Hurczyn Tops TC America TCR Practice 1 in Sonoma; Maxson leads TCA

7 June 2019 TCR, TCA

SONOMA, CA - The TCR and TCA  competitors hit the track on Friday morning at Sonoma Raceway, a 2.38 mile natural terrain road course, to kickoff the official practice sessions of the weekend. Michael Hurczyn topped the charts in his VW Golf GTI TCR.

The 35-minute session was held under sunny, 62 degrees Fahrenheit conditions.  The TC America series features a single-driver, 40-minute double header weekend.

TCR championship leader Michael Hurczyn took his #71 FCP Euro VW Golf GTI TCR to the top of the charts after posting a 1:50.112 fastest lap time.  Nate Vincent in the sister #72 FCP Euro VW Golf GTI would finish second with a 1:50.852 time.  Mason Filippi and #12 Copeland Motorsports Hyundai Veloster N would finish third, .215 seconds behind Vincent. 

The TCR Cup class was lead by Stephen Vadja’s #18 EXR Team by Premat Audi RS3 LMS TCR (DSG) after a 1:51.419 lap.  TCR Cup championship leader Bryan Putt would end the session second in class after wheeling his #15 Rowe Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR (DSG) to a 1:51.863 lap time.

Tyler Maxson, second in the TCA championship standings, topped the class after a 1:58.854 fastest lap in his #74 Copeland Motorsports Mazda MX5 Cup machine.  TCA championship leader Nick Wittmer would finish the session second in his #91 TechSport Racing Subaru BRZ tS after posting a 1:58.982 lap time.  Wittmer is looking to stay perfect in 2019 by taking wins 5 and 6 to kickoff the season.  Nate Norenberg, driver of the #60 MINI JCW Team entry, would finish third in class with a 1:59.732.    

The second and final TC America TCR/TCA practice session will take place later today at 3:35pm local time.