Sonoma Raceway Race Two: Debut Win for Local Loh

2 April 2023 TC America Powered by Skip Barber Racing
  • Loh and LA Honda World Racing Win TCX
  • Ricca and Genracer Sweeps Weekend in TC
  • Anderson and TechSport Earn Back-to-Back Wins in TCA
  • Results

Race Two at the GT Sonoma protected by CrowdStrikes weekend, was impressive. While leaders had a firm grasp on the track, there was plenty of tight racing and action. Competitors kept the race green though there were moments of off-course excursions. None were severe, allowing all positions to be earned the old-fashion way, racecraft.

TCX Class
Newcomer and Northern California native Kyle Loh earned his first win of the season in the No. 73 LA Honda World Racing Honda Civic Type-R. Loh had nothing but clean air for the entirety of his race. What started as a two-second lead ended as a 15-second lead over second-place finisher Lucas Catania.

Lucas Catania took the No. 26 Rigid Speed Company BMW M2 CS a second, second-place finish at Sonoma Raceway. Catania spent much of his race alone, maneuvering lap traffic should he have found cars around him. He led a string of fellow BMW race cars on track, making him the fastest BMW of the day. 

In third is the No. 44 Rooster Hall Racing BMW M2 of Colin Garrett. Garrett fought tooth and nail for his spot-on podium. After starting fourth, he swapped spots with the No. 14 AOA Racing BMW M2 of Kenny Schmied. Through the race, Garrett took over third and solidified his dominance as battles continued behind him, creating a gap on track. 

TC Class
Jeff Ricca and his No. 78 Genracer/ Ricca Autosport Hyundai Elantra N won in Race Two. He finished the race a solid 12-second above second-place finisher Clayton Williams in the No. 60 MINI JCW Team Mini JCW. Williams also firmly kept Michael Hurczyn in the No. 8 VGRT Honda Civic Type-R behind him from green to checkered.

Ricca earned two first-place finishes, and Williams two second-place finishes. It was Hurczyn’s first podium finish of 2023.

TCA Class
The TC Class couldn’t shake each other regardless of the position you followed throughout the race. Devin Anderson in the No. 22 TechSport Racing Subaru BRZ took home a second win in the class, which was well-earned. Spencer Bucknum and the No. 5 LA Honda World Racing Honda Civic Si finished 1.573 seconds behind Anderson. Each driver took steady turns to keep on track for their respective podium spots.

The fight for the third put on a show throughout the 40-minute sprint. The No. 23 TechSports Racing Subaru BRZ of Shaoyi Che had the No. 62 MINI JCW Team Mini JCW of P.J. Groenke all over the back of his Subaru through every turn. While positions were swapped for minimal corners near the end of the race, Che came out victorious taking third place in Race One and Race Two.

Up Next
TC America powered by Skip Barber joins SRO Motorsports America at NOLA Motorsports Park outside New Orleans, Louisiana. The race weekend begins with practice on Friday, April 28, and ends with a race day Sunday, April 30. Tickets are now on sale.



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