Defending Race Winners BHA Seek 15th TCR Victory at Mid-Ohio
Back where it all started: 14 wins and three seasons ago, BHA scored their first IMSA race win at Mid-Ohio with Mark Wilkins and Michael Lewis driving the #98 Veloster in 2019. Last season, Parker Chase and Ryan Norman scored BHA’s second win at Mid-O and the first victory with the Elantra N TCR.
Record Setter: Harry Gottsacker set a new IMSA TCR series record for the most pole positions by a single driver when he scored his sixth TCR pole at Laguna Seca two weeks ago.
Super Sub: Gabby Chaves returns to BHA this weekend to co-drive the #33 Elantra N TCR with Robert Wickens. Chaves won the TCR title in 2020 while driving for Bryan Herta Autosport with then teammate Ryan Norman. Gabby last drove for BHA at the Watkins Glen sprint race last season, when he partnered with Parker Chase to race the Elantra N TCR while Ryan Norman made his IndyCar debut at Mid-Ohio. Chaves and Chase started third and finished sixth.
Inspiring Others: Michael Johnson was a guest speaker at the Nationwide Childrens Hospital Adaptive Sports Medicine Day on Thursday. The program is a specialized resource for young athletes with disabilities. Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus is one of America’s largest pediatric hospitals and an international leader in research.
Homeboy: Ryan Norman grew up and got his start racing at Mid-Ohio. A local of the Cleveland area, Mid-Ohio sits close to his heart as many of his most significant racing experiences have come at the 59-year-old racetrack. Most significantly his IndyCar debut last season and his TCR victory in 2021, which was the first time the Elantra N TCR car won in North America, in just its third race ever.
Harry Gottsacker IV: “We really started to hit our stride with the Elantra N last year at Mid- Ohio and I’m hoping we can continue moving forward this weekend. We had a strong result in Laguna Seca with pole position and a fourth-place finish, and I feel like we are just getting stronger each weekend. Mid-Ohio is such a legendary track and the amount of fans that come out is always amazing to see.”