After a championship that came down to the final race of the season, Gresham Wagner and the TechSport Racing team, racing their new Subaru BRZ TCA, came away from Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a pair of Drivers’ and Teams’ titles.
Following two closely contested practice sessions, Wagner and the TechSport Racing team earned a 3rd place grid spot in qualifying, with his teammate Devin Anderson qualifying alongside him.
In Race 1, an early incident occurred, sending Wagner to the back of the field, taking Anderson and others out of the race, and bringing out a FCY. On the restart, Wagner quickly worked his way to the top 3, and set after championship competitor Carter Fartuch. Eventually catching Fartuch, Wagner and him had a brief fight for the lead, with Wagner eventually coming out on top. Wagner would hold on to win the race and take the championship lead.
Before Race 2, Wagner was given a 10-position grid penalty for the contact in the first race. Gridding up at the back of the TCA field, Wagner still needed a strong showing against Fartuch to secure the title. He did just that, driving his way up to the lead, with Anderson and Fartuch close behind. Managing the championship situation, Wagner allowed himself to fall into 3rd place, while teammate Anderson set off to chase the win. With the top 3 clear of the rest of the field, and the championship within reach, Wagner reasserted himself into the fight, and picked off Fartuch for second in the final minutes of the race. Anderson led home another TechSport Racing 1-2, sealing the Drivers’ title for Wagner in his rookie year, and rewarding the team with another Team’s title to add to their accolades.
In a hotly contested year of TC America racing, Wagner earned 7 Wins and 10 Podiums en route to the title. Wagner and TechSport Racing will look to carry on their debut success into the 2023 season, partnering for a new program as part of the teams’ growth.