Sally McNulty joins forces with Skip Barber Racing for remainder of TC America season
Sports car racer Sally McNulty is ready to tackle the second part of the TC America season with a new partnership: she will race the brand-new 11th generation Honda Civic HPD for championship-winning team Skip Barber Racing.
The second part of the 2022 TC America season will start with some exciting news for sports car racer Sally McNulty, who announced today a mid-season new partnership for the final three rounds of the championship.
McNulty - who is currently sixth in the TCA class points' standings - has in fact joined forces with championship-winning team Skip Barber Racing, starting from next week's fifth race meeting at Road America. She will drive the brand-new #780 Borla Exhaust Skip Barber machine, as she moves to the eleventh generation Honda Civic Si HPD race chassis - one of the two created for 2022.
“I am beyond pumped for the opportunity to race the new generation of Civic Si turnkey race car by Honda, as well as work with a championship-winning team,” McNulty commented. “I graduated from Skip Barber School with my competition license, and it just feels right to race under their name as well."
"Looking forward to growing as a driver and competitor with them for the rest of the 2022 season!”
A Shift Up Now athlete, McNulty has made her debut in TC America in 2019 and continued to develop as a driver ever since. Despite a series of top five finishes in the TCA class this year, her season so far has been marked by a few mechanical issues and on-track incidents - setbacks that ultimately prevented her from scoring her first podium of the year so far.
The new cooperation, though, gives plenty of hope for the remaining rounds.
“We worked with Sally leading into her rookie season in TC America,” said Adam Roberts, TC Team Manager. “Through our 3 Day Racing School and 2 Day Advanced Racing we were able to help Sally transition from Time Attack driver to licensed TC America racer. We built our race team to support our alumni, it’s great to have Sally drive for us. The whole team is excited to support her as she continues to develop her craft.”
The partnership is expected to continue into the 2023 season, with a clear goal: becoming the first woman to win the championship.
McNulty's career in motor racing started by participating in track days, learning the basics of the sport. From there, she progressed to local NASA competitions, further building experience and racecraft. She then advanced to TC America in 2019, where she claimed several top-five finishes.
As an expert restorer of Honda Civics, Sally McNulty has worked first hand on her own race car through the years, before now working alongside experienced race teams in order to maximise her winning potential.
With three double-headers still to come, Sally McNulty has plenty of time to turn her season around and score important points for the championship, starting from next weekend's Road America round on the iconic 4.048-mile road course. Sebring and Indianapolis - in conjunction with the Intercontinental GT Challenge - will round out the TC America season, respectively on September 23-25 and October 7-9.