Sportscar 365 Article: Three Cars for LA Honda World at Daytona

January 20, 2019

LA Honda World Racing powered by LAP Motorsports will field three new  Honda Civic Type-R TCRs for the Michelin Pilot Challenge season-opener at Daytona next weekend.

Former series champion Mike LaMarra and veteran Mat Pombo will  continue with the No. 73 on their new Honda TCR, as the pairing look to  continue the streak of success that culminated with victory last year in  ST class competition.

Tom O’Gorman will team up with Shelby Blackstock, who is returning to  IMSA competition in the No. 37 car, while Max Faulkner and Colin Mullan  will share the No. 52 Honda TCR after battling each other in ST lat  year.

“What a way to celebrate LAP Motorsports’ 10th anniversary,” said  team principal Luis Perocarpi. “To have our road race program competing  at the highest level in the US, in IMSA on their 50th anniversary, it  couldn’t be any more exciting.

“With all the new manufacturers and teams entering the IMSA Michelin  Pilot Challenge TCR championship, it will be the most competitive racing  in the country.

“We have put a significant amount of effort into our transition from  ST to TCR and we have assembled a very strong driver lineup. We know it  won’t be easy but every single team member is ready for the new  challenge.”

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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.

For more information about the drivers and team, visit L.A. Honda World Racing on the web at  and

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.

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

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