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Racing Calendar / 2022 Season

Jan.
21-23
Jan.
27-30
Mar.
16-19
Apr.
15-17
Apr.
29-1
May
13-15
May
20-22
Jun.
17-19
Jun.
23-26
Jul.
1-3
Jul.
15-16
Jul.
22-24
Aug.
5-7
Aug.
19-21
Aug.
26-28
Sep.
23-25
Sep.
28 - 1
Oct.
7-9
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Horsepower
220
Engine
1.5 Liter
4 Cylinder
Transmission
6 Speed Manual
Brakes
HPD 6-Piston
Transmission
6 Speed Manual Transmission
Brakes
1.5L Honda 4 Cylinder
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Engine
220 Horsepower
1.5L Honda 4 Cylinder
HPD Radiator
HPD Engine Management
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Transmission
6 Speed Manual Transmission
HPD High Strength 4th Gear
HPD Limited Slip Differential
HPD Flywheel
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Suspension
Inverted Double Adjustable HPD Dampers
Adjustable Front and Rear Camber and Caster
HPD Lower Control Arms
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Brakes
HPD 6-Piston Brakes
2 Piece Rotors with Aluminum Hats
HPD ABS Modulator
Carbon Fiber Brake Cooling Inlet Ducts
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Exhaust
HPD Downpipe
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Safety
Factory Welded Cage
Racing Seat
6-Point Harness
Window and Center Net
On-Board Fire Control System *Homologated for TCA competition
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Horsepower
330
Engine
2.0L Turbocharged
4 Cylinder
Transmission
6 Speed Manual
Brakes
HPD 4-Piston
Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 (production-based)
Transmission
6 Speed Manual Transmission
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330 Horsepower
2.0L Turbocharged Honda 4 Cylinder
HPD Radiator and Oil Coolers
HPD Engine Management
HPD Engine Mounts
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Transmission
6 Speed Manual Transmission
HPD High Strength 3rd and 4th Gears
HPD Limited Slip Differential
HPD Flywheel
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Suspension
Inverted Double Adjustable HPD Dampers
HPD/Eibach Race Springs
Adjustable Front and Rear Camber and Caster
HPD Lower Control Arms
HPD Adjustable Stabilizer Bar
Spherical Suspension Bushings and Damper Mounts
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Brakes
HPD 4-Piston Brakes
2 Piece Rotors with Aluminum Hats
HPD Front and Rear Braided Brake Lines
HPD ABS Modulator
Carbon Fiber Brake Cooling Inlet Ducts
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Exhaust
HPD Turbo-back Exhaust
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Safety
Factory Welded Cage
Racing Seat
6-Point Harness
Window and Center Net
On-Board Fire Control System
HPD FIA Fuel Cell
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Additional Features
ARP Adjustable Rear Wing
High Flow Front Grille
Vented Hood
Homologated for TC competition
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Horsepower
360
Engine
2.0L Turbocharged
4 Cylinder
Transmission
6 Speed Sequential
Paddle Shifter
Brakes
6-Piston Front
2 Piston Rear
Engine
2.0-liter, Turbocharged Four-Cylinder
Transmission
6-Speed Sequential with Paddle Shifters
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360 Horsepower
2.0-liter, Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Honda Engine
HPD Radiator
HPD Engine Management
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Multi-disc Sinter-metallic Clutch
6 Speed Sequential Paddle Shift Gearbox
Tripod-CV Joint Heavy Duty Driveline
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Suspension
Front: McPherson Strut, coil springs, adjustable anti-roll bar, 3-positions
Rear: Multilink, coil springs, adjustable anti-roll bar, 3-positions
Gas-filled Ohlins shock absorbers
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Brakes
Front: 6-Pistons monolihtic calipers - 380 mm steel ventilated discs
Rear: 2-Piston monolithic calipers – 258 mm steel discs
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Exhaust
HPD 3-inch stainless steel 310
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Safety
MSA certified Welded cage with lifting devices
Racing Seat
6-Point Harness
Window and Center Net
OMP composite HTE seat, Automatic extinguisher
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Additional Features
MoTeC PDM30 and MoTeC C127 Electionics
Electrical power assisted rack and pinion steering
Floor mounted Pedal Box with remote bias and limiter
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Take the Next Step

Whether you come from pro kart racing, or entry level auto-racing series, with LA Honda World Racing, you'll set yourself on a path to the top level of GT and prototype racing. Our team supports drivers starting out in our Civic Type R TCA,  all the way through to our Civic Type R TCR, preparing drivers to enter the top level of sports car racing.

