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  • Crapcan racing 2014: Picking the right series for you and your heap

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    As low-dollar endurance racing has flourished, options have expanded for those looking to get the most bang for their crapcan buck. At the top of the heaps are the two biggest series: The 24 Hours of LeMons and ChumpCar World Series. Both have put their unique stamp on budget road racing and attracted their dedicated […]

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  • ChumpCar: Anatomy of a driver change

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    Most endurance racing fans will tell you that long-distance races are won and lost in the pits during driver changes. My trip to ChumpCar World Series’ race weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park afforded my photographer Steve Davis and I the opportunity to watch several very experienced crapcan teams ply their trade hobby on the track, […]

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  • Crapcan Weekend Recap: September 28-29

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    Last Saturday and Sunday saw one of the busiest crapcan weekends in history with four separate events going on simultaneously. As if the number of races wasn’t exciting enough, the races themselves were packed to the gills (Do races have gills? They must if I’m using that expression.) with action, drama, heartbreak, and some redemption, […]

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  • ChumpCar World Series: Weekend preview for MIS and The Ridge

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    This weekend sees one of ChumpCar World Series’ occasional two-race weekends, where Chump teams in two different regions take the low-buck endurance-racing challenge. Northern (and some Central) Region teams will tackle Michigan International Speedway’s “roval” course while the Western Region heads to ChumpCar’s Pacific Northwest stronghold to tackle The Ridge Motorsports Park (above). MIS racers […]

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  • Weekend Edition – Misfit Toys (Legends of the 24 Hours of LeMons) is selling off its toys…

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    Well, this is sad news, but I can relate to their predicament. Misfit Toys, the team that campaigned a 1958 Wartburg 311 in several 24-Hours-of-LeMons events (as well as other racing venues) is calling it quits, and they are now selling off their collection of toys, including that glorious Wartburg. What do you think about […]

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  • Crapcan weekend wrap: ChumpCar VIR 24 and LeMons NJMP

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    Another crapcan weekend has come and gone, taking with it a few thousand racing miles. Both ChumpCar World Series and the 24 Hours of LeMons ran on the East Coast last weekend, so let’s take a brief look at some of the winners and losers. ChumpCar World Series Class 24 at VIRginia International Raceway BMW […]

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  • ChumpCar VIR Classic 24 Preview

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    ChumpCar World Series heads to VIRginia International Raceway this weekend for one of the series’ marquee events, the VIR Classic 24. This race draws fierce competition from East Coast low-buck racers and also attracts teams from as far away as Minnesota, Texas, and Ontario (That’s in Canada). The Classic is no mere crapcan race, after […]

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  • Video: Night and day and repeat with ChumpCar

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    I’ve written about Spokane County Raceway before because I find the circuit alluring for its intimidating demeanor.  Ominous black smudges dot the front straight’s concrete barriers where previous drivers have “kissed” it, while much of the track’s remaining boundaries are lined with berms that can seriously rearrange a racecar’s body panels. After the sun sets, […]

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  • Rename LeMons New England: And The Winner Is…

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    And now, ladies and gentlemen, the new name of LeMons New England is…

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  • Heading to ChumpCar Next Weekend? Try Your Hand At Some Beer Pong

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    I was just sent an email from friend of Hooniverse Rob Krider about something fun they have planned for the upcoming ChumpCar race, next weekend at Infineon Raceway. If you enjoy competition AND drinking, then you are in store for a treat. I present the: Krider Racing Beer Pong Tournament at ChumpCar .. er,  yeah […]

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