May 5 & 6, 2017
Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas
Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown

New name, new date, same great racing experience!

After sharing the stage with the World Endurance Championship at Lone Star Le Mans each fall, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship heads out on its own this spring for an action-packed celebration of speed! Welcome to the Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown, May 4-6 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Along with unprecedented fan access to the paddock and grid, the debut of IMSA's own race weekend features a wide variety of classes and cars ranging from Le Mans prototypes to GTs.

Join us at the Porscheplatz!

Porsche Club of America (PCA) and Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) will host a Porscheplatz on May 5-6 at the Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown / IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship. At the Porscheplatz tent you can relax and watch the races on live feed TV. Hear presentations by Porsche Motorsport North America, partners, team drivers, and sponsors. There will also be special drawings for exclusive ‘Hot Pit Experiences’ and much more. And as usual, your ticket gives you access to the paddock where you can see the cars and drivers up close and personal. The Porscheplatz will be located at Turn 19, in the Grand Plaza, where you can watch all the track action right from the tent. Your ticket will also give you access to three grandstands - nearby Turn 15 (just across the plaza from the Porscheplatz), Turn 1, and the Main Grandstand. The Porscheplatz will be open Friday, May 5 from 8:00 am to 7:15 pm and Saturday, May 6 from 7:30 am to 4:15 pm.

The "Porsche Only" Car Corral parking area will be in Lot A. ONLY PORSCHE VEHICLES are allowed in the designated "Porsche Only" Car Corral. All others will be directed to alternative parking. CoTA has a SHUTTLE STOP near the “Porsche Only” Car Corral that will take you to and from the entrance to the Grand Plaza. Admittance into the Porscheplatz is exclusively for PCA members and Porsche owners only. Remember to bring your PCA membership card, or proof of Porsche ownership for admittance to the Porscheplatz. (Porsche key, insurance papers, etc.)


Porsche/ Car Corral tickets are $139.00 and include a 2-day multi-turn general admission ticket, parking pass ($119.00 with no parking ticket) and CoTA merchandise kit. The races are family-friendly! From grid fan walks to autographs sessions, there’s something for kids of all ages. Children under 12 are free when accompanied with a ticketed adult. To purchase tickets CLICK HERE. You may also contact our CoTA representative Austin Clement at 512-655-6464 or Austin.Clement@circuitoftheamericas.com to personally order tickets or call CoTA at 512-655-6300

Parade Laps on Saturday morning, May 6

With the purchase of the Porsche / Car Corral ticket package from CoTA, you have the opportunity to participate in “Porsche Only” Parade Laps on the Circuit of the Americas (CoTA) track Saturday, May 6. Sign up is SATURDAY ONLY at 7:30 am, is limited to the first 100 drivers and to PORSCHE VEHICLES ONLY. No advanced sign up. Driver must purchase the Porsche / Car Corral ticket package from CoTA, with the respective parking pass to Lot A to participate. All Parade Lap related business, including sign up, waivers, Safety Briefing and staging will take place in the Porsche / Car Corral in Lot A Saturday morning. All drivers must have a valid driver license and passengers must have valid picture ID/driver license with them. CoTA gates open for parking at 7:00 am. Parade Laps signup starts at 7:30 am. There will be a mandatory Safety Briefing for all drivers at 8:30 am. Staging and Parade Laps will follow immediately. Parade Laps are held at slow, street legal speeds.

PCA Cafe

As part of the Porsche / Car Corral, we will have a PCA Cafe Saturday, May 6, 7:30 am - 8:30 am in Lot A. Get that early morning cup of "Joe" and donut with fellow enthusiasts while enjoying all the cars. You never know what surprise guests and special cars will be making an appearance!

For more information:

Jon Jones, PCA Zone 5 Representative at zone5rep@national.pca.org

Lynn Friedman, Porscheplatz / PCA Car Corral Chair at porscheplatz@pca.org