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Up in Wisconsin, Up in Wisconsin

The weather isn't very nice.

Up in Wisconsin, Up in Wisconsin

The do their racing on the ice.

(-- Lou & Peter Berryman [& Winker])

It's above freezing this morning... barely. But it's supposed to warm up into the 40s.

Cars are rolling out onto the 4+ mile Road America race course, one of the premiere race tracks in the U.S. and the world! And before I could get this posted, the green flag is out at 9:13.

We have about 30 cars ready to start. Some scratches, some additions from the earlier list. Here is what I was given, but I think there are a couple more changes. Cathy left early this A.M. for Martinsville to hang out with NASCAR guys, so Monique is taking care of registration duties.

00 URA Tool - Ford SHO

1 My Little Pony -

3 Three Sheets - Ford Contour

7 Team Brown - Miata

8 Eggboy Racing - Ford SHO

11 Lowered Expectation -

14 It's Just a Datsun - Datsun 210

15 United Nations of ChumpCar - Acura

18 The Danish Flash - Mustang

20 Corner 12 Crew - Honda Civic

21 Break Dusters - BMW

22 Carpet Munchers - Neon

23 Hofmeister Kinky - BMW

24 Bear Patrol - Lexus

26 Shake & Bake - Toyota MR2

33 Tubby Butterman - BMW

34 Top Fool E-Lemon-ator

43 STD (ISS)

44 Dragon Somethin' - Porsche 944

46 Cougar Bait - Saab 9-3

49 Slugworks - Honda Civic

50 Team Bratwurst ???

68 Sgt crapbox - BMW

86 Team Phoenix - Shadow

98 SHO-time - Mustang SHO

99 Team Short Bus - VW

101 Chimney Mechanics (ISS)

168 21 Gun Racing (ISS)

There are three ISS cars (International Sedan? not sure but I can find out), from a local series.

#23 Hofmeister Kinky, switched cars after their other BMW blew the gearbox on Friday. They are in the former #20 BMW 318i that ran a few events last season as Space Oddity.

#50 Team Bratwurst, was still on the list provided this morning, but is not here.

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#86 Team Phoenix is the Shadow of Stiggy & StigDad. They are having rough running issues early on.

#44 Dragon Somethin' Porsche 944 has spun several times and is being black flagged.

#18 Mustang came into the pits to replace a failed belt.

The Corner 12 Crew Honda was entered as car #27, but has #20 on the doors. It will be shown in results as #20.

We do not have the fancy-schmancy instant live laps update capability this weekend, but will instead be getting hourly updates via fax machine (how 1990's!). Look for the first update soon.

Live up-dates, with photos, will be posted at:
/>http://chumpcarworldseries.blogspot.com/

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We have apparently solved our fax machine problem as we now have the first update from scoring.

At 11:00am

1. 8 Eggboy Racing, 36 laps

2. 46 Cougar Bait, 35

3. 66 Holy Rollers, 34

4. 21 Brake Dusters, 34

5. 33 Tubby Butterman, 33

6. 44 Dragon Somethin', 32

7. 01 My Little Pony, 31

8. 26 Shake N Bake, 31

9. 3 Three Sheets, 31

10. 15 United Nations of ChumpCar, 30

11. 34 Top Fool Elemonator, 30

12. 68 Sgt. crapbox, 30

13. 24 Bear Patrol, 30

Fastest lap time: 2:56.769 by #8

(This is about 10 seconds per lap faster than any other car.)

#101 Chimney Mechanics did not start.

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I have been out taking photos. A might chilly here, but I can put on another jacket. Glad it's not like 75 or 80 or I'd be hiding in the shade.

At 11:50am:

1. 7 Team Brown - Miata (EC), 51 laps

2. 8 Eggboy Racing - SHO, 51 (-0.194 sec)

3. 46 Cougar Bait, 50

4. 33 Tubby Butterman, 50

5. 44 Dragon Somethin', 48

6. 66 Holy Rollers, 47

7. 24 Bear Patrol, 47

8. 21 Brake Dusters, 46

9. 34 Top Fool Elemonator, 46

10. 01 My Little Pony, 46

#3 reportedly hit a wall and continued. Don't know which corner. They are in 14th place, 9 laps down.

#168, sponsored by the 21-Gun Saloon, is stuck in 3rd gear but soldiering on in 19th place.

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At 1:00 pm:

1. 7 Team Brown - Miata (EC), 71 laps

2. 33 Tubby Butterman, 70

3. 46 Cougar Bait, 69

4. 66 Holy Rollers, 69

5. 8 Eggboy Racing, 67

6. 24 Bear Patrol, 66

7. 21 Brake Dusters, 65

8. 34 Top Fool Elemonator, 65

9. 01 My Little Pony, 64

10. 49 Slugworks, 63

11. 68 Sgt. crapbox, 63

#8 Team Eggboy has slowed considerably due to a failing coil. They do not have a spare, but they did borrow one from another team. They are also trying to find a replacement at a local parts store.

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Guest SamGrant951

Re: dragon somethin': I hear they got a flat and then something with the exhaust came loose requiring a stop unless something else happened I havent heard about yet...

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The Elkhart Lake weather forecast for Sunday.

Periods of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning...then rain showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 40s. Southeast winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

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Time for Beer and Bratwurst!!!

1. #33 Tubby Butterman BMW 325, 126 laps

2. #24 Bear Patrol, Lexus, 121

3. #8 Eggboy Racing, Ford SHO, 119

4. #21 Brake Dusters, BMW 540, 119

5. #34 Top Fool Elemonator, Subaru, 117

6. #44 Dragon Somethin', Porsche 944, 116

7. #01 My Little Pony, Mustang, 116

8. #49 Slugworks, Honda Civic, 114

9. #66 Holy Rollers, 113

10. #15 U.N. of ChumpCar, Acura, 111

11. #00 URA Tool, Ford SHO, 109

12. #168 21 Gun Racing [iSS], 105

13. #26 Shake N Bake, Toyota MR2, 103

14. #22 Carpet Munchers, Neon, 102

15. #14 It's a Datsun, Datsun 210, 97

16. #20 Corner 12 Crew, 96

17. #68 Sgt. crapbox, 95

18. #99 Team Short Bus, VW Golf, 95

19. #46 Cougar Bait, Saab 9-3, 95

20. #23 Hofmeister Kinky, BMW 540, 95

21. #43 STD [iSS], , 95

22. #98 SHO Time Racing, Mustang, 86

23. #86 Team Phoenix, Shadow, 82

24. #18 The Danish Flash, Mustang, 76

25. #3 Three Sheets, Ford Contour, 66

26. #11 Lowered Expectations, Acura, 47

#7 Team Brown completed 127 laps, but was running in the EC category so is not included in this list.

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A few reports that we didn't get until after the racing was over:

#11 Lowered Expectations Acura - blown engine

#46 Cougar Bait Saab - hose blew off the intercooler in the turbo stream. They tried to fix it but could not get it to stay on. They should be back tomorrow.

#44 Dragon Somethin' Porsche - Overheated on the last lap after a bolt wore a hole in the radiator. Parked it rather than risk damage.

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