Honda Claims Highest Honors in TC America Powered by Skip Barber Qualifying with Loh, Hurczyn, and Bucknum

Honda Claims Highest Honors in TC America Powered by Skip Barber Qualifying with Loh, Hurczyn, and Bucknum
  • Loh and LA Honda World Racing take top spot in TCX
  • Hurczyn and VGRT fastest in TC
  • Bucknum Reclaims Top Position in TCA with Honda
  • Results

Avondale, Louisiana - With only fifteen minutes on the clock, the TC America Powered by Skip Barber field rushed to the track to set their flying lap times for the qualifying session. The weather conditions were vastly different to what drivers had experienced thus far, with cloudy skies and colder temperatures providing them with a new setting to contend with. 


Japanese driver Daijiro (Dai) Yoshihara appeared to be untouchable in the No. 99 VGRT Honda Civic Type-R TCX, setting a very fast time early in the session as he crept into the 1:47 minute mark, a feat that no other driver had been able to achieve. However, nothing is ever set in stone in the TCX class, as Kyle Loh came through on his final flying lap in the No. 73 LA Honda World Racing Honda Civic Type-R TCX to clinch pole position as the checkered flag waved. Only 0.093 seconds separated him from Yoshihara in second.

Colin Garrett followed up in third place in the No. 44, Rooster Hall Racing BMW M2 CS (Cup), with Lucas Catania in the No. 26 Rigid Speed Company BMW M2 CS (Cup) and Kenny Schmied in the No. 14 AOA Racing BMW M2 CS (Cup) finalizing the top five ahead of Race One. 


Michael Hurczyn carried his momentum from the previous practice sessions into qualifying and placed his No. 8 VGRT Honda Civic Type-R first in class. After coming in third in both practice sessions on Friday, Celso Neto began to move forward and into second position in his No. 7 Skip Barber Racing School Honda Civic Type-R. 

With only one round in the TC class under his belt after moving up from the TCA class, Cristian Perocarpi qualified in third place on board the No. 37 MINI JCW Team Mini, followed by teammate Clayton Williams in the No. 60 MINI JCW Team Mini. Jeff Rica completes the top five in qualifying, equipped with his No. 78 Genracer / Ricca Autosport Hyundai Elantra N TC. 


Familiar faces returned to the top of the leaderboards for qualifying in the TCA class, with Spencer Bucknum laying the fastest lap time on board his No. 5 LA Honda World Racing Honda Civic Si FE1. William Lambros followed closely behind in the No. 77 Skip Barber Racing School Honda Civic Si FE1, just a mere 0.296 away from the best time in class.

Devin Anderson returned to the top three with the No. 22 TechSport Racing Subaru BRZ, with his teammate Shaoyi Che taking fifth place in the No. 23 TechSport Racing Subaru BRZ, separated by the No. 62 MINI JCW Team Mini JCW of Canadian driver P.J. Groenke in fourth position. 

Up Next

Race One takes place April 29 at 1:55 PM CT, and Race 2 on Sunday, April 30 at 8:30 AM. 



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