Super Street Network

 |   |   |  The FIA Touring Car Championship and the Nitto Tires United States Touring Car Championship to Race at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California in 2012
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

The FIA Touring Car Championship and the Nitto Tires United States Touring Car Championship to Race at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California in 2012

The American touring car teams and drivers will be the opening act for the international teams and drivers when they take the stage on September 21-23, 2012.

Peter Tarach
Apr 20, 2012
Modp 1204 01 o+fia touring car championship nitto tires united states touring car championship infineon raceway+hyundai genesis Photo 1/1   |   The FIA Touring Car Championship and the Nitto Tires United States Touring Car Championship to Race at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California in 2012

Napa, CA -- In September 2012, the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) will make history by having its first race ever in the United States at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. Racing alongside their bigger brother will be the Nitto Tires United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC). The American touring car teams and drivers will be the opening act for the international teams and drivers when they take the stage on September 21-23, 2012.

Last year the WTCC officials decided that the World Championship needed to have a race in the United States. "The US market is very important for car manufacturers and this is why we are seriously taking into consideration the idea to hold a WTCC event here," said Marcello Lotti, WTCC Promoter. The WTCC is having great success recently with many manufacturers providing support including Chevrolet, Ford, Seat, BMW and Honda.

In the United States, the USTCC is also doing well and enjoying great support from manufacturers such as Mazda, Kia, Honda and Mini as well as many supporting partners such as Advanced Clutch Technology, Go Pro Camera, Specialty Products Company, Ironclad Gloves and DXG Technology.

"The USTCC drivers are very excited to share the stage with the best touring car drivers in the world. Our drivers consider themselves to be some of the best touring car drivers in the United States and to be able to learn from the best in the world is something that they are relishing," said Ali Arsham, USTCC Director The USTCC teams are very excited as they begin their season on the same day as the WTCC teams on the other side of the world on March 10-11, 2012.

The USTCC is a professional road racing series comprising of late model sport compact sedans such as BMW 3 series, Mazdaspeed 3, Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Honda Civic, Volvo C30 and others. The cars use slightly modified engines and highly modified suspensions with aerodynamic ground effects and sticky Nitto race tires. Most of the races can be seen exclusively on Final Drive TV (www.finaldrive.net).

By Peter Tarach
352 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

The tastefully executed exterior, sweet plaid upholstery, and an E30 M3 inline-six make this an almost perfect build
Ed TahaneyDec 12, 2018
With the sixth generation of the BMW 3 Series arriving in March, the incoming 330i is roomier, quicker, more adept, and a sharper performer.
ManufacturerDec 12, 2018
The $3.2 million Aston Martin Valkyrie will get a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V-12 that makes 1,000 hp at 11,100 rpm
Alex NishimotoDec 12, 2018
The 2020 Toyota Supra will debut next month at the Detroit auto show, but before then we'll see the GR Supra Super GT race car concept in Tokyo.
Alex NishimotoDec 11, 2018
Another car auction, another multi-million dollar Ferrari sale. A 1956 Ferrari 290 MM sold for $22 million at RM Sotheby's Petersen Automotive Museum event.
Rory JurneckaDec 11, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP