Racer Article: Eversley joins LA Honda World team in Michelin Pilot Challenge
Factory Honda driver Ryan Eversley will move across from the Honda of America Racing Team (HART) IMSA TCR program to the LA Honda World program and share a Civic Type R TCR with Taylor Hagler in 2020.
As a veteran of touring car competition, Georgia’s Eversley will play an invaluable role as his Texan teammate makes her first pro-level endurance racing foray in the Michelin Pilot Challenge series.
“I am so excited to race in IMSA in 2020 with LA Honda World Racing and Honda Racing HPD,” she said. “I’ve had a chance to try the Honda Civic Type R TCR a few times and I’m looking forward to driving it at Daytona. I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to drive it on a more regular basis, and I’m so pleased that LA Honda World Racing has provided this opportunity for 2020. The team won here last year so there is just a bit of pressure to hit the ground running!”
Hagler says learning from Eversley will be a highlight of the year.
“It is really cool to be paired with Ryan,” she added. “He is a long-standing Honda driver and one that I watched in IMSA races when my dad and I traveled to Daytona and Road Atlanta as fans.”
With HART continuing to search for funding to continue its TCR effort, the chance to move across to LA Honda World on behalf of the brand is a welcome opportunity for Eversley.
“I’m happy to be continuing my association with Honda and HPD for my 11th season,” he said. “The LA Honda World team has won a lot of races and I’ve admired what they’ve accomplished from a competitor’s standpoint. I know they’re going to be great to work with. Taylor and I are ready to go and looking forward to getting the season started.”
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.
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