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On Q Racing Makes it Two for Two at Round 2 of the East Series

On Q Racing Makes it Two for Two at Round 2 of the East Series

June 06, 2022 (Millville, N.J.) – Andrew Conner, driving the #66 On Q Racing BMW E90 finished 1st in Round 2 of the Hankook Tires United States Touring Car Championship East Coast Series at New Jersey Motorsports Park’s (NJMP) Lightning Raceway.

New Jersey Native takes Sportsman Win on Home Turf

New Jersey Native takes Sportsman Win on Home Turf

Millville, NJ -- New Jersey's own Roger Maeda battled hard charging competition and searing heat to take 1st place in the Sportsman class in Round 2 of US Touring Car Championship East Series at NJ Motorsports Park.

Sheehan wins again at Fontana

Sheehan wins again at Fontana

Napa, CA -- Gary Sheehan, driving the GoGoGear.com - Konig Wheels Hyundai Genesis won at round 3 of the United States Touring Car Championship at Fontana, CA.

Mechanical issues hurts Snow in Fontana

Mechanical issues hurts Snow in Fontana

Napa, CA -- Fred Snow had a rare mechanical issue at Round 3 of the United States Touring Car Championship.

A Challenge to get to the Racetrack…

A Challenge to get to the Racetrack…

San Ramon, CA – It didn’t look like Justin Crickenberger would even be able to make it to Round 3 of the United States Touring Car Championship at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. After two wins in a row and leading the Championship, Justin wasn’t to lose the lead even if not being able to make this round.

MC Racing Equals Career Best Finish and Jumps into the Points Lead

MC Racing Equals Career Best Finish and Jumps into the Points Lead

June 12, 2022 (Fontana, CA) – Michael McColligan, driving the #36 MC Racing Mazda RX8 stormed back
onto the podium finishing in P2 at Round 3 of the Hankook Tires United States Touring Car
Championship at Auto Club Speedway.

A long, really hot weekend…

A long, really hot weekend…

San Ramon, CA – The Accurate Arms / Race Marketing sponsored #29 Chevy Camaro driven by Bob Accardo shined bright on the high banks of the Auto Club Speedway Roval in Fontana, CA.

Back In The Driver Seat

Back In The Driver Seat

San Ramon, CA – Finally Reto Baumann was able to get back in the driver seat. Practically the first time this year that he was able to wheel the #53 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 GLI powered by 034Motorsport. And Auto Club Speedway at Fontana, CA is a track he doesn’t have that much experience on. It provides a unique and super-fast challenge with using the NASCAR oval banking for T1 and T2 which are taken at around 145mph flat… Your brain surely tells you one thing, but your right foot must stay planted firmly to the bottom of the accelerator and you trust your car and the physics to make if through. You don’t have that on any of the other tracks in California.

A Bad Start Recovery Drive

A Bad Start Recovery Drive

San Ramon, CA – Following her United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) debut in the Touring Car class last month at Sonoma Raceway, Marion Engelke drove to P3 at last weekend’s Round 3 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA in only her seventh wheel to wheel race (Still one more race to leave the Rookie status behind). This is Marion’s first podium finish in USTCC, and it was topped off appropriately with a thorough champagne dousing!

Walls are Rock Solid

Walls are Rock Solid

San Ramon, CA – After two wins in a row by Dave Brown at Thunderhill Raceway, and Gary Trudeau at Sonoma Raceway, the hopes for a third in a row were naturally high at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA for the #52 Hyundai Genesis Coupe with its driver pairing. This time, it would again be Gary Trudeau to wheel the car.

Under Power and Overweight: Milburn Motorsports Acura RSX Struggles in Round Two

Under Power and Overweight: Milburn Motorsports Acura RSX Struggles in Round Two

Thunderhill was a rough start to the season for Milburn Motorsports, who ended up coming up short due to issues with a newly installed shifter in their car. For round two, the team had high hopes at Sonoma Raceway, lead driver Sean Milburn’s home track. I spoke with Sean early in the weekend about what changes they had made since Thunderhill, and how they planned to come out on top this weekend. Sean explained, “We made some setup adjustments to the car after round one, trying to figure out the most optimal way to get the car to rotate reliably. After going out in the car for practice and qualifying, I am confident that the changes we made have put us in the right direction."

