Setting the fastest lap time in Friday qualifying got Andy Kwitowski a good spot on the grid for the qualifying race, and he took the win in the qualifying race to snare pole for Sunday’s Championship race, too.
Kwitowski got the best of the field into Turn 1 and led them into the Esses and all the way to Start/Finish on lap one. In fact, he led the field for the entirety of the race, which was shortened by a red-flag crash about 30 minutes into the 45-minute race. He never put a wheel wrong.
“It just kind of went to plan. Starting P1, I just wanted to create a little gap, so I pushed it a little extra hard on the first two laps, built a gap,” Kwitowski said. “The front tires were going off a little bit, so it just became a management thing and I just watched the rest of the field and maintained the same gap throughout. Unfortunately, we stopped short again. It’s bad to see another bad wreck like that.”
As part of an all-BMW podium, Shaun Webster battled his Edge Motorworks teammate Kevin Moore.
“Andy got a little bit of a lead right off the start and got maybe a turn or two ahead and then Kevin and I battled and kind of kept the gap even and we were starting to pick up lap pace in the sixth and seventh lap,” Webster said. “Then they threw a red right at the eighth, so that was kind of it, but it was a great race.”
Driving one of three Edge Motorworks-fielded cars, Kevin Moore was wrapping up his first year of racing with a third-place finish at Championships event.
“We’ve been working on the car and setting it up, and today was finally dry laps and I was tuned in, the car was tuned in. My goal was to be top seven,” Moore said. “The car was completely set up. The track was great. I got to chase my buddy Shaun, and absolutely a great event for us in ST4.”