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And we are green here at Thompson Speedway....

 

Official start time is 7:58am...

 

 

And now.... After starting a minute and a half early and finishing at 7:59.31 with 12 hours and a couple minutes of racing, the first Thompson race is in the books. The facility is terrific, great staff, a great track and plans are already in the works to come back next year. Congratulations to the 918 car for the win, and to all the podium and class winners..

 

Speaking of winners, final results can be found here;

 

http://www.mylaps.com/en/classification/4025196

 

Dana

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A big thank you to Mike, Dana, Dan and of course Andrea for all that they do!  It was a great event (and not just because we won).   We can't wait to come back here next year.  For all of those who chose not to come to Thompson, you missed a challenging fast track, with no FCYs; 12hrs of nonstop racing!  And to all of our competitors at the race I apologize if we made any bad passes, it's never our intent, sometimes our skill runs out before we think it does.

 

Thanks BoyBlunder for the encouragement, and yes I do know your true identity caped crusader!

 

Ron

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1 hour ago, Ronh911 said:

no FCYs

 

Moreover, only two local yellows of any significant duration.  Both disabled vehicles were removed quickly, though it may have helped that they were in turn 1 and turn 3 and there is a shortcut back to the paddock on the far side of turn 3.

 

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I would like to thank Mike and the Chumpcar family we had a great time. Congrats to Ron for his first win. It was our first race for the Crazy horse racing team. Our goal was to get all the drivers in at least once and we did. completed 171 laps in 5 hrs. until the turbo blow up. Were going to take a couple weeks off and decide if we are going to run another race this year. Long year building the car. Learned a lot. Need quicker pit stops, fix our fuel cans. Not so aggressive early in the race. All in all it was fun.

 

Matt  

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Again would like to echo a big thank you to MIke and the staff at Chumpcar for a great day of racing! We had a great time and happy with out first top 5 finish, car #53 Ztek Racing. Nice job to Ron and his team for getting that car back out and winning this past weekend. Weather was great and as stated before no full course yellows which lead to great racing and a close battle at the end for the 2nd and 3rd place running cars. Look forward to coming back to this track next year.

 

 

Clive

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Just adding on to every other comment so far... A great intro to ChumpCar, endurance, and true Wheel-to-wheel racing for a guy who'd never done anything but a single HPDE and track day. Every staffer at Thompson Speedway, all the Chumpcar crew, from Mike on down, and especially all the other drivers and crews made one guy's intro to racing an experience of a lifetime. Special shout out the the #189 Schumacher Taxi team for their great race. 

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