Sat..... Kowalski struggles with worn tires but finishes in the points toward a Runoffs invitation. Gerardo qualifies first, runs first for much of race but finishes second after near miss with a backmarker; Jose also had the fastest lap time of anyone at the track this day!! Czacki starts second and finishes second after hounding Pettiford's Solstice early in the race. A protest filed by Czacki against Pettiford for over aggressive defensive driving does not alter the results, although the stewards promise action if the conduct continues Sun.
Sun....Kowalski jumps into lead after qualifying 7th and ultimately finishes 5th in a field of semi-pro SM drivers (Ott, Spirek, Zabinski, Franklin, et al). Jose flag to flag in FC.....what else can we say; looks like he has won his first National points title in Rocky Mountain Division joining the late Ed Gerke, Stan Czacki and Ben Dewitt as individuals who have accomplished that feat while racing out of PanAm.Czacki takes early lead in SSB after qualifying 2nd, loses lead to Pettiford as a storm moves in that has the race stopped at 2/3 distance (try driving on slicks in a downpour!). Czacki penalized one finishing position to 3rd for allegedly jumping the start.
Another good weekend for Team PanAm.....look for some good stuff from Jose and Mark K at this year's Runoffs; and I'll see if I can continue to improve the performance of the old Camaro. Stan C