JEFF ZWART TO MENTOR NEW PORSCHE CLASS AT PIKES PEAK
Jeff Zwart will be instrumental in the rollout of a new class for Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport at the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb June 24. Zwart and defending champion Romain Dumas will represent Porsche Motorsport North America and compete on the weekend.
“The first race win of any kind for Porsche came in 1948 at a hill climb shortly after the Porsche No. 1 rolled out of the small shop in Gmünd, Austria,” said Dr. Daniel Armbruster, president/CEO of Porsche Motorsport North America. “Many of our victories since have come at hill climbs with some of our greatest drivers like Vic Elford and Romain Dumas. So, it is only natural that we participate in the greatest of American hill climbs, and possibly the most famous in the world, Pikes Peak,”
Zwart’s prowess as both a Porsche driver and as a producer of some of the marque’s most iconic commercials, as well as his place in Pikes Peak lore, made him a natural conduit to bring the Cayman GT4 Clubsport class to Pikes Peak. The eight-time champion will be driver coach for the eight invitational participants and will be available before and during the event for all Porsche Cayman GT4 teams and drivers.
Road Racing Drivers Club President Bobby Rahal cordially invites you to attend the RRDC Evening with Johnny Rutherford Presented by Firestone at the Long Beach Hilton on Thursday, April 12.
AL JR. AND WILLY T. JOIN FORCES
Al Unser Jr. and Willy T. Ribbs have formed a partnership – Unser-Ribbs Vintage Racing – as both are becoming increasingly involved in that genre. The pair were podium finishers in the SVRA’s Brickyard Invitational Indy Legends Charity Pro-Am in 2014 at the Speedway. Unser and Ribbs are entering the fifth running of the Pro-Am during the June 13-17 Brickyard Invitational.
Unser-Ribbs Vintage Racing services will include coaching and mentoring, plus dining and recreational activities with the pair. Steve Erickson, a long-time Indy car engineer, is also a partner and will handle the racecar operations.
In rummaging through their storage unit, the staff of Vintage Road & Racecar came across the remaining dozen copies of the 2004 Parabolica Publishing limited edition of “John Surtees, Friends & Rivals”. The softbound photographic tribute to Surtees features Nick Loudon’s images from the 1960-72 era, produced in rich duotone with captions by Ed McDonough. Only the 12 copies remain and are a bargain at $24.95. Order now.
Corning Museum of Glass
In advance of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen/IMSA weekend
at Watkins Glen International