Buttonwillow, CA -- Andrie Hartanto won the 2014 season opener in the USTCC GT class in his CT Engineering/ Supertech Honda S2000 while Jason Alexandridis won the Touring class in his Performance Technic BMW M3 at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, just outside of Los Angeles, CA. The season opener was also one of the toughest races on the schedule with a two hour long race that started in the daytime and finished at night.
The GT class battle looked difficult with the top four cars very close in speed. It looked like it will come down to strategy and fuel economy. Hartanto was happy just to be in the field. He crashed his car in a testing accident just weeks before the race and the crew had to work around the clock to repair the car in time.