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Skip Barber Race Team scores 4 Podiums at the Glen!

The Skip Barber Race Team achieved four podium finishes this past weekend at Watkins Glen International for Round 4 of TC America powered by Skip Barber Racing School.  

With the perfect blend of experienced drivers and engineers, the Skip Barber Race Team showed strong pace in the practice sessions that led to a solid qualifying effort, putting the entire team in the fight for podium contention. Kevin Boehm qualified third in TC class with a time of 2:04.932, nearly missing the pole by just over 0.2 seconds while his TC class teammate Ken Fukuda placed sixth in the No. 42 Skip Barber Racing School HPD Civic Type-R. In TCA class, Carter Fartuch had to overcome BOP changes and wheeled his No. 16 Skip Barber Racing School 2022 Gen 11 HPD Civic Si to a sixth place starting spot with his TCA teammate Colin Harrison starting alongside in seventh place. 

In a wild Race 1 that saw many drivers in the pits due to tire punctures and a full course caution, Boehm finished runner-up in TC after a hard-fought battle inside the Top 3 in his No. 9 Skip Barber Racing School / CrowdStrike / AWS HPD Civic Type-R. Fukuda was able to maintain pace and improve from his qualifying session to bring home a sixth-place finish. In TCA competition, Fartuch stayed focused and tried to make up as many positions as possible. Fartuch kept his Pirelli tires in better condition than his competitors and ran a consistent race to gain 5 spots and finish runner-up. Harrison was sent into the pits early in the race due to unavoidable contact, but the Skip Barber crew went to work and was able to get Harrison back on track. The driver of the No. 2 Skip Barber Racing School HPD Civic Si was also able to protect his tires and drove his way to a career-best fifth-place finish.  

In the second race of the weekend, the Skip Barber Race Team duplicated their performance by securing two more podium finishes. Boehm made the pass for the lead over Clay Williams in the closing laps and continued to set the pace in the TC field to claim his sixth win of the season. Fukuda showed an increase in pace from Race 1 and secured a fifth-place finish, his second Top-5 finish of the season. Fartuch had to work his way back into podium contention after rolling off seventh. After setting the tone with a bold three-wide pass into the first turn, Fartuch continued to work his way through the TCA field and fight his way to a third-place podium finish. Harrison rounded out the Skip Barber Race Team’s efforts with a sixth-place finish.  

The Skip Barber Race Team heads to Road America for Round 5 of TC America powered by Skip Barber Racing School on August 19-21! After four rounds of TC America powered by the Skip Barber Racing School, the Skip Barber Race Team still holds the top spots in both driver championship and team championship categories. Honda Performance Development leads the way in the Manufacturer category. Make sure you are following the Skip Barber Racing School on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date with the latest news and catch the live race broadcast on the Skip Barber Racing School Facebook. 

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