Story and Images by David Anderson

June 11th, 2023

The iRacing Team Endurance Series Porsche Cup Series brought to you by Champion Motorsports and Penguin r/c Simulation took to the Twin Ring Motegi today for a great race for round 5 of the 8 race championship. A field of 15 drivers came into the race, with an exciting points battle up top with Michael Parker narrowly leading Tristan Martz and Brian Szabelski through 4 rounds.

Parker would benefit from Miguel Colon having trouble early in the race to take the lead away from Miguel and polesitter Shane Hunter and he would never look back leading all the laps. However it was not without serious stress towards the end of the race as for the 2nd race this season he had big pressure from behind from a charging Blake Reynolds. It looked as if Blake would chase down Parker as he did and make the pass. However as we all know catching and passing are two unique challenges. Michael was able to hold Blake off by mere feet coming to the line in a thrilling race to start our activities at Twin Ring Motegi.

In two weeks our main iRTES endurance series will visit the same track and if the race today was any indication we are in for a great race and another potential barn burner with the three classes at the Ring.

Michael Parker (above) holds off Blake Reynolds to capture his 3rd win of the season at Twin Ring Motegi

With the win today and some struggles by both Brian Szabelski and Tristan Martz, both with mid pack finishes that were not to their expectations; Parker has now grown his lead to nearly 20 points in the Championship chase, with 3 races remaining in the season. He has plenty of work to do and some great competition to navigate, but Parker looks to be in prime contention for what could be his 2nd Championship at CMS.

Full Race Broadcast Replay

results from twin ring motegi

standings after twin ring motegi

The next race for the series will be in July at Spa in what should be another great circuit for these amazing Porsche Cup Cars.