Chloe Chambers to race in Porsche Sprint Challenge NA, joins Porsche Junior Driver Program
FROC race winner Chloe Chambers has joined the Porsche Junior Driver program and will contest the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America with TPC Racing in GT4 machinery, with support of long-time partner Monoflo International.
Chloe Chambers, 18, announced she has joined the Porsche Junior Driver program and, while keeping her options open in single seaters, she is set to contest the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America in a Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, with support from long-time partner Monoflo International. Chambers will join TPC Racing for the remaining rounds of the series and will race the #70 Monoflo International / MI Racing entry. “I’m absolutely thrilled to join the prestigious Porsche Junior Driver program and compete in the Porsche Sprint Challenge,” Chambers said. “While I’m keeping my options open for a potential future in single-seater racing, I believe that right now, focusing on building my confidence, delivering top-notch results, and showcasing my abilities across all aspects of professional driving is essential.” The Porsche link represents an important step for the young American, as she collects experience in GT4 machinery and ventures in the world of sports car racing. Although she spent the majority of her racing career so far in single seaters, Chambers has previously contested a couple of races at the wheel of a Porsche GT4 - in the endurance series World Racing League. “We are very pleased to welcome Chloe Chambers into our Porsche Sprint Challenge Junior Program,” said Porsche Motorsports North America's Ryan Anselmo. “Thanks to the support of our partners and teams, we are excited to be launching this new program, which provides a clear pathway for young drivers to move up the Porsche Motorsport pyramid." "We are looking forward to seeing the growth and development of Chloe and the rest of our other junior drivers throughout the season.” Porsche Motorsports North America has also recently launched the Porsche Deluxe Female Driver Development Program - with the aim of supporting female drivers in the Porsche Carrera Cup NA.
“After seeing Chloe’s previous success in other championships, we know that knowledge will translate over well to the GT4 platform and hope to see Chloe at the top of the leaderboard this season", added Harris Levitas, Vice-President and Director of Racing Operations at TPC Racing. "We would like to thank Henning Rader, Monoflo International, and MI Racing for making this opportunity possible.” Chambers' involvement in motorsport started in karting aged 8 and soon impressed with notable results in the Mini Rok, Junior and X30 categories - including a third place in the 2019 SKUSA Supernationals, before stepping up to single seaters in 2021. While her career took off, Chambers also appeared on the US television program 'America's Got Talent: Extreme', where she challenged TV personality Simon Cowell in a slalom competition. A Guinness World Record holder in the same discipline, Chloe contested the competitive Formula 4 US Championship in 2021, having also been awarded the PMH Powering Diversity Scholarship. In a grid of over 20 cars in F4 US, Chambers was soon battling around the top-10, which she reached at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course with her first point-scoring result. With only one year of single seater experience under her belt, Chambers was then invited for the W Series selections; she was among the 15 new candidates at Inde Motorsports Ranch, Arizona, and then advanced to the second stage in Barcelona. Her performances were convincing enough to land her a seat at Jenner Racing, alongside two-time champion Jamie Chadwick. At series debut, Chambers claimed a top ten in Miami, and was then close to more point-paying results at Silverstone, Hungaroring and Singapore. Often the fastest of the rookies, Chambers was selected by FIA Formula 3 for the second edition of the female-oriented test at Magny Cours, where the American had the chance to drive the Dallara F3 car. In early 2023, Chambers contested the prestigious Toyota Formula Regional Oceania. In New Zealand's premier racing series, Chloe had a very promising first half of the season, scoring a streak of 7 top tens in a row - including a fifth place at Highlands Motorsport Park. Her masterpiece would come at the season finale, where she became the first woman to score a pole position - and then to win a race - in the history of the series. With ninth in the standings, Chambers earned a FIA Super License point. A proven race winner, Chambers is now ready to take on a new challenge, always with the precious support of Monoflo International. “I am hugely grateful for the continued support, teamwork, and confidence shown in me by Monoflo International", she added. "We are true to our mission in defining what comes next as we commence our journey to Daytona and Le Mans and the pinnacle of sports cars." "I’m confident that the Porsche program will provide me with an excellent platform to do so. I’m excited to work closely with my team and sponsors to create a clear path for progression and success.” With increasingly young drivers finding high level opportunities in sports car racing and a booming endurance, Chambers' move is a great opportunity to prepare for a highly competitive future in the sport. The Porsche Sprint Challenge North America will contest the second round of the season at Barber Motorsports Park on April 29-30. The series features categories for GT4 and GT3 cars, and is an important stepping stone to the next levels of the Porsche pyramid.
2023 Porsche Sprint Challenge NA
R2: Barber Motorsports Park / 29-30 Apr
R3: VIRginia International Raceway / 03-04 June
R4: Monza, Italy / 23-25 June
R5: Mid Ohio Sports Car Course / 08-09 July
R6: Road America / 12-13 August
R7: Circuit of the Americas / 26-27 August
R8: Indy Road Course / 07-08 October