2022 USTCC season finishes in exciting fashion
The United States Touring Car Championship 2022 season was once again filled with action and drama and it took the last race of the season to settle all of the championships. Only one of the four classes was settled before the last race of the season. That meant that the double header weekend at Thunderhill Raceway would be the decider after a long season that started in April.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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 (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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.