The newly created racing team features an impressive roster of drivers
There’s a new veteran race team on the roster. The newly formed Precision Racing L.A., an in-house racing team specifically created for the recently established Toyota GR86 Cup, has announced its inaugural lineup of drivers featuring 3 California based drivers. Sports car veterans Aidan Yoder, Harry Cheung, and Cat Lauren will challenge the field for Toyota North America’s newly developed single make GR86 Cup series.
Powered by L.A. Honda World Racing, a racing team recognized for its years of experience in SRO and IMSA competitions, Precision Racing L.A. will be campaigning three Toyota GR86 Cup cars for 2023 demonstrating its commitment to providing race programs for drivers who want to grow in professional race series’ and compete for championships.
“The challenge of racing and forcing yourself to grow never gets old for me, especially when we’re welcoming a newly formed team to the mix,” said Precision Racing L.A. Team Principal Mario Biundo. “With the addition of Aidan, Harry and Cat to this inaugural season, we’ve committed to this very competitive cup series where prize money has brought drivers you typically don’t see often to the grid. Our drivers and our team have to no doubt be on their game – we’ll be ready to compete when the cars come off the hauler.”
Southern Californian, Aidan Yoder, began his racing career at the age of 11 in the Los Angeles Karting Championship where he quickly rose through the ranks. Jumping into cars at age 14, Yoder competed in the F4 US Championship. After winning the championship title of the F4 Yacademy Winter Series in 2020 with an amazing six podiums in all six races, Yoder signed with Will to Win Racing to drive in a GT4 Porsche Cayman in the 2021 World Racing League. With four more podiums, including wins at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and the first-ever 24 Hours of Sebring, Yoder clinched the endurance Series Championship. Most recently, he competed in Lamborghini Super Trofeo with Wayne Taylor Racing, becoming the highest finishing American driver at the Lamborghini World Finals in Portugal.
“The team energy fuels my career passion for racing,” said Yoder. “The ability to collaborate with a dynamic team like Precision Racing L.A. alongside Cat and Harry is sure to pay dividends as a strong new competitive team. The car looks incredible to drive, and it’s sure to offer up some fierce battles on track.”
Cheung, a Northern Californian has been in the racing industry since 2010, participating in more than 50 races. Throughout his career, Cheung has been a driver for the Ferrari of Beverly Hills, Scuderia Corse program and the L.A. Honda World Racing team in SRO and IMSA, winning multiple races and championships.
“Joining the Precision Racing L.A. team is a no-brainer for me,” said Cheung. “The team is experienced and familiar which allows me to focus on driving. I’m excited as well to stand alongside Aidan, Cat and team principal Mario Biundo as the racing team to beat.”
Southern Californian Cat Lauren entered the racing world in 2021 and was quickly magnetized by the fast-paced environment. She has competed in endurance and sprint races nationwide through NASA, GT Celebration and a couple of others. She was a successful graduate at the HPD Drivers Academy where she developed her skills while driving the Acura NSX GT3. For the upcoming year, racing in the Toyota GR Cup will be the perfect next step in Cat’s racing career progression.
“Being a part of this inaugural team means so much to me as I’ve worked to make strides in the industry as a woman in racing,” said Lauren. “I can’t wait for the season to start and see what the Precision Racing L.A. team and I accomplish together.”
Powered by L.A. Honda World Racing, Precision Racing L.A. is an in-house pro racing team based in Los Angeles, California. With years of experience in SRO and IMSA competitions, Precision Racing L.A. delivers the most professional experience, demonstration in attention to detail, and an endless pursuit to achieve the top step of the podium. Our team personnel and race support for IMSA and SRO includes specialized, experienced experts with backgrounds that include IndyCar, IMSA, SRO and factory customer programs like Ferrari Challenge or Lamborghini Super Trofeo. For more information on Precision Racing L.A., please visit https://www.precisionracingla.com/.
Toyota Gazoo Racing North America (TGRNA) kicks off the inaugural season of the GR Cup Series on April 1 at Sonoma Raceway. Participants will compete in GR86 Cup cars, fully race outfitted at the GR Garage in Mooresville, N.C. by TRD (Toyota Racing Development, USA). The series will compete under the SRO banner and for the 2023 season, in 14 total events at seven racetracks around the country. This new racing series will help reinforce and validate the track-inspired engineering bred into every Toyota GR vehicle.