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Porsche Park To Be Center of Rennsport IV Activity; Updated Schedule Announced

July 28, 2011 by  
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PARK-IN-THE-PADDOCK – The Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Paddock will be transformed into a Porsche immersion zone for attendees at Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV featuring a genuine German biergarten, exclusive Porsche 911 displays and activities, and special race cars in a relaxing atmosphere.

The 40,000 square-foot Park-in the-Paddock includes Genuine German Biergarten, Real Turf, and Lots of Opportunities to Relax and Enjoy the Magic of Porsche Rennsport 

With the rolling landscape and park benches on a perfectly-groomed lawn, you might think you were in Bavaria, which is exactly what Porsche Cars North America intends with its Porsche Park-in-the-Paddock  located amongst the vintage race cars at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV,  October 14 – 16, 2011.

This area, located behind the media center (where the tire companies usually set up for a race weekend), will feature an authentic German biergarten as well as German food and and a park atmosphere so Rennsport attendees can take a break from the on-track activity and absorb the experience.  But Rennsport fans will still know that they are at a Porsche event, as the Park-in-the-Paddock will have plenty of sports car activity as well, according to Bernd Harling, Porsche’s Principal Communications Counsel and coordinator for Rennsport.

“Besides the food and drink, our Park-in-the-Paddock will include a center stage where driver introductions and all the autograph sessions will take place and live music will be played, as well as the very popular model car display, photo opportunities with the CARS movie star Sally Carrera – maybe our most famous 911 – and a Porsche Sport Driving School activity center,” said Harling.

“We also hope to have a sneak showing of a future Porsche model in the Park, but it’s a little too early to be able to confirm its appearance,” Harling teased.

Other activities around the paddock are taking shape as well for the October event, according to Harling.

“Porsche Motorsports North America, headquartered inSanta Ana,Calif., will have a display not only to show its modern and vintage race car parts and service capabilities, but to encourage the many Porsche race car owners to take advantage of the company’s free technical advice offered to anyone who asks,” said Harling.

With the Porsche 911 being the featured race car of Rennsport IV, fans will also be able to view two 911 displays which help capture the history of this iconic sports car.  The first is a special collection of the most significant 15 race cars in 911 history.  Will you agree with the organizer’s choice as there have been hundreds of important 911 race cars?  This display in the pit lane garages will surely spark a friendly debate, but, with more than 100 racing 911s in the paddock, everyone’s personal choices won’t be far away.

The other 911 display is being assembled by the Porsche Club ofAmerica, and proved to be very popular at Porsche Rennsport III at Daytona in 2007.  In order to show the progression of the Porsche 911 model, the club has assembled one car from each year, starting in 1965, when the 911 first appeared in theU.S., until today’s 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS.


Final Schedule Announced


Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Porsche Cars North America have published an updated Rennsport schedule and race classification list based on the latest entries and input from competitors.

 

PORSCHE RENNSPORT REUNION IV 2011

Event Schedule and Race Classification (updated 7/28/11)

Subject to change

 

Group 1: Gmund Cup

550, 550A, RSK, RS60-61 (4&8 cyl.) 2000 GSGT (Dreikantschaber), Abarth Carrera, 356 GT, and 356 (must have period racing history.)

 

Group 2: Eifel Trophy

904 (4&6 cyl.), 914/6 GT, 911TR, 911ST, 911 (911 up to 2.5 liter), Lotus/Porsche, Cooper/Porsche (Pooper) etc, Elva/Porsche.

914’s & 911’s  must have period  racing history

 

Group 3: Weissach Cup

906, 910, 907, 908, 908/2, 908/3 (8 cyl. & 6 turbo), 909, 917 (normally aspirated and turbocharged)

 

Group 4: Carrera Trophy

911 (over 2.5 liter), RSR, 3.0 RSR, 2.1 Turbo, 934, 935, 936, 924 GTS, 924 GTR.

 

Group 5: Stuttgart Cup

956, 962, GT1, WSC, RS Spyder.

