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Mason Filippi returns with debuting Copeland Motorsports

Mason Filippi will return to the TC America grid for fourth round of the season at Sonoma Raceway next month after inking a deal with the Copeland Motorsports team.

Filippi secured a double victory in the season opener at the Circuit of the Americas with TFB Performance but missed the following two events in St Petersburg and at Virginia International Raceway due to commitments elsewhere.

With Copeland Motorsports electing to step up to TCR-spec machinery for the first time, Filippi has now agreed a deal to join the team for what is currently a one-off outing at the wheel of a Hyundai Veloster N TCR – the same model of car he drove to his double win at COTA back in March.

“I am excited to be joining Copeland Motorsports in their new Hyundai Veloster N TCR,” exclaimed Mason Filippi. “Sonoma is a home track for me, and Copeland Motorsports has always put fourth a really strong car in competition. Hopefully Sonoma will not be my only event as I would love to see what we can do to complete the rest of the TC America programme in 2019.

“In the Hyundai Veloster N TCR I have found great success at all tracks, especially the season opener for TC America at the Circuit of the Americas where the team and I won both races. The Veloster N TCR is a great chassis with strong balance and handling characteristics that give the driver confidence through every corner. I am sure it will be a great car at the upcoming Sonoma event.”