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IndyCar Weekend at Laguna Seca Draws Huge Field

IndyCar Weekend at Laguna Seca Draws Huge Field

The United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) drivers and teams were at Laguna Seca Raceway on September 9-11, 2022 for the biggest race of the season as the series was supporting the IndyCar weekend. Over 35 cars were on grid for this race with some very quick drivers and teams trying to win in front of the roughly 40,000 spectators present for the weekend.

USTCC Rolls into Pittsburgh International Race Complex for Round 3 and 4 of the East Series

USTCC Rolls into Pittsburgh International Race Complex for Round 3 and 4 of the East Series

Wampum, PA – The United States Touring Car Championship East Region continued its inaugural season by rolling into Pittsburgh International Race Complex (AKA PittRace) for a Round 3 and 4 Double Header in Wampum Pennsylvania.

With Clear Blue Skies and Warm Temperatures, the USTCC East Series Charges into Round 2 at New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Lightning Raceway

With Clear Blue Skies and Warm Temperatures, the USTCC East Series Charges into Round 2 at New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Lightning Raceway

The United States Touring Car Championship East Region continued its inaugural season with Round 2 at New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Lightning Raceway located on the grounds of the historic former home of the Millville Army Airfield famous for the P47-Thunderbolt WW2 Fighter Aircraft.

Difficult Fontana takes toll on race cars

Difficult Fontana takes toll on race cars

Round 3 of the United States Touring Car Championship saw the competitors travel to sunny and hot Fontana California. With Los Angeles as the backdrop, drivers and teams had to prepare for temperatures into the triple digits. The talking point of the weekend was not just the heat, but also how difficult the circuit was on the cars themselves. A combination of the heat and high speeds meant that the cars were pushed to their absolute limits, some beyond their limits.

Trudeau fights for tight win at Sonoma while Crickenberger makes it two in a row.

Trudeau fights for tight win at Sonoma while Crickenberger makes it two in a row.

Gary Trudeau hung on for a tight win in the Touring Car class at the Round 2 of the United States Touring Car Championship at Sonoma Raceway. Justin Crickenberger won the Sportsman class while Victor Czapla took a narrow victory in Super Touring. Bob Accardo made it two in a row in the GT class.

Viktor Czapla wins at Thunderhill in Super Touring while Brown wins in Touring Car.

Viktor Czapla wins at Thunderhill in Super Touring while Brown wins in Touring Car.

Viktor Czapla wins at Thunderhill in Super Touring while Brown wins in Touring Car. Justin Crickenberger won in Sportsman and Bob Accardo won in GT.

Patrick Chio Returns to Series and Dominates in Season Finale

Patrick Chio Returns to Series and Dominates in Season Finale

Patrick Chio returned to USTCC competition and dominated the 2 hour season finale race at Thunderhill Raceway.

Despite the cold temperatures, the USTCC East Series kicked off 2022 at Summit Point

Despite the cold temperatures, the USTCC East Series kicked off 2022 at Summit Point

Summit Point, WV – The United States Touring Car Championship East Region launched its inaugural season with Round 1 at Summit Point Motorsports Park located in the scenic Shenandoah Valley.

United States Touring Car Championship 2022 Schedule to Get Underway

United States Touring Car Championship 2022 Schedule to Get Underway

After a record-setting, 2021 season that saw drivers and teams venture to 7 events, the 2022 United States Touring Car Championship season is set to expand to 12 events nationally.

2021 Awards Banquet Draws Big Crowd to Celebrate the 2020 and 2021 Championships

2021 Awards Banquet Draws Big Crowd to Celebrate the 2020 and 2021 Championships

A rare doubleheader awards night necessitated by the pandemic draws big crowd of teams and drivers.

Reza Arsham scores first win of season at Buttonwillow in Sportsman while Lau wins in Super Touring.

Reza Arsham scores first win of season at Buttonwillow in Sportsman while Lau wins in Super Touring.

Buttonwillow, CA – Reza Arsham scored an important win at the Buttonwillow Raceway Round 7 of the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC), winning the Sportsman class. Edgar Lau managed to win the Super Touring class, Gary Sheehan won the Touring Car class and Beau Borders took the win in the GT class.

Edgar Lau and Gary Sheehan score double wins at Rounds 5 and 6 at Laguna Seca

Edgar Lau and Gary Sheehan score double wins at Rounds 5 and 6 at Laguna Seca

Round 5 and 6 of the United States Touring Car Championship saw a return to sunny Laguna Seca Raceway for the drivers after a 7-week break. The world-famous venue was the host for the NTT IndyCar Series and the touring cars making it the largest race of the calendar year for the teams, drivers, and fans. As with all high-profile events, new drivers were the talk of the paddock, and with the field of 33 competitors, the competition was as tough as ever.

The United States Touring Car Championship to race with IndyCar at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

The United States Touring Car Championship to race with IndyCar at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

The United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) has added the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey to its 2021 calendar. The new Round 5 of the championship will be at the world famous WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Sept. 17-19, 2021, with the IndyCar series.

Accardo and McManus score first time wins in Monterey.

