Two years ago a new comer, Patrick Otto Madsen, native of Haiti, made his promising debut with ANSA Motorsports behind the wheel of a Porsche GT3 Cup at Road Atlanta. The same 2012 year ANSA Motorsports won their first IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup USA Championship Gold Cup Class.
ANSA Motorsports and Patrick Otto Madsen had a steady winter to prepare for the 2014 season. When they showed up in Sebring last March, they meant business. They had only one goal, win races and hold the championship trophy at the end of round 16 at Road Atlanta. After 14 rounds and 630 minutes of racing, with just two rounds remaining in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, it all came down to this goal.
Entering Atlanta, Ansa Motorsports racer, Patrick-Otto Madsen, is on the verge of winning the Gold Cup championship. Madsen, who now lives in Boca Raton, Fla., strengthened his grip on the lead with a crucial victory Sept. 19 at COTA in the No. 99 ANSA Motorsports MOMO /B+ Foundation Porsche.
Before round 15 scheduled for Thursday, October 2 at 3:35 p.m. (ET), Madsen leads his number one opponent, Levitas, by 30 points, (218-188). Madsen only needs to score 11 points over two rounds – an average finish of 10th or better in the class – to clinch his first Gold Cup championship.
After scoring three wins so far in 2014, seven podium finishes plus two top-five finishes, Patrick Otto Madsen is ready for the Road Atlanta challenge and knows that no matter what, he and his ANSA Motorsports team must continue to perform at their peak to win the title on Friday.
Practice for the two Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama rounds at Road Atlanta starts at 9:30 a.m. (ET) and 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, with qualifying at 8:35 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2.
Two 45-minute races are scheduled. The first race starts at 3:35 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, with the second at 11:25 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3.