2020 COMPETITOR NEWS

Larry Bani debuts new car in GT class with pole position and second place finish

Buttonwillow, CA – Larry Bani, driving the GoGoGear.com/JB Autoworkz BMW 335i, put the brand new car on pole position at the first race of the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) season at Buttonwillow Raceway. He managed to bring the car home in second place in the race after not being able to do any testing during the off season.

MC Racing Kicks-off the Season with a Podium Finish

June 14, 2020 (Buttonwillow, CA) – Michael McColligan, driving the #36 MC Racing Mazda RX8 started the Covid-19 delayed season off right by finishing in third place in Round 1 of the Hankook Tires United States Touring Car Championship at Buttonwillow Raceway.

Victor Ng debut USTCC season opener in Touring Car Series (TC)

Victor Ng joined Touring Car class with AR-G Motorsports

MBO Motorsports and ARG Motorsports Agree to Joint Venture

The 2020 racing season finally kicked off after a longtime with no on track events the wait is finally over. The MBO Motorsports team is excited to announce the big news, during the offseason a joint venture agreement was reached between ARG (Apex Racing Global) motorsports and MBO Motorsports and Racing to merge as one team, this decision will allow for greater performance advantages.

Strong Finishing Result for Chris Alliegro at USTCC Season Opener

Napa, CA– June 20, 2020 – AR-G Motorsports announces Chris Alliegro, 2019 USTCC GT championship 2nd runner up and AR-G Motorsports development driver since 2018, has returned for a 3rd year for a full 2020 season campaign. Alliegro captured valuable championship points in the 1st USTCC race of the season, despite driving a back- up car that was underpowered for GT class. Alliegro adapted quickly to a car new to him and on his first outing at Buttonwillow raceway immediately found his footing around different track configurations CW13 and CW25 respectively despite having slight technical setbacks early in the weekend.

Arsham has transmission issues at United States Touring Car Championship Sportsman season opener at Buttonwillow Raceway and manages to finish fourth.

Buttonwillow, CA – Ali Arsham returned to the driver seat in the season opener for the first time since 2014 and managed to finish fourth in the Touring Car class of the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) at Buttonwillow Raceway in Southern California, driving the GoGoGear.com/Konig Wheels Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

Doug Makishima wins USTCC season opener in Super Touring (ST)

Napa, CA– June 13, 2020 – AR-G Motorsports announces that defending ST Season Champion Doug Makishima, an AR-G team principal and team driver, won the 1st USTCC race of the 2020 season at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, continuing his momentum from last season, extending his winning streak to 7 wins in a row in the Super Touring (ST) class. His first time racing this track, Makishima set track records in both qualifying and race using Buttonwillow's track configurations CW13 and CW25 respectively. Official dyno compliance testing during the event confirmed that his #23 Summit Tech BMW M3 was actually running lower power than expected.

Dan Zargham starts on pole position in Sportsman.

What’s up everybody! Dan Zargham here, piloting the #5 Dodge SRT-4 for Team ARG/MBO. Keeping you informed in the Sportsman Class world.

Gary Sheehan Wins United States Touring Car Championship at Buttonwillow

The United States Touring Car Championship is back underway after a two month delay due to Covid-19
precautions. Gary Sheehan returns to the series intent on defending his 2018 and 2019 Touring Car
Championships in the #31 GoGoGear.com Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8L. The condensed season with
several races spaced tightly together is sure to challenge racing teams and drivers not seen in previous
years of this racing series.

Arsham wins United States Touring Car Championship Sportsman season opener at Buttonwillow Raceway

Buttonwillow, CA - The season opener for the 2020 USTCC season was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the racing picked up where the 2019 season left off. After running as high as second place, at what ended up being the final full race of the season at Round 6, but ultimately retiring due to electrical problems, Gogogear.com Racing Team’s newest prospect, Reza Arsham, was determined to make up for the lost opportunity by starting the 2020 season on a high note. Continued problems with the #32 Gogogear.com/Konig Wheels Honda Civic meant that Reza had to look elsewhere for a car for the season opener. Luckily, the Gogogear.com #35 BMW M3 was available for Arsham.

Gary Trudeau places 2nd on his USTCC return

Buttonwillow, CA – What more could you hope for on your return to the USTCC after a long absence and with a newly built car? Gary Trudeau podiums his Hyundai Genesis Coupe with a 2nd place in the Touring Car (TC) class. Teammate Rob Harper wins overall and also the Grand Touring (GT) class with Reto Baumann rounding up a great RPM team result with 2nd in Super Touring (ST). All three RPM cars on the podium!

Reto Baumann places 2nd in USTCC Season Opener

Buttonwillow, CA – Reto Baumann places 2nd in the 2020 USTCC Season Opener in the Super Touring (ST) class. Teammate Rob Harper wins overall and in Grand Touring (GT), whilst Gary Trudeau podiums with a 2nd place in Touring Car (TC). Fantastic result for all three RPM cars bringing home the silverware!

Rob Harper wins USTCC 2020 Season Opener

Buttonwillow, CA – With an extraordinary drive, Rob Harper wins the opening round of the 2020 USTCC season at Buttonwillow Raceway Park overall and in the GT class! A fantastic RPM team result was rounded out with two 2nd places in Super Touring (ST) by Reto Baumann and in Touring Class (TC) by Gary Trudeau. All three RPM cars on the podium!

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