TPC Racing To Lean on Porsche Roots for 2021 Season with Porsche Carrera Cup North America and Porsche Sprint Challenge EffortsReece White
SEBRING, Florida (March 11, 2021) – TPC Racing opens a new era in their long and storied Porsche racing history for the 2021 season, competing in two different championships with four drivers. The season gets underway with back-to-back weekends at Sebring International Raceway, beginning with the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America by Yokohama followed in a week’s time by the IMSA Porsche Carrera Cup North America.
The team will utilize three different generations of Porsche 911 GT3 machines across the platform. Vernon McClure will drive the newest 992-generation as the No. 10 Main Street Homes Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in the Pro-Am class of IMSA Carrera Cup North America. Michael Levitas’ No. 36 TPC Racing/DSC Sport Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is the previous generation, known as the 991.2, and will run in the IMSA Carrera Cup North America’s Pro-Am 991 Class.
In Porsche Sprint Challenge, sanctioned by USAC, Rob Lorndale will pilot the No. 6 TPC Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and Pedro Torres will drive the No. 16 TPC Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, both in the Gold Class. Both Lorndale and Torres’ cars are Porsche’s 991.1-generation Cup Car.
Levitas is also utilizing his 991.2-generation car this weekend at Sebring in the Porsche Sprint Challenge Platinum Class.
“This is shaping up to be just a wonderful season for TPC Racing,” Harris Levitas, Director of Race Operations, said. “We get to use our Porsche history to work with the older generation 911s, and we get to try something new with the 992. On top of that, we’ve got just a great group of guys in our line-up for this season and are really looking forward to seeing what we can do across both of these championships.”
Beginning this weekend at Sebring, each of the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America races will be streamed live through the subscription service at FloRacing.com or through the FloSports app.
The season-opening doubleheader for the Sprint Challenge began with two practice sessions on Thursday, with practice and qualifying on Friday before the season-opening 40-minute race at 4:10 p.m. ET on Friday afternoon. The second 40-minute race of the weekend is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. ET on Saturday.