Kwasniewski led from the beginning and finished the race in Atlanta where he had finished many of the races in the 2013 season on the podium’s top step.
Heavy rain on Thursday had prevented any qualifying for the cars and so the race started with the drivers and their cars reflecting their season points standing. Kwasniewski was on pole and Brett Moffitt was alongside him on the front row.
While the weather was miserable on Thursday, on Friday it was perfect for racing, the 2.5 mile track was dry and cool for the scheduled 28 laps.
What was hoped to be a race between Kwasniewski and Moffitt didn’t materialize as Moffitt suffered transmission problems on lap 6 and had to retire leaving Kwasniewski to enjoy the race almost as a processional for his championship.
In winning the race and the Pro Series East Championship Kwasniewski made NASCAR history. He became the first driver to be champion in both the NASCAR East and West Series. Winning the East Series Championship followed up on his West Series championship from 2012.
Top five standings in Atlanta
1. Dylan Kwasniewski, Las Vegas, Nev., Chevrolet, 28 laps, 92.799 mph.
2. Daniel Suarez, Mexico, Toyota, 28.
3. Bryan Ortiz, Puerto Rico, Toyota, 28.
4. Andrew Ranger, Canada, Dodge, 28.
5. Cole Custer, Ladera Ranch, Calif., Chevrolet, 28.