Copeland Motorsport’s Veloster TCR N took the win with driver Mason Filippi at the wheel.
The new Veloster N proved its worth by taking immediate pole position on Friday. When interviewing Mason regarding the car’s performance, he thoroughly responds by saying how much he enjoyed the car. In his feedback of the track he mentions slight changes in the suspension to accommodate to the track that has less banking than others. Adjustments included slight changes in stiffness and dampening to allow the car to rotate more freely. Although this does increase more tire wear, since the track has two primarily long straights the faster they can be on the gas the better to stay on the lead.
Mason took the win Saturday, and was looking to do it again Sunday. However, the difficulty went up a notch as he got caught in a three way battle from the start leaving him with a podium position for Sunday.
In Inquiring about the Veloster N and the difference between his TCR Veloster and the IMSA Veloster operated by Bryan Herta Autosport Mason tells us that there are a few differences but the majority is weight and horsepower. The Copeland Motorsports TCR Veloster has more power and less weight than the IMSA version. The reason being is weight and power restriction between classes. However, that does not stop either car from dominating its division.
Overall, Copeland has secured another victory and podium position in their rookie season. We wish them the best and will continue to follow their efforts showing the world how good a Hyundai can be on and off the racetrack.