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Another one-two finish

Buttonwillow, CA – Ali Arsham, driving the Wheels Hyundai Genesis Coupe finished second in the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) round 7 at Buttonwillow Raceway on October 17, 2021. Arsham finished right behind his teammate Gary Sheehan, who was driving another Hyundai Genesis Coupe. This was the team’s second consecutive 1-2 finish.
Arsham did not have it easy in qualifying and was trying to deal with a new track configuration that he had never driven before. “The configuration was difficult to deal with for me. The car seemed to understeer a lot in certain sections and oversteer in some of the higher speed corners. I was hitting close to 140 mph on the back straight which was a lot of fun,” said Arsham after the race.
At the end, it was the team’s second consecutive 1-2 finish.
The team looks forward to the final race of the season next month at Thunderhill Raceway with a two hour long double points race that will decide the championship. 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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