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The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama is a one-make racing series based in North America using Porsche 911 GT3s.

IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge
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CategoryOne-make racing by Porsche
Country United States
Inaugural season2005
ConstructorsPorsche
Tyre suppliersYokohama
Drivers' championUnited States Elliott Skeer
Teams' championUnited States Wright Motorsports
Official websiteporschegt3cupusa.imsa.com
Start of the 2006 race at Road Atlanta

The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama entered its 13th season in 2017 as one of the largest of Porsche's 20 single-make Cup Challenge series in the world. The series produces intense, exciting competition for semi-professional and aspiring professional drivers in the world's most produced and iconic race car, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.

Racing is divided into two classes – Platinum Cup, featuring the 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, which is based on the eighth (current) generation of the street car, and Gold Cup, featuring the 2014–2016 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, which is based on the seventh generation of the street car. A Masters Championship also is conducted in Platinum class. Each class is awarded with its own podium at the end of every race and individual champion at the end of every season. Points are awarded by finish in class.

The series is sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association, and is a support series to the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

ChampionsEdit

Season Champion
2005   Jay Policastro
2006 997 Class Champion 996 Class Champion
  Nathan Swartzbaugh   Dino Loles
2007 Champion
  Bob Faieta
2008 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
  Bob Faieta   Tony Rivera
2009 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
  Bob Faieta   Melanie Snow
2010 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
  Ross Smith   Henrique Cisneros
2011 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
  Henrique Cisneros   Madison Snow
2012 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
  Sean Johnston   Angel Benitez, Jr
2013 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
  Madison Snow   Michael Levitas
2014 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
  Colin Thompson   Patrick-Otto Madsen
2015 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
  Elliott Skeer   Jeff Mosing
2016 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
  Jesse Lazare   Michael de Quesada
2017 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
  Jake Eidson   Fred Kaimer
2018 Platinum Class Champion Gold Class Champion
  Trenton Estep   Victor Gomez

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