Incredibly Tight Margins Cost Arsham's GoGoGear.com Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Incredibly Tight Margins Cost Arsham's GoGoGear.com Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Sonoma, CA - Driving the Konig Wheels Hyundai Genesis Coupe for the second time this season, Reza Arsham was keen to improve on his disappointing finish to the first round. After retiring from the lead at Thunderhill, Arsham had a points deficit to make up at the second round to keep pace with the leaders.

Arsham's GoGoGear.com Hyundai Genesis Coupe Runs Strong for Another Finish

Arsham's GoGoGear.com Hyundai Genesis Coupe Runs Strong for Another Finish

Sonoma, CA - After subbing in for co-driver Fred Snow at the last minute, at round one due to illness, Ali Arsham continues where he left off after a stunning second place finish. The weekend was one of balance for Arsham.

4 Time Champion Returns to USTCC Field with a Podium Finish

4 Time Champion Returns to USTCC Field with a Podium Finish

Sonoma, CA - Stepping in for teammate Michael McColligan for the second race of the USTCC season was 4 time Chamion Tom Lepper. After a few years away from USTCC racing, Lepper found his way back into the field with the GoGoGear.com Racing Team and their race winning Honda Civic.

Claiming SP Class Stakes

Claiming SP Class Stakes

San Ramon, CA – It really didn’t look like Justin Crickenberger hasn’t been to Sonoma Raceway for a long while. He also has never been here with his #72 Honda Civic si. Thus, Justin decided to make use of some additional track time through TrackMasters on Friday afternoon prepping for Round 2 of the 2022 United States Touring Car Championship.

Call up for an Emergency Driver

Call up for an Emergency Driver

San Ramon, CA – After what happened at Round 1 and Thunderhill Raceway, it was no wonder Reto Baumann was looking forward to Round 2 at Sonoma Raceway. But again, it wasn’t to be. Coming back from a vacation trip, he had a positive COVID infection and had to call up an Emergency Driver in the person of Gary Sheehan, who was happy to jump at the opportunity to drive the #53 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 GLI powered by 034Motorsport. Another unexpected turn for Reto this season.

Handling that Winning Peer Pressure

Handling that Winning Peer Pressure

San Ramon, CA – Teaming up for the season, with Dave Brown winning Round 1 at Thunderhill Raceway, Gary Trudeau found himself in the position of having to handle peer pressure to emulate his co-drivers result. And boy did he do that with his #52 Hyundai Genesis Coupe!

Race Management at its Best

Race Management at its Best

San Ramon, CA – The challenge following a win is always keeping the momentum up. Bob Accardo in his #29 Howe Chassis 5th Gen Chevy Camaro did exactly that for Round 2 of the 2022 United States Touring Car Championship in the GT class at Sonoma Raceway!

A Race Weekend Of Firsts

A Race Weekend Of Firsts

San Ramon, CA – This was a long time coming: Marion Engelke’s first ever race in USTCC – United States Touring Car Championship (and fifth of her race career). Well-prepared by coach Dave Brown who helped Marion advance through NASA HPDE and Time Trials, Marion got her provisional race license in late March, immediately followed by her first race in NASA Group C.

Arsham Snow team finish second at Thunderhill seaon opener

Arsham Snow team finish second at Thunderhill seaon opener

Willows, CA – Ali Arsham, driving the GoGoGear.com/Konig Wheels Hyundai Genesis Coupe finished second in the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) round 1 at Thunderhill Raceway on April 24, 2022.

Electrical issue derails Reza Arsham’s TC class debut

Electrical issue derails Reza Arsham’s TC class debut

Willows, CA - After a successful third season in the USTCC-SP class, Reza Arsham made the step up to drive with his defending champion teammate Gary Sheehan for GoGoGear.com Racing in the Touring Car class.

MC Racing Kicks-off Season in an Unfamiliar Cockpit

MC Racing Kicks-off Season in an Unfamiliar Cockpit

April 24, 2022 (Willows, CA) – Michael McColligan, driving the #34 GOGOGEAR Racing Honda Civic finished 4thth in Round 1 of the Hankook Tires United States Touring Car Championship at Thunderhill Raceway.

Uncompromisingly fast…

Uncompromisingly fast…

San Ramon, CA – Justin Crickenberger joined Team RPM for the 2022 United States Touring Car Championship season chasing the Sportsman SP class Championship. He is running a 10th generation Civic Si previous ran in SRO TCA but modified by RHMS for competition in USTCC.

