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The three Civic race cars from Honda Performance Development get their first wins throughout the early part of the SRO Motorsports Touring Car America season.

01 Sep 2020 | International News : U.S.A


The three Civic race cars from Honda Performance Development - the Type R TCR, Type R TC and Si - have been knocking on the door for their first wins throughout the early part of the SRO Motorsports Touring Car America season.

The Honda-powered machines have blown the doors to victory wide open at Road America in picturesque Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, on the weekend of 29 August 2020.

The DXDT Racing Honda Civic Type R of Scott Smithson earned its first-ever series wins, scoring victories on Saturday and Sunday
The DXDT Racing Honda Civic Type R of Scott Smithson earned his first-ever series wins, scoring victories on Saturday and Sunday. Smithson won Saturday's race by nearly three seconds, while C.J. Moses snared a podium finish for his Honda with a third-place run.

Sunday's race was much closer, as Smithson had to fight off pole sitter and fellow Honda Civic Type R pilot Victor Gonzalez Jr. for the win.

Gonzalez had run the fastest lap of the race in Saturday's race and appeared to have the race in hand, until he suffered a cut tyre that promoted Smithson to the lead. On Sunday, Smithson wrested the lead from Gonzalez and held him at bay over the final laps to win by 1.4 seconds.

Honda power had similar results in the TCA class, as Kevin Boehm set the tone early in his Boehm Racing HPD Civic Si. Boehm won the pole for Friday's race and led wire-to-wire in an event that was plagued by a pair of late-race cautions. Boehm followed Friday's romp with another win, as he outdistanced the field by more than 11 seconds to take his second victory of the weekend - and his season.

Kevin Boehm outdistanced the field by more than 11 seconds to take his second victory of the weekend - and his season
Jonathan Newcombe backed up his Honda stablemate in his own VGMC Racing Civic Si, claiming his first podium finish of the season with a third-place result on Saturday.

HPD has three ready-to-race Civic models for touring car competition. The line starts with the affordable and reliable Civic Si TCA race car, then leads to the Civic Type R TC racer that puts legendary Type R performance on track, and culminates with the no-compromise, championship-winning Civic Type R TCR race car. Honda's unparalleled trackside support at every level from HPD engineers is a unique benefit that no other manufacturer can offer.

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