TPC Racing to Offer $5,000 Contingency Bonus, Support for ITC GTP Competitors in 2012TPC Racing
TPC Racing to Offer $5,000 Contingency Bonus, Support for ITC GTP Competitors in 2012
INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 10, 2012) – TPC Racing owner Michael Levitas is offering fulltime competitors in the new Intercontinental Trophy Cup Racing Series (ITC) GTP class a couple of top-notch incentives to compete in one of the newest Porsche spec series. The top GTP class team that campaigns a turbocharged Porsche Cayman will receive a minimum $5,000 end-of-year bonus, and TPC will provide a 50 percent discount on its turbocharged systems to any team fielding a turbocharged Porsche Cayman this season.
In addition to the $5,000 end-of-year bonus, Levitas will add $2,500 for every two cars that compete, beginning with the second round in May at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J. To be eligible, cars must compete in six of the seven races during the 2012 season.
TPC, a Porsche aftermarket supplier based in Jessup, Md., has put up the extra incentives following the announcement of the GTP class last month. Levitas, who has raced Porsches for more than 20 years, was instrumental in the development and design of the Porsche Caymans that will compete in the GTP class. In addition to its contingency support and building the turbo kits for Porsche Caymans racing in ITC, TPC Racing also builds and supplies full suspension kits to ITC teams. TPC Racing is also expected to field Caymans in the ITC in the future.
“I want to motivate people to come into ITC, and I think this will do it,” Levitas said. “This should inject some excitement into this series. If someone is going to build a GTP car, they will get back 50 percent on a turbocharged kit for any team that registers for the season. In addition, TPC will offer support the teams with parts at each track, help with dyno time and help teams with anything it takes to be competitive.”
The GTP class features a mix of 3.8-liter naturally-aspirated and 3.4-liter turbocharged Porsche Caymans, becoming the only class in North America to do so within the same chassis. The cars, built in or after 2006, will feature a full carbon fibre body for weight reduction, along with added aerodynamics, and are expected to produce around 400 horsepower.
“We are extremely excited that Mike and TPC Racing have joined the ITC family as a contingency sponsor, and feel both the bonus and discount will provide the series a big boost,” said ITC series principal Dougie Livingston. “This has already attracted the interest of other sponsors, and we are happy that Mike and TPC Racing realize the value that ITC is trying to build.”
The inaugural race for the GTP class is the 2012 Intercontinental Trophy Cup Racing Series season opener, scheduled for Feb. 2-5 at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway.
About TPC Racing
TPC Racing is the Mid-Atlantic’s premier maintenance, service, tuning and modification center dedicated solely to Porsche supercars. Based in Jessup, Md., TPC Racing has an aggressive engineering program, focused on developing powerful superchargers, responsive shocks and dampers for professional and clubsport cars, which keeps performance-hungry Porsche owners fed a steady diet of racing-derived aftermarket parts. To this day, TPC uses its professional, club racing and street Porsches to develop engine and suspension components for its partners. The racing team, which began in the 1980s in the IMSA Supercar Series, has won races and championships in several disciplines, including the 2006 Rolex 24 At Daytona and 2000 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series GT team title.
About Intercontinental Trophy Cup Racing Series
The Intercontinental Trophy Cup Racing Series (ITC) is a defined path for new and upcoming talent coming from a variety of disciplines, including karting and club-racing. The series, which races exclusively with Porsche Caymans, began in April 2011 and is the first nationally-touring semi-professional series sanctioned by the National Auto Sport Association (NASA). The ITC provides a structure to assist the enhancement of drivers and teams not only on the track but also off, fostering business partnerships and developing marketing strategies. For more information, visit the series website,www.trophycupracing.com, and follow the series on Twitter, @itcseries.
Article copied from: Trophy Cup Racing Article