Gonzalez, Kohlbecker, Yoder Claim Podium at Music City GP

Gonzalez, Kohlbecker, Yoder Claim Podium at Music City GP

After on-track activity was cancelled on Saturday due to inclement weather, Copeland Motorsports driver Tyler Gonzalez led the field to green on Sunday based off his speed in final practice on Friday. Spike Kohlbecker (TechSport Racing) started on the front-row beside Gonzalez as the field roared to life at the drop of the green flag. Two and three wide battles ensued throughout the field as they sorted out throughout the 11-turn course. 

The race saw its first of two full course yellows at the 35-minute mark when Lev Uretzky (McCumbee McAleer Racing) and Spencer Schmidt (Precision Racing LA) tangled. The caution lasted four minutes before the field went back to green with just over 30 minutes remaining in the race. Battles throughout the field continued as time was winding down which saw sixth through tenth place within two seconds of each other. 

With just over seven minutes remaining in the race, the second full course yellow of the race came out as the No. 6 machine of Will Rodgers (Godwin Motorsports) was unable to continue on the track. This brought the safety car back out and finish the race under yellow flag conditions. Gonzalez led the field to the finish line to pick up his second straight win and fourth of the season.


Gonzalez continues his hot streak, earning his seventh podium of the season in seven races. Kohlbecker (second place) tallied his fourth podium finish of the year while Precision Racing LA driver Aidan Yoder (third place) notched his first of the season.

Race Awards

Along with picking up the race win, Gonzalez earned the Fastest Lap award with a time of 1:43.082. Lucas Weisenberg (Lucas Racing) started the race from pit road following a penalty at the last event at VIRginia International Raceway and made his way up to 10th, gaining 18 positions and taking home the Hard Charger award. Mia Lovell earned her fifth Endava Highest Finishing Female award of the season.

What’s Next

The Toyota GR Cup Series will have a quick turnaround as teams and drivers head to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin to take on Road America, August 18-20. The 4.025-mile, 14 turn road course will be host to Round 8 and 9 of the inaugural GR Cup season.

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