Coming from a third-place start on grid, Corey Weber took the win and the Championship in American Iron.

Corey Weber was able to pilot his Ford Mustang to win the American Iron class at the NASA Western States Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. After missing out on Friday’s qualifying race and scoring a strong second on Saturday, Weber was set to start third.

“I had a lot of fun,” Weber said. “I had a nice, interesting pass at The Corkscrew. That was pretty cool. After that it was pretty easy.”

Weber managed to pull out a nearly 40-second margin of victory to cap off his second Championships victory in two years. Pole sitter Ryan Walton was unable to make the race. After winning Friday’s qualifying race by two laps and Saturday’s by 20 seconds, Walton’s No. 54 Ford Mustang was unable to make Sunday’s main event. Joe Bogetich was able to capitalize on what had been for him a poor weekend. After being disqualified on Friday, and only completing four laps Saturday, Bogetich was able to shave 5 seconds off of his Saturday times to come in second. Rob Capetz was able to finish third after missing Saturday’s qualifying race. Capetz’s fast lap was on par with Weber, but he was more than a minute behind at the finish.

Driving the only Chevrolet in the Championships field, Joe Bogetich took second place in American Iron.
Driving the only Chevrolet in the Championships field, Joe Bogetich took second place in American Iron.
Rob Capetz’s fast lap was on par with the race winner, but he finished third in American Iron.
Rob Capetz’s fast lap was on par with the race winner, but he finished third in American Iron.
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