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Gordon Pun scores podium finish and earns Plastex Top Rookie in his USTCC return

Las Vegas, NV – Gordon Pun, driving the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, finished second in his return to the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Pun, who last raced in USTCC over 10 years ago, was the second to cross the finish line but was deemed to have passed under yellow during the race and was dropped to third place afterwards.

The race start was a bit challenging as Pun got a great start but had problems finding a gear which dropped him to last place. He did not give up and charged ahead and started passing cars and eventually worked his way up to second place. “The Spec Clutch grabbed hard and I got off the line quickly but I was trying to get used to the shifter which caused me to drop to last place. The Stoptech brakes and Raybestos pads were so strong that it took a while to adjust my braking points. But eventually I figured it out and started doing some great laps,” commented Pun. With his third place finish, Pun also won the Plastex Top Rookie award.

Pun looks forward to Round 2 of the USTCC season at Fontana in two weeks. 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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