With a three lap lead and only thirty minutes to go the Speed:Sport:Life team of Krider Racing/Big Sausage Pizza Delivery was looking to win the ChumpCar 7-hour enduro at Auto Club Speedway. But then the Acura Integra had different ideas and the team had to finish second after a lengthy pit stop to fix a fuel/electrical problem.
Team Black Iron Racing took first place in their V-8 5-series BMW. Krider Racing fell to second and Team Priapism in another BMW took the final podium spot.
Tire wear was a factor in the event as the track surface of Auto Club Speedway was quite abrasive. Team Zoom Zoom Boom used all of their tire rubber, and then some.
Sunday will bring a fresh 7-hour enduro with ChumpCar. Stay tuned this weekend for more live updates.
Trophies are up for grabs at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana during ChumpCar’s L.A. Freeway Enduro, two 7-hour enduro races for $500 cars. S:S:L will try to give you live updates as the weekend races unfold.
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On the West Coast, Krider Racing was in a heated podium battle as the sun came up during the ChumpCar World Series at the Streets of Willow Springs, unfortunately, what was heated was the motor. Blown head gasket three hours before the finish. Even with the Integra parked and leaking, Krider Racing may squeek out a top ten finish. Eyesore Racing in their Miata lead the ChumpCar race with an hour to go.
On the East Coast, Patrick Dempsey is looking at a top ten finish in his RX-8 at the 24 hours of Daytona (that is if his head gasket can hold on a bit longer). The Camaros are leading the GT class.
Rob Krider puts the Big Sausage Pizza Delivery Acura Integra into second place, after some blistering fast pit stops from the Krider Racing crew, as the sun set at ChumpCar on the West Coast. Patrick Dempsey leads a group of GT cars through the rain at Daytona in “the show” on the East Coast.
As the sun set at Daytona, Ganassi’s Riley, driven by Montoya, Dixon and Franchitti leads the DP class at the 24 at Daytona. At the Streets of Willow Springs, Eyesore Racing in their turbo charged Miata leads the ChumpCar race.