Kart Racing
Where do our drivers come from? 
Pro Kart / SCCA / NASA / +
Honda Civic Si Race Car
SRO
Honda Civic Si TCA
Honda Civic Type R TC at Sebring Int.
SRO
Honda Civic Type R TC
Honda Civic Type R TCR Race Car at Sebring
IMSA
Honda Civic Type R TCR
Acura NSX GT3 at Mid Ohio
SRO & IMSA
Acura NSX GT3
Acura DPi Car in studio
IMSA
Acura DPi Prototype
Where do our drivers come from? 
Pro Kart / SCCA / NASA / +
SRO
Honda Civic Si TCA
SRO
Honda Civic Type R TC
IMSA
Honda Civic Type R TCR
SRO & IMSA
Acura NSX GT3
IMSA & WEC
Acura LMDh Prototype

Our Team & Drivers

L.A. Honda World Racing is the official race team of L.A. Honda World, a factory-authorized Honda dealership in Los Angeles, Downey, CA. We Sell, We Service, We Race!

L.A. Honda World believes that performance, precision and exceptional service are the qualities it takes to run a successful car dealership as well as successful race team. For that reason, we’ve chosen to do both. We are the first factory-authorized Honda dealership to participate in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and SRO TC.

Mike LaMarra
Driver of the number 73 Honda Civic Type R TC, and the number 73 Honda Civic Type R TCR with partner Mat Pombo and Ryan Eversley.
Mathew Pombo
Driver of the number 37 Honda Civic Type R TC and former driver of the number 73 Civic Type R TCR with partner Mike LaMarra.
Ryan Eversley
Driver of the number 73 Honda Civic Type R TCR with partner Mike LaMarra, and previously the driver of the number 77 Honda Civic Type R TCR with partner Taylor Hagler.
Spencer Bucknum
Driver of the number 5 Honda Civic Si TCA
Tiago Monteiro
Driver of the number 37 Honda Civic Type R TCR with co-driver Mat Pombo
Mario Biundo
Driver of the number 77 Honda Civic Si TCA
Mike LaMarra
Driver of the number 73 Honda Civic Type R TC, and the number 73 Honda Civic Type R TCR with partner Mat Pombo and Ryan Eversley.
Mathew Pombo
Driver of the number 37 Honda Civic Type R TC and former driver of the number 73 Civic Type R TCR with partner Mike LaMarra.
Mario Biundo
Driver of the number 77 Honda Civic Si TCA
Frank Szczesniak
Driver of the number 73 Honda Civic Type R TC
Mike LaMarra
Driver of the number 73 Honda Civic Type R TC, and the number 73 Honda Civic Type R TCR with partner Mat Pombo and Ryan Eversley.
Mathew Pombo
Driver of the number 37 Honda Civic Type R TC and former driver of the number 73 Civic Type R TCR with partner Mike LaMarra.
Shelby Blackstock
Driver of the number 37 Honda Civic Type R TCR with partner Chris Miller.
Ryan Eversley
Driver of the number 73 Honda Civic Type R TCR with partner Mike LaMarra, and previously the driver of the number 77 Honda Civic Type R TCR with partner Taylor Hagler.
Harry Cheung
Driving the number 14 Civic Type R TCR
Dakota Dickerson
Driver of the number 77 Honda Civic Type R TCR with partner Ryan Eversley.
Taylor Hagler
Driver of the number 77 Honda Civic Type R TCR with partner Ryan Eversley.
Chris Miller
Driver of the number 37 Honda Civic Type R TCR with partner Shelby Blackstock.
Mike LaMarra
Driver of the number 73 Honda Civic Type R TC, and the number 73 Honda Civic Type R TCR with partner Mat Pombo and Ryan Eversley.
Mathew Pombo
Driver of the number 37 Honda Civic Type R TC and former driver of the number 73 Civic Type R TCR with partner Mike LaMarra.
Shelby Blackstock
Driver of the number 37 Honda Civic Type R TCR with partner Chris Miller.
Harry Cheung
Driving the number 14 Civic Type R TCR
Max Faulkner
Driver of the number 52 Honda Civic Type R TCR with partner Colin Mullan.
Colin Mullan
Driver of the number 52 Honda Civic Type R TCR with partner Max Faulkner.
Tom O'Gorman
Driver of the number 37 Honda Civic Type R TCR with partner Shelby Blackstock.
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Daniel Martin
Team Manager

