Alliegro With a Strong Comeback at Buttonwillow
Alliegro Exceeds All Expectations with a Maiden Win in USTCC.
Napa, CA– August 8, 2020 – AR-G Motorsports announces Chris Alliegro, Driver of the #18 Mustang takes a 2nd and a 1st place at the double header event in Buttonwillow. With relentless training and development between race weekends, Alliegro has turned his hard work into raw speed on track with two pole positions in class and a fastest lap of the race on Saturday. The team of Alliegro and Lau is now only 5 points behind championship leader heading into the final round at Sonoma keeping the championship open.
Alliegro showed pace in Saturday qualifying and laid down a strong lap early on which set him up for pole position.
Sunday qualifying on the unfamiliar track configuration did not faze Alliegro either as he puts the #18 FP350S on pole for the GT class again.
Alliegro lost out early in Saturday’s race but clawed back seconds to close in on the leader while setting the fastest lap of the race. The strong showing was a win in itself despite finishing 2nd.
Sunday's race was all about managing the car in the heat and fuel conservation for Alliegro. The car crossed the line on fumes but nonetheless a maiden victory for Alliegro and keeping the championship open into the final round of the season.
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