18-year old ANSA Motorsports driver Dore Chaponick came to Austin, Texas with great expectations. Last time Chaponick drove in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Gold Cup class was early August at Road America, Wisconsin. The Texas event marked Chaponick's only second professional racing experience in a competitive sportscar series. The driver from Miami is one of Alain Nadal's protégés. For the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama in Teaxs, ANSA Motorsports decided to move Chaponick to the Platinum class. The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama championship is one of the most competitive series in North America. It produces intense, exciting racing for semi-professional and aspiring professional drivers in the world’s most produced and iconic race car, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Racing is divided into two classes – Platinum Cup, featuring the 2014 and 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, which is based on the seventh, and current, generation of the street car, and Gold Cup, which is comprised of the previous iteration (model years 2010-2013) of the race car. On Thursday, Chaponick qualified 16th in the platinum class, not a bad performance knowing that he had less than 100 miles of practice behind the wheel of the 991 Porsche before entering the session! In race 1 (round 13) on Thursday afternoon, Chaponick took a great start and started to move up towards the front. He had an exciting race and was battling for a potential top ten finish when he was involved in a hard battle that ended in a spin. Chaponick finished 15th in race 1 of the 2015 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama at Circuit of The Americas. In race 2 (round 14) on Friday, Chaponick was determined to shine and once again took a great start and passed a lot of cars. After a very animated race, Chaponick finished 13th out of 26 cars entered in the race (12th in the Platinum class). Following the two Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama with ANSA Motorsports, Chaponick is contemplating racing a full season in 2016.