PCA Trophy East Race Series Announcement for 2018
Announcing the 2018 PCA Trophy East series
Many of you are aware of the semi-pro series PCA Club Racing (CR) has been running alongside our regular race series - the Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East series. We are making some changes, the most significant is expanding the 2018 series to include the 997.2 and 991.1 911 GT3 Cup cars (PCA CR GTC5 and GTC6). This formula has proven viable in other parts of the country, and promotes increased participation. The goal is to host 35-40 cars next year. The races will all be at familiar sports car racing venues. While adding a new, faster group of cars, we will retain what we believe are the core values of the series, which include:
? A series for experienced drivers, either as a stepping stone to the next level, or for drivers who don?t want to deal with the expense of a true Pro series
? Managed costs through tire rules and minimizing the need for large at-track crews
? Relaxed 13/13 rule
? Continuity between series races - same racers, familiar officials
? Support and coaching from well-known professional racer, and really great guy, David Murry
? At-track technical support
? Close, but respectful racing
? The great camaraderie developed between racers, teams and officials
While details are still being worked out, we can provide some information to give you an idea of what to expect. The series will be 6, or possibly 7, events. Agreements are being negotiated with individual PCA regions, but all events will be on tracks that regularly hold professional races (as seen on TV!). Reducing the number of races from the 8 we ran in 2017 allows us the opportunity to space them more conveniently, and also leaves a bit of time for racers to run their favorite PCA CR outside the series.
We are very excited about being able to extend this format to a larger group of participants. Stay tuned for more details, which will be coming soon. If you are interested in running the 2018 PCA Trophy East series, contact West Dillard ([email protected]).