Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Crapcan weekend at a glance: May 25 - 28

14 Hours of Daytuna
ChumpCar World Series - Daytona International Speedway

This weekend will see the first crapcan race at legendary Daytona in a one-day, 14-hour session Sunday, May 27. The race will use the "roval" course. Race organizers have more than 120 cars registered for the race.

The Speedway requires all participants to have run wheel-to-wheel road racing previously. As several hours of the race will take place at night, operational headlights are required. See the supplemental rules below for full information.

Gates open Saturday at noon with registration from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; safety and tech inspection from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and driver's gear inspection from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

On Sunday, the drivers' meeting begins at 7 a.m. with the green flag dropping around 8 a.m. and the checkered flag at 10 p.m.

The wonderful folks at CrapCan Live will be webcasting the race at Tune in; we'll be watching.


Since crapcans have never run at Daytona before, we thought we'd just give you this onboard video of James Hinchcliffe in the Speedsource Mazda RX-8. Unless your car is packing some serious Cheatonium, you'll be going much slower around the tri-oval part. And everywhere else on the course, for that matter.

Official "14 Hours of Daytona" Supplemental Rules

Official Daytona International Speedway website

Daytona International Speedway Trackpedia Page

North Dallas Hooptie
24 Hours of LeMons - Eagles Canyon Raceway

In Decatur, Texas, LeMons will host its first 24-hour race of the year at Eagles Canyon. The insanity begins Saturday morning tech inspection from 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. This is followed by the drivers' meeting at 2 p.m. and the green flag at 3 p.m. Gates open at 7 a.m.

The tight schedule should make a grueling weekend for most teams with 31 hours elapsing from tech inspections' start to the checkered flag. Eagles Canyon will also host an open testing day Friday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

As this is a 24-hour race, lights are required. See event page below for details.


Here's an look onboard with two-time overall winners Skid Marks Racing as their driver dices with the Pool Shark E36-chassis BMW at last year's season-ender.

Official Eagles Canyon Raceway site

Eagles Canyon Raceway Trackpedia page

Official "North Dallas Hooptie" 2011 photos

Official "North Dallas Hooptie" 2010 photos

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