Seong Kim Places Second in USTCC 2023 Season Opener
Las Vegas, NV (April 16, 2023) – Seong Kim piloted the GoGoGear #35 BMW to second place
in the Touring Car class at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The P2 finish marks the third race of his
career, his first podium finish and his first race at LVMS. He also took home the Plastex Top
Rookie award and participated in the Top Team award, which was presented to the GoGoGear
Racing Team. Teammates Gary Sheehan and Tom Lepper placed first and third, respectively.
Notably, Kim overtook nine other drivers while moving through the multi-class field and picked
up six seconds per lap between Qualifying and the race.
But the weekend was not without its challenges. “With the engine cutting out during practice and
a less-than-stellar start to the race, my main goal was to put in a solid drive to get to the
checkered flag,” said Kim. “Thanks to JB Autoworkz and the GoGoGear pit crew, by race time
the car was dialed in and allowed me to push harder. I couldn’t be happier with the result.”
USTCC Round 2 is scheduled for April 30 at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, CA. With the
racing season in full swing, the Touring Car class is expected to remain highly competitive with
every position to be hard-fought throughout the remainder of the season.
For more information go to www.ustcc.com.