35 Cars Set For Largest Touring Car Field of the Year at VIR

10 June 2022 TCAM

  • Fast Track Racing leads TCX teams
  • Skip Barber Racing School leads both TC and TCA classes
  • MINI seeking to close the points gap in TC after first class win at NOLA
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Alton, Virginia - The TC America powered by Skip Barber series rolls onto the grounds of VIRginia International Raceway for rounds five and six of the 2022 season featuring a strong 35-car field. This professional touring car racing series comprises three classes (TCX, TC and TCA), with one driver racing in two 40-minute races each weekend behind the wheel of factory-built, turn-key racecars.

TCX

With the entire TCX field competing in identical BMW M2 CS Cup cars, this is truly a driver's talent showcase with amazingly close competition.

Fast Track Racing will look to carry their winning momentum from the podiums at Sonoma and NOLA forward along with their points lead on the season, having scored 93 points from the first four races.  Fast Track fields four cars, with Olivia Askew (#29), Garrett Adams (#54), Mark Wilgus (#76), and last year’s champion Jacob Ruud (#1) leading the charge.

Following in the team points standings is Rooster Hall Racing with 63 points.  Rooster Hall is led by Colin Garrett (#44) who grabbed a win at NOLA in Race 1, and fiercely battled Ruud throughout the entire second race at the NOLA. Team Rigid Speed, featuring drivers Joseph (#24) and Lucas (#26) Catania, also has 63 points, though Rooster Hall ranks slightly higher due to their win at NOLA. 

Rounding out the top five in TCX team points standings are Accelerating Performance with Stephen Culigari (#57) with 57 points, who are looking to make a return to the podium since Sonoma, and Hard Motorsports (#30) with Steve Streimer behind the wheel with 44 points. 

Joining TC America at VIR is Homewrecker Racing (#51) with driver Brett Scroggin. Plus, a new entry for Jessica Tracy in the #97 Random Vandals Racing BMW M2 CS Cup.

TC

In TC action, the CrowdStrike Racing by Skip Barber team leads the pack in the current season standings with 90 points, after some solid podium finishes so far this season by Kevin Boehm (#9 Honda Civic Type-R). Also racing under the Skip Barber banner is Ken Fukuda (#42). Second in the team standings is LA Honda World Racing supported by Mat Pombo (#37 Honda Civic Type-R) who’s landed on the podium in all four races so far this season. He is also joined in class by teammate Mike Lamarra (#73). 

Grabbing his first win of the season at NOLA in Race 2, Clay Williams (#60 MINI JCW Team), has the team in a solid third place in the team standings with 58 points. This was also the first TC class win for MINI. Genracer/Ricca Autosport is in fourth place with 52 points led by teammates Jeff Ricca (#78 Hyundai Veloster N DCT) and Nicholas Barbato (#88 Hyundai Veloster N). Williams and Ricca had a wild battle during Race 2 at NOLA, driving on the absolute edge of grip for multiple laps and putting on a solid demonstration of how fun turbocharged front-wheel drive hatchbacks can be.

Looking to improve on his first-ever podium appearance at NOLA will be Mathew Ibrahim in the DRS & Garagistic (#06 BMW M240iR). Ibrahim will be chased by his teammate Kris Valdez in the #09 BMW M240iR.

Rounding out TC is Joey Jordan in the (#70 FTG Racing Mazda3) and TechSport Racing (#18 Nissan 370Z TC Spec) driven by Jason Weaver. This will be the first VIR race for TechSport Racing’s 370Z since their relocation to their fresh new operations at VIR.

TCA

Sharing the current points lead in the TCA class are the local VIR-based team’s Skip Barber Racing School and TechSport Racing, with 86 points each respectively for a great Honda vs Subaru battle. Through four rounds of racing, both teams have literally flip-flopped their team points earned in each round. Skip Barber’s Carter Fartuch (#16 Honda Civic Si) and TechSport’s Gresham Wagner (#21 Subaru BRZ), mixed it up in the two rounds at Sonoma. Then, Wagner’s teammate Devin Anderson (#22 Subaru BRZ) laid down solid podium finishes in each of the races at NOLA, helping contribute to the team’s points. 

Not to be left out of the mix, LA Honda World Racing’s Spencer Bucknum (#5 Honda Civic Si) has the team in third place after three podium finishes so far the season and a strong fourth-place finish in Race 2 at NOLA. All of this H-badged hard work amounts to a total of 60 points.

The TCA class team points are rounded out by the MINI JCW Team of Christian Perocarpi (#61) and P.J. Groenke (#62) who have 44 points, followed by Sally McNulty in the VGRT Racing (#780 Honda Civic Si), and Bryan Herta Autosport w/Curb Agajanian with drivers Branyon Tiner (#86 Hyundai Elantra N-Line) and Tyler Delgado (#33) who have 38 points each currently this season.

Teams will continue to race for overall series and class points through the remainder of the 14-round season.

The VIRginia International Raceway is a picturesque 3.27-mile road course with 17 turns nestled among the rolling hills and forests of Alton, Virginia. Single-day, Multi-Day, and Car Corral tickets are available online

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