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The Stuttgart Cup™ and Mission Foods GT3 Cup Added To HSR Classic Motorsports Mitty At Road Atlanta

- Mitty Return Follows Successful 12 Hours of Sebring Debut
- Race and Track Time Expanded For Next Event at Homestead-Miami Speedway
- Bob Woodman Tire Backs Competitor Entry Fee Discount Program


FERNANDINA BEACH, Florida (March 27, 2015) – Returning to where the two Porsche-based series first raced together one year ago, officials from Americas GT Cup L.L.C. and Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) announced today that The Stuttgart Cup™ and Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy USA by Car Amigo have been added to lineup for the 38th Anniversary Classic Motorsports Mitty Presented by Hagerty at Road Atlanta, April 23 – 26.

The Stuttgart Cup™ and Mission Foods GT3 Cup series first raced together at last year’s Mitty, beginning a new cooperative relationship under the direction and management of Americas GT Cup L.L.C. That event kicked off a full-season of competition that saw Bill Riddell and Steve White clinch, respectively, the 2014 Stuttgart Cup and Mission Foods GT3 Cup championships.

The Mitty return follows a successful debut for both series at last weekend’s HSR Support Races at the 12 Hours of Sebring. That event produced five different winners over two days of competition on Thursday and Friday, with Riddell, White, Dominique LeQueux, Vern Chevalier and Jeffrey Freeman all reaching the top step of victory lane.

Riddell and LeQueux split the Thursday and Friday Stuttgart Cup sprints at Sebring. Driving his Racelink No. 05 Cayman S that carries a flat-black and white-striped livery inspired by the Porsche 918 race car, Riddell rebounded from a third-place finish in Thursday’s opener to take the Friday victory. LeQueux won on Thursday and overcame a mechanical issue Friday to hold on for third in his red MOMO-themed No. 30 Cayman S prepared by Goldcrest Motorsports.

“I had a very challenging start,” Riddell said after his Friday victory. “I missed the setup on the car which required me to have to work harder to go faster, but the whole day was fantastic. As we went under the Green Park bridge, so many people were waving and cheering us on. The fans alone at Sebring make running on 12-hour weekend worth it.”

Rick Stavola, driving his Bodymotion No. 22 Cayman S, finished second in Stuttgart Cup both days and was the first recipient of the Palm Beach Driving Club (PBDC) Award that is new to both series this season. The PBDC Award provides a free on-track session during a scheduled track day at Palm Beach International Raceway. The award will be presented to a recipient at every Stuttgart Cup/Mission Foods GT3 Cup race weekend this season.

All in all, today was a great time,” said Stavola after the Friday race. “It was hot out and a little hectic with so many different classes of cars that run at different speeds, but it was definitely a fun time.”

Other Sebring Stuttgart Cup winners included Chevalier in his No. 24 Bodymotion 3.8-liter class Cayman S who swept both the Thursday and Friday races. Chevalier’s solid weekend, after overcoming a practice accident early on Thursday, earned him Sebring’s Pirelli P Zero Tire Award, which can be redeemed for a full set of Pirelli racing tires at an upcoming event.

“Today was wonderful and it finally cooled off,” Chevalier said on Friday. “I started up front because I had a really decent time, but I did hit a tire wall during practice. The Bodymotion guys did awesome work getting the car back together and getting me back onto the track, a great group of people to work and race with.”

Freeman also doubled up at Sebring in Mission Foods GT3 Cup, taking the Thursday and Friday races in his 3.8 liter No. 16 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup.

White was the weekend’s other Mission Foods GT3 Cup winner, taking a 4-liter class victory in his new No. 39 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.

Noteworthy

- Before The Mitty, the next race on The Stuttgart Cup™ and Mission Foods GT3 Cup schedule is the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) Miami Historics at Homestead-Miami Speedway, April 9 – 12. Series and SVRA officials confirmed today an expanded race schedule for The Stuttgart Cup™ and Mission Foods GT3 that includes two hours of race time between two sprints and an Enduro. The races time will be preceded by four Thursday practices, a pair of practice/qualifying sessions on Friday before the opening race, and a final practice and qualifying run on Saturday. A morning warm-up will also set the stage for Sunday’s Enduro.

- Among the competitors already confirmed for Homestead are Riddell, Stavola, Mark Sandridge and Ed Lane, in addition to a full lineup of GT3 Cup cars from Orbit Racing. Sandridge will be debuting a new GT3 Cup car after several years racing in The Stuttgart Cup™ while Lane is returning to Cayman competition after sitting out the last few years. Lane recently purchased and took delivery at the season-opening Palm Beach Grand Prix of the popular No. 14 Cayman S that is modeled after the legendary Al Holbert Racing Porsche 962. Entries are still being accepted for the Miami Historics and the event’s official entry form can be downloaded by clicking here.

- Bob Woodman Tires, a supplier of The Stuttgart Cup™ and Mission Foods GT3 series standard Pirelli P Zero racing tires, is offering new series competitors discounted race entry fees at Homestead and the following events at Road America and Mid-Ohio. Any first-time Stuttgart Cup or Mission Foods GT3 competitor at those races that buys two sets of Pirellis from Woodman will automatically be given a $500 entry free credit.

Open to all Porsche Caymans, Boxsters and 996, 997 and 911 GT3 Cup cars, 2015 is the second full season that The Stuttgart Cup™ and Mission Foods GT3 Cup series will race together.

Showcasing Porsche Caymans and Boxsters, The Stuttgart Cup™ is in its fourth year of racing and third full-season of competition in 2015. Partnering with Mission Foods GT3, which has been a fixture on classic and historic race weekends for the last several seasons, was an ideal collaboration that attracted strong competitor interest and the support of Pirelli Tire in 2014.

About The Stuttgart Cup™ and the Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy USA by Car Amigo: The Stuttgart Cup™ and the Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy USA by Car Amigo are managed by Americas GT Cup L.L.C. Both series are sprint and endurance race based with The Stuttgart Cup™ open to all Porsche Caymans and Boxsters and Mission Foods GT3 open to all 2000 and later Porsche 911 GT3s and related models. Rules for both series are centered on power to weight ratio. All competing Stuttgart Cup cars must compete with stock make and model engine and transmissions with approved allowances for exhaust and intake modifications. Stuttgart Cup organizers also welcome all competitors with existing race-prepared Caymans or Boxsters to compete with body and engine modifications balanced within series power to weight ratio parameters. All such competitors will not be eligible for championship points or class-designated race wins, but the door is always open to all Cayman and Boxster competitors to get in on the action.

The Stuttgart Cup™ and Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy USA by Car Amigo race with the support of series partners Mission Foods, Pirelli Tire North America, BRM Chronographes, VP Racing Fuels, Pacifico Costa Rica, Palm Beach Driving Club, Car Amigo and Bob Woodman Tires.

Follow The Stuttgart Cup™ on Facebook at The Stuttgart Cup and on Twitter @StuttgartCup. For additional information, a copy of the rules, or questions and inquiries, please contact [email protected] or visit www.StuttgartCup.com.
 
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