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Edward Sevadjian # 36 bests Jody O’Donnell # 46A in Group 6 battle of big blocks at SVRA CoTA finale

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Edward Sevadjian of Duntov Motors, driving for car owner Jim Kitzmiller leads Jody O’Donnell, Peter Klutt and the field as the Group 6 race got underway at CoTA.  (Photo by Rich Lagasse).

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Sevadjian would prevail in a battle between 2 of the top big block Corvette pilots.

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Mike Donohue # 33 always contends as the fastest small block C2 in vintage racing thanks in part to the development and tutelage of Curt Geaches, former crew chief for NISSAN’s IMSA GTP cars he built during their height in the 1980s.

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Clair Schwendeman # 37 debuted his big block C2, a proven winner in the hands of Chris Hines (Arrowlane racing) that was acquired by Tony Parella (SVRA chief) and now being raced by Schwendeman - serviced by Duntov Motors.

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Mark Hilderbrand # 28 finished in the top 10.

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Peter Klutt # 59, a driver of the same calibre as the winner, was disqualified, his car reportedly under the acceptable weight limit.

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Gary Klutt # 46, a DNS, drove a big block Corvette that his dad Peter first raced in 2003.  Father and son appear on reality TV Legendary Motors show.

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Bill Treffert # 24 won in Group 4 with Louis Gladfelder # 58 two places behind.

Thanks to Rich Lagasse for the photos while visiting from CT.

Results compiled by Jan Hyde

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Earlier Event: October 15
WEC Mt Fuji Japan
Later Event: November 4
Trans Am CoTA
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