Michael McCann Jr Claims Pole In Red Flag-Shortened Session at Watkins Glen; Maxson in TCA

31 August 2019 TCR, TCA

Watkins Glen, NY - A red flag with roughly eight minutes to go prematurely ended the session, but not before Michael McCann Jr put down a lap of 1:57.134 in his #3 McCann Racing Audi RS3 LMS.  “It was a long night for the team last night getting the car sorted out, so a big shout out to the guys.  Pole feels great,” said McCann. 

Mason Filippi and his #12 Copeland Motorsports Hyundai Veloster N will start from the second position with James Walker and the #34 Risi Competizione Alfa Romeo third.

TCR Championship leader Michael Hurczyn will start his #71 FCP Euro VW Golf GTI fourth with teammate Nate Vincent starting fifth in the #72 FCP Euro entry.  Bryan Putt and the #15 eEuroparts.com Rowe Racing Audi RS3 LMS took the TCR Cup class pole.

Tyler Maxson wheeled his #74 Copeland Motorsports Mazda MX5 Cup to the TCA-class pole with a 2:09.986 fastest lap.  “It was a pretty good qualifying session.  We only had one lap, but the guys made some adjustments and the car was perfect,” said Maxson. 

Nick Wittmer will start from second in his #91 TechSport Racing Subaru BRZ tS with Mark Pombo and the #59 MINI Cooper JCW third.  Taylor Hagler in the #77 X-Factory Racing Honda Civic Si and Nate Norenberg in the #60 MINI Cooper JCW round out the top five. 

TC America TCR/TCA Race 1 will go green later today at 4:55pm ET streaming live at https://live.sro-america.com/tc-america.