Horst Kwech

Lake Villa IL

Long before Horst took his Alfa-Romeo GTA’s to the small-bore professional sedan fight against Nissan, he was already a prominent Club racer, winning four consecutive Central Division championships, the first B Sedan National Championship in 1966 and with it, the SCCA’s President’s Cup … The next year he won the Under 2 Liter title in the SCCA Trans-Am Championship … In 1968-69 he, along with Peter Revson, were Shelby Racing’s factory Mustang drivers in the primary Trans-Am series class, but he returned to his beloved Alfas in 1970 and beat Nissan for the U-2 class title … In 1973, he tried the Formula 5000 series for a year with a Lola T300-Chevrolet., but in 1974 joined forces with noted engineer Lee Dykstra to build the DeKon Chevrolet Monzas which went head to head with Porsche in the IMSA Camel GT series; Al Holbert won two AAGT class championships with these cars … Back to driving, he won two VW Cup Super Vee races in 1980.

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