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Guest Packard Goose

Welcome to High Plains Raceway, lots of track elevation change, even more heat! HIgh today of 102, 20 degrees above normal!

Quick race update - Mos Eisley Motorsports was first off track with a blown head gasket on the green flag lap. A couple of cars have yet to take the track.

Couple of tricky turns on the track, including the hairpin at T8 which is tight and off-camber. Plenty of agricultural racing through there early on while drivers learn how their cars unload in an off-camber.

102 degrees is hot no matter where you're from.

...but at least it's a dry heat.

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Guest Wletzsch

Sounds like the racing is going great.

I want to buy two seats to race with a team today or tomorrow and I'll pay $500 each or ?

I need to reward my sons kart driving coach, he is a pro kart driver, legends driver and I have raced for many years in sports cars.

He's one of those 18 yr old hotshoes and I owe him a great deal for working with my son.

He flew in from Grand Junction and our kart training is over for the day.

Any team needing two last minute drivers and $$$$ ?

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Guest Packard Goose

Update.

It's still hot.

A few stories of note

All 3 EPS racing cars are in the paddock. The 5-Series has a blown caliper, one 944 is out with a crank issue, and the second 944 is awiting a head gasket.

The 71 Panic Attack Camaro is sidelined with what they thought was a diff issue that turned out to be a trans mount issue (after opening the rear diff, of course)

Rally Imprezive shattered the radiator. Team member made a 50 minute drive to Denver - in 29 minutes - and will be back out on track shortly.

Kraken Racing loaded up this morning and disappeared?????

Fast lap - Chump Faces

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Congrats to Chumpfaces on your win today. Joey and John are right...this is crazy hot!I don't even want beer.

Damned-straight you don't want beer on a day like that -- alcohol dehydrates a person. (I know I'm harping on it -- but I've peeled enough tourists off 100+-degree pavement in my life that I'd as lief not see it happen to anyone here -- even [insert your least-favorite poster besides Me here :) ].)

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Guest Packard Goose

Very clean racing yesterday with a few offs, one minor contact and NO BLACK FLAGS FOR PASSING UNDER YELLOW!

Good job gang!

Day 2

After an impromptu driver's meeting last night, we decided to push the start time up to 7:30am today to beat some of heat.

Yesterday's race winner Chump Faces has retired after getting together for their own driver's meeting with the #7 car. Bent tie rod and electrical issues, they're headed home to start repairs for next weekend's race at BIR.

#23 Escort Service Providers broke their clutch line and have also loaded into the trailer.

2 of the 3 EPS Racing cars were back on track this morning, and the #11 VW Bug is still running, and without clutch.

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Guest rallyimprezive

Awesome racing despite the heat. I discovered that a 93 legacy radiator works better than our 95 Impreza one that exploded. It only fits will bailing wire and duct tape, but whatever.

Thanks to the organizers for their hard work!

And lets not say anymore about my teammate's, uh, "quick" drive into Denver for the replacement. ;)

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Guest WhiteRabbit

Project Yellow Racing had an almost flawless race (Emergency driver change on Sat because I wasn't felling well in the car, and a blown fuse on Sun), but our little CRX was no match for the speed of BMW. Great to see every one there, especially the teams that made the short turn around from LeMons. I have to say this is one of the better races I've been in for driving. Unbelievably clean driving from everyone, made my stints on track that much more enjoyable. Hope to see everyone at Pikes Peak in the fall!

Can any one give me the top three teams and make and model cars from the two races? Thank!

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Awesome racing despite the heat. I discovered that a 93 legacy radiator works better than our 95 Impreza one that exploded. It only fits will bailing wire and duct tape, but whatever.

Thanks to the organizers for their hard work!

And lets not say anymore about my teammate's, uh, "quick" drive into Denver for the replacement. ;)

Was the car still sporting a temporary tag?

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Guest EarlyApex

Can any one give me the top three teams and make and model cars from the two races? Thank!

I can give you some of what you are after right now. #30 Chump Faces is an E30 BMW, they won on Saturday by less than a lap. I forgot the finish order after that.

On Sunday, #19 "F1 1ab" [pronounced "F1 wanna be"] won, and they (we) have an E36 BMW. In 2nd place, less than a lap down, was #33 Mad Cow Racing in a cow-themed Nissan sedan - not sure the model. And, it was so darn hot I don't recall what car made 3rd. But, I know that, over the two days, there were multiple (if not many) cars running with lap times that, if they could be maintained, would get a top 5. One was Mad Marvin Racing (or similar) with a Marvin the Martian themed car. There was a fast white CRX, number 8 I believe. There was another BMW #22 that was really fast. There was a light blue car... gosh it was hot... makes your memory not work... but many cars with lap times that made a large group of contenders.

Neither of the two winners were on the podium for the other race.

Results will eventually be put here:
/>http://chumpcar.com/results.php

and you can then see how bad my memory really is.

High Plains is always more fun that you'd think it would be - that's just the nature of the track - lots of fun.

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Thanks for the congrats.

It was certainly a nail biter for us. At the end we were losing ground rapidly to Mad Cow. We had a fuel cutout and a leakage problem so we were running on fumes. It was a toss up what was going to come first:- passed on track, running out of fuel, or the checker. We knew that if we brought the car in, we were done. In this case the endurance racing gods were with us.

I built the F11ab car for 2012 from a salvage car. I am not new to ccws, I raced with Fine Sausages in 2010. In 2011 I was co-owner in the "Car54 where are you?" car.

I loved ccws so much, that for 2012 I wanted my own car, and run my own team. I don't have fixed drivers. They are all new to Chumps but have some track experience.

I had no trouble convincing them what a great fun experience Chumps is.

We plan to be at Iowa, Heartland, and either Road America, or Memphis.

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Guest blues

"Kraken Racing loaded up this morning and disappeared?????"

Until just now, I thought that you had ejected Kraken from the race for disorderly conduct.

Besides that, I wish you had the power to tell the Sun to just cool it a bit. He was trying to kill us all!

It's not that he didn't try to kill everyone, but only 17 teams were able to take the checkered flag Sunday afternoon. We're happy to have been one of those to survive. Our thanks to everyone for the fast, friendly and fierce competition. It was great!

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