Tom Lepper Finishes Just Off the Podium after another Strong Drive
August 21, 2022 (Sonoma, CA) – Tom Lepper, driving the #34 GOGOGEAR Racing Honda Civic, finished just off the podium in P4 after another storming drive at Round 4 of the Hankook Tires United States Touring Car Championship at Sonoma Raceway.
Tom Lepper took over the driving duties for the team of McColligan/Lepper at Sonoma Raceway, one of his strongest and favorite tracks. Mixed-class qualifying is always tricky and Lepper failed to get a clean lap while also battling some misfire issues placing him near the rear of the field for the standing start. The GOGOGEAR Team diagnosed the problem and made some changes to make the car much more drivable for the feature race. Lepper’s racecraft was again on display right after the standing start as he expertly navigated the turn 2 chaos to make up some positions. He pushed hard through the entire race, making some skillful passes to run as high as P3. After a race-long battle with the BMW, he slipped back to P4 at the checkered flag. Once again, his pace and consistency keeps the team in the thick of the Sportsman Class Championship battle.
GoGoGear.com 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 comprised 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 www.ustcc.com.