Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Awesomatix and Karl Hoffmeister Wins Halloween Classic 17.5 TC

The Halloween Classic @ Norcar at The Gate is a yearly race held in Cleveland, Ohio. This race has some of the tightest competition of the year -- so much so that this year's event sold out 2 months early! Team Awesomatix USA was well represented in all touring car classes.  Big thanks goes out to all of our team drivers and customers for representing the brand so well!

In the highly competitive 17.5T TC class, the Awesomatix A700L USA Spec took 5 of 10 qualifying spots including TQ'ing each of the 4 rounds of qualifying, and sweeping the top 3 positions in both qualifications and the A-main.  For the first three rounds Larry Fairtrace set and re-set TQ each round.  In the final round of qualifying Awesomatix drivers Larry Fairtrace, Mike Gee and Karl Hoffmeister were all battling for TQ against the competition.  At the end Karl took the TQ by 0.7 seconds over Larry and then Mike.  In the A-main, Karl, Larry and Mike all successfully got away from the pack and ran away into the distance allowing everyone else to battle for 4th.  Karl took home the win by 0.2 seconds from Mike with Larry 2 seconds behind in 3rd.  Mike Hanulec finished 6th, and Danny Jenkins 9th rounding out the rest of the Awesomatix drivers in the show.

Within the USVTA Class, John Choi TQ'd with his Awesomatix A700L USA Spec. John had a rough start, but recovered to finish 2nd while setting the fastest lap by 0.1s over the winner Myron Kinnard.

Finally, Mike Hanulec finished 3rd in 13.5T TC and Mike Gee finished 4th and Brent Kingforth 7th in Modified TC.