Doug Makishima With a Podium Against All Odds at Laguna Seca
Napa, CA– September 19, 2021 –Doug Makishima had a rough start to 2021 but despite a shoulder surgery and an unfortunate accident leaving him with a few broken ribs, he is back behind the wheel of a race car, and not one that he is familiar with. Even with all the setbacks, Makishima worked his way back to the podium on Sunday proving that he is still the man to beat.
Makishima behind the wheel of the #19 Summit Tech/ Rose Construction BMW M3 was fighting against understeer all weekend. That didn’t faze the veteran driver as he muscles his way through the problem and puts the car 8th out of a 33 car grid for Saturday’s race.
Saturday’s qualifying 2 saw Makishima pushed the white #19 BMW M3 to it’s limits despite its flaws of being a freshly put together car, qualified 4th in the TC category
Seans’s village on a pro weekend when there is still up all Not too long after our talk. Makishima came home in 4th place after a lot of battle on track. The very hot weather made me think you’d be out already. The tenacity in Makishima shows fee ethie to this thing among future events with NASA USTCC and plenty of room in TC.
Sunday race saw a lot of action and amongst that is Makishima, locked in a tight battle with teammate Daniel Rose and Viktor Czapla in the Audi R8. Makishima emerged on top after several laps of going back and forth.
Makishima crossed the line in 3rd for the ST class and was delighted by the result.
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