Saturday, January 29, 2011

Chump Car 2011 schedule

The Chump car series will be returning to the Midwest again in 2011.  This is a road racing series that has really taken off in this time of recession.  It was formed for racers who may have the talent but not the budget to race in other sanctioned series.

These cars have all the normal safety standards (roll cage, fuel cell, etc) but should only have a maximum value of $500.  Four drivers per car race in these endurance events which range between 14 and 24 hours in length.

Speedtalk on 1360 radio followed Buffalo (MN) driver Michael Wray (photo above) as his team finished in 6th place (out of 29 cars) at Brainerd International Raceway (MN) and in 5th place (out of 24 teams) at Iowa Speedway in 2010.  The Iowa race was delayed at one point by a serious thunderstorm, the Wray team was in second place for much of the race but lost numerous laps late in the event because of a blown radiator hose. 

The 2011 schedule is as follows:

Road America, Elkheart Lake (WI) March 26 and 27th.

Iowa Speedway 24 hour endurance race April 30-May 1.
Iowa Speedway National Championship (invite only) September 3-5.

Brainerd Internation Raceway (MN)
Double 7 hour enduro June 4th and 5th.
14 hour endurance race Saturday July 16th.

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