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WERC Buttonwillow – Team Prima Racing Stands on the Podium in Endurance Racing Debut

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Led by Andrie Hartanto, Team Prima Racing embarked on their Honda S2000’s endurance racing debut with the NASA WERC series at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. Hartanto, a seasoned veteran of endurance racing worked with the team to devise a strategy, but nevertheless, a number of unidentified variables lurked.

“Endurance racing is a different animal than your typical sprint race,” Hartanto explained. “Of course, there are far longer stints where drivers are expected to endure and the car sees some pretty extended use. Everything gets more use,” Andrie said before elaborating further.

“But, it’s the intangibles and all the little things that either elevate or hinder a team’s result. That’s assuming that nothing serious breaks and the team avoids any major incidents. You can prepare all you want, but you must able to adapt. However if you don’t prepare, you might as well not show up in the first place.”

Driver and Team Prima Racing Captain, Andrie Hartanto, pushes the team's Honda S2000 into the night

Driver and Team Prima Racing Captain, Andrie Hartanto, pushes the team’s Honda S2000 into the night

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Led by Andrie Hartanto, Team Prima Racing embarked on their Honda S2000’s endurance racing debut with the NASA WERC series at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. Hartanto, a seasoned veteran of endurance racing worked with the team to devise a strategy, but nevertheless, a number of unidentified variables lurked. “Endurance racing is a different animal than your […]

High Temps, Hard Work, Triumph and Heartbreak during Round 3 of the USTCC Season

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The Prima Racing team entered the third round of the USTCC season with a focus on stretching their lead in the championship season points. Heading into the weekend, the team held a small margin atop the standings following Andrie Hartanto’s season-opening victory at Laguna Seca and Michael Ostby’s fourth place finish at Auto Club Speedway. The third race was considered a home race for the team, considering Sonoma Raceway’s close proximity to the team.

Driver Andrie Hartanto would be assuming race duties for the weekend. Hartanto’s extensive record at Sonoma made him the strongest candidate to expand the margin in the points standings during a critical push to widen the gap between Prima Racing and BTM Motorwerks.

Prima Racing Driver Andrie Hartanto apexes Sonoma Raceway's Turn 3A

Prima Racing Driver Andrie Hartanto apexes Sonoma Raceway’s Turn 3A

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The Prima Racing team entered the third round of the USTCC season with a focus on stretching their lead in the championship season points. Heading into the weekend, the team held a small margin atop the standings following Andrie Hartanto’s season-opening victory at Laguna Seca and Michael Ostby’s fourth place finish at Auto Club Speedway. […]

Ostby Makes Race Debut with Prima Racing at Auto Club Speedway

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Prima Racing Driver Development Program¬†driver Michael Ostby took over for Andrie Hartanto in his racing debut at Auto Club Speedway. Looking to maintain the team’s points lead in the USTCC TC Class points standings, Ostby’s goals were straightforward; learn as much as possible, get comfortable with race conditions, maintain consistency, don’t commit major mistakes and bring home a reasonable points haul.

Driver Michael Ostby celebrates the successful completion of his very first race with team members James Tam and Lee-Anne Ostby

Driver Michael Ostby celebrates the successful completion of his very first race with team members James Tam and Lee-Anne Ostby

“We didn’t want to place a lot of pressure in a situation where a new driver is going to a new track in their very first race. Very first race ever. Racing is about consistency and we needed to demonstrate that versus outright speed. I know Ostby can be fast; he’s shown that before, but we really need consistency first. Points can be recovered, but car damage or a costly mistake would really set the whole team back,” Prima Racing Principal Andrie Hartanto explained. Read More

Prima Racing Driver Development Program¬†driver Michael Ostby took over for Andrie Hartanto in his racing debut at Auto Club Speedway. Looking to maintain the team’s points lead in the USTCC TC Class points standings, Ostby’s goals were straightforward; learn as much as possible, get comfortable with race conditions, maintain consistency, don’t commit major mistakes and […]

Hartanto Stuns In Surprise Victory at USTCC Season Opener

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Prima Racing kicked off its 2017 season of racing with a new car, but a familiar face. Its newest Honda S2000 was still undergoing small, last-minute additions up until the race weekend. The team entered the car as a late addition to the US Touring Car Championship’s talented TC Class field for the season opener, hosted by Speed SF Track Events at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

“A few weeks ago, the car was on jack stands, suspension being rebuilt, issues were being chased and a battle plan was being drawn up. We were thrilled to even make the race,” driver and Principal, Andrie Hartanto commented.

The team was all smiles after earning a hard-fought win

The Prima Racing team was all smiles after earning a hard-fought win

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Prima Racing kicked off its 2017 season of racing with a new car, but a familiar face. Its newest Honda S2000 was still undergoing small, last-minute additions up until the race weekend. The team entered the car as a late addition to the US Touring Car Championship’s talented TC Class field for the season opener, […]