My Formula 5000
Horst Kwech was going to give the L & M Continental Championship
series a try last season(1971), but in waiting to qualify for the season
opener at Riverside, the engine in his car caught fire. He packed the
car up and devoted his racing time to the Two-Five Challenge series.
This year, Kwech has a new Lola T300 and plans to compete in all but
one event in the Formula 5000 series plus a majority of the Two- Five
races in his Wetson Racing Alfa GTV, a series in which he has
excelled since it was inaugurated in 1966. The native of Australia
began his racing career in Sydney, and in 1963, his first year of
competition in the U.S., won an SCCA Midwest Division championship
in an AUSCA Mark II.  In 1966, he won the B sedan national
championship in an Alfa, the SCCA’s President’s Cup and helped Alfa
win its first manufacturer’s championship. He competed in 2-liter Trans-
Am cars in late 1968 and the 1969 season, returning to the smaller
class in 1970 to win five races for Alfa’s second manufacturer’s title.
Last year, he won two events on the Two-Five circuit. Kwech’s on the
Two-Five circuit. Kwech’s Lola T300 for the L & M series will be
maintained by Ronald Neal, Bobby Jones, Ian Grinter and Chuck
Midgley. Horst Kwech is president of AUSCA, an Alfa Romeo race
preparation firm.
Horst Kwech
Profile 1972
Residents  Gurnee, Illinois
Born 1937
Lola T300