Erik Olson was the last man standing after numerous DQs ahead of him put him in first place, earning him the Honda Challenge 2 Championship

Honda Challenge 2 had been shaping up to have an interesting story line in that Karl Kondor, who crossed the finish line first, had won a Championship in a Honda Accord that his mother had bought new more than 10 years ago.

But Kondor’s car was DQ’d for noncompliance.

What’s more, Robert Paszkiewicz had jumped from his second place start on grid to take the lead and hold onto it till the red flag came out on Lap 15. On the last lap, Kondor ended up passing Paszkiewicz, who finished second in the Honda Challenge 2 Championship race.

“I had the lead for the longest time,” Paszkiewicz said. “The red and yellow flag came down and the guy in second got in behind me. I didn’t want to play bumper cars in Turn 12, so I just let him take the win.”

But Paszkiewicz’s car was DQ’d for noncompliance.

That left Kevin LeClair, who would have slotted right in for the win.

But LeClair’s car was DQ’d for noncompliance.

That might have put Michael Fries and Spencer Anderson on the podium in the first- and second-place positions.

But their cars were, well, you know, DQ’d for noncompliance.

That meant Erik Olson was the new Honda Challenge 2 Champion, followed by runner up Michael Maduske and Jeremy Hopps in third — whose cars, evidently, were compliant.

Michael Maduske started from eighth in the Honda Challenge 2 field and took home second place.
Michael Maduske started from eighth in the Honda Challenge 2 field and took home second place.

Unfortunately, by the time all this went down, Speed News reporters were already en route to the Atlanta airport and we have no quotes from any of the eventual winners. We offer them our congratulations.

Jeremy Hopps started from 12th in Honda Challenge 2 and scored a third-place finish.
Jeremy Hopps started from 12th in Honda Challenge 2 and scored a third-place finish.
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