Strong Finishing Result for Chris Alliegro at USTCC Season Opener

Strong Finishing Result for Chris Alliegro at USTCC Season Opener

Alliegro continues to push the boundaries as a developing driver netting strong results in the back-up car at Buttonwillow.

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.

Qualifying

Alliegro qualified the car 4th in class on a very crowded Buttonwillow Raceway on Sunday morning putting him in a strong yet safe position to watch the race pan out on the first lap before making a move come Sunday afternoon.

Race

As the green flag dropped, Alliegro sat behind the leading trio going into turn 1 and was able to hang on untilan electrical issue caused his engine to cut out intermittently on the back straight dropping the M3 into 5th place. Alliegro managed to keep the car in the race, and held on to the 5th spot.

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Chris Alliegro, Driver #19 AR-G Motorsports BMW M3

“We had a good weekend. Great car and competition, and it was super fun to be back out on the track again. I’ve got my work cut out for me, but last weekend’s race gives me a solid baseline to build from. As the championship goes, we achieved our goals of getting those championship points that will put us in a good position to fight back later this season.”

Edgar Lau, Team Manager AR-G Motorsports

“ Chris had big hurdles to get over at the Buttonwillow race learning a new car tand track, yet he was able to iron out all the challenges he faced over the weekend despite unexpected setbacks and limited track time. We could not be more proud of what Chris achieved under the circumstances, and look forward to continued performance gains from Chris in the coming races.”

About ARG:
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

About USTCC
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

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