The Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy USA Car Amigo season opener at Palm Beach
17.01.2012: With less than a month to go before its 2012 season opener at the Palm Beach International Raceway, the
With less than a month to go before its 2012 season opener at the Palm Beach International Raceway, the Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy USA by Car Amigo is preparing for another successful season featuring new venues, an expanded field, and another year of exciting side by side exclusive Porsche GT3 Cup races.
The series will hold its first event of the year during the Palm Beach Grand Prix on February 16 – 19 giving current and new teams and drivers the chance to get their racing season started early by taking advantage of the sunny Florida weather.
The double-header weekend will kick off a five-event, ten-race championship which will take competitors from Palm Beach, to the historic Mitty at Road Atlanta, followed by a the rolling hills of Road America, coming back to Florida for the bumpy and tricky Sebring circuit, and finishing in the high banks of Daytona.
The Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy is open to all Porsche GT3 Cup cars from 2000 to 2012 and will feature not only exclusive double headers at each of its events, but also trophies, prizes, and various contingency programs which will be announced shortly. Porsche GT3 Cup owners and teams should visit www.gt3cuptrophyusa.com for more information on how to register for the up coming events.
A total of 23 different drivers competed in the four inaugural events of the 2011 Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy series representing a variety of teams from all over the country. The series gave Porsche GT3 Cup owners a new and exciting venue where they can race among each other in an exclusive and competitive way at some of the top racetracks in the United States.
Owner, Car Amigo
“We are excited to get our second season started at Palm Beach in only a few weeks and we are looking forward to another successful year after a great debut in 2011. We have put together a very interesting schedule that will give our competitors a chance to race in some of the best tracks in the country.
We hope to keep growing our entries and would like to invite all Porsche GT3 Cup owners to join our championship and make the most of their cars in a competitive, yet friendly and exclusive racing environment!”
About Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy USA by Car Amigo
The Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy USA by Car Amigo is a Championship for 911 996/997 GT3 Cup cars which is run as a class or a stand-alone race. The series is part of the Porsche one make network and is positioned below the GT3 Cup Challenges to give owners of elder GT3 Cup cars the possibility to compete with their cars. It will be open to Porsche Cup GT3 RS/RSR cars from 2000 to 2012.
The series is divided into three groups that will compete for their own championship points and prizes. Group 1 will be for all 997 GT3 Cup cars, Group 2 will be for the older 996 GT3 Cup cars, and Group 3 will be an open category for any other GT3 Cup car that does not apply to the first two groups including RSRs, GT3Rs and Rolex cars.
From amateur drivers to professional racing teams, the series will be able to accommodate all GT3 Cup owners by offering a wide array of customizable services including car preparation, driver coaching, data acquisition services, catering and hospitality, among others. The newly formed Championship will join a variety of sanctioning bodies as it forms a unique and exciting exclusive Championship throughout the United States.
The series will hold its own season long championship and will feature exclusive sprint and enduro races at every race weekend. Prizes and trophies will provided by Mission Foods and Car Amigo and will be given to the top championship and individual events top finishers. www.gt3cuptrophyusa.com
About Mission Foods
Mission Foods, headquartered in Irving (Dallas area), Texas and Gruma S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexican corporation, was founded in 1949, and is one of the largest tortilla manufacturers in the United States. Gruma S.A.B. de C.V. is the parent company of Mission Foods (Gruma Corporation) and is a leading Mexican producer of corn masa flour and tortilla products. It has operations in Mexico, the United States, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.missionmenus.com
About Car Amigo
Car Amigo is a motorsport restoration and preparation business specializing in restoring racing, muscle and historic cars. This Dallas, Texas based company offers complete rebuilds and custom fabrication as well as consignment and sales of history's finest automobiles, www.caramigo.com.
MISSION FOODS GT3 CUP TROPHY 2012 SCHEDULE www.gt3cuptrophyusa.com
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