05/26/2018, Lakeville, CN
Lewis Goes 1-3, Mark Wilkins 2-2 in PWC TCR Rounds 5 and 6 during Lime Rock Park
LAKEVILLE, Conn. (May 26, 2018) – Young Michael Lewis collected his second Pirelli World Challenge TCR categorical eventuality feat in a TCR category 40-minute eventuality Saturday during Lime Rock Park, and a Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb/Agajanian Hyundai i30 N TCR drivers scored a large points day in a PWC TCR Doubleheader during a ancestral Connecticut highway circuit.
Lewis, pushing a No. 98 BHA Hyundai i30 N sedan, started from a stick position in a Round 6 underline during a famed 1.5-mile, seven-turn highway circuit and ran wire-to-wire in defeating his BHA Hyundai i30 N teammate Mark Wilkins by 1.124 seconds during a mottled flag.
“This weekend we came in meditative we weren’t going to be a strongest due to a changes in BoP (Balance of Performance),” pronounced Lewis, a Laguna Beach, Calif., racer. “It finished adult being okay, though we couldn’t make any mistakes. Mark (Wilkins) executed good in subordinate and competition 1. we did some subordinate antics in competition 1 to get stick position for competition 2 since that seemed to be a usually approach for me to get a win. That was my devise and it flattering most finished adult operative out.
“Our group orders are to pierce a cars home in 1 and 2, and not take any other out, though we are approaching to race. (Mark) was giving a lot of honour there and had a few runs, though my gauge was to only fake it was anybody there and to retard to forestall a winning. we consider switching from a Rear Wheel Drive to Front Wheel Drive automobile is a large mental transition. After pushing a automobile for a few laps your instincts on how to expostulate and how to expostulate discerning take over, so it was a unequivocally discerning transition for me.”
Wilkins, a two-time 2018 TCR competition personality during COTA and VIR, came home Saturday with dual second place finishes during Lime Rock Park and sealed in a TCR indicate lead with a No. 99 BHA Hyundai i30 N TCR machine. The Canadian placed second to stream indicate personality Ryan Eversley in a initial Lime Rock Park competition and finished runner-up to Lewis in a nightcap.
“Michael gathering a ideal competition in a afternoon with his Hyundai,” pronounced Wilkins. “I attempted to get by him a integrate of times, though he wasn’t going to concede it. It was a large indicate scoring weekend for a Bryan Herta Autosport team. This is a wily place to competition and a brief weekend report can locate we out sometimes. Now, we pierce onto a Portland weekend (July 13-15) with a parsimonious TCR indicate race.”
In further to his feat Saturday, Lewis also finished third in a Saturday TCR opener behind Eversley and Lewis.
So far, group owners Bryan Herta is carrying a good Memorial Weekend of racing with his son, Colton, holding Friday’s Freedom 100 Indy Lights during a Indianapolis Motor Speedway and afterwards Lewis capturing a TCR Round 6 during Lime Rock Park Saturday. Now, it’s onto Sunday and a “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” with a 102nd Indy 500. Bryan will call a shots for Mario Andretti and a No. 98 IndyCar as arch strategist.
The Pirelli World Challenge TCR Rounds 7 and 8 now pierce to a Pacific Northwest for a annual Rose Cup Races on Jul 13-15 where Lewis and Wilkins find some-more 2018 TCR wins.
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