Makishima/Lau and Bovenberg win both doubleheader races.

The team of Edgar Lau and Doug Makishima continued their dominance in Super Touring with two wins out of two at the double header weekend at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. Pete Bovenberg was the only other driver that also won both of his races.

The Summit Tech BMW M3, driven by Makishima/Lau has won every race in the Super Touring class this season and has showed no weakness. Reto Baumann/Dave Brown finished second in the Sparta Evolution Volkswagen Jetta in both races.

The Sportsman class is extremely tough and Pete Bovenberg showed that he is the person to beat in the class. He started from pole on Saturday and opened a gap and maintained it for the duration of the race. On Sunday, it was a similar story for Bovenberg with an easy win in a crowded pack in his ARG MBO Motorsport Honda Civic.

In  the Touring Car class, Ali Arsham won the Saturday race in his Wheels Hyundai Genesis with Gary Trudeau finishing second in the 3point8 Performance Hyundai Genesis and Joshua Lion finished third in the Lion Raisins BMW 330i. On Sunday, Lion won the race with Trudeau finishing second again and Victor Ng finished third in the ARG MBO Motorsport Honda S2000.  

The GT class was a battle between the P21 Services/AP Racing BMW 335i of Rob Harper and the Intellectual Ventures Ford Mustang FP350S of Alliegor/Lau. They each won one race and will take their battle to the final round at Sonoma next month.


Be sure to follow the action online and on social media and watch the entire season exclusively on Final Drive TV on NBC Sports BA available on Xfinity, Dish Network, DirecTV, AT&T Uverse and Hulu Live. You can always watch the previous seasons on YouTube.

2019 GT Champions

Carl Rydquist /

Mike Holland

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