The 2023 Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup North America season was one the biggest and best yet in the championship’s three-year history. Let’s break down the spectacular season by the numbers.
Undoubtedly the best season yet – absolutely No.1. Record grid, record number of race wins by our champion, record crowd attendance, record social media reach and following, record number of international drivers and more!
The championship not only made its debut as a support event for a Formula 1 race, but we did it twice. The series raced at this year’s Miami Formula 1 Grand Prix and then finished the season at Circuit of the Americas at the US Grand Prix. For 2024 – we’ll add another Formula 1 race with the championship’s debut at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.
Three spectacular championship wins in the Pro, Rafa Racing Club Pro-Am and Am Classes. Riley Dickinson broke records for the most number of race wins and the most number of points in a single season to score his Pro championship victory. Efrin Castro became the first two-time series champion when he clinched the Pro-Am title at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca – backing up his championship title from 2021. Mark Kvamme also became a two-time title winner, and our first back-to-back champion with his come-from-behind Am class title win at Circuit of the Americas.
MDK Motorsports duo Mark Kvamme and Scott Noble staged a dramatic championship battle in the Am class in 2023. Unfortunately for Noble, contact in the final race of the season ruined his championship chances, but he recorded six wins in a row to roar back into the championship lead entering the final weekend – the first time this has been done in the championship. Noble won both races at Road America, Indianapolis, and at the spectacular Rennsport Reunion 7.
The championship featured eight first-time winners in 2023. Will Martin, Jason Hart, and Tom Sargent scored their first Pro class wins; Moisey Uretsky, Jeff Mosing, PJ Hyett, and James Sofronas won in Pro-Am for the first time, and Scott Noble was a first-time winner in Am.
Riley Dickinson’s barnstorming championship win in 2023 with Kellymoss included a record-breaking 11 race wins during the season. Not only did the Texan win the award for the most wins in a year, he also took the honors for the most pole positions and most fastest laps as well.
While we crowned our first-ever American Pro class champion in 2023, the championship attracted its most international drivers ever with a total of 13 drivers from other countries competing this year. Our line up included British racers Will Martin, Alex Sedgwick and Dan Clarke; Canadian’s Stefan Rzadzinski, Thomas Nepveu, Marco Cirone and Thomas Collingwood; Dominican Republic racers Jimmy Llibre and Efrin Castro; Australians Tom Sargent and Bayley Hall; New Zealander Ryan Yardley; and Dutchman Kyle van Berlo who had a one-race cameo return at the Miami Grand Prix.
A total of 18 different entrants contested the championship in 2023 – including the championship’s first international team. McElrea Racing expanded its Australian Carrera Cup Championship team to field cars in the North American championship for the first time – finishing third in the entrants’ points battle and its lead driver Tom Sargent taking second in the driver’s title.
More records were broken with the number of drivers competing in 2023. A total of 54 racers lined up on the grid throughout the season across the three classes.
Our drivers completed a total of 2,724 laps in qualifying across the 16 rounds in 2023.
That’s a big number! That’s the total number of race laps completed by our drivers throughout the 2023 championship season.
More big numbers. 18,735.00 is the total number of laps completed across practice one and two, qualifying, and all races throughout the year.
The numbers keep climbing. Our drivers raced a total of 30,339.53 miles throughout the 2023 championship. That is the equivalent of driving from Porsche Motorsport North America in California to Porsche Cars North America in Atlanta 13.6 times!
More random facts. In total, across all official on-track sessions, our teams and drivers completed 55,938.54 miles of on-track action with their Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars – the equivalent of 2.2 laps of the earth!
The social media reach for the Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup North America continues to thrive, with Porsche Motorsport North America doubling its number of Instagram followers in 2023 and recording record numbers across Facebook, X, Threads, YouTube, and Linkedin.