L.A. Honda World TV Broadcast Debut - Thursday, February 7, 2019
Tune in on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 to NBC Sports Network and watch the debut of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge in Daytona!
L.A. Honda World secured a 1st and 2nd place finish in the race, foreshadowing what will be some very competitive racing throughout the season. There were battles for first between Hondas, Audis and Alfa Romeos throughout the four hour endurance challenge, although the two LA Honda World Civic Type R TCRs proved to be victorious.
#37, the blue Type R TCR, was piloted by Tom O’Gorman and Shelby Blackstock, who secured the first place win!
#73, the red Civic TCR, was driven by Mike LaMarra and Mat Pombo, who finished with a 2nd place podium position.
#52, the yellow TCR, was driven by Colin Mullan and Max Faulkner, L.A. Honda World’s youngest drivers on the team. They were strong contenders for first place, holding down the top spot for a good portion of the race. Unfortunately, due to a flat tire from some debris on the track, they weren’t able to sustain the top spot and finished 7th.
Overall, the L.A. Honda World Racing team dominated the first race of the season. We are incredibly excited to share the races with all of you throughout the season, starting with the BMW Endurance Challenge airing on NBC Sports Network tomorrow.
Everyone tune in!
Part of the Honda Performance Development program, L.A. Honda World Racing is the official race team of L.A. Honda World, a factory-authorized Honda dealership in the Los Angeles suburb of Downey, CA.
For more information about the drivers and team, visit L.A. Honda World Racing on the Web at www.lahondaworldracing.com and www.lahondaworld.com.
About L.A. Honda World Racing
L.A. Honda World Racing is an in-house professional racing team based in Southern California and participates in the SRO / TC America and IMSA racing series exclusively racing touring cars built by Honda Performance Development. They are also a factory authorized Honda dealer for American Honda Motor Co. www.lahondaworldracing.com
About Honda Performance Development
Honda Performance Development, Inc. (HPD), has a rich heritage creating, manufacturing, and supporting Honda Racing and Acura Motorsports customers since 1993. From pinnacle racing in INDYCAR and IMSA Sports Cars to commercial racing programs, HPD powers the dreams of professional and amateur racers from age 4 to 40+. HPD is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and leads all of Honda and Acura's high-performance racing programs in North America. HPD specializes in the design and development of powertrain, chassis, electronics, and performance parts, as well as technical and race support. HPD offers parts and race support to Honda and Acura amateur and professional motorsports racers and is continually expanding its palette of racing programs that make Honda racing products available to all racing styles, from karting and Quarter Midgets to the highest levels of pro racing. For more information, visit www.hpd.honda.com