BULVERDE, Texas – Taylor Hagler has signed with Bryan Herta Autosport for the upcoming IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season.
The 25-year-old returns to the IMSA paddock to drive the No. 77 Bryan Herta Autosport Hyundai Veloster N TCR to build on her rookie year of IMSA competition this year.
Hagler made her professional racing debut in 2020 IMPC competition with L.A. Honda World Racing onboard the Honda Civic Type R TCR alongside her co-driver Ryan Eversley.
The duo combined for five top-five finishes, including Hagler’s IMSA first podium at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course after a strong run to second. That same weekend Hagler also secured her first TCR Motul Pole Award during the doubleheader race weekend. She was the third female to win a pole position in IMPC competition.
The move to the two-time IMSA championship-winning team will see Hagler set to drive alongside 2019 IMPC champion Michael Lewis.
“Making the move into IMSA this year, there was a big learning curve for me, but it was a great learning experience,” said Hagler. “Getting to work with L.A. Honda World Racing taught me so much and has positioned me well for the future. I owe a lot of my growth this year to Ryan Eversley and can’t thank him enough for his coaching, guidance, and support throughout my rookie season in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. We had a lot of fun this year and had some great results so I’m looking forward to building on that even more next year.
“I’m so honored to be joining a championship-winning organization like Bryan Herta Autosport,” continued Hagler. “Having competed against them this past year, they have proven to be top contenders in TCR and I’m excited to be a part of that in the No. 77 Hyundai Veloster N TCR in 2021. It will be great to work with Michael (Lewis) who has so much experience with the Hyundai and I can’t wait to get off to a strong start in January!”