Born and raised

Born in Hawkesbury, ON Canada, raised in Maskinonge, QC Canada, and now resides in Ventura, CA

Have worked for LA Honda World for:

3 Months at LA Honda World, I have raced with Honda on multiple occasions at the INDY 500 and other INDYCAR races.

Expertise

22+ years in Motorsports, held positions as Team Manager, Lead mechanic, department head, transmission specialist. Worked in many series including INDYCAR, IMSA (DPI, LMP2, GTLM and GTD) and more. Pit-stop expertise as a tire changer and other positions

Hobbies outside of work

Family time, traveling, photography

What I'm looking forward to this season

Continuing the successful growth of LA Honda World Racing. I am looking forward to our team being in a position to win every race we enter in all our classes. We have incredible talent and I’m looking forward to the challenge of representing Honda at the race track, one of the winningest brands on the planet across a multitude of motorsports disciplines.

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Trevor Thomas
Team Director

Born and raised

San Diego, CA

Have worked for LA Honda World for:

1 Year

Expertise

Business development and team building for long term success

Hobbies outside of work

Motorsports and off-road adventures with family and friends

What I'm looking forward to this season

Working with the team to develop new personnel positions, comradery within the organization, and winning races

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Alex Barroso
Head Engineer

Born and raised

Atlanta, Georgia

Have worked for LA Honda World for:

Since January, 2022

Expertise

Race strategy, vehicle dynamics and vehicle performance Race engineer

Hobbies outside of work

Mountain biking, flying airplanes, sim racing and vintage cars 

What I'm looking forward to this season

Even with my recent addition to the team we’re already building a family-like structure and I’m really looking forward to fostering more of that this season alongside some great results!

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Ernie Horta
Crew Member

Born and raised

Born in East Los Angeles and raised in Huntington Park, CA

Have worked for LA Honda World for:

14 years

Expertise

Bumper to bumper repairs including engine and electrical

Hobbies outside of work

Weightlifting, video gaming and gardening

What I'm looking forward to this season

Winning and traveling

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Cesar Mijares
Crew Member

Born and raised

Born in Los Angeles and raised in Lynwood, CA

Have worked for LA Honda World for:

18 years

Expertise

Honda Master Technician, Smog Technician, ASE Certified

Hobbies outside of work

Working out, running, hiking and Disneyland Park

What I'm looking forward to this season

Looking forward to driver podiums, getting the most out of the race cars, and the comradery at the track.

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Carlos Schrunder
Crew Member

Born and raised

Indianapolis, IN

Have worked for LA Honda World for:

1 year

Expertise

TCR Racing

Hobbies outside of work

Soccer, Exploring new places and cars

What I'm looking forward to this season

Winning races

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Carlos Vazquez
Crew Member

Born and raised

Compton, CA

Have worked for LA Honda World for:

9 Years

Expertise

Heavy-line work & and engine rebuilding

Hobbies outside of work

Photography

What I'm looking forward to this season

Winning races, getting to know my fellow teammates, experience and traveling

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Isaac Lopez
Crew Member

Born and raised

Born in Lynwood, CA. Raised in Southern Los Angeles and Compton, CA

Have worked for LA Honda World for:

3 years

Expertise

Executing tasks on time, electrical, engine rebuilding and suspension

Hobbies outside of work

Swimming, guitar, electromagnets, video gaming, photography, and modifying personal cars

What I'm looking forward to this season

Winning, more senior roles, and pitstops

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Adan Anaya
Crew Member

Born and raised

Born and raised in Long Beach, CA

Have worked for LA Honda World for:

