AUSTIN, Texas – Circuit of The Americas threw a lot at DXDT Racing during a jam-packed weekend that included six races, three different SRO America race series and two entirely different weather conditions. But the Statesville, N.C.-based team specialized in recovery and success with class wins in both GT World Challenge America and TC America, and fightback efforts in GT America over the course of the weekend. Despite attrition out of the team’s control, the customer racing program produced highly organized effort, delivering successful results and gaining valuable points in each championship contention.
Kevin Boehm had the best weekend of the DXDT crew, with a win in his second straight race weekend of TC America presented by Skip Barber Racing School, aboard the No. 9 CrowdStrike Honda Civic Type R.
In race one, Boehm maximized the limited green flag conditions during a rain-drenched first race. After starting ninth overall and fourth in TC, and making a dynamic start to leap to sixth overall and third in class on the first lap, Boehm lost six spots in class when he had to take evasive action as another car spun in front of him. After the setback he gained four spots overall and three in class prior to a yellow flag, and continued to improve after the restart. With a few more spots gained, Boehm leapt back to fourth overall and in class at the finish, just under two tenths off the podium.
In Sunday’s second race, he utterly dominated with his second win from four starts this season. From eighth overall and third in class on the grid, Boehm held station through the first half of the 3.4-mile lap but enjoyed a thorough charge past the competition to lead by the end of the first lap, to climb to fourth overall. Boehm built the gap to his TC class rivals from there, to as much as 6.8 seconds, and often had TCX cars as a buffer in-between. He ran as high as third overall and finished fourth overall to secure the TC victory by 5.2 seconds at the finish. Following his consistent run of podium finishes, Kevin Boehm continues lead the TC class championship point standings.
The next race weekend for DXDT Racing occurs closer to home at VIRginia International Raceway, June 4-6, at the track in Alton, Virginia just outside of Danville. That will mark Rounds 5 and 6 of the GT World Challenge America, GT America, and TC America seasons, just a little more than two hours north of the team’s Statesville, North Carolina headquarters
Kevin Boehm | TC America
#9 CrowdStrike/DXDT Honda Performance Development Civic Type R TC
Maybe it's just that we never stop trying to find the next little thing that will make us go faster. That's goes for on the track and off the track. We keep improving things behind the scenes in how our crew is working. We keep finding little things with the car that makes it drive better and the tires last longer. It's all these little things that by themselves you don't notice, but when they add up it makes for a huge result. Walking away at the end of the weekend is always a great weekend. A top-five in the first race - P4 - in those type of conditions, I'm happy with that. This weekend overall has picked up where we left off at Sonoma. Hopefully we can carry that momentum forward the rest of the season.