Competition is about the competitor. The drive to better oneself. For many, that means racing the clock, the corner and the conditions is more meaningful than battling wheel-to-wheel against another driver. Using the world’s most famous Time Attack, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, as its backdrop for the announcement, Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) and the United States Auto Club (USAC) have combined to create the Porsche Time Attack North America which will debut during the Labor Day weekend’s Porsche Sports Car Together Fest (SCTF) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), September 2 to 4, 2022.
Tickets are available for pre-event purchase at: https://porsche-ezentrum.us/sctf22
Time Attack is a timed motorsport event where a single car laps the track for the quickest time. The car which sets the fastest lap time wins the event. The sport has become a popular way for drivers to focus on precision driving, maximizing performance without the risk of contact with another car or the expenses associated with GT and sports car racing. Contenders can enter any Porsche-built race car, in factory specification, with the exception of current model year Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport machines. The Porsche Time Attack will be conducted at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, providing two practice sessions on Saturday, followed by two timed events Sunday to determine the ultimate winner.
Owners of these special race cars with the proper driving credentials are welcome to reach out to USAC for additional information on entering the Sports Car Together Fest Time Attack event at: https://usacracing.redpodium.com/2022-porsche-sprint-challenge-event-registration.
Comments from PMNA
Troy Bundy, One-Make and GT Sport Manager, Porsche Motorsport North America.
“It is a simple truth in racing that if there is one car on track, there is at least one stopwatch timing it. If there are two cars at the track, one will want to beat the other. Porsche builds the best race cars you can buy. We have clients who want to push these cars, and themselves, to the limit but don’t have the desire or can’t make the time commitment to race wheel-to-wheel in one of our established Porsche Motorsport Pyramid series. The Porsche Time Attack North America will provide the ideal platform for them.”
2022 Sports Car Together Fest
Porsche will return to Indianapolis over the Labor Day weekend to celebrate its long history of performance road and race cars, along with trackside activities for families and fans of all ages. The Sports Car Together Fest, the second annual marquee event at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) by Porsche, will highlight the German sports car manufacturer’s highest performance models: the GT line of road cars as well as its top one-make race series.
Around the Track
- A special gathering of Porsche GT cars. A special exhibition area dedicated to highest performance models developed by Porsche and what is expected to be the world’s largest gathering of Porsche GT cars.
- Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge. For the second consecutive year, Porsche dealerships are invited to return a beloved Porsche sports car from the 1950s to 2000s back to its original glory.
- Esports Championship. While the premiere Porsche one-make series battles wheel-to-wheel outside, the competition heats up in the virtual world inside. Additional details on the Porsche Esports championship are forthcoming and will be released alongside future Porsche Sports Car Together Fest announcements.
- Lifestyle. The Porsche Sports Car Together Fest doesn’t only revolve around the car culture, it is a family-focused weekend. Porsche-centric events, programs, activities and displays around the facility include artists creating themed works, health and wellness activities for the entire family to participate in and more. Bringing in aspects of its sports and lifestyle experiences, Sports Car Together Fest is an event the entire family and fans of all ages can enjoy.
Nearly non-stop activity will entertain the competition-minded visitors to The Speedway. The 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course of the legendary facility – incorporating parts of the oval made famous by the Indianapolis 500 – will be used for all on-track sessions. In addition to Rounds 13 and 14 of the 16-race Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented by the Cayman Islands season, the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America by Yokohama, Porsche Club of America (PCA) sports car racing and time attack events will provide the die-hard Indiana motorsport fans with intense Porsche-against-Porsche GT car racing.
More events and activities are regularly being added to the Porsche Sports Car Together Fest calendar and will, along with information of purchasing tickets, be announced in the near future.