Flag to Flag Racing

Flag to Flag Racing

San Ramon, CA – Bob Accardo in the Accurate Arms / Race Marketing sponsored #29 Chevy Camaro kicked off the 2022 USTCC season at Thunderhill Raceway in dominating fashion with a win in the GT class.

A reoccurrence…

A reoccurrence…

San Ramon, CA – The #53 VW Jetta 2.0 GLI started off the weekend well. Just half a second of the leader’s times on Saturday. However, the weekend had some unexpected turns in store for the driver Reto Baumann.

Sharing is caring…

Sharing is caring…

San Ramon, CA – Gary Trudeau & Dave Brown decided to team up and share the driver’s seat for the 2022 United States Touring Car Championship season. Dave Brown had the honor of starting off the season and the Championship challenge for the Touring Car (TC) class. Gary Trudeau was on site to support his fellow driver.

Milburn Motorsports Overcomes Their Setback

Milburn Motorsports Overcomes Their Setback

In preparation for the USTCC 2022 season, Milburn Motorsports worked hard in their off season to make the season opener a competitive one. A month before the first round in the US Touring Car Championship, the Bay Area Drafting Acura RSX-S had a mechanical failure at Sonoma Raceway, putting the car into the outside wall at Sonoma Raceway

Scorching Fast One-Lap Pace Subverted by Reliability Issues at Summit Point Raceway

Scorching Fast One-Lap Pace Subverted by Reliability Issues at Summit Point Raceway

SUMMIT POINT, West Virginia, USA - Round 1 of the 2022 US Touring Car Championship East Series kicked off with a shock pole position for New Jersey-based StudioVRM Racing Team at the fast and challenging Summit Point Raceway.

Andrew Conner wins Round 1 of the United States Touring Car Championship East.

Andrew Conner wins Round 1 of the United States Touring Car Championship East.


April 03, 2022 (Summit Point, W.V.) – Andrew Conner, driving the #66 On Q Racing BMW E90 finished first in Round 1 of the Hankook Tires United States Touring Car Championship East Coast Series at Summit Point Motorsports Park

AR-G MBO Motorsports’ Edgar Lau returns to Asian Le Mans Series in Dubai

AR-G MBO Motorsports’ Edgar Lau returns to Asian Le Mans Series in Dubai

Hong Kong driver Edgar Lau joins YC Panda Racing in Audi R8 LMS GT3 in Dubai

Another one-two finish

Another one-two finish

Buttonwillow, CA – Ali Arsham, driving the GoGoGear.com/Konig Wheels Hyundai Genesis Coupe finished second in the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) round 7 at Buttonwillow Raceway on October 17, 2021. Arsham finished right behind his teammate Gary Sheehan, who was driving another Hyundai Genesis Coupe. This was the team’s second consecutive 1-2 finish.

Two minutes left for the Win…

Two minutes left for the Win…

San Ramon, CA – Beau Borders decided to bring back Mike Holland’s MyRaceShop.com Factory Five GTM for Round 7 of the 2021 USTCC Championship race at Buttonwillow. This time, Buttonwillow had a surprise for all the drivers, running the track counterclockwise – and the track truly becomes a different beast to tame…

MC Racing Continues Their Solid Season with Strong Run at Buttonwillow

MC Racing Continues Their Solid Season with Strong Run at Buttonwillow

October 17, 2021 (Buttonwillow, CA) – Michael McColligan, driving the #36 MC Racing Mazda RX8 finished 7thth in Round 7 of the Hankook Tires United States Touring Car Championship at Buttonwillow Raceway Park.

Boom...

Boom...

San Ramon, CA – It is all coming fast and thick for the #53 and its driver Reto Baumann. This time around, for Round 7 at Buttonwillow, it was a totally new configuration Reto had never driven on. The last time this configuration was run, the car was successfully driven by Dave Brown to a Second-place finish.

A one-two finish for the GoGoGear.com team

A one-two finish for the GoGoGear.com team

Monterey, CA – Ali Arsham, driving the GoGoGear.com/Konig Wheels Hyundai Genesis Coupe finished second in the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) round 5 at Laguna Seca Raceway on September 18, 2021. Arsham finished right behind his teammate Gary Sheehan, who was driving another Hyundai Genesis Coupe. This was the team’s first 1-2 finish since 2020.

