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Larry Bani podiums in GT class

Willows, CA – Larry Bani, driving the Autoworkz/aFePower BMW 335i, placed 3rd on the 2nd round of the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) at Thunderhill Raceway on August 2, 2020.

After having rev limiter issues on the warmup lap, Larry started the race from the pit lane and had the entire field to deal with on his way to ultimately finishing in 3rd place. “The car had issues right before the race but once the race got started it ran perfectly,” said Larry 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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