Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama champion Scott Hargrove handed keys to 911 Carrera S
WOODBRIDGE, ON, Sept. 22, 2017
Driver receives top prize for a year following his season win
WOODBRIDGE, ON, Sept. 22, 2017 /CNW/ – The Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama series recently completed its seventh season after 12 exhilarating races. The two classes of Porsche GT3 Cup cars provided fans and drivers alike with great racing and epic, championship battles that were contested to the very end at the final weekend event for 2017 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Scott Hargrove emerged as the Platinum Cup winner of the 2017 Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama. It is Hargrove’s second time winning the championship – also winning top honours in 2014.
In addition to his trophy, Platinum Cup champion Scott Hargrove took home a new Porsche 911 Carrera S, which he will have the pleasure of driving for one year, courtesy of Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd.
“Scott displayed true talent as well as a competitive edge,” said Alexander Pollich, President and CEO, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. “He consistently delivered by leading the pack nearly every race this season, demonstrating qualities which earned him the series’ championship again this year. Well done, Scott.”
“Over the last several years I’ve seen the Cup series grow into one of the most competitive in Canada, and the 2017 season was one of the most challenging yet,” said Scott Hargrove. “Pfaff Motorsports and Castrol truly went above and beyond, with our results reflecting their effort in bringing home the 2017 championship. I feel like I’ve found a home racing Porsche vehicles, as the brand’s support and commitment to the sport has been phenomenal.”
Scott Hargrove first joined the series in 2014 and soon found his home with OpenRoad Racing Porsche. Later that year, he claimed his first championship title. For the 2017 season, he joined the Pfaff Motorsports/Castrol team. Competition was tight this season with Zacharie Robichon of Mark Motors Racing keeping a close second in the rankings.
The Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama is one of three official Development Series sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). The Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama produces intense, exciting competition for semi-professional drivers alongside some of the most promising career-minded GT drivers in one of the world’s most successful and iconic race cars, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, and on classic Canadian road courses such as Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and street courses like the Toronto Indy.
For upcoming news and updates on the 2018 season, visit the series website at IMSA.com or follow us on Twitter at #GT3CAN.
Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., a dedicated subsidiary of Porsche AG, imports and distributes Porsche vehicles in Canada. The company employs a team of more than 40 in sales, aftersales, finance, marketing, network development, and public relations. In 2017, Porsche sold an unprecedented 7,061 units in Canada, up 10% over the prior year.
SOURCE Porsche Cars Canada
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