Doug Makishima With a Podium Against All Odds at Laguna Seca

Doug Makishima With a Podium Against All Odds at Laguna Seca

Makishima back on the podium after a shoulder surgery and a few broken ribs.

Rising AR-G Star Daniel Rose Showing His New Found Speed

Rising AR-G Star Daniel Rose Showing His New Found Speed

Rose getting in the mix with the USTCC veterans surprised many.

Edgar Lau With a Dominant Weekend at Laguna Seca Double Header

Edgar Lau With a Dominant Weekend at Laguna Seca Double Header

Lau returns to USTCC winning rounds 5 and 6 at Laguna Seca in style.

MC Racing Overcomes Mid-Season Setback and Finishes Strong at Laguna Seca Indycar Weekend

MC Racing Overcomes Mid-Season Setback and Finishes Strong at Laguna Seca Indycar Weekend

September 19, 2021 (Monterey, CA) – Michael McColligan, driving the #36 MC Racing Mazda RX8 finished 5th and 4th in Rounds 5 and 6 of the Hankook Tires United States Touring Car Championship at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca.

Just not this weekend…

Just not this weekend…

San Ramon, CA – After having had issues the last two races, much effort was put into getting everything sorted out with the #53 VW Jetta 2.0 GLI DSG for Reto Baumann. Several trips to the dyno to fine tune the tuning, addressing the turbo hose clamps that had let us down in the past.

A Mixed Bag of a Weekend…

A Mixed Bag of a Weekend…

San Ramon, CA – Bob Accardo and his #29 Howe Chassis 2010 Chevy Camaro came back for round Five and Six of the 2021 USTCC Championship supporting the NTT Indy Car Series during the Firestone GP of Monterey.

Extending the Championship lead…

Extending the Championship lead…

San Ramon, CA – Rob Harper brought back his much beloved #28 Chevy Corvette race car for the double header rounds at Laguna Seca in support of the NTT Indy Car Series and the Firestone GP of Monterrey. Leading the Championship, the goals were clear: finish both races and to extend the Championship lead.

The Head-Turning Factory Five GTM Lands on the Podium

The Head-Turning Factory Five GTM Lands on the Podium

San Ramon, CA – He’s back and he brought a different car with him! Beau Borders has earned several wins and championships in a very unique Factory Five GTM in endurance racing. The car was built by Yvonne and Richard Migliori of the Prototype Development Group, and has had an all-star driver lineup over the years. Its rich racing history includes a Trans-Am Championship with Carl Rydquist and several USTCC GT Championships when driven by Mike Holland, the car’s new owner.

Brad Austin extends his points lead with a victory at Laguna Seca once again!

Brad Austin extends his points lead with a victory at Laguna Seca once again!

Brad Austin extends his points lead with a victory at Laguna Seca once again! Qualifying second to start the race on Saturday, Brad was still in a great position to have a battle at the front of the pack and a shot at the podium. With an outstanding start at the green flag, Brads Mazda MX5 was hot on the heels of Gary Sheehan in his TC class Hyundai Genesis.

Hasport/K-Tuned K24 Powered Honda Civic Surprises the Sportsman Field but Ultimately Fails to Finish

Hasport/K-Tuned K24 Powered Honda Civic Surprises the Sportsman Field but Ultimately Fails to Finish

Salinas, CA - The GoGoGear.com Racing Team unveiled their newly developed Honda Civic for Round 5 of the United States Touring Car Championship. Gone was the B18C5 from an Integra Type-R, and in was a newer generation of K24A2 from an Acura TSX.

Gordon Pun Grabs Second Place at Laguna Seca

Gordon Pun Grabs Second Place at Laguna Seca

Monterey, CA – Gordon Pun, driving the GoGoGear.com/Konig Wheels Hyundai Genesis Coupe, finished second in the United States Touring Car Championship race at Laguna Seca Raceway on August 1, 2021.

Fred Snow Scores Podium Finish at Laguna Seca

Fred Snow Scores Podium Finish at Laguna Seca

Monterey, CA -- Fred Snow, driving the GoGoGear.com/Konig Wheels Hyundai Genesis Coupe, finished third in the United States Touring Car Championship race at Laguna Seca Raceway on August 1, 2021.

Austin wins again at Laguna Seca

Austin wins again at Laguna Seca

TNI Racing had a fantastic weekend at Laguna Seca, with the entire team on the podium. After a great qualifying time putting him on Pole Position, Brad Austin was ready and eager to give his MX5 Miata all his effort to get back on the podium for this race.

