Road America 120
Round 6 of the 2023 IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge
August 5-6, 2023
Racetrack: Road America
4.048-mile road course, features 14 turns
Race: Sunday, August 6th, 2023, at 2:55 – 4:55 pm EST
TV: Live on NBC’s PEACOCK: www.peacock.tv
Listen: Live radio commentary for every session at www.IMSA.com and RadioLeMans.com Live timing and scoring from each session available at www.IMSA.com. Live updates are available throughout the weekend on BHA social media and www.bryanhertaautosport.com
A Win for the Record Books: When Mason Filippi took the checkered flag at Lime Rock Park it was a win for the record books. Recording his second victory of the season with co-driver Mark Wilkins, it was also BHA’s 20th IMSA victory, the 10th for Mark Wilkins and Filippi’s 5th.
Swapping the Lead: Mark Wilkins and Mason Filippi (#98) re-took the Championship points lead with their victory at Lime Rock Park. They lead teammates Harry Gottsacker and Robert Wickens (#33) by 20 points with four races remaining. The BHA entries have been swapping the points lead most of the season.
Grid Life: As the official automotive sponsor of GRIDLIFE, Hyundai will be randomly selecting 8 winners to receive two VIP tickets to the GRIDLIFE event of their choice. GRIDLIFE is a grassroots motorsports event and lifestyle brand that is dedicated to inclusion and focused on having fun in and around cars. They celebrate the full spectrum of car culture, and package it up in a music festival environment. The events feature road racing, time attack, drifting, car shows and concerts. BHA drivers Mason Filippi, Michael Lewis and Taylor Hagler will be giving GRIDLIFE Laguna Seca attendees rides in the Elantra N TCR racecars at the event October 20-22, 2023. To enter to win the Hyundai VIP experience, visit: Hyundai N Sweepstakes
Indy Test: All three BHA cars participated in the IMSA test on the road course at the Indianapolis Speedway last weekend. It was the team’s first time running the Elantra N TCR cars there and each car completed over 60 trouble-free laps. According to BHA Technical Director, Kyle Compton, “The test was a success. I think it was probably the hardest our drivers have ever pushed on the brake pedal, because the braking zones at the speedway are straight-line zones, different from other straights we race on. This will probably be our most intense track for braking since the front straight is so long, it absolutely requires the drivers to stomp on brakes.”
Previously at Road America: BHA has seven podium finishes including two victories on the legendary road course. Harry Gottsacker and Mason Filippi scored their first TCR victory there when they won in 2019 co-driving the #21 Veloster N TCR. Gabby Chaves and Ryan Norman followed that up with a victory in 2020. Last year BHA scored a double podium finish when Michael Johnson and Stephen Simpson finished second and Taylor Hagler and Michael Lewis third.