For the 2018 season the Global Time Attack will introduce the GTA Pro Am Points Chase. At each of the GTA Pro Am events teams will collect points towards an overall season championship. Four champions will be crowned in the Enthusiast, Street, Limited and Unlimited classes with custom one off GTA Trophies. One overall points winner from each Class. Points leaders win a custom trophy and a free entry to the North American time attack finals, the Global Time Attack Super Lap Battle at Buttonwillow Raceway Park November 8-9, 2018.
Rather than driver- or car-based titles the GTA Pro Am Points Chase will be contested between teams (like a constructor’s championship). Any team or individual that enters a 2018 GTA Pro Am Speed District event will be eligible to earn Pro Am Chase points*.
If after entering a 2018 GTA Pro Am event a team needs to substitute a driver or a car for a subsequent event entry the substitution must be submitted – with a valid reason – to the GTA staff via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 48 hours before the first session of that event** in order to receive GTA Pro Am points.
Once a properly submitted substitution request has been received an independent panel of time attack team representatives selected by the GTA staff (across each of our three classes) will review it. Panel representatives whose teams have submitted a substitution request will be exempt in that particular instance. The Global Time Attack reserves the right to make the final decision in regards to any and all substitution requests.
The reason behind these substitution requests is to allow a team the opportunity to continue to contest the championship in the event that a catastrophic failure prompts a replacement car or if a driver is unable to compete for a valid reason. This will also prevent teams from engaging in any rental car or ringer driver loophole tactics that can manipulate a points system and invariably taint a championship.
The point breakdown for the 2018 GTA Pro Am Points Chase is listed below. The points for each of the four classes will be worth the same value.
GTA Pro Am Schedule
RD1 GTA Pro Am Buttonwillow March 31, 2018
RD2 GTA Pro Am Willow Springs June 3, 2018
RD3 GTA Pro Am Buttonwillow September 8, 2018
GTA Pro Am Championships
Unlimited Pro Am Champion: Trophy, plus a free entry to Super Lap Battle 2018
Limited Pro Am Champion: Trophy, plus a free entry to Super Lap Battle 2018
Street Pro Am Champion: Trophy, plus a free entry to Super Lap Battle 2018
Enthusiast Pro Am Champion: Trophy, plus a free entry to Super Lap Battle 2018
GTA Pro Am Points Structure
1st Place: 12 points
2nd Place: 10 points
3rd Place: 8 points
4th Place: 6 points
5th Place: 4 points
6th Place: 3 points
7th Place: 2 points
8th Place: 1 points
Overall Class Win: 3 points
Specific Class Record: 4 points
Overall Class Record: 5 points
Attend All 3 Events Bonus: 4 points
**Any team that does not pass a post-race inspection will be stripped of any points earned at that event
***The 48-hour period before an event will be measured from the start of the first timed session.
****Must attend at least two events to be in contention for championship.
2018 GTA Pro Am Points Leaders
The 2017 GTA Pro Am Points Leaders
The 2016 GTA Pro Am Points Leaders
GTA Pro Am Speed District Unlimited Class 2015
|1||Daijiro Yoshihara||Spoon Sports USA Honda Civic||130|
|2||Canaan O’Connell||Mitsubishi Evo Jet Black Racing||49|
|3||Tony Szirka||UMS Tuning Mitsubishi Evo||38|
|4||Travis Barnes||Snail Performance Subaru||28|
|4||Jason Sharek||Mercedes AMG C63||28|
|5||Roy Narvaez||Mitsubishi Evo HULK||21|
GTA Pro Am Speed District Limited Class 2015
|1||Tony Jackson||Eibach BMW M3||98|
|2||Kevin Courtney||Bobby Lane Racing Accord||84|
|3||Roy Narvaez||Nissan GTR||46|
|4||Justin Bordonaro||Mitsubishi Evo 8||43|
|5||Mitch Fagundes||Audi R8||42|
|6||Andrew Nier||Ford Mustang||36|
|7||Michael Sutton||97 BMW M3||33|
|8||Ryan Cashin||Chevy Corvette||28|
|8||David Haagsma||Nissan GTR||28|
|8||Gabriel Shadid||BMW M3||28|
|9||Tim Kuo||Sportcar motion Acura RSX||21|
|9||John Lazorack III||Mitsubishi Starion||21|
|9||Will Wattanawongkiri||Wattanawongkiri Mazda RX7||21|
|9||Bob Apodaca||BC Racing NA Honda Civic||21|
|10||Rif Dagher||Platte Forme AG BMW||18|
|10||Phil Cambe||Mitsubishi Evo||18|
|11||Fei Long Tran||Scion FRS||15|
|12||Coco Zurita||Nissan GTR||13|
|12||Scottie Burough||Nissan GTR||13|
|12||Frisili Casasola||Mazda Rx7||13|
|13||Jason Paul||Honda S2000||11|