Tough weekend of racing

Tough weekend of racing

Milburn Motorsports had a tough weekend for Round 4 of USTCC 2021. On practice and qualifying for Saturday, they had the car dialed in and ready to go for the race on Sunday. Unfortunately for them, they started having transmission problems, and diagnosed it to be a differential that was starting to go out. They decided that it would be best to not run the car as to not do any further damage to it, but still aimed to be able to make the race the next day.

Cementing the Championship Lead

Cementing the Championship Lead

San Ramon, CA – Rob Harper decided to drive his #28 BMW 330i BTCC Wide Body race car again for round four of the 2021 United States Touring Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

First Race, First Win!

First Race, First Win!

San Ramon, CA – Bob Accardo joined team RPM with his newly acquired Howe Racing Tube Frame Chassis with a 2010 Chevy Camaro body kit after he had tested that car for a weekend last Summer and subsequently decided that he wanted to go all-in on the car and racing in the United States Touring Car Championship.

Another Podium Finish

Another Podium Finish

San Ramon, CA – The last two races were riddled with issues for Reto Baumann and his #53 VW Jetta 2.0 GLI DSG. A lot of positive investment into the car hasn’t paid out or yielded the benefits expected yet. Laguna Seca this past weekend was no different.

Reza Arsham strikes back for a podium after a difficult weekend.

Reza Arsham strikes back for a podium after a difficult weekend.

Sonoma, CA -- Reza Arsham finished third in the GoGoGear.com/Konig Wheels Honda Civic at Sonoma Raceway in the United States Touring Car Championship race at Sonoma Raceway in Northern California.

Ali Arsham Finishes Second at Sonoma Raceway

Ali Arsham Finishes Second at Sonoma Raceway

Sonoma, Ca – Ali Arsham, driving the GoGoGear.com/Konig Wheels Hyundai Genesis Coupe, finished second in the United States Touring Car Championship race at Sonoma Raceway on May 30, 2021.

Fred Snow Grabs Fourth Place in his Professional Debut

Fred Snow Grabs Fourth Place in his Professional Debut

Sonoma, Ca – Fred Snow, driving the GoGoGear.com/Hella Hyundai Genesis Coupe, finished fourth in the United States Touring Car Championship race at Sonoma Raceway on May 30, 2021 in his professional racing debut.

Brad Austin Wins at Sonoma

Brad Austin Wins at Sonoma

Sonoma, CA -- After an unusually busy weekend for TNI Racing, Brad Austin took first place in round 3 of the United States Touring Car Championship, this time at Sonoma Raceway.

Flag to Flag Racing

Flag to Flag Racing

San Ramon, CA – Rob Harper brought back his #28 BMW 330i BTCC Wide Body race car to this round at Sonoma Raceway. The car underwent a thorough and detailed inspection after the issues from last round.

Hollywood at Sonoma Raceway

Hollywood at Sonoma Raceway

San Ramon, CA – And he is back as promised!! Beau Borders escaped Hollywood and traveled to Sonoma Raceway (finally!) for the chance to get back behind the wheel of his Spec Ford Mustang, joining the Red Panther Motorsport line-up of cars.

Plans are Plans until they are Reality

Plans are Plans until they are Reality

San Ramon, CA – This past weekend saw us back at our home track, Sonoma Raceway. And we were looking forward to it, since we had a good showing at CalSpeedway a few weeks earlier.

Brad Austin Wins at Fontana

Brad Austin Wins at Fontana

Brad Austin, driving the TNI Racing Mazda MX-5 finished first in round 2 of the USTCC at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. Brad had a great qualifying time and took pole position by 0.182 seconds over P2.

Pun comes up a bit short at Fontana

Pun comes up a bit short at Fontana

Fontana, CA – Gordon Pun, driving the GoGoGear.com Hyundai Genesis Coupe, finished third in the second round of the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. Pun started third but fought his way through traffic and was in second place on the last lap but was just edged out for the position on the last lap.

Fiery end to the Roval at Fontana for Arsham’s Civic

Fiery end to the Roval at Fontana for Arsham’s Civic

Fontana, CA - Two weeks on from the twisty and flat road course in Las Vegas, the second round of the USTCC season took the drivers to a completely different challenge, a fast-paced Roaval circuit at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.

