Porsche Carrera Cup North America presented by The Cayman Islands is set for its first trip North of the Border this weekend, with the single-make series taking to the streets of Toronto for Rounds 9 and 10 of the season.
A total of 18 cars are entered for the event, which is part of the Honda Indy Toronto weekend featuring the NTT IndyCar Series.
It compares to a 34-car entry that was seen in the most recent round at Watkins Glen International.
Among the teams not taking part this weekend include 311 RS Motorsport, Goldcrest Motorsports, McCann Racing and Irish Mike’s Racing.
The top four drivers in the Pro class championship, however, will be present in Toronto, led by Kelly-Moss’ Kay van Berlo, who will be searching for his seventh victory of the season following a sweep of the weekend at The Glen.
Van Berlo holds a 47-point lead over Canadian Parker Thompson, who is the only other driver to have been victorious this season in the Pro class.
Riley Dickinson, fresh off making his Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup debut at Silverstone, is third in the standings, ahead of MDK Motorsports’ Trenton Estep.
While 11 Pro cars are entered, five Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars are set to do battle in Pro-Am, including the return of GMG Racing’s Kyle Washington.
Kelly-Moss teammates Alan Metni and Efrin Castro, who sit first and second in the class standings, will also be present.
The Am class, however, will see the absence of category points leader Mark Kvamme, which could propel John Goetz or Bill Smith into the points lead by the end of the weekend.
The three drivers are separated by 34 points, with Goetz and Smith the only entries in the class this weekend. A maximum of 50 points are up for grabs in the Am class.
Track action kicks off with a pair of practice sessions on Friday followed by qualifying on Saturday morning. The first 40-minute race gets underway Saturday at 3:35 p.m. ET, with Race 2 scheduled for Sunday at 1:35 p.m.