GMG Racing Launches Dual 2024 Porsche Sprint Challenge USA West Championship Campaigns this Weekend at Spring Mountain

Another major part of GMG Racing’s vast 2024 professional sports car racing program goes green this weekend at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch where a four-strong entry of GMG Racing Type 992 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup teams and drivers compete in the season-opening Porsche Sprint Challenge USA West by Yokohama doubleheader on the Nevada circuit’s 2.76-mile layout.

The all-992 Spring Mountain GMG Racing entry is anchored by full-season competitors Kyle Washington in the No. 232 GMG Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in the Masters class and Pro-Am competitor Patrick Mulcahy in the No. 254 GMG Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Washington and Mulcahy will be joined at Spring Mountain by Jay Barron in the No. 223 GMG Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in Pro-Am and Masters Class competitor Glenn Kirkpatrick in the No. 252 GMG Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.

“It’s going to be an exciting year in Porsche Sprint Challenge USA West,” said GMG Racing President and Founder James Sofronas. “We have two full-season efforts with Kyle Washington and Patrick Mulcahy that debut this weekend at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch. Then we will have two additional drivers joining us for partial seasons, also starting at Spring Mountain, with Jay Barron and Glenn Kirkpatrick. Later in the year we will have Mark Crigler and potentially one more driver with us at select events. I plan to join the guys at select events this year in a mentoring role while sharing the track and coaching some of the clients as we plan to run the endurance events.”

Experienced and well familiar with running multiple cars and drivers, Sofronas anticipates some Sprint Challenge West events with up to half-a-dozen Porsches under the GMG Racing tent.

“So, we are looking at possibly five or six cars at some races, and maybe even more,” Sofronas said. “No question the focus will be on winning championships with both Kyle and Patrick in their respective classes, but overall, our program is about driver development.”

While this weekend’s Spring Mountain event opens the Porsche Sprint Challenge West season, Washington, Sofronas and the entire GMG Racing team really had no off season. All were in action throughout the winter in races and driver development test days at The Thermal Club near Palm Springs. Sofronas and GMG are completing a new headquarters operation at Thermal that opens this summer.

“Just like all of our programs, our Porsche Sprint Challenge drivers are products of our driver development ladder system at the Thermal Club,” Sofronas said. “Every single client racing with us is either a member of Thermal or has tested with us at Thermal, and the improvements are showing.”

Washington runs multiple Masters-class campaigns this year in Porsche Sprint Challenge West and IMSA Porsche Carrera Cup North America. He moved the latter series off to a strong start two weeks ago at Sebring where he finished third in the second race of the season-opening Carrera Cup doubleheader in his career debut on the notoriously tough 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway airport road course.

Washington also doubles up on season championship campaigns for the first time this season. In addition to contesting Sprint Challenge West 992 Masters, he will co-drive with up-and-coming talent Tom Sargent in the No. 32 GMG Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R this year in Fanatec GT World Challenge America in the Pro-Am class. The GT World Challenge America season begins next weekend at Sonoma Raceway in California.

After two days of testing and official practice Thursday and Friday, this weekend’s Saturday and Sunday doubleheader schedule of 35-minute races begins with a 25-minute Porsche Sprint Challenge qualifying session for both rounds Saturday at 10 a.m. PDT.

The weekend’s first race is scheduled to start Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. PDT with the second and final 35-minute sprint going green this Easter Sunday at 12:45 p.m. PDT. Sunday’s schedule also includes a 20-minute warm-up at 9:30 a.m. PDT.