Johnson and Simpson Second, Hagler and Lewis Third
Michael Johnson and Stephen Simpson, drivers of the #54 Universal Coating Hyundai Elantra N TCR scored back-to-back podiums with their second place finish at Road America. It looked like they may be headed for the win as Simpson led the final 15 laps in the fou- hour race at Road America. He was passed on the final lap by Tim Lewis in the Alfa Romeo. Johnson and Simpson led the Hyundai squad for the second consecutive weekend with their second place finish and strengthend their championship position of fifth. Defending series champions Taylor Hagler and Michael Lewis scored their fifth podium finish of the season on Saturday when Lewis crossed the finish in third after a hard-fought battle. The duo have led the point standings most of the season and are on pace to defend their title with just two races remaining.
- Hyundai leads the manufacturers’ standings with 2630 points.
- Four BHA Hyunda Elantra N TCR’s led the race for a total of 28 laps.
Bryan Herta Autosport Results from Round 8 at Road America
2nd: #54 Elantra N TCR – Michael Johnson (started) and Stephen Simpson(finished)
3rd: #1 Elantra N TCR – Taylor Hagler (started) and Michael Lewis (finished)
5th: #33 Veloster N TCR – Mark Wilkins (started) and Mark Wilkins (finished)
6th: #98 Elantra N TCR – Parker Chase (started) and Harry Gottsacker (finished)
7th: #77 Elantra N TCR – Mason Filippi (started) and Tyler Maxson (finished)
11th: #2 Elantra N TCR – AJ Muss (started) and Ryan Norman (finished)
Current IMSA Michelin Points Standings
1st: Taylor Hagler and Michael Lewis 2270 pts
3rd: Robert Wickens 2100 pts
4th: Harry Gottsacker and Parker Chase 2100 pts
5th: Michael Johnson and Stephen Simipson 2070 pts
7th: Mark Wilkins 1920 pts*
10th: Mason Filippi and Tyler Maxson 1790 pts
12th: AJ Muss and Ryan Norman 1740 pts
*Mark Wilkins did not participate in the race at Mid Ohio, therefore he is ranked differntly than co-driver Robert Wickens.
2nd Place: #54 Universal Coating Elantra N TCR