Different Car, Different Challenge, Same Result

Different Car, Different Challenge, Same Result

San Ramon, CA – Round 2 of the 2021 United States Touring Car Championship took us to Southern California and Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. Auto Club Speedway may undergo some changes in the future, and this could have been the last time we were able to run this track in this configuration. Truly a spectacular track with special, unique driver challenges and being the only Super Speedway on the US West Coast. A shame should this really be the end for this iconic track.

Flat Out at Auto Club Speedway

Flat Out at Auto Club Speedway

San Ramon, CA – Round 2 of the 2021 United States Touring Car Championship took us to Southern California and Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. Auto Club Speedway may undergo some changes in the future, and this could have been the last time we were able to run this track in this configuration. Truly a spectacular track with special, unique driver challenges and being the only Super Speedway on the US West Coast. A shame should this really be the end for this iconic track.

MC Racing Steps Back on the Podium

MC Racing Steps Back on the Podium

April 25, 2021 (Fontana, CA) – Michael McColligan, driving the #36 MC Racing Mazda RX8 stepped back on the podium with a third place finish in Round 2 of the Hankook Tires United States Touring Car Championship at California Speedway.

Daniel Milburn Takes Second at Fontana

Daniel Milburn Takes Second at Fontana

Round 2 of the 2021 season for the US Touring Car Championship was a great day of racing. After round 1, all of the teams learned what they needed to do to step their game up. Daniel Milburn driving for the Milburn Motorsports/Bay Area Drafting RSX was one of these many drivers hunting for the win. Much like Las Vegas, the qualifying times at Auto Club Speedway were all close, with the top four cars qualifying within a second of each other. This tight field had all of the teams looking for those few extra tenths of a second. Unfortunately for Milburn Motorsports, that time would be hard to find.

Roller coaster ride for The Speed Traveler BMW

Roller coaster ride for The Speed Traveler BMW

The USTCC season opener at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was a bit of a Rollercoaster ride for The Speed Traveler / Team GoGoGear Racing BMW M3. Charlie Frank was in the seat for the race, at a track he has never driven and in a freshly rebuilt car he hasn't tested.

Persevere to overcome

Persevere to overcome

The 2021 United States Touring Car Championship season got underway in Las Vegas. The ARG MBO Motosports Racing Team found itself hard-pressed to finish getting the cars ready on time. A lot of mechanical work had been going on in the off season and the cars just arrived to the transporter that night.

Sean Milburn defeats Brad Austin in Las Vegas

Sean Milburn defeats Brad Austin in Las Vegas

Things really kicked off at round one of the 2021 season of the US Touring Car Championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sean Milburn, driving the Bay Area Drafting Acura RSX-S, had a close battle against Brad Austin in the TNI Racing MX-5. Both drivers had the same goal in mind, to take him first place, and a strong start to the season.

The House Always wins in Las Vegas

The House Always wins in Las Vegas

San Ramon, CA – The 2021 United States Touring Car Championship started at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a one-day race event. This puts additional stress on any team and its members since everyone has somehow scrambled to get their cars ready for the season opener.

Nada Viva Las Vegas

Nada Viva Las Vegas

San Ramon, CA – The 2021 United States Touring Car Championship started at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a one-day race event. This puts additional stress on all team and its members. True to form, everyone has somehow scrambled to get their cars ready for the season opener. No different for Rob Harper who planned to race his BMW 335i E90 BTCC Wide Body, only to find a last-minute issue that prevented him to use that car.

Podium finish for Reza Arsham in season opener

Podium finish for Reza Arsham in season opener

Las Vegas, Nevada - After what has felt like a short offseason compared to the elongated offseason of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Reza Arsham of Gogogear.com Racing returned to the track in his familiar Honda Civic hatchback in the United States Touring Car Championship season opener in Las Vegas.

MC Racing Starts 2021 with a Solid Finish

MC Racing Starts 2021 with a Solid Finish

April 10, 2021 (Las Vegas, NV) – Michael McColligan, driving the #36 MC Racing Mazda RX8 kicked-off 2021 with a fourth place finish in Round 1 of the Hankook Tires United States Touring Car Championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Gordon Pun scores podium finish and earns Plastex Top Rookie in his USTCC return

Gordon Pun scores podium finish and earns Plastex Top Rookie in his USTCC return

Las Vegas, NV – Gordon Pun, driving the GoGoGear.com Hyundai Genesis Coupe, finished second in his return to the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

GoGoGear.com Team Finish First and Second at Sonoma

GoGoGear.com Team Finish First and Second at Sonoma

Sonoma, CA – Ali Arsham grabbed second place at the Round 6 of the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) at Sonoma Raceway. Arsham did a great job of charging through the field to grab second place behind his teammate.

