- Published: Tuesday, 21 May 2013 16:50
Date: April 12, 2013
Location: Watkins Glen, New York
Track: Watkins Glen International
Event: ChumpCar Dual 7.5-Hour Enduro
Entrants: 96 ChumpCar Competitors
Objective: Turn ChumpCar's World Upside Down
Warning: certain portions of this newsletter may be slightly exaggerated, or, in some cases, blatantly untrue. After all, if you can't win, you may as well be entertaining. Read to the end to decipher truth from fiction.
Not Off To A Great Start
While it didn't end all rosy, it didn't start all rosy, either. Imagine, if you can, the logistical nightmare of assembling team members from Florida (delayed flight and missed connection due to some insignificant part that holds fuel in the airplane), Texas (delayed flight, delayed connection, rental car flat tire), Michigan (late-night dash by PC across Ohio at two in the morning), and Wisconsin (no delays - how did that happen?). Oh, and then there was the vignette about Larry driving his new-to-him Lotus Evora from Atlanta, Georgia, and being towed by an Amish buggy the final 15 miles to the track. Does Lotus still use Lucas wiring?