Porscheplatz at Michelin GT Challenge
IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship
August 23–25, 2019
(UPDATED: January 15, 2019: See Porscheptz Agenda Below)
Porsche-Only Car Corral and Hospitality Tent
Join us for the Porscheplatz at Virginia International Raceway for the Michelin GT Challenge / IMSA Weather Tech Sportscar Championship. The Porscheplatz tent is the hub of activity for PCA members and Porsche owners at the races. The Porscheplatz tent is located at Turn 4, providing a great view of all the racing action and is convenient to the concession and paddock area. In the Porscheplatz tent there will be presentations by Porsche Motorsports North America and Porsche GT team drivers. Other activities include Porsche team garage/paddock tours. Mobil 1 and Michelin will also give presentations. Special drawings will be held both days, including ones for “Hot Pit Experiences”. “Hot Pit Experience” winners are given the exclusive opportunity to have a personal tour into the hot pits during the races. You can also just relax in the tent, enjoy a cool beverage, and watch the races via live feed TV.
On Saturday, with the purchase of your Porscheplatz / Car Corral Ticket Package you have the opportunity to participate in Parade Laps in your Porsche. (see below) Our ‘PCA Cafe’ will have coffee and doughnuts to jump start you for race day on Sunday morning at 8:00.
Admittance into the Porscheplatz is exclusively for PCA members and Porsche owners with a General Admission ticket to the races. Remember to bring your PCA membership card or proof of Porsche ownership for admittance to the Porscheplatz. (Porsche key, insurance papers, etc.)
The Porscheplatz is sponsored by Porsche Cars North America and is staffed by PCA volunteers.
Porscheplatz Tent Hours
- Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
- Sunday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Purchase General Admission tickets. As a PCA member or Porsche owner, you are personally welcome to the Porscheplatz tent with your General Admission ticket to the races. (You do not have to purchase the Porscheplatz / Car Corral Ticket Package to come into the Porscheplatz tent)
PORSCHEPLATZ / CAR CORRAL TICKET PACKAGE – includes race admission and parking pass for the “Porsche Only” Car Corral, an area exclusively for Porsche vehicles next to the Porscheplatz tent. A limited number of these ticket packages will be sold. You must be driving a Porsche vehicle to the races to park in the “Porsche Only” Car Corral. (regardless of the purchase of a Porscheplatz/ Car Corral Ticket Package) No exceptions. Purchase Porscheplatz / Car Corral tickets.
- Saturday, August 24, 2019
If you purchase the Porscheplatz / Car Corral Parking Ticket Package from Virginia International Speedway, you have the opportunity to participate in “Porsche Only” Parade Laps on the track Saturday. Parade Laps are held at slow, street legal speeds and are limited to the first 100 drivers who sign up. You must register in person. No advance sign up. All Parade Lap related business, including sign up, waivers, Safety Briefing and staging will take place at the Porscheplatz tent on Saturday morning and will be administered by IMSA and VIR. (Virginia International Raceway) All drivers must present a valid driver license and current proof of insurance. Passengers must have valid picture ID (i.e. driver license or government ID with them.) Parent or legal guardian will sign for passengers under 18.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019
11:40 a.m. — PARADE LAP SIGN UP / REGISTRATION OPENS IN PORSCHEPLATZ TENT
Upon entering Porscheplatz / Car Corral entrance, let the PCA volunteer know you would like to participate in Parade Laps. You will be directed on where to park. Only PORSCHE VEHICLES are permitted. Limited to first 100 drivers who sign up. All drivers and passengers must sign a waiver. Each driver and passenger will receive a special wristband indicating the waiver has been signed. The wristband must be worn. No exceptions.
12:40 a.m. — MANDATORY IMSA PARADE LAP SAFETY BRIEFING
All drivers and passengers must attend. Each driver will receive a special sticker indicating their attendance at the Safety Briefing that must be placed on windshield of their Porsche. (driver side, upper left)
PARADE LAP FINAL STAGING WILL FOLLOW BRIEFING
Drivers must be at their cars ready to stage. If you are not ready to stage or are late to staging, you will not be able to participate in the Parade Laps.
YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE TRACK WITHOUT THE STICKER PROVIDED AT THE SAFETY BRIEFING INDICATING YOUR ATTENDANCE. DRIVER AND PASSENGER MUST WEAR THE PARADE LAP WRISTBAND INDICATING THEY HAVE SIGNED THE WAIVERS. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Contact PCA Porscheplatz/Car Corral Coordinator Lynn Friedman (Porscheplatz@pca.org)
- Porscheplatz 2018 Agenda : 2 pages
- PCA Café at Porscheplatz
- International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) : The series, drivers and races
- Virginia International Speedway (VIR)
- Porsche Club of America (PCA)
- Rose Anne Novotnak : PCA Zone 2 Representative
- Lynn Friedman : Porscheplatz / PCA Car Corral Chair, ph: (832) 563-9577
VIR Porscheplatz Information
Purchase Tickets and Porscheplatz Pass
Volunteers Are Needed
Volunteers are needed to help staff the Porscheplatz and tent for the two-day event. There are various shifts available.
- Saturday August 24th, 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Sunday August 25th, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Should you wish to volunteer at the event, we have 10 tickets for access to the race each day. Volunteers will receive a ticket for the day they are working so when not volunteering they may enjoy the race activities.
Interested in Volunteering?
IF YOU WISH TO VOLUNTEER…Contact Rose Ann Novotnak (Zone2Rep@icloud.com)