My initial plan was to just ride with the lead group and make laps; in a way I guess that's what happened.
As Stewart mentioned, once the lead pack split in two the race was essentially over. I saw them in my mirror and knew we could pull away, so at that point I started pushing Birdski a little harder to make time, and we just drove away.
I didn't have great pit stops today, Birdski definitely had us covered there. On my first stop I got stuck behind Chunx and had to wait for him to move. On my final stop I pulled too far forward and had to hit reverse to get the crew to do any work.
On the final stint I decided to go ahead and see if I could get through - I knew getting by Chunx was going to be rough after watching him chop some people off in practice
But once I got by I figured it wouldn't be long before the two of them passed me back - unfortunately the two of them tangled coming off turn four. Chunx got turned up nose-first into the wall and Birdski took enough damage that he was unable to keep up, and I just drove off to the finish.
Amazed that we did it with no yellows - though that turned it into something of an endurance race for sure.