Mike LaMarra Takes Fastest Lap in Test Sessions at TC America Sonoma
Sonoma, Calif. - Tommy McCarthy took the #27 Classic BMW M2 CS Cup to the top of the TC America Practice 1 timesheets with a 1:52.028 lap time set late in the season-opening session around sunny Sonoma Raceway. McCarthy’s Classic BMW teammate, Jacob Ruud, brought his #81 BMW home .199 seconds behind. Veteran TC America pilot Roy Block rounded out the top 3 in the TCX division with a 1:53.995 lap time in the #5 KMW Motorsports with TMR Engineering BMW M2 CS Cup machine.
Honda pilot Mike LaMarra led the TC field with a fastest time of 1:53.816 in the #37 LA Honda World Racing entry, just .087 seconds ahead of rival Toby Grahovec and the #26 Classic BMW M240iR. Eric Powell and the #92 Skip Barber Racing School Honda Civic Type-R would finish the session third of fifteen in class with a 1:54.040 best lap.
MINI JCW Team had both team drivers at the top of the TCA class with the #61 Mini Cooper of Mark Pombo and #62 entry of Clay Williams running 1:59.108 and 1:59.168 lap times respectively. The #99 VGMC Honda Civic Si of Jose Blanco was third quickest during the 30-minute session.
TC America competitors will hit the track for their second official session of 2021 at 2:15 PM local time. Follow along with live timing and scoring here https://www.tcamerica.us/watch-live.
Part of the HRC 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.
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 racing series exclusively racing touring cars built by HRC. They are also a factory authorized Honda dealer for American Honda Motor Co. www.lahondaworldracing.com
About Honda Racing Corporation US
Honda Racing Corporation US, (HRC), has a rich heritage creating, manufacturing, and supporting Honda Racing and Acura Motorsports customers. From pinnacle racing in Formula 1, INDYCAR, and IMSA Sports Cars to commercial racing programs, HRC powers the dreams of professional and amateur racers from age 4 to 40+. HRC leads all of Honda and Acura's high-performance racing programs in North America. HRC specializes in the design and development of powertrain, chassis, electronics, and performance parts, as well as technical and race support. HRC 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 hondaracing-us.honda.com