Hagler, Lewis retain the points lead after three rounds
Speedway, IN – While it wasn’t the sweet repeat of a BHA podium sweep like last year at Hyundai’s home race at Laguna Seca, it was an exciting, action-packed race that saw all six BHA entries finish inside the top-ten.
The weekend was highlighted with Harry Gottsacker setting a new IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge TCR series record for pole positions, when he qualified first for the sixth time since joining BHA and the TCR category in 2019.
Gottsacker and his teammate Parker Chase went on to score the best finish of the day for the Hyundai squad, when they took the checkers in fourth position. Four of the five BHA Elantra’s were on the receiving end of on-track blows by competitors in Saturday’s race. The race results don’t show the pace the Hyundai Elantra’s displayed in the two-hour battle, they also don’t represent the quick work in the pits by the BHA teams. The #33 Elantra N TCR was represented on the top of the speed charts during the race as Mark Wilkins set the fastest race lap.
BHA is back in action next week at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the site of their first TCR victory with Hyundai in 2019. Last year at Mid-Ohio, BHA won again when Parker Chase and Ryan Norman scored the first victory in the Elantra N TCR in North America.
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BHA Race Results
Harry Gottsacker/Parker Chase
#98 Elantra N TCR – Started 1st/Finished 4th
Championship Standings: 7th – 710 pts
*Gottsacker set a new series record for pole positions, scoring his 6th career TCR pole position.
Taylor Hagler/Michael Lewis
#1 Elantra N TCR – Started 8th/Finished 5th
Championship Standings: 1st – 900 pts
Michael Johnson/Stephen Simpson
#54 Universal Coating/Elantra N TCR – Started 6th/Finished 6th
Championship Standings: 6th – 720 pts
Mason Filippi/Tyler Maxson
#77 Veloster N TCR – Started 10st/Finished 7th
Championship Standings: 11th – 620 pts
Robert Wickens/Mark Wilkins
#33 Elantra N TCR – Started *13th/Finished 9th
Championship Standings: 8th – 700 pts
*The #33 was unable to set a qualifying time due to a brake issue.
AJ Muss/Ryan Norman
#2 Elantra N TCR – Started 5th/Finished 10th
Championship Standings: 12th – 590 pts
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