Edgar Lau Clinches GT Champion Title with Chris Alliegro After Maiden Win at Sonoma

Edgar Lau Clinches GT Champion Title with Chris Alliegro After Maiden Win at Sonoma

Lau and Alliegro won the final round of USTCC and were crowned as the GT Champions of 2020.

Doug Makishima secures the USTCC 2020 Super Touring (ST) Season Championship

Doug Makishima secures the USTCC 2020 Super Touring (ST) Season Championship

Team Makishima/Lau finished 2nd place for AR-G Motorsports at Sonoma Raceway

MC Racing Solidifies Second in the Points with a Podium Finish in the Season Finale

MC Racing Solidifies Second in the Points with a Podium Finish in the Season Finale

October 11, 2020 (Sonoma, CA) – Michael McColligan, driving the #36 MC Racing Mazda RX8 closed out
the season with a third place finish to solidify second in the season points in Round 6 of the Hankook
Tires United States Touring Car Championship at Sonoma Raceway.

Bovenberg Wins Third Title at Sonoma.

Bovenberg Wins Third Title at Sonoma.

Winner! Winner! The ARG/ MBO Motorsports Honda Civic SI #2 sponsored by SuperTech valves, Rota wheels, and Red zone Racing is the Championship winners of the 2020 United States Touring Car Championship season. The USTCC teams all showed up to Sonoma race for the final showdown to determine the championship.

A bumpers width for a first win…

A bumpers width for a first win…

Sonoma Raceway, CA – What a season it has been for the Walker Motorsports Team. We ran the full 2020 United States Touring Car Championship season in the Sportsman (SP) class. This class has plenty of competitive, well sorted out cars and very experienced and fast drivers. We sure dropped into the deep end with our Honda Civic! And what a season it has been! All the way to the finish line (quite literally) with only a bumper width deciding the winner at the last round of this seasons Championship here at Sonoma Raceway…

Final Race of the Season = Final Chance!

Final Race of the Season = Final Chance!

San Ramon, CA – The penultimate race of the 2020 United States Touring Car Championship season brought the last chance for a possible race win for Reto Baumann. He had already secured second place in the Championship with no realistic chance of being able to better that position. It did take some luck for Reto to finish on the top step, but that doesn’t mean it is any less deserved. A very solid season comes to an end with a W for Reto which allows him to keep his season streak of winning USTCC races to a third year in a row.

In for a Championship shot...

In for a Championship shot...

San Ramon, CA – This is the first season for both car and driver. Gary Trudeau piloting the #52 Hyundai Genesis Coupe for a first win earlier this year and consistent results, entering the penultimate race of the 2020 US Touring Car Championship tied for the lead...

Nose to tail all race long

Nose to tail all race long

San Ramon, CA – It comes down to the last race of the season! Rob Harper enters the race with a small 5pts lead over his closest competitor. After a start mishap, Rob got up to speed and was chasing the leading GT class Ford Performance Mustang all race long. There wasn’t anything in the lap times between the two cars and drivers. A close battle for the win ensued all the way to the checkered flag…

Reza Arsham Debuts New Car and Finishes Second at Buttonwillow

Reza Arsham Debuts New Car and Finishes Second at Buttonwillow

Buttonwillow, CA – Reza Arsham finished second at Round 4 of the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) race at Buttonwillow Raceway driving the Konig Wheels Honda Civic.

Ali Arsham Wins at Buttonwillow

Ali Arsham Wins at Buttonwillow

Buttonwillow, CA – Ali Arsham took a win at Round 4 of the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) race at Buttonwillow Raceway. Arsham started in third place in the Konig Wheels Hyundai Genesis Coupe and worked his way up to first place midway through the race.

Edgar Lau Continues Win Streak for Makishima At Buttonwillow

Edgar Lau Continues Win Streak for Makishima At Buttonwillow

Lau dominates Buttonwillow double header weekend.

