Touring Car Texas Thrills at Circuit of The Americas for TC America powered by Skip Barber

Touring Car Texas Thrills at Circuit of The Americas for TC America powered by Skip Barber

Amidst the scenic setting of Circuit of The Americas, which stands as one of the most thrilling race tracks the country has to offer, the TC America powered by Skip Barber competitors are gearing up for another weekend filled with fierce battles across two sprint races. Serving as a crucial platform for drivers to push their boundaries and hone their abilities, Austin will be putting these top touring cars to the test.  

For all motorsport fans, Circuit of The Americas is the ultimate destination. Those in attendance will be able to soak up the vibrant atmosphere of SRO’s open paddock while enjoying  autograph sessions, a Car Corral, and the pre-race grid walk ahead of Sunday’s feature Fanatec GT World Challenge America race. Spectators can also immerse themselves in the excitement brought by the esteemed GT1 Sports Club, showcasing some of the most awe-inspiring machinery in the world. 

TCX Class 

Chris Walsh has emerged as an unstoppable force in the TCX class in his No. 104 Carrus Callas Raceteam BMW M2 CS (Cup), continuing his winning streak by clinching back-to-back victories in Sebring. With four wins in four rounds, Walsh sits comfortably in the lead with a perfect score of 100 points. Lucas Catania has also delivered consistently strong performances in the No. 17 Rigid Speed BMW M2 CS (Cup), adding another two second-place finishes to his tally.  

Sebring delivered thrilling battles as multiple drivers fought wheel-to-wheel for the remaining podium position in both races. In Race 1, it was Celso Neto who secured third place in his No. 22 Skip Barber Racing Acura Integra Type S, with Aaron Kaplan earning his first podium of the season in Race 2 in the No. 18 Kaplan Racing Systems BMW M2 CS (Cup) after engaging in a multi-car chase with Joseph Catania in the No. 16 Rigid Speed BMW M2 CS (Cup) and Cooper Broll in the No. 19 Skip Barber Racing Acura Integra Type S.  

Christopher DeFreitas will also be back on track in the No. 39 Racers Edge Motorsports Acura Integra Type S, accompanied by Mario Biundo and Mike Lamarra in the No. 7 and No. 73 LA Honda World Racing Acura Integra Type S TCX, respectively.  

Nick Roberts will be the newest addition to the TCX grid, equipped with the No. 29 Fast Track Racing BMW M2 CS (Cup).  

TC Class 

Jeff Ricca was the one to beat in Sebring, driving his No. 78 Genracer/Ricca Autosport Hyundai Elantra N Cup to double victories, a feat he will be looking to do again in Austin. This performance allowed him to reclaim the lead in the class championship ahead of teammate Ruben Iglesias Jr in the No. 77 Ricca Autosport Hyundai Elantra N Cup, who secured two podium finishes of his own in Sebring. Sally McNulty occupies third place on the leaderboard with her No. 780 Hyundai Elantra N Cup, with the Ricca Autosport members occupying the Top 3.  

After a difficult opening weekend in Sonoma, Cristian Perocarpi bounced back in Sebring, picking up a second and third-place finish with his No. 37 MINI JCW Team MINI JCW TC Pro. He will be joined by teammate Scott Thomson once again in the No. 66 MINI JCW Team MINI JCW TC Pro, as the duo sit just behind Joey Jordan in the standings in the No. 71 FTG Racing Mazda 3.  

TCA Class 

PJ Groenke continues to be the frontrunner in the TCA class with his No. 62 MINI JCW Team MINI JCW, adding another victory to his collection following his win in Race 1. However, newcomer Alex Garcia was the one to disrupt Groenke’s winning streak by claiming the top step of the podium in Race 2 on his debut in the series in his No. 14 Skip Barber Racing Honda Civic Si FE1.  
Maddy Lemke will be back in the No. 9 Ascent Racing Honda Civic Si FE1 after collecting an additional two podium results from Sebring.  

Let’s Get Racing 

The TC America powered by Skip Barber Racing School field is set to take to the track Practice 1 on Friday, May 17th. Click here for the full schedule of the TC America powered by Skip Barber Racing School weekend. 

If you can’t make it to COTA, be sure to tune-in to SRO’s free live streams all weekend long on YouTube (GTWorld) and Twitch (SROMotorsports) and follow all the action through our social media channels and the event hashtag #GTCOTA.