Fast Facts: Hyundai Veloster Turbo TCA

Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV 

“Roval” combination oval and road course featuring 9 turns 

Race 1: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 1:40 pm PST Race 2: Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 12:30 pm PST

FAST FACTS: 

TCA Debut: Bryan Herta Autosport and Hyundai make their official Touring Car America (TCA) debut in the SRO Motorsports America season finale this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. American Tyler Gonzalez will race the first ever Hyundai Veloster Turbo TCA car. 

The Build: The #57 Hyundai Veloster Turbo TCA was built by BHA and will be homologated for 2020 competition in the SRO TC America Series. It is also eligible to compete in other series, including SCCA and NASA. Turnology.com chronicled the build with a multi-part video series detailing the BHA effort: https://www.turnology.com/?s=bryan+herta+autosport 

New to TCA: At just 15 years of age, Tyler Gonzalez makes his SRO TC America Series debut at Las Vegas. Gonzalez joins the SRO TC America Series from the Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup Presented by BF Goodrich where he scored multiple top-ten finishes this season. 

He’s 15 and Has His Own Day? He sure does! A 10x karting champion, Tyler Gonzalez was honored by the mayor of his hometown, St. Cloud, Florida when they officially declared October 31st ‘Tyler Gonzalez Day.’ 

BHA/Hyundai Customer Support Team: Featuring robust power and torque, a low center of gravity and the perfect wheelbase-to-wheel track ratio, the Hyundai Veloster Turbo TCA is the ideal low cost, track ready option for racing enthusiasts and professionals making their way up the Sports Car ladder. The BHA/Hyundai Customer Support Team offers engineering support, setup and tuning advice and efficient parts fulfillment to customer teams. Bryan Herta Autosport is the U.S. sales agent and parts support representative of Hyundai TCR and TCA race cars for customer teams. For more information, visit www.BryanHertaAutosport.com. 

QUOTES: 

Tyler Gonzalez on testing the Hyundai Veloster Turbo TCA: “We completed a test in Indiana a few weeks ago to put the car through its paces. I was impressed by how well everything went right off the trailer; the car is awesome to drive. We focused on different aspects of the car throughout the day and found that most parts were good to go, and some that I wanted to fine tune. I’m confident heading into the race weekend and look forward to representing the Bryan Herta Autosport Hyundai program.” 

Tyler Gonzalez on His TCA Debut: “I’ve been waiting a long time for this weekend to come and can’t wait to get the race action started. The excitement behind the new Hyundai TCA package has been building, and I’m happy to be able to be the first driver of the new machine in North America.” 

Bryan Herta, Team Owner: “The Veloster Turbo TCA car looks amazing and we can’t wait to see it competing against the top TCA cars, teams, and drivers in the country. The team has done an incredible job on the build and if it performs like it looks it won’t take long to find the winners circle.”

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