Two additional races complete the 2011 schedule for the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama. The series returns to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal as part of the Canadian Grand Prix weekend June 10-12, while the series also returns to Miller Motorsports Park in Toole, Utah, with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars competing as part of the Utah Grand Prix weekend April 28- May 1.
Series manager Mike Simons looks forward to returning to both venues.
“I think the Canadian Grand Prix is a great opportunity for the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama drivers to display their talent in front of a very large Canadian and United States crowd,” said Simons. “An F1 event happens once a year in North America and to be part of it is a once in a lifetime experience for the teams and drivers.
“We've also had some good events at Miller Motorsports Park, so we're glad to be able to put the date on our schedule. It's always a competitive event and the open layout of the track really lends itself to a wide-open race.”
The IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama features semi-professional drivers racing head to head in the largest single-make series in North America with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car. The multi-class structure of the series teaches drivers essential skills for an eventual career in the American Le Mans Series.
The series is divided into two classes; the Platinum Cup, featuring the more powerful 2011 and 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars, and the Gold Cup, which includes 2005½ - 2009 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars.