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Exciting Start to the 2021 USTCC Season at Las Vegas


By Meggan Frey

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.

First place in the Super Touring class went to Viktor Czapla in the Wob-cars Audi R8. Mike Sekhon, driving the GT Autolounge BMW M3 had an impressive top lap time, but finished third to Pete Bovenburg in his ARG/Summit Tech BMW M3.

In the Grand Touring class, it was Edgar Lau’s Rose Construction BMW M3 that won the race. Rob Harper, in the AP Racing/BC Forged Chevy Corvette, had the best lap time of the day, but found himself in second place. Driving the Lanza & Smith PLC Lotus Exige, Anthony Lanza took third place.

Gary Sheehan, behind the wheel of the Wheels Hyundai Genesis, took the first-place position in the Touring class. The team of Mark McManus and Ken Kurtz grabbed second with the Lexus IS300. Taking the last podium position with the Wheels Hyundai Genesis was Gordon Pun.

The team of Sean Milburn and Daniel Milburn took the top podium position of the Sportsman class driving the Bay Area Drafting Acura RSX. Brad Austin’s TNI Racing Mazda MX5 put up an good fight, but crossed the line in second place. Reza Arsham snatched the third place position in the Wheels Honda Civic.

The drivers will be lining up for round 2 this weekend, April 24th-25th, at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California

Be sure to follow the action online and on social media and watch the entire season exclusively on Final Drive TV on NBC Sports BA available on Xfinity, Dish Network, DirecTV, AT&T Universe and Hulu Live. You can always watch the previous seasons on YouTube.

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