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Ali Arsham Rebounds to Finish Third in the Touring Car Class

Willows, CA – Ali Arsham managed to finish third at the round 2 of the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) race at Thunderhill Raceway. Arsham was driving the Wheels Hyundai Genesis Coupe and qualified fifth, missing the top three starting spot by 0.321 seconds. That did not seem to matter much since he used the grip of the Hankook racing tires to jump to second place by turn 2. “I was excited to get to second place but I was over cautious on lap one and I dropped back to fifth place by the end of lap one,” commented Arsham. He had to do it all again and managed to claw his way back to third place and was closing in on second place before time ran out. “I knew that I had a fast car for the race and I loved the hot temperatures. I was making up lots of time under braking as we selected the right Raybestos brake pad compound for the temperatures,” added Arsham. Racing Team is a professional racing team that has been winning races since 1994 and has grown from one car to seven cars. The team has won dozens of championships since then in different classes and different cars. The team most recently won the driver’s championship in the United States Touring Car Championship in 2019 and placed second in the Team Championship.The team does more than just win races though. The team has built some awesome project cars, including ones for the SEMA show for major manufacturers including General Motors, Hyundai, Honda, Toyota and Kia.

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

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