Seattle, WA - Mike Fitzgerald was awarded the 2000 Porsche Cup by Dr. Oliver Porsche, Horst Marchart and Herbert Ampferer on November 25, 2000 at the Weissach Casino located at the Porsche Facility in Weissach, Germany.
Fitzgerald, the 2000 Porsche Cup winner, became just the third American in history to win the prestigious Porsche Cup joining fellow American racers Price Cobb (winner in'94) and Cort Wagner ('99). Some of the racing greats that have been awarded include Bob Wollek, Klaus Ludwig, Bernd Schneider and John Fitzpatrick.
The Porsche Cup was first awarded thirty years ago to the driver who accumulated the most points in professional competition while driving a racing car manufactured by Porsche or with an engine manufactured by Porsche.
In addition to the Porsche Cup, Fitzgerald was honored at the banquet as the 2000 Grand American Road Racing Association GTU Champion, which he earned driving the Pure Image Inc./CalIV G&W Motorsports prepared Porsche GT3R.
During the 2000 season, Fitzgerald competed in 43 professional road races in four series (American Le Mans, Grand American Road Racing Association, Speedvision World Challenge and Motorola Cup), more than any other sports car racer in North America. Throughout the course of the year, Fitzgerald drove Porsches in 23 professional races scoring an unprecedented eight wins, four poles and 14 podium finishes.
For 2001 Fitzgerald will compete in a Porsche GT3RS in the American Le Mans series as well as the Speedvision World Challenge GT series in a Porsche GT3 Cup car with Petersen Motorsports of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mike Fitzgerald makes his home in Fountain Hills Arizona where, when he's not racing, is an instructor at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Chandler Arizona.