Hurczyn scores TCR pole
Michael Hurczyn claimed his first profession TC America TCR sequence pole as FCP Euro dialed in its automobiles for a 1-2 in qualifying forward of this afternoon’s race on the streets of St. Petersburg.
In a reverse of FCP Euro’s front-row lockout final day out at Circuit of The Americas, Hurczyn led teammate Nate Vincent because the similar Volkswagen Golf GTI TCRs as soon as once more displayed a powerful single-lap tempo.
Hurczyn surged to the highest of the timing charts with a file time of 1m20.838s late within the 15-minute session to leap into the pole spot.
Vincent pushed for a response within the closing moments and managed to shave off a part of the hole with a late enchancment, nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient to disclaim Hurczyn from reaching his first pole.
The FCP Euro drivers are at present tied for second within the TCR drivers’ standings after taking a pair of second and third-place finishes every at COTA.
Bryan Putt confirmed himself on the second row of the grid in his No. 15 eEuroparts.com ROWE Racing Audi Sport RS three LMS TCR, which additionally took pole within the TCR Cup class.
Putt rose out from the group of drivers jostling for one of the best grid spots behind the Volkswagens along with his time of 1m21.543s, which positioned him third forward of James Walker Jr. within the No. 34 Risi Competizione Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR.
Jay Salinsky accomplished the top-five total however held the second-best grid spot in TCR Cup, with the No. 11 RS Werkes Audi driver lapping simply 0.003s faster than the No. 27 McCann Racing Audi of Christian Cole.
Eighth on the grid can be Alain Lauziere, who swept the COTA weekend in his Alphasonic Motorsport-entered TCR Cup Audi, whereas his teammate Nelson Chan will begin ninth.
Eric Powell dipped below the 90-second barrier to win the qualifying battle between the three invitational TCA class entries competing this weekend.
Powell, driving the No. 91 TechSport Racing Subaru BRZ tS, lapped faster than Mike Ogren and Kevin Anderson in a closely-matched session between the similar Subaru TCA machines.
The primary TCR race held on a avenue course within the U.S. will get below manner this afternoon at 5:25pm ET. Stay protection can be accessible on World-Problem.com.