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Larry Bani debuts new car in GT class with pole position and second place finish

Larry Bani debuts new car in GT class with pole position and second place finish
Buttonwillow, CA – Larry Bani, driving the Autoworkz BMW 335i, put the brand new car on pole position at the first race of the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) season at Buttonwillow Raceway. He managed to bring the car home in second place in the race after not being able to do any testing during the off season.
A slow getaway at the start allowed Rob Harper’s Corvette to gain the lead over Bani and from that point Bani had to play catchup. Bani could not take it easy because there were many fast cars behind that wanted to take second place away from him. “Due to the Covid-19 crisis, we were not able to do any testing before the race which really hurt us,” Said Bani after the race. “I had the speed to keep up with Harper but the car started running hot and I had to back out of it to make sure I stay in second place,” Added Bani. 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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