ASC S11 R2 Recap
by Ryan Senneker
06 Dec 2021
Autobahn Sportscar Challenge | Season 11 | Round 2
LMP2/GT3 Multiclass Event | Road Atlanta
Daniel Neice celebrates a hard earned victory at the second round of the Autobahn Sportscar Challenge 1 hour event at Road Atlanta ahead of Carter Kundinger and David Williams. Williams claimed the lead early on and was dominating the field for the first half, but unfortunate technical issues gave him an extended pit stop that sent him back to the mid pack. A hard charge in the second half got him back to a podium position in the end, but it wasn’t enough for him to reclaim the lead from Neice. Jordan Lacey won the GT Pro class and Ian Lake took home the win for the GT AM class.
The constant threat while maneuvering through traffic was always on the minds of the leading drivers as nightfall took away a lot of visibility and made passes more unpredictable. “That was a crazy race.”, Kundinger told us. “The traffic has it’s good moments and it has it’s bad moments. My second place tonight came down to staying out of everything.” With an impressive charge through the field, Williams went from 11th to 3rd in the second half of the Prototype class. “I actually pulled off a top 3, I’m actually very shocked and pleased with that, but also upset. You know, I threw away another what should have been an easy win.”
Lacey had a strong, consistent run tonight in the GT Pro class with a car that could go the distance. “The setup I was using really played to my driving style so I was able to really throw it over the curves as much as I could and it was really quick on the straights too. So it worked out in my favor.” Looking forward, the drivers of the Autobahn Sportscar Challenge set their sights on the Mosport event at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in two weeks. “I love Mosport”, Daniel Neice told us, “I feel like I’m very, very comfortable there.”