loumindar Posted June 22, 2013 Report Share Posted June 22, 2013 Welcome to Charlotte Motor Speedway for this weekend's Optima Batteries ChumpCar World Series race. I think it was Abraham Lincoln (or the band Wang Chung) who once said, "The best laid plans of mice and men are, well...often screwed up." * I may have the exact quote wrong, but it definitely applies to this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS). The ChumpCar team arrived at CMS to find that the track had been triple booked and that our race was in jeopardy of not being run. But never fear, faithful Chumps. Chief Chump John Condren and Regional Director Mike Chisek donned their trusty superhero capes and came to the rescue. Not only did they save the weekend, but they negotiated another race weekend for ChumpCar in November. More on that later. * Just so you don't think I am an ignoramus, the original quote is actually "The best laid schemes of mice an' men often go awry," from the poem To A Mouse by Robert Burns. The line was the inspiration for the title of John Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men. Here is the new schedule John and Mike were able to work out with CMS: Schedule of Events Sprint Racing Run GroupsGROUP 1 = Under 1.71 litersGROUP 2 = 1.71 - 2.30 litersGROUP 3 = 2.31 - 3.00 litersGROUP 4 = Over 3.01 liters & EC Sprint Races Start Finish Sprint CourseGroup 1 & 2 10:00am 10:40am CW-SGroup 3 & 4 10:45am 11:20am CW-SGroup 1 & 2 11:25am 12:05pm CW-SGroup 3 & 4 12:10pm 12:50pm CW-SLunch 12:50pm 1:20pm 30 minutesGroup 1 & 2 1:30pm 2:10pm CW-DGroup 3 & 4 2:15pm 2:55pm CW-DGroup 1 & 2 3:00pm 3:40pm CW-DGroup 3 & 4 3:45pm 4:10pm CW-D R&R 4:10pm 7:45pm(Rebuild and Replace) Grid Enduro 7:45pm6-Hr Enduro 8:00pm 2:00am Full ROVAL Assuming I can get hooked up to wi-fi at our make-shift race control location, I will be back with live race commentary at 10:00 am ET for the first sprint race. See you then! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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