LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The GT Celebration Race Series, the six-weekend GT3 sports car campaign for bronze-rated FIA drivers, has finalized its road racing schedule following the COVID-19 pandemic state closures, with the addition of the season finale date on Nov. 20-22 in the newly-established sports car tour.
In addition, Rob Morgan, CEO and founder of the GT Celebration Race Series, has announced the expansion of the series’ competition divisions with two classes, including GT3 (with Super Trofeo) and GT4 machinery in the 12-race series.
The GT Celebration Race Series has driver and car registration portals open with online registration through the series official website, www.gtcelebration.com. The GT Celebration Race Series will partner with the Porsche Trophy West USA events this year.
“We ran an invitational event in May at The Thermal Club that was extremely successful as our kickoff weekend,” said Morgan. “We wanted to give our competitors a chance to see how our GT Celebration Race Series was operated. Qualifying was very close, just .052 seconds with the top three cars. And the racing in the two events was exciting and competitive. It was a great start for a first-time series. Now, we have prepared the drivers, teams and sponsors what to expect for the opening official series event on July 17- 19 at the Utah Motorsports Campus.
“We had planned on running GT4 cars at Road America and COTA this year. However, due to COVID-19, the schedule has been pushed further back and has given us more time to prepare for the season. Given that, we decided to go ahead and add the GT4 class for the entire 12-race series. We have found a platform for the FIA Bronze-rated drivers with retired GT3 and GT4 sports cars with a fun atmosphere for series racers and teams. Our staff is experienced and respected throughout the motorsports industry. The GT Celebration Race Series provides a great racing program for competitors not interested in the pro levels at IMSA or SRO. The inaugural season will be enjoyable and exciting.”
The GT Celebration season finale will be held on Nov. 20-22 in a southwest location to be announced in the near future.
2020 GT Celebration Race Series Schedule
July 17-19 – Utah Motorsports Campus – Grantsville, Utah
July 31-Aug. 2 – Circuit of the Americas – Austin, Texas
Aug. 20-23 – Road America – Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Sept. 25-27 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca – Monterey, Calif.
Oct. 16-18 – Sonoma Raceway – Sonoma, Calif.
Nov. 20-22 – TBA