Sports Car Together Fest Returns to IMS for a Critical Carrera Cup Race Weekend
The second annual Porsche Sports Car Together Fest arrives at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Labour Day weekend with events celebrating sports models and racing from the German brand. Carrera Cup North America presented by Cayman Islands, will headline the weekend with rounds 13 & 14 of the 2022 season championship running on Saturday and Sunday. The doubleheader weekend offers a critical opportunity for Parker Thompson, who enters the weekend just sixteen points off of the Pro-Class championship lead. The Canadian-born Indianapolis resident will aim to pilot the No.9 machine of JDX Racing, Shell Tap-Up, Surgere, Byers Porsche, Renier Construction, Jersey Mike’s Subs, and SSi Artificial Lift to the top of the podium, with just two weekends remaining in the season schedule.
Twenty-four-year-old Thompson is a multi-race winner at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with victories on the venue’s Grand Prix course in three different race cars, including a Porsche 992 Cup in 2021. Repeating that performance in 2022 will be a greater challenge. With the top three drivers separated by just 32 points, Carrera Cup North America is showcasing the parity and competition that make Carrera Cup the world’s premier one-make racing series.
Adding extra intrigue to this Indianapolis event, four-time NASCAR Champion Jeff Gordon will make an appearance. The fifty-one-year-old will look to assert himself among a field of up-and-coming young pros. Currently embroiled in a tight championship battle, Thompson understands the stakes involved in this championship series event. That said, he also grew up watching the Hall-of-Fame driver Gordon and is excited for the opportunity to race alongside him.
“Sports Car Together Fest was an incredible weekend in 2021, and I’m excited to rejoin the event in 2022. Porsche puts on a great event; the fact that it happens in my backyard makes it even more special. On top of that, I’ll get to share the track with a true racing icon in Jeff Gordon! I have a great group of friends and partners here this weekend, and we’re going to make the most of the festivities. At the same time, we’re here with one goal in mind: winning a championship. We’ve had some great performances this year to date, but we’ve also seen how there is no margin for error. We need to be at our best. We’re going for it!”
2022 Carrera Cup North America
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Rounds 13 & 14
Friday, September 2, 2022
Practice 1 >> 11:10 PM EST
Practice 2 >> 03:50 PM EST
Saturday, September 3, 2022
Qualifying >> 10:10 AM EST
Race 1 >> 03:15 PM EST
Sunday, September 4, 2022
Race 2 >> 01:30 PM EST