Miami, FL - December 11, 2000 - The Porsche Boxster will make its professional racing debut next season in the Motorola Cup North American Street Stock Championship. The Motorola Cup begins its 2001 season as a supporting race for the 24 hours of Daytona on February 2, 2001. Driving the newest racing Porsche will be David Tuaty (28) of Miami, Florida.
Putting this ride together has taken some time, David began his racing career many years ago. David most recently campaigned a VW Golf GTI in the Florida Region SCCA ITB class. David won the Endurance Championship in 1998 and captured 8 out of 9 Pole Positions on his way to 2nd in the Southeast Division Endurance Championship Racing Series. He has continued his rapid development as he pursues his goal of driving for a factory racing team. David was the lead-driving instructor at the TrackSpeed International driving school while also providing individual driving instruction.
David is ecstatic about the prospects of joining the rich racing tradition of Porsche. "It's always been a dream of mine to race a Porsche. To be a part of that history and to bring the Boxster to professional racing is a tremendous honor for me."
Tuaty was planning on entering an Acura Integra Type R next year but at the last moment was offered the opportunity to drive the Boxster. "My plans were to run the Acura for the `01 season when the call came to run the Porsche. How could I turn it down?" "The Motorola Cup is a very competitive "street stock" series where the Boxster will really be pushed to the limit. Part of the reason I chose this car was that I believe it will provide me with the winning edge in this class." Tuaty will be racing the Boxster in the Sport Touring class, arguably the most competitive in the four class series.
Primary sponsorship is next on the agenda for David. "It costs quite a bit to run a series like this so we have put together a sponsor package that will bring a lot of value to a partner/sponsor; more than just a simple decal on a car. We provide a fantastic marketing platform...and driving a Porsche doesn't hurt." Current sponsors include Makes and Models Magazine (www.makesandmodelsmagazine.com), a regional magazine with over 10,000 monthly readers. Also ESR Graphics, who have been personal sponsors of David since he began racing five years ago.
The Motorola Cup (www.motorolacup.com) is a 10 race road racing championship for "street stock" vehicles, with endurance races of three hours showcasing the auto manufacturers' current high performance cars and the quality of their components. All major manufacturers are represented in the series. Over 85 makes and models compete in four separate classes, racing on track at the same time. The series awards driver, team and manufacturer championships in each of the four classes raced.
David Tuaty and his Porsche Boxster are available for car & driver displays, promotions, driving instruction and interviews.