 

Group 6: Cayman Interseries/911 Invitational

 

Group 7: PCA Club Racing

Porsche Club ofAmericarace cars

 

Group 8: Rennsport Reunion Cup – Porsche Cup Cars

 

FRIDAY, October 14, 2011

  7:00 a.m.                      Gates Open

  7:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.  Registration :  Embassy Suites,Seaside

  8:00 a.m. -  8:20 a.m.   Practice Group 1 – Gmund Cup

  8:30 a.m. -  8:50 a.m.   Practice Group 2 -EifelTrophy

  9:00 a.m. -  9:20 a.m.   Practice Group 4 – Carrera Trophy

  9:30 a.m. -  9:50 a.m.   Practice Group 3 – Weissach Cup

10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Practice Group 5 -StuttgartCup

10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Practice Group 6 – Cayman Interseries/911 Invitational

11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Practice Group 7 – PCA Club Racing

11:30 p.m. – 11:50 p.m.   Practice Group 8 – Rennsport Reunion Cup – 911 Cup Cars

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Porsche Customer Hot Laps

12:15 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.  LUNCH – VIP hot laps/Parade Laps

 1:20 p.m. -    1:40 p.m.          Qualifying Group 1 – Gmund Cup

 1:50 p.m. -    2:10 p.m. Qualifying Group 2 -EifelTrophy

 2:20 p.m.  -   2:40 p.m. Practice Group 4 – Carrera Trophy

 2:50 p.m. -    3:10 p.m. Practice Group 3 – Weissach Cup

 3:20 p.m. -    3:40 p.m. Practice Group 5 –  StuttgartCup

 3:50 p.m. -    4:10 p.m. Practice Group 6 – Cayman Interseries /911 Invitational

 4:20 p.m. -    4:40 p.m. Practice Group 7 – PCA Club Racing

 4:50 p.m.  -   5:10 p.m.   Practice Group 8 – Rennsport Reunion Cup – 911 Cup Cars

 5:15 p.m.  -   5:30 p.m. Porsche Customer Hot Laps

SATURDAY, October 15, 2011

  7:00 a.m.                               Gates Open

  7:00 a.m.  -   5:00 p.m.          Registration :  Embassy Suites,Seaside

  8:00 a.m. -    8:15 a.m. Warm up Group 1 –  Gmund Cup

  8:25 a.m. -    8:40 a.m. Warm up Group 2 -  Eifel Trophy 

  8:50 a.m. –    9:10 a.m. Qualifying Group 4 – Carrera Trophy

  9:20 a.m. -    9:40 a.m. Qualifying Group 3 – Weissach Cup

  9:50 a.m. -  10:10 a.m. Qualifying Group 5 -StuttgartCup

 10:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Qualifying Group 6 – Cayman Interseries/911 Invitational

 10:50 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Qualifying Group 7 – PCA Club Racing

11:20 a.m.- 11:50 a.m.     Qualifying Group 8 – Rennsport Reunion Cup – 911 Cup  Cars

11:50 p.m.-1:00 p.m.    LUNCH – VIP hot laps/Parade Laps

  1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.   RACE Group 1GMUND CUP

  1:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.   RACE Group 2EIFEL TROPHY

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.     RACE Group 8 – RENNSPORT REUNION CUP – 911 CUP CAR - RACE #1

3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.      Parade/exhibition of Porsche’s racing history to include significant Porsche racing cars

  3:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.   Concours onPit Lane

 

SUNDAY, October 16, 2011

  7:00 a.m.                     Gates Open

  7:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.  Registration :  Embassy Suites,Seaside

  8:15 a.m. -  8:30 a.m.   Warm up Group 7 – PCA Club Racing   

  8:40 a.m. -  8:55 a.m.   Warm up Group 4 – Carrera Trophy

  9:05 a.m. -  9:20 a.m.   Warm up Group 3 – Weissach Cup

  9:30 a.m. -  9:40 a.m.   Warm up Group 5 – Stuttgart Cup

  9:50 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. Warm up Group 6 – Cayman Interseries/911 Invitational

10:20 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.    Warm up Group 8 – Rennsport Reunion Cup – 911 Cup Cars

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Porsche Customer Hot Laps

11:15 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. Race Group 7PCA CLUB RACING

11:55 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Race Group 3 - WEISSACH CUP

12:15 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.   LUNCH – VIP hot laps/Parade Laps

 1:30 p.m. -   1:50 p.m. Race Group 4 – CARRERA TROPHY

 2:00 p.m.  –  2:20 p.m.  Race Group 5 -  STUTTGART CUP

 2:30 p.m. -   2:50 p.m.    Race Group 6 -  CAYMAN INTERSERIES/911  INVITATIONAL

 3:00 p.m.  -  3:15 p.m.  Porsche Customer Hot Laps

 3:15 p.m.  -  4:00 p.m.  Race Group 8 – RENNSPORT REUNION CUP911

                                                CUP CAR – RACE #2

Source: Porsche