8 years

Expertise

Bumper to bumper technician

Hobbies outside of work

Hiking, strength training, and riding motorcycles off-road

What I'm looking forward to this season

Winning and having a good time with the crew

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Luigi Servin
Crew Member

Born and raised

Los Angeles and Huntington Park, CA

Have worked for LA Honda World for:

4 Months

Expertise

A/C repair and electrical repair

Hobbies outside of work

Coffee, hikes, video gaming, travel, and learning cultures

What I'm looking forward to this season

Winning and podium finishes

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Kevin Leiva
Crew Member

Born and raised

Born in Los Angeles and raised in Lynwood/Downey, CA

Have worked for LA Honda World for:

5 years total with the Honda Brand. The last 3 with LA HondaWorld

Expertise

Strong work ethic and teamwork

Hobbies outside of work

Soccer, music traveling, and video gaming

What I'm looking forward to this season

Winning races and gaining experience with the race team

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Robert Gaspar
Crew Member

Born and raised

Born in Lynwood, CA and raised in Huntington Park, CA

Have worked for LA Honda World for:

4 years

Expertise

Honda sensing, calibration, and electrical

Hobbies outside of work

Music Festivals, video gaming, and theme parks

What I'm looking forward to this season

Bringing back trophies to the dealership

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Mario Biundo
Team Principal

Born and raised

California & Italy

Have worked for LA Honda World for:

Have Worked for LA Honda World - Since we created it over dinner when business parter said “why don’t we race Hondas?!”

Expertise

Rise everyone to the top and extract personal passions to the greatest extent possible

Hobbies outside of work

Stay a kid with my two boys while being an adult with my awesome wife over over 25 years.  You name it, I’ll play it.

What I'm looking forward to this season

Wins… Champagne….. Trophies…. Championship….. and dinner with all those that make it happen.  

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In the News

Our team in popular media and press releases
Pole, Top-Five Finish for Honda Civic Type R TCR at Mid-Ohio
Honda Collaboration Adds TCR Entry for Monteiro at Mid-Ohio
Ruud Sweeps the Weekend in TCX, Boehm Tops TC, Wagner Wins TCA
"BMW, Honda and Subaru racers share spoils in Sonoma Touring Car races"
Eversley Returns to LA Honda World for TCR Campaign
Honda and Hyundai TCR cars joining iRacing
Honda HPD Civic Type R TC Race Car: Attacking the Track
Honda Civic Type R gets sticker bombed for a race
Rebel Rock Camaro wins four hour Road Atlanta Enduro
Mugen Unveils Angry, Wide and Carbon Fiber-Heavy Honda Civic Type R
How The Honda Civic Type R Becomes a $170,000 Race Car
Eversley Switches to LA Honda World in New Lineup
Honda Unveils Civic Type R Touring Car for Customer Racing
HART Returns; KohR, LA Honda World Expand for Laguna Seca
McLaren, Compass Racing take first victory of 2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season
Three Cars for LA Honda World at Daytona
Pole, Top-Five Finish for Honda Civic Type R TCR at Mid-Ohio
Honda Collaboration Adds TCR Entry for Monteiro at Mid-Ohio
Ruud Sweeps the Weekend in TCX, Boehm Tops TC, Wagner Wins TCA
"BMW, Honda and Subaru racers share spoils in Sonoma Touring Car races"
Eversley Returns to LA Honda World for TCR Campaign
Honda and Hyundai TCR cars joining iRacing
Honda HPD Civic Type R TC Race Car: Attacking the Track
Honda Civic Type R gets sticker bombed for a race
Rebel Rock Camaro wins four hour Road Atlanta Enduro
Mugen Unveils Angry, Wide and Carbon Fiber-Heavy Honda Civic Type R
How The Honda Civic Type R Becomes a $170,000 Race Car
Eversley Switches to LA Honda World in New Lineup
Honda Unveils Civic Type R Touring Car for Customer Racing
HART Returns; KohR, LA Honda World Expand for Laguna Seca
McLaren, Compass Racing take first victory of 2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season
Three Cars for LA Honda World at Daytona
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Taking us to the top step of the podium
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Contact: 
Mario Biundo

LA Honda World Racing Team Principal
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