The United States Touring Car Championship just announced it has added the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey to its 2021 calendar. The new round five of the championship will take place at the world-famous WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Sept. 17-19, 2021, with the IndyCar series.

The Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey is one of the biggest racing events on the West Coast, with tens of thousands of spectators expected.

“Our teams are very excited to join one of the best races at one of the best tracks for a double header weekend of intense racing,” said Ali Arsham, Managing Director of USTCC. “Our partners ATP Electronics, Victor Racing, Spec Clutch, Motul USA, Hankook Motorsports, Gary’s Airbag Service, Automotive Calibration Specialists, Sparta Evolution, and National Auto Sport Association are vital to our success and we hope to bring them some exposure at this amazing race.”

The weekend begins with practice, qualifying and round five of the championship on Friday, September 17, followed by round six on Saturday, September 18. USTCC is popular with fans because the cars are production based and are very close to the cars they see on the road. It is a battle between BMW, Audi, Hyundai, Honda, Volkswagen, Acura, Mazda, Lexus, Chevrolet, and many others. Fans will get a chance to get close and see the cars and talk to the drivers.

Tickets for the event are available at

USTCC is a professional road racing series comprising of late model sport compact sedans such as BMW 3 series, Mazdaspeed 3, Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche 911, Audi R8, Ford Mustang, Honda Civic and others. The cars use slightly modified engines and highly modified suspensions with aerodynamic ground effects and sticky Hankook slick race tires. The races can be seen exclusively on Final Drive TV available on NBC Sports on Xfinity cable, Dish Network, DirecTV, Hulu Live and AT&T U-verse. For more information on USTCC, visit

The NASA-sanctioned United States Touring Car series will race with the IndyCar series at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca September 17-19, 2021.
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