Doug Makishima wins USTCC round 2 in Super Touring (ST)
Napa, CA– August 7, 2020 – AR-G Motorsports announces that defending 2019 ST Season Champion Doug Makishima, an AR-G team principal and team driver, won the USTCC round 2 race in the Super Touring (ST) class at Thunderhill Raceway. This win continues his momentum from the season opener and extends his win streak to 8 in the #23 Summit Tech BMW M3. Makishima’s fastest race lap was well ahead his nearest ST competitor and was 2nd fastest overall including the faster class GT cars.
"Once again the team had the car well sorted and prepped going into USTCC round 2 at Thunderhill. We used a day of testing the Friday before the race weekend to gather data and further hone the setup, said Makishima. "Great teamwork and preparation played a significant part in securing pole and leading the race flag-to-flag in the ST class. I want to thank our crew, fans and sponsors for making this achievement possible.”
Apex Racing Global (AR-G) Motorsports is a leading Northern California professional auto racing team based in Napa, Ca. In AR-G's first full United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) race season, the team won two championships and two 2nd runner-ups in the season championship across all four classes (ST, SP, TC and GT). The team principals and drivers come from top race teams, and together have amassed decades of racing experience, both domestically and internationally. Founded in 2018, the team is currently campaigning BMW M3s and other high performance touring cars in the USTCC series, where it is consistently on the podium. @argmotorsports
USTCC is a professional road racing series comprising of late model sport compact sedans such as BMW 3 series, Mazdaspeed 3, Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche 911, Audi R8, Ford Mustang, Honda Civic and others. The cars use slightly modified engines and highly modified suspensions with aerodynamic ground effects and sticky Hankook slick race tires. The races can be seen exclusively on Final Drive TV available on NBC Sports on Xfinity cable, Dish Network, DirecTV and AT&T U-verse. For more information on USTCC, visit www.ustcc.com