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Round Four of the SRO Motorsports America TC America Series schedule was held at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California this past weekend, June 8-9. James Walker Jr., driver of the No. 34 Risi Competizione/Hella Pagid Brake Systems Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR, who made his professional racing debut just six races ago, stood on the podium for the second time this season as he finished third in the Saturday race, round seven of the year. He followed that up with a fifth-place finish in Sunday’s eighth round.

James Walker, Jr. returns to the track this weekend in the No. 34 Risi Competizione/Hella Pagid Brake Systems Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR at VIRginia International Raceway for Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2019 SRO Motorsports America TC America Series. Walker heads to the 17-turn, 3.27-mile Alton, Virginia circuit with a brand-new, beautiful Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR, Chassis No. 17, after an accident in St. Petersburg, Florida caused extensive damage to Chassis No. 16 and left Walker with a broken collarbone. The Risi Competizione team received the new car just over two weeks ago and went to work preparing it for this weekend’s doubleheader race event.

Texan James Walker, Jr. came to Florida ready to compete on the streets of St. Petersburg for the second doubleheader race weekend on the SRO Motorsports America TC America Series schedule, March 9-10. After making his professional racing debut the previous weekend at Round 1 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Tex. with two fourth-place finishes in his No. 34 Risi Competizione/Hella Pagid Brake Systems Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR, Walker was raring to go as he made his street race debut in Round 2.

James Walker, Jr. and the Risi Competizione bring the No. 34 Risi Competizione/ Hella Pagid Brake Systems Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR to St. Petersburg, Fla. for this week’s SRO Motorsports America TC America Series. Walker made his professional racing debut last weekend at Circuit of the Americas with two fourth places finishes in rounds 1 and 2 of the SRO Motorsports America championship series. Additionally, he won the “TC Quick Shyfter Award” for setting the fastest lap of the race in Race 2 on Sunday.

In his first professional race doubleheader race weekend at Round 1 of the 2019 SRO Motorsports America TC America Series, Texan James Walker, Jr. put on a good show and finished just off the podium in both rounds. For Race 1 on Saturday, Walker had qualified the No. 34 Risi Competizione / Hella Pagid Brake Systems Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR in the fourth position on the grid during Friday’s 15-minute qualifying session. The start of Saturday’s 2019 inaugural TCR race was delayed one lap due to the cars not being properly aligned but once it was started Walker was off smoothly.

James Walker, Jr. is pleased to announce that he has chosen Risi Competizione to support his 2019 TCR Program in the Blancpain TC America Series. Walker, of The Woodlands, Texas, is a 22-year racing veteran most recently coming from the Ferrari Challenge series. He will be driving the No. 34 Risi Competizione/Hella Pagid Brake Systems Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR. The single-car TCR class entry of Walker will be in pursuit of the Blancpain TC America TCR championship for the full season. The Blancpain TC America Series features eight rounds with two 40-minute sprint races per event weekend for 16 race championships, all at premier racing venues across America. The first race for the 2019 Blancpain TC America Series will be at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on March 1-3.