KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL

You are seeing the image correctly. That is a Plymouth Voyager road racing! The van, run hard by “The Soccer Moms” race team, traveled from Oregon down to Buttonwillow Raceway in Southern California to run in the 14-hour “Summer Sunset” ChumpCar endurance race. The van did quite well getting the kids to practice and put down some pretty fast laps. Hit the jump below to see how it faired overall in the ChumpCar race. Photo by VanHap Photography.


The ChumpCar “Summer Sunset” event went from 9:00 a.m. for fourteen hours straight, through the heat of the day and beyond sunset with a checkered flag being waved at 11:00 p.m. Teams did battle in $500 race cars (everything from grocery-getter vans to Triumph Spitfires). As the sun set, Buttonwillow Raceway became extremely dark and teams had to rely on their headlights and bravery to get around the course.

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL

The battle early in the race was between the #93 Nissan NX2000 “Shark Car” versus the #38 Acura Integra of Big Sausage Pizza Delivery. The Nissan was dominating on track but had to come in for fuel every hour and twenty minutes while the Acura was able to go two hours without a pit stop. These two teams had battled it out before and the different strategies (raw speed versus fuel mileage) were looking to be an interesting fight throughout the day.

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL
Big Sausage Pizza Delivery hung a stuffed animal shark from their rear tow hook to bait the “Shark Car” into chasing them. The “Shark Car” of race team Clergy MC answered back with a three lap lead.

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL
About halfway through the long race some bum racing luck struck Clergy MC’s “Shark Car” as they lost a left front wheel in Riverside corner. They were able to make repairs to the car (with some tools loaned from the Big Sausage guys) and come back out to compete. However, the #93 team lost too much time and the win and the trophy went to Krider Racing / Big Sausage Pizza Delivery (sponsored by I/O Port Racing Supplies, Sampson Racing Communications and Carbotech Brakes).

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL

Below, Krider Racing holds their trophy proud after fourteen hard hours of racing.

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL

The race was filled with great competitors, a great crowd and some really interesting machinery. Below are the competitors listed in order of their finishing position:

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL
Finish: First Place
Number: 38
Team Name: Krider Racing / Big Sausage Pizza Delivery
Make: Acura
Total Laps: 312
Fastest Lap: 2:23.785

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL
Finish: Second Place
Number: 30
Team Name: Thundercock Racing
Make: Mazda (disguised as a BMW)
Total Laps: 299
Fastest Lap: 2:31.126

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL
Finish: Third Place
Number: 14
Team Name: Zoom-Zoom Boom!
Make: Ford
Total Laps: 292
Fastest Lap: 2:25.725

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL
Finish: Fourth Place
Number: 18
Team Name: Parabellum Racing
Make: Mazda
Total Laps: 282
Fastest Lap: 2:35.619

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL
Finish: Fifth Place
Number: 42
Team Name: Old & The Wreckless
Make: Ford
Total Laps: 276
Fastest Lap: 2:36.006

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL
Finish: Sixth Place
Number: 84
Team Name: Barbarian Motorworks
Make: BMW
Total Laps: 269
Fastest Lap: 2:21.268 quickest lap for event

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL
Finish: Seventh Place
Number: 69
Team Name: Racey Diva
Make: Datsun/Nissan
Total Laps: 255
Fastest Lap: 2:24.377

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL
Finish: Eighth Place and the “I got passed by what?” Award
Number: 52
Team Name: The Soccer Moms
Make: Plymouth
Total Laps: 233
Fastest Lap: 2:32.015

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL
Finish: Ninth Place and the Chumpiest Chump Award
Number: 66
Team Name: The Sex Pistons
Make: Triumph
Total Laps: 210
Fastest Lap: 2:45.651

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL
Finish: Tenth Place
Number: 55
Team Name: Das Cucaracha
Make: BMW
Total Laps: 193
Fastest Lap: 2:37.136

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL
Finish: Eleventh Place
Number: 15
Team Name: Top Gun Down Under
Make: Ford
Total Laps: 178
Fastest Lap: 2:30.008

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL
Finish: Twelfth Place and the Maytag Spin Cycle Award
Number: 26
Team Name: The Carpet Pissers
Make: Honda
Total Laps: 168
Fastest Lap: 2:34.478

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL
Finish: Thirteenth Place
Number: 93
Team Name: Clergy MC
Make: Nissan
Total Laps: 157
Fastest Lap: 2:21.822

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL
Finish: Fourteenth Place
Number: 98
Team Name: Gurney’s Fleagle
Make: Toyota
Total Laps: 153
Fastest Lap: 2:26.858

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL
Finish: Fifteenth Place
Number: 32
Team Name: Dirt Track Pirates
Make: Mazda
Total Laps: 141
Fastest Lap: 2:29.160

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL
Finish: Sixteenth Place
Number: 16
Team Name: Top Gun Mavericks
Make: Ford
Total Laps: 100
Fastest Lap: 2:32.443

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL
Finish: Seventeenth Place
Number: 6
Team Name: Strictly Legal Racing
Make: Volkswagen
Total Laps: 70
Fastest Lap: 2:35.962

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL
During the event Matt Adair ran his Jeep Cherokee around the course as a camera vehicle for a future episode of GoRacingTV.com.

For more information on ChumpCar races check out the Racer Boy post on Speed:Sport:Life.com.

                              

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