First Ever Sportscar Together Festival to be held at Indy in September
Porsche Cars North America will host the first ever Sportscar Together Festival between September 10–12, at the world-renowned Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The three-day festival will combine a celebration of car culture and Porsche sports cars in all of their forms, spanning seven decades with a packed schedule of motorsport action supported by themed, interactive displays of Porsche cars from the past, present and near future. The 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course of the legendary facility – incorporating parts of the oval made famous by the Indianapolis 500 – will be used for all on-track sessions. The action won’t just be limited to race cars, with the chance for attendees to get involved through an autocross experience in the new 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 as well as a special off-road driving activity set aside to test the limits of the Cayenne.
“Car culture is a sense of family, of warmth and of shared passions and dreams – and this is at the core of the Sportscar Together Festival,” said Kjell Gruner, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. “It’ll be a living, breathing and exhilarating celebration of not just cars created by Porsche, but of car culture itself – for all ages. We look forward to welcoming everyone who shares this passion – whether they’re a Porsche owner or not – to a unique weekend of action, on and off the track.”
Taking place at the home of the world-famous Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway serves as the perfect backdrop to the Festival, with the relentless on-track action being supported by chances to learn more about the creation of the GT model lines, from the people responsible for them, as well as Porsche’s commitment to supporting its past, through a Classic Restoration competition.
Underlining the core principle that motorsport benefits the breed, the festival will uniquely host three major Porsche one-make race series at the “Racing Capital of the World.” The three series represent Porsche motorsports ‘pyramid’ – from the cost-effective entry point into club motorsport through the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America by Yokohama up to the purpose-built racers in the form of the Carrera Cup North America. Sportscar Together Festival is the first and only event thus far that brings these different series together in one place. The Porsche Club of America will be a high profile participant at the festival with the Club Racing Program taking center stage as well as themed car displays and concours events.