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Good morning from The Rock! We start again this morning, only two cars down; perhaps the lowest attrition rate we've seen since ChumpCar's inception. 38 minutes into the race, your top five...

#66 Jacky Ickx GT30

#12 Team Ponticrap

#28 Rust Riders

#17 Gotham City Racing

#0 Riffraf Racing

The #88 Dirty Escort Racing led the race for the first half-hour until they were unfortunately sidelined with an in-car fire due to a possible fuel pump issue. Driver escaped safely; thank you Rockingham EMS staff, great job! The #88 team has returned to the paddock area and are attempting to gut the damage and get back on track today. Photos attached.

Best lap time thus far, #14 Griswolds with a 1.11.515. More to come as the day unfolds!

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Good morning from The Rock! We start again this morning, only two cars down; perhaps the lowest attrition rate we've seen since ChumpCar's inception. 38 minutes into the race, your top five...

#66 Jacky Ickx GT30

#12 Team Ponticrap

#28 Rust Riders

#17 Gotham City Racing

#0 Riffraf Racing

The #88 Dirty Escort Racing led the race for the first half-hour until they were unfortunately sidelined with an in-car fire due to a possible fuel pump issue. Driver escaped safely; thank you Rockingham EMS staff, great job! The #88 team has returned to the paddock area and are attempting to gut the damage and get back on track today. Photos attached.

Best lap time thus far, #14 Griswolds with a 1.11.515. More to come as the day unfolds!

1 Hour, 38 Minutes, Lap 75...

#66 Jacky Ickx

#17 Gothem City Racing

#2 Blizten Benz

#5 Riffraf Racing

Best lap time still #14 Griswolds (average speed 86 mph)

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1 Hour, 38 Minutes, Lap 75...

#66 Jacky Ickx

#17 Gothem City Racing

#2 Blizten Benz

#5 Riffraf Racing

GO BABY BLITZEN !!! what a great day for racing! thanks for the updates Diva!

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1 Hour, 38 Minutes, Lap 75...

#66 Jacky Ickx

#17 Gothem City Racing

#2 Blizten Benz

#5 Riffraf Racing

Best lap time still #14 Griswolds (average speed 86 mph)

3 Hours, 33 minutes, Lap 155...

#17 Gotham City Racing, on the trailer. Another broken motor mount :(

#15 United Nations of ChumpCar...just lost their clutch. Parked for the rest of the day :(

#11 ExFed Racing...lost a fan belt, put a fork in it :(

As track conditions change with increase temps, current standings....

#2 Blitzen Benz

#66 Jacky Ickx

#91 RBanks Racing

#0 RiffRaf Racing

#20 Dirty E-Thirties

Best lap time still that flying green station wagon, the Griswolds #14

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As track conditions change with increase temps, current standings....

#2 Blitzen Benz :D:D:D:D

#66 Jacky Ickx

#91 RBanks Racing

#0 RiffRaf Racing

#20 Dirty E-Thirties

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3 Hours, 33 minutes, Lap 155...

#17 Gotham City Racing, on the trailer. Another broken motor mount :(

#15 United Nations of ChumpCar...just lost their clutch. Parked for the rest of the day :(

#11 ExFed Racing...lost a fan belt, put a fork in it :(

As track conditions change with increase temps, current standings....

#2 Blitzen Benz

#66 Jacky Ickx

#91 RBanks Racing

#0 RiffRaf Racing

#20 Dirty E-Thirties

Best lap time still that flying green station wagon, the Griswolds #14

5 Hours, 6 Minutes, Lap 223

Current standings...

#2 Blitzen Benz

#91 RBanks Racing

#66 Jacky Ickx

#20 Dirty E-Thirties

#0 Riffraf Racing

#88 Dirty Escrot, today's earlier "Car-B-Que" is back in the paddock area after an admirable recovery following this morning's fire. They appear to be toast for the rest for race :(

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5 Hours, 6 Minutes, Lap 223

Current standings...

#2 Blitzen Benz

#91 RBanks Racing

#66 Jacky Ickx

#20 Dirty E-Thirties

#0 Riffraf Racing

#88 Dirty Escrot, today's earlier "Car-B-Que" is back in the paddock area after an admirable recovery following this morning's fire. They appear to be toast for the rest for race :(

Oh no!! So the Escort is out for good? Do you know who the driver was in the fire? Thanks for the updates!

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I can't help but notice the unused and charboiled fire extinguisher in that Escort picture. It was totally worthless as I watched the driver even make an effort to reach in and grab it. The crew at The Rock saved that car and should be commended publicly. They did an A+ job responding quickly.


/>http://store.bimmerworld.com/spa-firefighter-afff-fire-system---4l-multiflow-steel-p621.aspx it's 300 bucks well spent.

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I had a great view of the fire looking thou the windshield, the flames were a couple of feet tall in the car. He was smart to bail and really had no chance to reach back for the fire bottle. He would have to had put his head back into the fire to get it ! The fire crew did respond very fast !

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I was in the tower right above the car, there was no way that extinguisher was going to do anything for this event. It was far too large by that point, the car stopped about 100 feet past where fire rescue was, otherwise, this would have been a toasted car. I spoke with fire in the tower after, and they commended the driver, and I commended them. It was dealt with VERY well by everyone involved.

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The car stoped right in front of me and I can second the fact that the bottle in the car wouldn't have done anything. I was on top of our truck yelling at the driver to get out as I could see the fire was starting to get out of hand. But hats off to the saftey crew for getting there quickly and putting that fire out.

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5 Hours, 6 Minutes, Lap 223

Current standings...

#2 Blitzen Benz

#91 RBanks Racing

#66 Jacky Ickx

#20 Dirty E-Thirties

#0 Riffraf Racing

Love it! We got into the top 5 for and for good long time. We had to borrow front wheels in our last pit and then we had some crazy complete engine stop issues in the last 45 minutes of the race. I am sure everyone racing for first was royally pissed at us and our team is sorry. The problem would go away and then come back and our last time out the flag station told us to sit on the side of the track - no one would help us in the end if it happened a 3rd time. It did happen a 3rd time but the driver got it stared and took the checkered. I am sorry if this car #20 issue caused #91 to not win it a second time. You are welcome to those teams who benefited from our car slowing the end of the race down!

Thanks to Team in the #33, Nissan that lent us two wheels to get us through the end of the race!

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5 Hours, 6 Minutes, Lap 223

Current standings...

#2 Blitzen Benz

#91 RBanks Racing

#66 Jacky Ickx

#20 Dirty E-Thirties

#0 Riffraf Racing

#88 Dirty Escrot, today's earlier "Car-B-Que" is back in the paddock area after an admirable recovery following this morning's fire. They appear to be toast for the rest for race :(

Sunday's Final Results...Which can also be viewed on MyLaps.com. Congrats to all teams!

1st #2 Baby Blizten

2nd #66 Jacky Ickx

3rd #91 RBanks Racing

4th #8 GFY Motorsports

5th #28 Rust Riders

See attached photo for full-field results.

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Guest awpuddin

I went out first in the Sanford and Son truck Sunday morning and had the time of my life.

Great racing on everyone's part. Definitely on for VIR in July and thinking hard about Charlotte next month.

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