Porsche Carrera Cup North America racers over the age of 50 will compete in the newly renamed “Masters” class in 2024 – beginning with the upcoming round at Sebring International Raceway on March 13-15.

Previously known as the “Am” class – the new name better reflects the intense level of competition amongst the older competitors in the championship.

The category last year produced one of the most dramatic championship battles with MDK Motorsports drivers Mark Kvamme and Scott Noble fighting it out until the season’s final race.

“The “Masters” name is a much better description for these racers. They are really just professional drivers who began their racing career at a much later age. There is nothing amateur about how they tackle the Carrera Cup championship,” Porsche Motorsport North America President, and CEO Volker Holzmeyer said.

“Each and every one of these drivers are all highly successful in their day-to-day business activities, and they bring that same hunger for success into Porsche Carrera Cup North America.”

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Entrants for the Masters class are beginning to be revealed, with GMG Racing today confirming a two-car team in the class, alongside team owner James Sofronas, who is contesting the Pro-Am class.

Sofronas hopes to turn his debut success at Circuit of the Americas last year into continued success in the Pro-Am class. Teammate Kyle Washington is another series returnee to lead GMG’s Masters assault.

Series newcomer Ofir Levy is planning to make his series debut in round two of the championship at the Miami Formula 1 Grand Prix. He is part of GMG Racing’s driver development program based at The Thermal Club in California.

Washington delivered GMG’s first major podium finish of the season with a third-place showing in the opening race in Miami.

“I’m totally stoked to be able to race some of the Porsche Carrera Cup venues this year in completely sold-out fields,” Washington said.

“I firmly believe that there is no higher-end spec racing than Carrera Cup. Being a Canadian citizen, I’m really looking forward to the Montreal F1 race. Those French-Canadian people are wild and some of the world’s best race fans! If you’ve never been, make sure you hit that one.”

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Despite years of experience in Porsche machinery, team owner Sofronas had not raced in Carrera Cup previously before debuting and taking two wins in the final round of 2023 in Pro-Am.

“Carrera Cup is important for GMG because it is the highest level of Porsche single-make series in North America,” Sofronas said.

“In our street car performance tuning business, we really like to take advantage of the data transfer and gain some knowledge on that chassis as it parlays into the 992 GT3 and RS Porsches we offer.

“Kyle closed last year’s Carrera Cup season strong at COTA in a stacked field with a pair of top-five finishes, and I think the ‘respect the bumps’ nature of Sebring will suit his driving style. He is looking forward to turning his first laps at Sebring.”