reverse on Saturday, with a Porsche Cup race at 8 a.m. EDT and a Lamborghini Super Trofeo race at 9:10 a.m. Each race can be seen live on IMSA.tv.
Harris Levitas, Director of Race Operations: “TPC Racing has had a lot of success at Road Atlanta. We’ve won a lot of races there, and set a lot of track records there. We feel really confident going to Road Atlanta, both with the Lamborghini and the Porsche. I think Efrin Castro is going to have a really good run there in the Gold Cup. Danny is ready to come back after sitting VIR out and having a good solid run at Road America. After the second race at VIR, Tom really got his confidence going in the Lamborghini. He should have a really nice run there as well in the Lamborghini Sterling car. Our team has been working hard to get the cars prepared and we should do really well.”
Efrin Castro, Driver, No. 65 Porsche GT3 Cup: “Road Atlanta is a great track. It’s one of my favorite tracks. I’m really quick there, and feel that I can get my pace up right away. I just can’t wait to get there. It’s going to be fun. TPC Racing has a lot of experience at Road Atlanta, and together as a team we’re going to have a good comeback.”
Danny Hardee, Driver, No. 69 Porsche GT3 Cup: “I am excited to be coming to Road Atlanta after a good finish at Road America. My lap times were very competitive last year at Road Atlanta. If I’m able to consistently reproduce my fastest lap times, I will be on podium. I’ve got a new sponsor for this event in VBar Live, who live streams your favorite concert performers. I’d like to help them get onto the big podium stage at the end of the weekend.”
– TPC Racing has teamed with the Erin Levitas Foundation and Porsche Club of America’s Potomac Region for a silent auction in conjunction with the PCA Rock The Summit race weekend at Summit Point Motorsports Park, September 18-19. The silent auction, raising money for the Erin Levitas Foundation for the third consecutive year, is online for the first time amidst the pandemic and features a host of on-track and off-track items. Bidding is open for a full week, from September 14 at 9 a.m. EDT to September 21 at 9 p.m. EDT. The Erin Levitas Foundation, named in memory of TPC Racing founder Michael Levitas’ daughter, aims to educate youth to prevent sexual assault while helping survivors heal. To participate in the auction, contribute to the Erin Levitas Foundation, or for more information on the Foundation, visit ErinLevitas.org/PCA.
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