Accardo and McManus score first time wins in Monterey.

Bob Accardo won the GT class in a Chevrolet Camaro while Mark McManus won the Touring car class in the Lexus IS300.

Czapla and Sheehan make it two in a row at Fontana

Czapla and Sheehan make it two in a row at Fontana

Viktor Czapla and Gary Sheehan made it another exciting weekend for racing at Fontana, California with two wins in a row in the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC).

Exciting Start to the 2021 USTCC Season at Las Vegas

Exciting Start to the 2021 USTCC Season at Las Vegas

The United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) kicked off round one at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a one-day event on April 10, 2021. The competition was strong in all four classes and the drivers were eager to get the season started.

CURT to Partner with US Touring Car Championship for 2021

CURT to Partner with US Touring Car Championship for 2021

Napa, CA – CURT, a leader in trailer towing products, will be partnering with the US Touring Car Championship (USTCC) for the 2021 season. CURT will introduce the CURT award which will award USTCC drivers with products that they can use to make towing easier and safer.

Macugay Wins Sportsman by 0.04 Seconds. Baumann Gets Win in Super Touring

Macugay Wins Sportsman by 0.04 Seconds. Baumann Gets Win in Super Touring

​Freddie Macugay won a very tight battle in Sportsman by 0.04 seconds in the Walker Motorsports Honda Civic at Sonoma Raceway at the United States Touring Car Championship's final race of the season. Reto Baumann managed to score his first win of the season in the Sparta Evolution Volkswagen Jetta in the Super Touring class. Edgar Lau won a very close fight in the Intellectual Ventures Ford Mustang while Gary Sheehan won in the Konig Wheels Hyundai Genesis.

Makishima/Lau and Pete Bovenberg win big at Buttonwillow double header.

Makishima/Lau and Pete Bovenberg win big at Buttonwillow double header.

Buttonwillow, CA – The team of Doug Makishima and Edgar Lau were one of only two drivers that won both of their races at the double header United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) races at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, just north of Los Angeles, CA. The other driver was Pete Bovenberg who also won both of his races.

Trudeau grabs first win. Milburn wins tough Sportsman battle.

Trudeau grabs first win. Milburn wins tough Sportsman battle.

Sonoma, CA – Gary Trudeau won his first race in the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) at Sonoma Raceway driving the 3point8 Performance Hyundai Genesis. Sean Milburn worked hard and managed to take a difficult win in the Sportsman class in his Bay Area Drafting Acura RSX. Ralph Warren won a crowded GT field in the Pavlov Racing BMW M3 while Doug Makishima extended his win streak in the MCS/Summit Tech BMW M3.

Memo Gidley wins at Thunderhill in GT class. Bovenberg wins crowded Sportsman class.

Memo Gidley wins at Thunderhill in GT class. Bovenberg wins crowded Sportsman class.

IndyCar driver, Memo Gidley, was brought in by BAF Racing to do one thing, win the race. He did not disappoint. He took pole position and lead every lap on the way to victory in the BAF Racing Chevrolet Corvette.

IndyCar driver Memo Gidley to race with BAF Racing at Thunderhill round of the United States Touring Car Championship

IndyCar driver Memo Gidley to race with BAF Racing at Thunderhill round of the United States Touring Car Championship

Napa, CA – Memo Gidley has signed on with the BAF Racing team to drive their Chevrolet Corvette in the GT class of the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) at Thunderhill Raceway on August 1-2, 2020. Gidley has extensive racing experience and brings a ton of talent with his experience in the IndyCar circuit as well as racing sports cars with IMSA and American LeMans Series.

Alpinestars becomes the official driver and crew safety equipment supplier for USTCC

Alpinestars becomes the official driver and crew safety equipment supplier for USTCC

The USTCC Series is pleased to announce that for the balance of 2020 and into 2021, Alpinestars is now the official driver and crew safety equipment supplier for the series. Founded in 1963 in Northern Italy, Alpinestars has long been known for technical innovation, superior European craftsmanship, excellent comfort and styling. Currently Alpinestars supplies over half of the teams in Formula 1, 9 of 11 in Formula E and top Factory teams in WEC, WRC, DTM, IMSA, SRO and NASCAR.

Arsham sets record for youngest race winner in United States Touring Car Championship history while Harper wins a tough GT class.

Arsham sets record for youngest race winner in United States Touring Car Championship history while Harper wins a tough GT class.

Buttonwillow, CA -- The GT field had a very diverse six car field with some very fast cars but finishing first in the GT class and overall was the AP Racing/BC Forged Chevrolet Corvette of Rob Harper (IRL). In the Sportsman class, Reza Arsham (IRA) won in the Konig Wheels/ GoGoGear.com BMW M3 becoming the youngest driver ever to win a USTCC race at 20 years old. Doug Makishima (USA) extended his win streak from last season and won the Super Touring class in the ARG/Summit Tech BMW M3. Gary Sheehan (USA) had mechanical issues but still managed to take the win in the Touring Car class in the GoGoGear.com/Konig Wheels Hyundai Genesis Coupe.