L.A. Honda World Racing at Sonoma
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L.A. Honda World Racing will enter a Civic Si TCA and a Type R TC at Sonoma Raceway this weekend, kicking off the 2021 SRO Touring Car Racing Season.
By The Editors
Fri, Mar 5, 2021 07:02 AM PST
The local guys over at L.A. Honda World have entered two cars to kick off the 2021 SRO Touring Car Racing Season, with plans to add a third next round.
Sonoma Raceway hosts the opening race of the SRO season this weekend, up near San Francisco. The grid is packed with assortment of various teams and cars, but L.A. Honda World Racing looks to come out on top.
L.A. Honda World Racing is entering a Honda Civic Si TCA and a Civic Type R TC this weekend, with plans to add a third race car at the next round at Circuit of the Americas.
The Civic Si TCA and Type R TC race cars are designed, built, and sold by Honda Performance Development (HPD) and will be piloted by L.A. Honda World drivers Mario Biundo, driving the #77 Civic Si TCA and Mike LaMarra behind the wheel of the #37 Type R TC car, supported by its own dealership’s in-house motorsports crew.
“Growing Honda’s footprint in racing has always been our motivation alongside winning. To have reliable HPD products on the track along with our extensive knowledge of Honda is a combination we believe will prove successful throughout the year,” says Biundo, Owner of L.A. Honda World and SRO TC Americas driver. “The field in TC is very competitive and we believe the season will be challenging. However, the Honda Type R platform is getting sorted and the Civic Si has proven itself a champion already. So, at this point, it’s time to get going and race Honda’s.”
“HPD is honored to continue our successful partnership with LA Honda World Racing. Having a Honda dealer demonstrate the capability of the HPD turnkey production-based racecars proves that Honda quality and challenging spirit is thriving. With many wins in hand, we look forward to supporting even greater achievements with LA Honda World Racing’s 2021 Touring Car efforts”, John Whiteman, HPD Commercial Motorsports Manager.
The HPD Civic race car line, with it’s affordable, reliable, and consistent Honda power, provides racers the best path to further their talents, while receiving unparalleled trackside engineering support. Both vehicles are based on their showroom-stock counterparts and feature distinct modifications to allow them to compete successfully in a variety of touring car race series in the U.S. and around the world, fitting a range of racing budgets.
All the racing action starts at 1:30pm Pacific Time on Saturday, March 6th with the TC Americas Race 1 in Sonoma, California.