Edgar Lau Announced Teammate for Alliegro Captures a strong 2nd Place at Thunderhill Raceway Park
Napa, CA– August 8, 2020 – AR-G Motorsports announces Edgar Lau, 2019 USTCC SP class champion takes 2nd Place in GT class while Alliegro was not able to attend this weekend. Lau had short notice on Friday to take over the #19 BMW M3 and quickly got to work with sorting the car out for the race. Most of the weekend was spent ironing out mechanical and electrical gremlins with Lau also doubling as race engineer for the car. But it all came together in qualifying on Sunday putting Lau 3rd on the grid. 2nd place starter Rob Harper was not able to make the start moving Lau into the front row of the grid where he secured the 2nd place position to the checkered flag.
Lau was still coming up to speed when he qualified the #19 BMW M3 3rd in class in traffic on Sunday morning putting him in 2nd row for the start.
Lau moved up a spot for the race start as Rob Harper, 2nd place starter failed to make the grid in time for the formation lap. Although a solid standing start from Lau, the speed the BAF Racing Corvette possessed was still too much for the #19 car to match. Lau had to settle for 2nd place but it would also allow the driver duo of Alliegro and Lau to close in on championship points.
Edgar Lau, Driver #19 AR-G Motorsports BMW M3
“We had a few things to work on the car coming off of the weekend at Buttonwillow but thankfully everything was sorted by qualifying. I think we could’ve extracted more speed out of the car if we had more time this weekend and potentially pester Memo for the win. But we still have to be content to be taking points away from the guys ahead in points this weekend. We’re still at round 2 and there is more to come from us.”
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