TechSport Racing Demonstrates Excellence at COTA

TechSport Racing Demonstrates Excellence at COTA

As the SRO COTA event got underway, the heat was a big topic of conversation.  With temperatures hitting the high nineties, everyone was feeling the pressure.  TechSport Racing kept it cool and dominated the pack with another trophy filled weekend.  They won both races in the Gazoo Racing GR Cup North America series, a win in TCA and a marked improvement for their pair of Nissan Z GT4’s.

The pair of 2023 Nissan Z GT4s continue to improve their performance.  With veterans Eric Powell (#22) and Bryan Heitkotter (#23) at the helm, the Nissan’s were fast.  Their Am partners Colin Harrison (#22) and Tyler Stone (#23) have shown the ability to create two winning combinations by the end of the season. “Developing a car takes time.” States Team Principle, Kevin Anderson “I know we will be finishing the final rounds of the season with the Z GT4 as a top competitor.” The Nissan Z GT4 will come to market in 2024 and will be an absolute force to reckon with.

The GR Cup rounds at COTA revealed that TechSport Racing is the team to beat.  Their perfect setups allowed each driver to earn a win this weekend.  Starting Race 1 in P7 Spike Kohlbecker and P8 Gresham Wagner, the duo masterfully maneuvered themselves up through the pack to finish with Wagner in 1st and Kohlbecker in 6th.  Sunday’s weather brought mild rain and a big decision regarding tires.  Gresham Wagner started P9 and Spike Kohlbecker P13 but they quickly moved through the damp carnage to reveal a 10 second lead for Wagner.  Unfortunately, a mechanical failure brought his race to a halt.  Spike ran an incredibly methodical race bringing the last laps to a wheel-to-wheel duel between his #55 car and that of Drake Kemper.  Kohlbecker ended up on the top of the podium for his first win of the season. “Both of the COTA rounds of GR Cup were absolutely wild, there was quite a bit of aggressive driving.  Fortunately, my drivers displayed experience, maturity and control throughout both races.  They are the best drivers in this series and the rest of the season will be spent proving that.” States TechSport Team Owner Deborah Popolizio

Devin Anderson proved that he is back on top with a win in race 1.  Starting from P4, Anderson quickly moved to the front and stayed there, bringing home his #22 BRZ with an almost 2 second lead over the 2nd place finisher.  The exciting racing happened between P3 - P7 with Shaoyi Che locked in an absolute battle for position.  Che finished an adrenalized P6.  Sunday brought disappointment as Devin Anderson was challenging for the lead only to lose his transmission halfway through the race. Devin optimistically states “It was a shame to DNF in round 2 at COTA, but VIR is my home track and I’m going to make certain that the car is perfect for that event.”  Shaoyi Che missed Sunday’s race because he was at his George Washington University Law School Graduation.  TechSport expressed immense pride in their driver’s accomplishment.

TechSport Racing is a professional race team operating out of Alton Virginia.  Since its inception in 2015, TechSport has amassed four Team Championships, three Driver Championships, one Crew of the Year and one Manufacturers Championship (Subaru).  TechSport is a family-owned business operated by Kevin Anderson, Deborah Popolizio and managed by Devin Anderson.