Prima Racing’s final USTCC GT Class race for the 2013 season brought with it the prospect of an eagerly-awaited victory; something the team had not achieved since its stunning upset victories at Laguna Seca. Since then, the grossly-underpowered Honda S2000 had held its own through the merits of nimbleness, late-braking, a determined crew and the relentless driving of Andrie Hartanto. Since their USTCC GT Class debut at Laguna Seca, the team had experienced plenty of podiums, however they were never quite able to return to the top step.
The Prima Racing team sprung back into action last weekend at the US Touring Car Championship race event at Buttonwillow Raceway. Once again, the team encountered an uphill battle as their underpowered Honda S2000 punched above its weight in the GT Class.
Saturday – First Practice
Not to be deterred by an inferior power-to-weight ratio, team driver Andrie Hartanto made a determined push to the top of the timesheets. The team established this form early on, setting the pace with the fastest time.
Prima Racing is excited to announce its newest partnership with BendPak’s Ranger Products Division. BendPak’s Ranger lineup of garage products are a comprehensive array of equipment and tools which offer the very best in functionality, engineering and safety for any garage or shop.
Using the word “eventful” to describe this season’s events to date would be a gross understatement. This past weekend’s USTCC race was no exception, both on the track and off.
For starters, the Prima Racing team unveiled two new products at Sonoma Raceway; Ranger’s ingenious TrackJack, and Rota Wheel’s all-new RT5 in a Honda S2000-specific 17”x10” size. Both garnered a steady amount of interest all weekend long in the paddock among both spectators and competitors alike.