Toronto Mark Wilkins edges closer to Michelin Challenge TCR championship
HAVING PLACED SECOND WITH TEAMMATE MICHAEL WILSON AT WEATHERTECH RACEWAY SLIGHTLY EXTENDING CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD
The duo was really going for victory at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca having started from pole position in their Hyundai Veloster N TCR challenger.
In the current standings with one more race to go Wilkins/Wilson have an 11 points lead over second place Shelby Blackstock/Tom O’Gorman driving the #37 L.A. Honda World Honda Civic TCR and 13 points over Weather Tech Raceway winners John Morley/Gavin Ernstone in the #61 Roadshagger Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR. These three teams actually occupying the podium at Weather Tech Raceway.
Following the race, we stopped by the Bryan Herta Autosport w/ CURB ADJANIAN trailer to speak with Mark.
“We were really happy with how the car handled here at laguna Seca and we will be pushing harder for the win at the next race.” mentioned Mark.
Asked how they are approaching the last race of the season since they are leading the championship and if they were going to be conservative or still in “attack” mode, Mark responded: “It will be smart attack for sure as our aim is to win the race but we must finish the race to win it.”
In between the two races and with no testing involved, Mark was to be by his wife as the couple is expecting their second child. “My wife is expecting our second boy and I told her that is it to come out before the race and off to the track I go,” Mark said with a huge grin on his face. Racers will be racers!
Congratulations in advance to the couple in welcoming their child into this world.
Image: PMstills Photography / Patrice Marchessault