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PORSCHE 911 GT3 CUP CARS STAR IN TWO SUPPORT SERIES AT PORTLAND PORTLAND, Ore. - July 30 -- A pair of Porsches took two of the top three spots for tomorrow's SPEED World Challenge GT event as German Wolf Henzler (No. 55 ...

PORSCHE 911 GT3 CUP CARS STAR IN TWO SUPPORT SERIES AT PORTLAND

PORTLAND, Ore. - July 30 -- A pair of Porsches took two of the top three spots for tomorrow's SPEED World Challenge GT event as German Wolf Henzler (No. 55 Applied Materials/Farnbacher Loles Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup) and Scot Robin Liddell (No. 66 AXA Financial/Pfaff Motors Porsche 911 GT3 Cup) qualified second and third, respectively, on the 1.964-mile circuit. Leighton Reese qualified for the pole in a Corvette.

The SCCA SPEED GT Round Eight race, part of the ALMS Portland Grand Prix, is set to begin at 2:25 p.m. (PDT) Sunday, July 31, and will be broadcast on SPEED Channel at 6 p.m. (EDT) on Saturday, Aug. 7. To follow Sunday's race action through live timing and scoring, visit www.world-challenge.com.

In the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Michelin, round #3, newcomer Kevin Roush, from Upland, California, is on the pole in the Wheel Enhancement Racing/AASCO Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racer. Rouch, a 41 year-old Porsche street car tuner and Porsche club racer who also prepares race cars himself, said it was a pleasure to come to the races and have someone else do all the work.

"Dennis Aase and his AASCO team of professional did a great job setting up this car, and I am very excited to be on the pole. I've seen how these races go - if I can get a jump on the start, and stay away from any incidents, I think I have the car to win," said Roush.

Second on the grid is Jay Policastro, from Latrobe, Penn, who currently leads the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge points with a third and a fourth-place finish in his Orbit Racing Porsche, while Nathan Swartzbaugh, frim La Habra Heights, CA, is third. Swartzbaugh is right behind Policastro in the points fight, with a a fourth and a sixth place finish.

The IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge will race on Sunday, July 31, at 1:15 PM PDT. Live scoring of the race is available on www.imsaracing.net, and a one-minute television summary of the race will run during the Road America American Le Mans Series broadcast on The Speed Channel on Sunday, August 21.

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Series IMSA Others , PWC
Drivers Robin Liddell , Leighton Reese , Joseph Policastro Jr. , Wolf Henzler , Kevin Roush , Nathan Swartzbaugh , Dennis Aase