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Official 2018 24-Hours of Nelson Ledges

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Nelson Ledges 24-Hour Enduro




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Friday Test Day - Run by Nelson Ledges
The Friday practice will be from 9:00am until noon (1-hour lunch break), 1:00pm till 5pm, and night test 8:00pm till 10:00pm.

Cost is $250 per team (unlimited drivers). Payment will be at the gate.

Nelson Ledges are planning on running a two-hour session in both am and pm, for fuel calculation.

Arrival on Thursday evening is recommended .



Entries for The 24 Hours of Nelson

updated June 20, 2018

    Team Name Car # Year Make Model
1.   #Gyvulys Racing Team 797 1995 BmW 325is
2.   60 Degree Motorsports 720 1989 chevrolet beretta
3.   All Rhodes Racing 995 1995 BMW 318TI
5.   Bad Idea Racing 240 1992 BMW 325i
6.   Band of Brothers 23 1998 Ford ZX2
7.   BGKP Motorsports 53 1997 Saab 900 Se
8.   BMTRBLU Racing 187 1997 BMW 318ti
9.   Buttlords 447 1993 Honda Civic
10.   Chattahoochee Motorsports 828 1994 Mazda Miata
11.   Continuous Rotation Racing 173 1990 mazda miata
12.   Crank Yankers Racing 186 1989 BMW 325i
13.   Cremaster Racing 801 1999 Mazda Miata
14.   DeCuzzi Family Racing 820 1986 Pontiac Fiero
15.   Dixie Normus Racing 916 1997 Ford Mustang V6
16.   E.M.O.N. Motorsports 340 91 Honda Civic
17.   Enger Racing 114 1995 BMW e36
18.   Ergolab.com 489 1993 Mazda Miata
19.   FORMIDABLE FELLOWS RACING 909 mx5 1997 mazda
20.   Glazed and Confused #2 256 1994 Mazda Miata
21.   GMS Racing 767 1983 Mazda RX-7
22.   GMS Racing 556 1987 Mazda RX7
23.   Hole Lotta Laps 785 1987 Toyota Supra
24.   hounddogs 521 1994 bmw 325
25.   Jake Rensen Racing 174 1991 Honda Prelude
26.   Junk Player Special 500 1998 VW Jetta GL
27.   Just 4 Fun Motorsports 741 1990 BMW 325is
28.   kim jung il racing 949 1990 Acura Integra
29.   Lake Effect Racing 213 2003 Ford ZX3 2.3l
30.   Los Peligrosos 668 1990 Mazda Miata
31.   low farm 246 1999 BMW 323i e46
32.   MARS AUTO 321 1992 BMW 325i
33.   MDR Motorsports 830 1993 Mazda Miata
34.   Miskoe Motorsports 770 1994 Mazda Miata
35.   More Chump than Champ 880 1993 BMW 325
36.   Mostmint Racing 50 1992 Saturn SC
37.   Motorkars Racing 297 1999 VW GTI
38.   MZ CUSTOMS RACING 338 1990 Mazda Miata
39.   Quaalude to a Dream 180 1993 Honda Prelude
40.   rbankracing.com 194 1991 Honda Civic Si
41.   rbankracing.com 90 1999 SAAB 9-3
42.   rbankracing.com 195 2006 SAAB 9-3
43.   Red Shoe Racing 991 2002 Ford Focus SVT
44.   RedGreen Racing 32 1993 BMW 325i
45.   Rusty Nuts Racing 125 1987 BMW E30 325IS
46.   Saggin' Mufflers 727 1989 BMW 325
47.   SHOK EM Motorsports 215 1984 Porsche 944
48.   SIC Racing 570 1997 BMW 318ti
49.   SM Special Miata 219 1990 Mazda Miata
50.   Sons of Irony Motorsports 248 1991 Nissan 240SX
51.   Team Jagerbombers 185 1995 BMW 325
52.   Team JagerBombers 1 165 1995 BMW 325
53.   Team Koko 30 1991 BMW 318is
54.   Team Non Sequitur 528 1989 Honda Civic
55.   Visceral Racing Group 918 1987 Porsche 944
56.   Well Lubricated Racing 478 2002 Ford Focus




Event food

Good Evening,


My husband, Woodie, and I will be the food provider at the Nelson Ledges Race Course for the 24-hour race on June 30.  


We will have a tent, tables, and chairs to seat 100 people. 

We will also have large bags of ice. 

Yesterday there was a track day for Champcar drivers, and they all had good feedback for us to be prepared for that weekend.     

We will serve meals starting Thursday night and continue through to Sunday.  We will have staff for meals every hour of the 24-hour race.


We are very excited for the opportunity to feed everyone that weekend. 

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for us, please let us know.


Thank you in advance,


Sue Goodnight


The Slop Truck

"Put Some Pork on your Fork!"





Final email sent to captains
There's lots of good important information here, so please read..
So I'm going to start this email off with a request for your assistance. Nelson Ledges is super excited about our race, they have made it clear they want our race to be their center-piece event for the year. So I'm asking for your help, drivers, teams, staff, guests, everyone, please help ChampCar put on the type of terrific event we are known for. Let's give Nelson Ledges the marquee event they are hoping for!
As always, please read the Supplemental Rules. There's lots of good information and answers to most questions. They can be found here.
The Novice / Champ School. There's always lots of questions about this school (meeting). This meeting is not about teaching new drivers how to race, it's about how ChampCar administers a race, how you can expect the race to run.
You MUST attend the Novice/Champ school if you have never raced wheel-to-wheel before, or if you have never raced with ChampCar.
If you have not raced in over a year, are a newly formed team of experienced ChampCar drivers, are working over the wall, or just want a refresher you Should attend the school. All are welcome.
Paddock Parking. The attached photo below explains it best. Trailers, haulers, and rigs must be parked in the green paddock area. The area in red, behind the pits will be taken up by tents for the concession vendors and for shade and shelter for everyone.
Speaking of the Pits, you will be able to use small vehicles like golf-carts and mules to move around the paddock and cold-side pits. However, you must have lighting on them after dark.
Your Pit Assignments are here. I am maintaining a few open spaces in the event that additional teams register. The specific pit spaces will be marked along the pit rail. 
We'd like to propose a potluck dinner on Friday evening after tech in the tech shed. If you'd like to participate, bring something to share that will feed 10-20 people. Staff will show up when they finish with all registration activities to hang out with the teams and hopefully enjoy some of the grub.
A reminder: read through and print out the Supplemental Rules for this event  here.

