02 Nov 2016 — Marcell Gutai passed through more than half the field from 11th on the starting grid to first place at the finish line in the Cascavel Stock Car '14 in the opening round of the Swift Sport Autumn Chase series.
Driving the Chevrolet, Gutai spent the majority of 10 laps total pursuing Alan Rasman after engaging him on lap 8, coming from as many as 10 positions back. Gutai launched a prolonged attack at Rasman early in the running, staying within an apex behind him and keeping pace over a continuous run of nine laps. Gutai got around Rasman and into first place on lap 17, and held it the remaining 22 laps to the checkered flag.
A razor-thin 0.396 seconds separated Rafael Iwata ahead of Alex Alvim at the checkered flag for Iwata to take fifth place.
One last pass on the final lap put Alan Rasman in third place at the finish line.
Iwata ran all of 17 laps total pursuing Ken Jagger after targeting him on the first lap. In the end Iwata settled into fifth the 33 laps running to the conclusion, holding off Alvim by the tight margin at the line.
Driving the Chevrolet, Rasman traded positions with Paul Anstey in a prolonged battle for second starting midway through, sparring over a span of 20 laps. Rasman spent nearly equal parts leading Anstey after being engaged by him on the first lap. After losing the spot on lap 17, Rasman got around Anstey and into third place when Anstey retired on the final lap.
Swift Sport Autumn Chase series moves on to Round 2 in a week at Goiania. The series has 11 drivers competing for points in the championship.
Ken Jagger captured second place.
Jagger spent the majority of 32 laps total pursuing Paul Anstey after engaging him on lap 8, coming from as many as three places back. Jagger launched an extended attack at Anstey in the early stages, staying within a couple turns behind him and gaining ground over an unbroken run of 21 laps. Jagger got around Anstey and into second place on lap 29, and defended it against pressure by Anstey another 10 laps toward the checkered flag.