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Tom Lepper Wins an Epic Battle at Thunderhill

April 30, 2023 (Willows, CA) –Tom Lepper, driving the #34 GOGOGEAR Racing Honda Civic won round 2
of the 2023 Hankook Tires United States Touring Car Championship at Thunderhill Raceway, after an
epic battle, moving the driving team of Lepper/McColligan into the Sportsman Class Points Lead.

Tom Lepper started the weekend strong placing the Civic in pole position ahead of the feature race. At
the standing start, the rear-wheel drive BMWs used their launch advantage to move Lepper back to P3
by turn 2.. He was able to quickly move onto the tail of the Speed Traveler BMW for P2 by the end of lap
1. Lepper kept the pressure on and was able to move into the lead with a stellar pass around the
outside of turn 10 on lap 4. The battle was on as the BMW was able to get back into the lead by lap 6
with a great move up the inside of turn 10. The fight was not over as Lepper moved back into P1 with a
move up the inside of turn nine on lap 8. The Speed Traveler BMW continued to run strong laps,
retaking the lead on lap 10 into turn 1. Lepper kept his focus and secured the lead for good with
another stellar pass around the outside of turn 10 on the last lap, taking the take checkered flag with a
hard-fought win! 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. They have 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

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