By   September 17, 2015

Porsche 917

Porsche 917

Rennsport Reunion V will take place September 25th-27th. It is the place to be for any Porsche enthusiast as you will see many of the cars made by the German marquee take to Laguna Seca. This is one of the few chances to see some of these historic machines in action.

Even if you aren’t a huge fan of Porsche, the chance to see a Le Mans winning 917 get driven as it was meant to be will make this event worth it. It is like going to the Porsche museum and watching the cars drive instead of just sitting there on exhibit.

“The Monterey Peninsula is blessed to have the return of such a major manufacturer bringing tribute to their marque here at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca,” said Gill Campbell, CEO/General Manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. “There are going to be more Porsches on the Monterey Peninsula than anywhere else in the world and we welcome each and every one of them.”

There are seven racing groups that cover pretty much every type of vehicle that the company has built. Each car on the track has a history and is usually correct for the period that they are from. In all there will be almost 1,800 cars wearing the Porsche badge participation in the event (either on the track or on display).

Below are the racing groups that will take to the track.

Group 1: PCA Sholar-Friedman Cup: Porsche Club of America race cars

Group 2: Gmund Cup: 550, 550A, RSK, RS60-61 (4&8 cyl.), 2000 GSGT (Dreikantschaber), Abarth Carrera, 356, 904-4cam, Porsche specials

Group 3: Eifel Trophy: 911 (911 up to 2.5 liter), 911TR, 911ST, 914, 914/6

Group 4: Weissach Cup: 904-6 cyl, 906, 910, 907, 908, 908/2, 908/3 (8 cyl. & 6 turbo), 909, 917 (normally aspirated and turbocharged)

Group 5: Carrera Trophy: 911 (over 2.5 liter), RSR, 3.0 RSR, 2.1 Turbo, 934, 935, 936, 924 GTS, 924 GTR

Group 6: Stuttgart Cup: 956, 962, GT1, WSC, RS Spyder, 964, 993, 996, 997 GT cars

Group 7: Rennsport Reunion Cup – IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge

Corrals: 356, 550 / RSK, 911 (1963-1989), 912, 964 (911 from 1990-1994), 993 (911 from 1995-1998), 996 (911 from 1999-2004), 997 (911 from 2005-2012), 991 (911 from 2013 to today), 914, 924, 944, 928, 968, Boxster, Cayman, Cayenne, Macan, Panamera, Carrera GT, 918 Spyder

Below is the schedule of events for those able to attend.

Friday, September 25, 2015
7:00 am Gates Open
8:00 – 10:45 am Practice Groups 1-5
10:55 – 12:00 pm Practice Groups 6-7
12:00 – 1:20 pm LUNCH
1:20 – 5:20 pm Practice Groups 1-7

Saturday, September 26, 2015
7:00 am Gates Open
8:00 – 11:50 am Qualifying Race Group 1-7
11:50 – 1:10 pm LUNCH
1:00 – 1:05 pm Pre-Race Activities
1:05 – 1:35 pm RACE Group 2
1:45 – 2:15 pm RACE Group 3
2:25 – 3:10 pm RACE #1 Group 7
3:20 – 3:50 pm Parade/exhibition of Porsche’s racing history
4:00 – 6:00 pm Concours on Pit Lane

Sunday, September 27, 2015
7:00 am Gates Open
8:00 – 10:10 am Warm-up Group 1, 4-6
10:40 – 10:45 am Pre-Race Activities
10:45 – 11:15 RACE Group 1
11:30 – 12:15 pm RACE #2 Group 7
12:15 – 2:00 pm LUNCH
2:00 – 2:30 pm RACE Group 4
2:45 – 3:15 pm RACE Group 5
4:05 – 4:35 pm RACE Group 6
5:00 – 6:15 pm Awards Presentation – Porsche Park in the Paddock

Tickets for Porsche Rennsport Reunion V are available for single and multiple-days. For more information, visit MazdaRaceway.com.