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Pun comes up a bit short at Fontana

Fontana, CA – Gordon Pun, driving the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, finished third in the second round of the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. Pun started third but fought his way through traffic and was in second place on the last lap but was just edged out for the position on the last lap.

The race start was challenging on the high banks of the oval and traffic played a role. Pun fell to third place and it looked like the gap to second place was going to be too much. But after a few good laps and some breaks in traffic, Pun’s Hyundai was suddenly on the rear bumper of Ken Kurtz’ Lexus. The two had a great battle, resulting in a nudge to the rear of the Lexus. Pun eventually put the Hyundai ahead of the Lexus with one lap to go and it came down to a drag race between the two on the last lap with Kurtz edging Pun by a half a car. “Racing with Ken was awesome and we had a great battle. I thought I could get him at the end but was a bit short. I am looking forward to see how it goes at Sonoma,” said Pun.

The teams get a much needed break with round 3 of the USTCC coming up in a month at Sonoma. 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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