This weekend marked the 36th annual running of the Long Beach Grand Prix and not only were we here at Red Letter Dodge fortunate enough to have VIP access to the Viper Pit, our very own Kuno Wittmer took home first place. Proving that it takes more than just good luck and a ruggedly handsome countenance (or, uh, so our sister says
) to snag the top spot, Kuno kicked off his Long Beach domination with a stunning performance during the qualifying rounds. Shattering the tracks previously held record, Kuno finished in a staggering 1:24.791 (83.379 mph) during practice on Sunday, earning the first pole position of his career. Despite the favorable placement and Kunos proven skill, however, concerns arose over the Vipers ability to outrun the AWD Volvos ominously placed in the 2nd and 4th positions (piloted by Andy Pilgrim and Randy Pobst, respectively). Thankfully, despite the obvious advantage the all-wheel-drive S60s had launching from a standing start, Kuno was able to lead the entire race and by the time the checkered flag dropped, Kuno was a full 1/2 lap ahead of the
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