Bryson Morris Scores Strong Results at Watkins Glen

Bryson Morris pulled double duty again this weekend at Watkins Glen International, succeeding in both Lamborghini Super Trofeo and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. Racing out of the Bryan Herta Autosport stable and behind the wheel of a Hyundai Elantra N TCR machine, Bryson Morris ended his weekend with three fifth-place results in the three races he contested.

In practice one for the Michelin Pilot Challenge Friday morning, the #77 Bryan Herta Autosport machine had a small issue that prevented Morris and teammate Taylor Hagler from setting any competitive times. This issue was resolved by practice two, and Hagler set the seventh-quickest time in the session in the TCR class.

During the Michelin Pilot Challenge race, the Esses 120 at Watkins Glen, Morris drove the second stint again, taking over from Hagler, who had been able to gain positions in their Hyundai Elantra N TCR. Morris fought hard and kept the positions Hagler gained, ultimately finishing in fifth place, their best result of the season.

“It was a great race today here at Watkins Glen,” Morris said following the Esses 120. “Taylor did a great job early on to move forward a few positions, and then I could keep those positions once I took over. It feels great to score a top-five and our best result of the season, so a huge thank you to the Bryan Herta Autosport team.”

On Thursday, to start the weekend, Morris’ ANSA Motorsports teammate Loris Cabirou set the fifth-quickest time in the Pro class in Lamborghini Super Trofeo practice one. In practice two, Cabirou was the seventh-fastest Pro driver of the session. In Lamborghini Super Trofeo qualifying, Cabirou earned the ANSA Motorsports duo a starting position of third for the first race, and Morris scored a starting position of sixth for race two.

In race one of Super Trofeo Friday evening, Morris took over the controls from Cabirou, who started the race and brought the car across the finish line in fifth place, despite a significant issue with the brakes. In the second Super Trofeo race Saturday evening, Morris piloted the #30 for the first stint before handing the car over to Cabirou, who brought the car home in fifth place in the Pro class.

“It was a solid weekend in Super Trofeo,” Morris said. “We showed some good speed throughout the weekend, and we got some decent results. Overall, I’m really happy to score three fifth-place finishes in three races across both series I raced in this weekend.”

Morris will be back racing July 12-14 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park as part of the Chevrolet Grand Prix weekend.

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