30 Touring Cars Set To Battle at Circuit of the Americas in Texas

23 April 2021 TCAM
  • Increased grid in top TCX division
  • 16 cars entered in TC
  • 10 cars set for TCA competition
  • Entry list - PDF Link

Austin, Texas - 30 drivers and cars will line up for TC America presented by Skip Barber Rounds 3 and 4 at Circuit of the Americas, a 3.4-mile, 20-turn road course in Austin, Texas. 

The new-for-2021 TCX class doubles in size after its Sonoma debut with 5 cars set to battle for top honors. Roy Block will pilot the #5 KWM Motorsports with TMR Engineering BMW M2 CS Cup car. Steve Streimer, who started Sonoma in the TC class, will take the #30 from that and run it on his new TCX BMW M2 CS Cup entry. Jacob Ruud, who swept the opening weekend and leads the championship, returns in the Classic BMW #81. John Hennessy will team with Ruud in the #50 machine with Samantha Tan returning to SRO America competition in the #438 ST Racing entry. 

16 touring car regulars from Honda, BMW, Hyundai, Nissan, Mazda, and now Mini will compete in TC America’s closely-knit second division, known simply as TC.

Mini JCW Team will debut a new machine for the class with the #60 Mini Cooper GP3 with Mark Pombo driving, who finished second in both races at Sonoma in the TCA category. 

DXDT Racing and Kevin Boehm, current class championship leader, will field the #9 Honda Civic Type R TC. Presenting partner Skip Barber Racing will bring two more of the same Civic Type R variants for Lindsay Brewer in the #29 and Round 1 winner Eric Powell in the #92, running under the Skip Barber Racing School team colors. LA Honda World Racing returns with its two cars piloted by Frank Szczesniak in the #73 machine and Mike LaMarra in the #37.

Long-time TC America competitors TechSport Racing bring back the #23 Nissan 370Z to the class for Joseph Federl and the #21 for Rob Hines, who finished a strong second in Round 2.
The BMW M240iR Cup car will continue with its commanding presence in numbers on the grid as Classic BMW returns with a single entry for Toby Grahovec, who sits third in the standings, in the #26. Hard Motorsports will field two entries from the Bavarian brand for Steve Streimer in the #30 and Adam Harding in the #31. Auto Technic Racing rounds out the BMW group with Austen Smith piloting the #51 and Tom Capizzi the #52.

GenRacer will field two Hyundai Veloster N TCs for Jeff Ricca, running the #88, and Michael Sousa, currently fifth in the standings in the #78, while FTG Racing returns with the solo Mazda racer as Joey Jordan campaigns his #70 Mazda 3 TC.

A strong TCA championship battle is on deck with 10 cars from Honda, Hyundai, MINI, and Toyota filling the grid of TC America’s third touring car tier.

Forbush Performance will prep two Hyundai Veloster Turbo TCAs for Round 1 podium finisher Caleb Bacon in the #18 and Luke Rumberg in the #33.

MINI JCW Team will field a single #61 Mini Cooper for Derek Jones making his TC America season debut.

Honda makes up half of the class with five Civic SI TCAs racing. LA Honda World, Team Sally Racing, and VGMC will each bring one car a piece and Skip Barber Racing School fielding two. LA Honda World will have Mario Biundo drive the #77 machine with Team Sally Racing fielding Sally McNulty in the #780. 

VGMC will run Formula 4 driver Jose Blanco behind the wheel of the #99 with Skip Barber Racing School prepping the #2 for Mike Stillwagon and #16 for Carter Fartuch. 

TechSport Racing will run two Toyota 86s for up-and-coming TRD drivers Jesse Love, who swept the weekend at Sonoma driving the #22, and Sammy Smith in the #24. 

Don’t miss action-packed Rounds 3 and 4 at Circuit of the Americas. Each race will be streamed live for free via SRO’s GT World YouTube Channel with Race 1 taking place on Saturday, May 1st at 3:05pm CT and Race 2 going green on Sunday, May 2nd at 9:00am CT. 

Follow along on social media at @touringcaramerica on Facebook and Instagram and @tc_america on Twitter. 

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