Alliegro With a Strong Comeback at Buttonwillow

Alliegro With a Strong Comeback at Buttonwillow

Alliegro With a Strong Comeback at Buttonwillow

MC Racing Completes Double-Header Weekend with Strong Finish

MC Racing Completes Double-Header Weekend with Strong Finish

September 13, 2020 (Buttonwillow, CA) – Michael McColligan, driving the #36 MC Racing Mazda RX8
drove through the field to finish second in Round 5 of the Hankook Tires United States Touring Car
Championship at Buttonwillow Raceway

Sheehan has mechanical issues

Sheehan has mechanical issues

Round 4 and 5 of the United States Touring Car Championship brought the teams back to Buttonwillow Raceway Park right in the middle of California’s Central Valley. Round 4 would be using Buttonwillow’s most popular configuration 13 in the clockwise direction on Saturday, followed by configuration 1 counter-clockwise on Sunday.

Double header, double podium! 
Deuces all around for Reto Baumann & Dave Brown

Double header, double podium!
Deuces all around for Reto Baumann & Dave Brown

San Ramon, CA – September brought a double header USTCC weekend at Buttonwillow. A race on Saturday (Round 4) and one on Sunday (Round 5). Reto Baumann drove the #53 VW Jetta 2.0 GLI to a 2nd in class. Dave Brown, RPM Team Manager and Driver Coach, took the seat for Round 5 and finished 2nd in class as well. Both drivers did very well and brought home very similar results, which is a testament to the class and quality of the driver line up we have.

Two Pole Positions!
Converting isn’t as easy as people seem to think…

Two Pole Positions!
Converting isn’t as easy as people seem to think…

San Ramon, CA – We had our hopes up for a Sonoma win repeat for this past weekend’s USTCC double header at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. Pole Position for both Round 4 and 5 made it look like it could happen. A last lap pass in Round 4 and a new competitor coming in for Round 5 that didn’t have to carry any rewards weights, gave Gary two second places and podium finishes. This will make for an exciting last round at Sonoma Oct 10-11 as both Hyundai Genesis Coupes competing in the same class and both driven by a Gary, are currently top of the table with equal points… Sonoma will be the deciding race for the Championship! How close can it get?

Ups and downs…
Rob Harper claims a win and a second-place finish

Ups and downs…
Rob Harper claims a win and a second-place finish

San Ramon, CA – This is the place where Rob Harper started out the season with an emphatic win in his #28 Corvette. Unfortunately, that Corvette got some problems at later races, which led to Rob changing into a new car, the #28 BMW 335i WTCC race car, which he brought down to Buttonwillow Raceway Park for the double header USTCC race weekend. It proved to be one with mixed results…

Bovenberg wins both races at Buttonwillow

Bovenberg wins both races at Buttonwillow

The United States Touring Car Championship came into Buttonwillow Raceway for a very rare doubleheader weekend, September 12-13, 2020.

Sheehan finishes on the podium again.

Sheehan finishes on the podium again.

Round 3 of the United States Touring Car Championship brought the teams to the GoGoGear.com Racing Team’s gorgeous home track of Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA. The mild temperatures were a welcome change from the heat of the last race weekend in California’s Central Valley, but this was offset by the heavy smoke that hung in the air due to the terrible fires across the state.

Macugay gets another podium

Macugay gets another podium

Sonoma, CA – Freddie Macugay had another solid race finishing in third place at round 3 of the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) race at Sonoma Raceway.

Ali Arsham makes it two podiums in a row at Sonoma

Ali Arsham makes it two podiums in a row at Sonoma

Sonoma, CA – Ali Arsham made it two podiums in a row at round 3 of the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) race at Sonoma Raceway.

A new #28 car…

A new #28 car…

Rob Harper driving his new WTCC wide body
BMW 335i at Sonoma Raceway

Victor Ng Takes On A Challenging Race At Sonoma

Victor Ng Takes On A Challenging Race At Sonoma

Victor Ng takes home 4th place at Sonoma

Another Strong Runner Up Result For Edgar Lau At Sonoma

Another Strong Runner Up Result For Edgar Lau At Sonoma

Lau takes 2nd but more importantly closes the points gap again for the championship.

Doug Makishima wins USTCC round 3 in Super Touring (ST) extending his winning streak to 9

Doug Makishima wins USTCC round 3 in Super Touring (ST) extending his winning streak to 9

Makishima adds another ST Class win for AR-G Motorsports at Sonoma Raceway