Practice Two Sets the Scene for Exciting Action to Come in TC America Powered by Skip Barber

Practice Two Sets the Scene for Exciting Action to Come in TC America Powered by Skip Barber

As the track temperatures began to heat up at VIR, so did the on-track action as the TC America Powered by Skip Barber field returned for their second practice session of the day. With Qualifying just over the horizon, it was vital for drivers and teams to use every lap in the 30-minute session to set themselves up for success ahead of Saturday’s showdown. 

Practice Two ran uninterrupted for the entirety of the session, with the half an hour of green flag running allowing teams to maximize their time on track to fine tune their plans ahead of tomorrow. 


Lucas Catania replicated his performance from the morning session, setting purple sectors as he flew down VIR in his No. 26 Rigid Speed Company BMW M2 CS (Cup), but this time around Colin Garrett eager to challenge him in his No. 44 Rooster Hall Racing BMW M2 CS (Cup). The two exchanged fastest laps back and forth, and it was ultimately Garrett who emerged as the leader of the session. 

Maddie Aust displayed her consistency as she returned to the Top 3 in her No. 09 Fast Track Racing BMW M2 CS (Cup), followed once again by Joseph Catania in the No. 24 Rigid Speed Company BMW M2 CS (Cup). The Top 5 was completed by Dai Yoshihara in the No. 99 VGRT Honda Civic Type-R TCX. 


Jeff Rica proved to be the one to beat once again, rising to the top of the TC class standings in swift fashion in his No. 78 Genracer / Ricca Autosport Hyundai Elantra N TC. While Rica had a comfortable gap in the morning session to the next competitor, the tables turned in the afternoon as the MINI JCW Team teammates began to chip away at him as Cristian Perocarpi and Clayton Williams laid down the second and third fastest laps in the No. 37 and No. 60 Mini JCW Pro TC. 

Sally McNulty further improved as she moved up into fourth place in her No. 780 Genracer / Ricca Autosport Hyundai Veloster N DCT TC for the second practice session, with Celso Neto finalizing the Top 5 in his No. 7 Skip Barber Racing School Honda Civic Type-R. 


Devin Anderson and Spencer Bucknum were neck and neck throughout the entirety of the session in their No. 22 TechSport Racing Subaru BRZ and No. 5 LA Honda World Racing Honda Civic Si FE1. As they went to-and-fro, it was anyone’s guess as to who would manage to out-pace the other. In the end, the advantage went to Bucknum, who emerged just a mere 0.020 seconds ahead of Bucknum, setting the scene for an exciting qualifying session tomorrow. 

Shaoyi Che followed suit in third once again, putting on another strong showing in his No. 23 TechSport Racing Subaru BRZ. P.J. Groenke secured fourth in his No. 62 MINI JCW Team Mini JCW, with William Lambros completing the Top 5 in the No. 77 Skip Barber Racing School Honda Civic Si FE1 for the second time today. 


The series will return to the track tomorrow for Qualifying at 8:30 a.m ET, followed by Race One at 11:15 a.m ET. Fans can follow progression with Griiip Live, live timing. The studio makes it easy to follow class battles, lap times, and pit strategy for the five SRO America series.