Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV
“Roval” combination oval and road course featuring 9 turns
Race 1: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 1:40 pm PST Race 2: Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 12:30 pm PST
Watch Live: https://www.tcamerica.us/live
TCA Debut: Bryan Herta Autosport and Hyundai make their official Touring Car America (TCA) debut in the SRO Motorsports America season finale this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. American Tyler Gonzalez will race the first ever Hyundai Veloster Turbo TCA car.
The Build: The #57 Hyundai Veloster Turbo TCA was built by BHA and will be homologated for 2020 competition in the SRO TC America Series. It is also eligible to compete in other series, including SCCA and NASA. Turnology.com chronicled the build with a multi-part video series detailing the BHA effort: https://www.turnology.com/?s=bryan+herta+autosport
New to TCA: At just 15 years of age, Tyler Gonzalez makes his SRO TC America Series debut at Las Vegas. Gonzalez joins the SRO TC America Series from the Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup Presented by BF Goodrich where he scored multiple top-ten finishes this season.
He’s 15 and Has His Own Day? He sure does! A 10x karting champion, Tyler Gonzalez was honored by the mayor of his hometown, St. Cloud, Florida when they officially declared October 31st ‘Tyler Gonzalez Day.’
BHA/Hyundai Customer Support Team: Featuring robust power and torque, a low center of gravity and the perfect wheelbase-to-wheel track ratio, the Hyundai Veloster Turbo TCA is the ideal low cost, track ready option for racing enthusiasts and professionals making their way up the Sports Car ladder. The BHA/Hyundai Customer Support Team offers engineering support, setup and tuning advice and efficient parts fulfillment to customer teams. Bryan Herta Autosport is the U.S. sales agent and parts support representative of Hyundai TCR and TCA race cars for customer teams. For more information, visit www.BryanHertaAutosport.com.
Tyler Gonzalez on testing the Hyundai Veloster Turbo TCA: “We completed a test in Indiana a few weeks ago to put the car through its paces. I was impressed by how well everything went right off the trailer; the car is awesome to drive. We focused on different aspects of the car throughout the day and found that most parts were good to go, and some that I wanted to fine tune. I’m confident heading into the race weekend and look forward to representing the Bryan Herta Autosport Hyundai program.”
Tyler Gonzalez on His TCA Debut: “I’ve been waiting a long time for this weekend to come and can’t wait to get the race action started. The excitement behind the new Hyundai TCA package has been building, and I’m happy to be able to be the first driver of the new machine in North America.”
Bryan Herta, Team Owner: “The Veloster Turbo TCA car looks amazing and we can’t wait to see it competing against the top TCA cars, teams, and drivers in the country. The team has done an incredible job on the build and if it performs like it looks it won’t take long to find the winners circle.”
Bryan Herta Autosport
Founded in 2009, Bryan Herta Autosport has grown from a single car Indy-Lights team into a 2x Indy 500 and 2x Sports Car championship winning auto racing franchise. Led by IndyCar and Sports Car star Bryan Herta, Bryan Herta Autosport has won races in every discipline they’ve entered, including Indy Lights, Indy Car, Global Rally Cross, Pirelli World Challenge and IMSA. BHA rose to prominence after winning the 2011 Indianapolis 500 in what was the final race of the Centennial Era, a celebration of 100 years of racing at The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with driver Dan Wheldon. Five years later, BHA partnered with Andretti Autosport, and defied the odds again, winning their second Indianapolis 500 with rookie driver Alexander Rossi. BHA entered the Global Rallycross Championship in 2015 under the name Bryan Herta Rallysport, scoring multiple podiums and wins. In 2018, BHA entered the Pirelli World Challenge in partnership with Hyundai and dominated the TCR class, winning seven races with drivers #98 Michael Lewis and #99 Mark Wilkins in the Hyundai i30N TCR, securing the team and manufacturers championships in the process. In 2019, BHA continued its’ successful partnership with Andretti Autosport fielding the #98 U.S. Concrete Honda w/ Curb Agajanian in the IndyCar series for driver Marco Andretti. BHA also made their IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge debut, campaigning the Hyundai Veloster N TCR and swept the 2019 Driver and Team championships. Drivers Mark Wilkins and Michael Lewis finished first in the #98 Hyundai Veloster N TCR and young guns Harry Gottsacker and Mason Filippi finished second in the #21 Hyundai Veloster N TCR. Bryan Herta Autosport is the U.S. sales agent and parts support representative of Hyundai TCR and TCA race cars for customer teams. For more information, visit www.BryanHertaAutosport.com.
About Hyundai Motor America:
Hyundai Motor America is focused on delivering an outstanding customer experience grounded in design leadership, engineering excellence and exceptional value in every vehicle we sell. Hyundai’s technology-rich product lineup of cars, SUVs and alternative-powered electric and fuel cell vehicles is backed by Hyundai Assurance—our promise to deliver peace of mind to our customers. Hyundai vehicles are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide with the majority sold in the U.S. built at U.S. manufacturing facilities, including Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Hyundai Motor America is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, and is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea.