Sally McNulty moves to TC class, joins GenRacer Team in TC America
Shift Up Now athlete Sally McNulty steps up to the TC class of TC America and moves to GenRacer/Ricca Autosport team at the wheel of the #780 Borla Exhaust Liqui Moly Hyundai Veloster N in the premier touring car championship in North America.
Shift Up Now athlete Sally McNulty will contest her fifth season in the SRO TC America championship, stepping up for the first time to the TC class at the wheel of the #780 Borla Exhaust Liqui Moly Hyundai Veloster N.
McNulty will partner experienced team GenRacer / Ricca Autosport, a Connecticut-based organization with victories and podium finishes across the North American racing scene.
A first generation racer, 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.
She developed an in-depth understanding of the machinery and has mainly worked herself on her cars before joining VGRT Racing last year, in the quest to pursue her first wins. Despite some top five finishes in class, her first part of the season was marked by a few mechanical issues and on-track incidents. After the summer break, McNulty partnered with Skip Barber Racing, moving to the eleventh generation Honda Civic Si HPD race chassis.
She would finish eighth in the drivers' championship standings, collecting 78 points over the seven double-headers and with a best finish of fifth on four occasions.
McNulty will therefore advance to the TC class - the second fastest of the three sharing the grid in TC America - moving closer to her ultimate goal of becoming the first woman to claim the overall championship.
McNulty will also learn a new platform, as she switches to the Hyundai Veloster N by GenRacer, operated in partnership with Ricca Autosport. The team will field three cars, with series veteran Jeff Ricca and a third driver who will be announced in due course joining McNulty.
“I have been following the hard work and success this team has had over the years in TC America, and I am very excited to hit the racetrack with the Ricca Autosport together with Hyundai in 2023,” said McNulty. “Jeff Ricca has 11 years of touring car racing experience and I think with his help, we can make some real waves in TC class!"
Genracer/Ricca Autosport ended 2022 with third place in the teams' points standings in the TC class, totalling 201 points - and Sally McNulty is committed to help the squad make a further step forward.
With an average of 30 entries per season and involvement from manufacturers, the SRO-promoted TC America features highly competitive grids and attracts the most promising touring car talents across North America. The series - which supports GT World Challenge America and races on some of the most iconic racetracks in the US - will again host seven double-headers, starting from Sonoma Raceway at the end of March.
The 2023 calendar then includes rounds at NOLA Motorsports Park, Circuit of the Americas, VIRginia International Raceway, Road America, Sebring International Raceway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway - which will round out the season on October 8th. Every race meeting features two 40-minute races, broadcasted live on SRO's platforms.