McCann Jr Flies to Pole for TCR Race 1; Haldeman In TCA

21 September 2019

Michael McCann Jr, who swept the TCR weekend at Watkins Glen last time out, kept the momentum going in his #3 McCann Racing Audi RS3 LMS  at Road America and took the TCR race 1 pole with a fastest lap of 2:19.353, four tenths of a second faster than his nearest rival. “Pole at Road America feels good.  I’m not making it easy on the team as they had to stay late last night rebuilding the car after an incident in practice, so thanks to them.  The car felt great and the team gave me a really good car.  I also want to give Brian Till a shoutout and wish him a speedy recovery, we miss you dearly here,” said McCann.  

For most of the session it was Victor Gonzalez in the #99 VGMC Honda Civic Type R who lead the way with a 2:19.803 best lap before McCann’s late flier.  Gonzalez will start second.  Nate Vincent in the #72 FCP Euro VW Golf GTI, will start third after putting down a best time of 2:19.916.  TCR championship leader Michael Hurczyn will start fourth in the #71 FCP Euro VW Golf GTI with James Walker and the #34 Risi Competizione Alfa Romeo Giulietta rounding out the top five.

The TCR Cup pole went to Bryan Putt in the #15 BSport Audi RS3 LMS with a best time of 2:23.841.  Christian Cole in the #27 McCann Racing Audi RS3 LMS will start second in class.

In TCA it was Chris Haldeman claiming pole in the #69 X-Factor Racing Honda Civic Si with a 2:34.437 fastest lap, 1.3 second ahead of Mark Pombo in the #59 MINI JCW Team MINI Cooper JCW with a 2:35.737 best lap.  Mat Pombo and the #61 MINI JCW Team MINI Cooper JCW will start third after a best lap of 2:35.778.  Nick Wittmer in the #91 TechSport Racing Subaru BRZ tS will start fourth with Nate Norenberg and the #60 MINI JCW Team MINI Cooper JCW fifth.

Cole Ciraulo in the #25 X-Factor Racing Honda Civic Si will start the race sixth with Dean Copeland in the #70 Copeland Motorsports Mazda Global MX5 Cup seventh, and Tomas Mejia in the #62 MINI Team JCW MINI Cooper JCW eighth.  P.J. Groenke and the #44 TechSport Racing Subaru BRZ tS will start ninth with championship leader Tyler Maxson in the #74 Copeland Motorsports Mazda Global MX5 Cup tenth.

TCR/TCA Race 1 will go green at 4:05pm CT with the race being streamed live at  https://live.sro-america.com/tc-america.

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