Timothy Carman raced like a gentleman in GTS2 and took home the win and the Championship.

During the qualification races for the 2015 NASA Western States Championships in the GTS2 class, it was all about Dick Hunter in his No. 58 BMW. Hunter had won the qualification race Friday and the qualification race Saturday, each by large margins — 4 seconds per lap. But the Championship race on Sunday resulted in the disqualification of Hunter. With Hunter out of the field, the battle in GTS2 was a close one. The top three podium finishers were all driving BMW 325i’s, and the best laps were all within a few tenths of a second of one another. The battles were close and they were fought in the midst of a lot of Honda Challenge and GTS3 race traffic. When the checkered flag fell, it was Timothy Carman in first, Sean Aaron in second and Andrew Clark in third.

“I had a great time,” said GTS2 winner Timothy Carman. “I was out all day Saturday because my engine was blown. Mitch from Offset spent all night putting a new head on my car. Clark and I were going back and forth the whole time. Clark would move over for the faster traffic like a gentleman and I thought ‘I could pass him,’ but I don’t want to do it this way. So, I would give him a little bump and then we would continue to go at it. Finally I got around him. I wanted to be a nice guy about it. So I guess in this case, nice guys finish first.”

Sean Aron took second in GTS2, his first podium at a Championships event.
Sean Aron took second in GTS2, his first podium at a Championships event.
Andrew Clark battled Timothy Carman, but came up just a bit short to finish third in GTS2.
Andrew Clark battled Timothy Carman, but came up just a bit short to finish third in GTS2.

 

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