Watkins Glen, NY - Mason Filippi, in the #12 Copeland Motorsports Hyundai Veloster N TCR, lead the final TC America TCR practice session from Watkins Glen with a fastest lap time of 1:58.038. Nate Vincent took his #72 FCP Euro VW Golf GTI to second on the timesheets, just eight-hundreths of a second slower than Filippi. James Walker would finish the session third in his #34 Risi Competizione Alfa Romeo with a best time of 1:58.163. Victor Gonzalez, in the #99 VGMC Racing Honda Civic Type R, and Michael Hurczyn, in the #71 FCP Euro VW Golf GTI would round out the top five. Bryan Putt, in the #15 eEuroparts.com Rowe Racing Audi RS3 LMS, would top the TCR Cup grid and set the sixth fastest lap time overall with a 1:59.262.
Chris Haldeman would lead the TCA field in the #69 X-Factor Racing Honda Civic Si after a best time of 2:10.116 with Mark Pombo in the #59 MINI Cooper JCW second. Championship leader Nick Wittmer would run the third quickest time in the #91 TechSport Racing Subaru BRZ tS with Nate Norenberg in the #60 MINI Cooper JCW fourth and Taylor Hagler fifth, who set the fastest time for practice session 1 in the #77 X-Factor Racing Honda Civic Si.
Qualifying for TC America TCR/TCA Race 1 goes green on Saturday August 31st at 9:35am ET.