If you have any questions about the Nelson Ledges 24 please email me here.

All the best -
Your ChampCar Staff   


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39 minutes ago, Bill Strong said:

I want so bad to bring the 79 out of retirement and try to win that one.


Isn't it called re-wheelment when referring to the #79?

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Ran with AutoIntersts yesterday at Nelson Ledges and have a couple thoughts regarding the upcoming race. First off one of the run groups had almost 30 cars in it. This made the track seem crowded. It is going to be a real test of patience if the field for the 24 hits the 60 car mark. Second, we had steady rain the night before getting there and it continued into the morning. The track was fantastic, but the paddock was a mess. If we get any significant rain in the week leading up to the event it will have a huge impact on the logistical aspect of the race for anyone in attendance. Lastly, and maybe most important, the owner is super excited about our race and is doing everything he can to make the facility as good as it can be for us. I talked to him before they repaved it last year and he was telling me how they were touring tracks all across the US and overseas to find a compound that would work best for the racing surface. It payed off as the grip was great even in full wet conditions yesterday. The track still has plenty of character though. No more jarring bumps or potholes, now just some undulations to keep you on your toes. Curbing is installed and really allows for some more aggressive lines without the worry of dropping a wheel into a deep drop off. He is also planning on paving an area on the cold side of the pits for teams to set up. They have a really nice portable restroom trailer on the facility now. No showers,  but clean and functional. 

This is going to be a great event.

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You can drive a car over the bridge, but they would prefer if the trucks and trailers didn't use the bridge.


I drove over the bridge multiple times yesterday and today with my full size truck.


Looks sketchy, but it is on the list for some upgrades in the future.

I plan to leave my trailer on the outside of the track during the race.

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I ran on Saturday in my track car, and the track surface is SO much better!  And the curbing is good, especially helpful in the rain, and it truly adds some (ahem) racing room for passing in tight situations.  Echoing some previous comments, you do not want to go off the track, you may end up stuck if it's been wet.  For anyone who has been there before, Nelson is Nelson.  The track layout is exciting to drive, and rewarding if driven well. We who have enjoyed the track owe the new owner a huge "Thank You" for his faith and commitment.  For people who haven't been there before, think of the fun of driving the track.  The amenities are like going to a worn out carnival.  Be ready for it; don't be put off by it; driving the track can be thrilling.  We were there in 2011 and 2012, and 60 cars on track reminds you that you are not doing lapping days, and it's entirely raceworthy.  I talked with the folks doing the food truck (really tasty burger topped with pulled pork!) and  they plan on being there from early first thing Friday morning through Sunday afternoon, well after the race is over, with food and COFFEE all night long during the race.  Come on racers, sign up!!

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I can not wait for this race!!!

I want so bad to bring back my Yellow MR2 prove that we can win this race that we led for a bit at the last ChumpCar race there.
Fun, but difficult time there. But well worth it.

But I have to work the event.

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this race is one of the most historic races in the usa.  it is because of this race and the success of it started all of the "show room stock" type of racing that we all love doing.  the cars,, teams,, drivers,,  and manufactures is amazing.  

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TEST and TUNE Details----I just got an email from Brian at the track.  Friday, June 29, the track will be open for lapping, open only to teams registered for the 24 hour race.  It will go hot at 9AM.  His email said they will NOT do pre-registration; $250 cash at the track (as in, no credit cards) and that covers the car and ALL your drivers; NO additional charge per driver.  This is a real help to alot of us!

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For people who have run here in the past- I understand there's a lack of paddock paving, but what do we get in terms of pit box space?


Trying to plan our logistics a bit - we have a big car and two small-ish trailers, hope is to put one 16x8 trailer near the pit wall with tires, spares, tools, etc, and leave the one the car goes on outside the track as a place to go take a nap. Would be nice to just work directly out of the trailer instead of unloading onto grass and moving the trailer.


Sorry, we're used to the land of heat races where pit road is basically just to go to the time out box and you go back to your paddock spot between races....

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26 minutes ago, Wittenauer Racing said:

For people who have run here in the past- I understand there's a lack of paddock paving, but what do we get in terms of pit box space?


Trying to plan our logistics a bit - we have a big car and two small-ish trailers, hope is to put one 16x8 trailer near the pit wall with tires, spares, tools, etc, and leave the one the car goes on outside the track as a place to go take a nap. Would be nice to just work directly out of the trailer instead of unloading onto grass and moving the trailer.


Sorry, we're used to the land of heat races where pit road is basically just to go to the time out box and you go back to your paddock spot between races....

Last time we were there the trailers were further away from the pits than I would have liked.  Some are significantly further.  But there's plenty of grass fields for all!  Unload your trailer and move it.  


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16 minutes ago, Wittenauer Racing said:


Roger that, thank you for the info. 

I think they plan to pave some of the infield, but the track rightly came first because it put them back in business!  :D


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