Veteran Ryan Eversley Scores Pole Position Friday at VIR In the RealTime Racing Honda Civic Type-R TCR Saturday
Another Honda takes pole in TCA with Tom O’Gorman in Civic Si
ALTON, Va. – Veteran Ryan Eversley left little doubt that his No. 43 RealTime Racing Honda Civic Type-R TCR will be the car to beat in Saturday’s Round 3 40-minute TCR feature at VIRginia International Raceway in the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Virginia presented by Audi Sport.
Eversley, the 34-year-old racer from Atlanta, Ga., won the pole position Saturday morning with a stellar one minute, 55.483-second lap (101.93 miles per hour) at the 3.27-mile, 17-turn road circuit. A multi-time GT race winner in Pirelli World Challenge will do double duty this weekend as he teams with Adam Merzon in the No. 22 Case-It/Flying Lizard Audi R8 LMS in the GTS SprintX division.
Second in the TCR qualifying was young J.T. Coupal of Rochester, N.Y., in the No. 77 Compass Racing Audi RS3 LMS with a 1:56.102 (101.39 m.p.h.) followed by COTA race winner Mark Wilkins of Mulmur, Ont., Canada, in the No. 99 Bryan Herta Autosport Hyundai i30 N TCR with Curb/Agajanian at 1:56.297 (101.22 m.p.h.), Jerimy Daniel of Montreal, Que., Canada., in the No. 2 The Racing Company Audi RS3 LMS at 1:56.399 (101.13 m.p.h.) and Denmark’s Martin Jensen in the No. 70 Alfacr.USA Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR at 1:56.984 (100.62 m.p.h.).
The TCR/TCA Round 3 40-minute sprint race (with a rolling start) will begin 2:40 p.m. EDT today. The event can be seen live on www.world-challenge.com.
In the TCA class, young Tom O’Gorman of Mason, Ohio also took a Honda machine to the pole with a 2:07.789 (92.12 m.p.h.) in the No. 94 TOMO Racing Honda Civic Si with second going to Travis Washay of Milford, Conn., in the No. 30 Indian Summer Racing Volkswagen Golf GTI at 2:08.179 (91.84 m.p.h.) and third to Eric Powell of Orlando, Fla., in the No. 95 TechSport Racing Subaru BRZ tS with a 2:08.213 (91.81 m.p.h.).
ALTON, Va. – TCR and TCA qualifying Saturday results from the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Virginia presented by Audi Sport Friday at VIRginia International Raceway. Results are provisional until posted Final.
Pos,PIC,Class,Name,Hometown,Car,Laps,Status,Fastest Lap Time,Fastest Lap Avg. Speed
1,1, TCR,Ryan EVERSLEY,Atlanta, GA,USA,Honda Civic Type-R TCR,4,Not Running,1:55.483,101.9
2,2, TCR,JT COUPAL,Bloomfield, NY,USA,Audi Sport RS3 LMS,5,Not Running,1:56.102,101.3
3,3, TCR,Mark WILKINS,Mulmur, Ontario,CAN,Hyundai I30 N TCR,3,Not Running,1:56.297,101.2
4,4, TCR,Jerimy DANIEL,Montreal, QC,CAN,Audi Sport RS3 LMS,5,Not Running,1:56.399,101.1
5,5, TCR,Martin JENSEN,Copenhagen, DK,DNK,Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR,5,Not Running,1:56.984,100.6
6,6, TCR,Mason FILIPPI,Alamo, CA,USA,Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR,5,Not Running,1:57.541,100.1
7,7, TCR,Jarett ANDRETTI,Indianapolis, IN,USA,Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR,4,Not Running,1:57.566,100.1
8,8, TCR,Matt FASSNACHT,Lancaster, PA,USA,Audi Sport RS3 LMS,4,Not Running,1:57.631,100.0
9,9, TCR,Michael HURCZYN,Granby, CT,USA,Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR,5,Not Running,1:57.695,100.0
10,10, TCR,Nate VINCENT,Pomfret, CT,USA,Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR,5,Not Running,1:57.985,99.7
11,11, TCR,Anthony GERACI,Glen Head, NY,USA,Audi Sport RS3 LMS,4,Not Running,1:58.986,98.9
12,12, TCR,Adam MERZON,Greenwich, CT,USA,Honda Civic Type-R TCR,5,Not Running,1:59.137,98.8
13,13, TCR,Dwight MERRIMAN,New York, NY,USA,Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR,4,Not Running,2:02.237,96.3
14,1, TCA,Tom O’GORMAN,Mason, OH,USA,Honda Civic Si,2,Not Running,2:07.789,92.1
15,2, TCA,Travis WASHAY,Milford, CT,USA,Volkswagen Golf GTI,3,Not Running,2:08.178,91.8
16,3, TCA,Eric POWELL,Atlanta, GA,USA,Subaru BRZ tS,4,Not Running,2:08.213,91.8
17,4, TCA,Kenny MURILLO,Santa Rosa, CA,USA,Mazda Global Mx5 Cup,4,Not Running,2:08.282,91.7
18,5, TCA,Bryan ORTIZ,Bayamon, PR,PRI,Mazda Global Mx5 Cup,4,Not Running,2:08.465,91.6
19,6, TCA,Jeff SEXTON,Austin, TX,USA,Subaru BRZ tS,4,Not Running,2:08.906,91.3
20,7, TCA,P.J. GROENKE,Richmond Hill, ON,CAN,Subaru BRZ tS,4,Not Running,2:09.034,91.2
21,8, TCA,Spencer PATTERSON,Pittsburgh, PA,USA,Subaru BRZ tS,4,Not Running,2:09.038,91.2
22,9, TCA,Breton WILLIAMS,Clinton, Iowa,USA,Subaru BRZ tS,4,Not Running,2:09.568,90.8
23,10, TCA,Skip WOODY,Durham, NC,USA,Conda Civic Si,4,Not Running,2:13.047,88.4
24,11, TCA,Jenny GANNETT,Steamboat Springs, CO,USA,Mazda Global Mx5 Cup,4,Not Running,2:13.873,87.9
25,14, TCR,Michael LEWIS,Laguna Beach, CA,USA,Hyundai I30 N TCR,2,Not Running,2:16.158,86.4
26,12, TCA,Michel SALLENBACH,Roxton Pond, QC,CAN,MINI Cooper JCW,3,Not Running,2:31.396,77.7
27,13, TCA,Moisey URETSKY,Yekaterinburg, RU,RUS,Mazda Global Mx5 Cup,3,Not Running,,
28,14, TCA,Nelson CHAN,Richmond Hill, ON,CAN,MINI Cooper JCW,3,Not Running,,