Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Crapcan Weekend at a Glance: June 15-17

ChumpCar's Pre-Father's Day Celebration Race (CPFDCR)
Buttonwillow Raceway (Buttonwillow, CA) - ChumpCar World Series

ChumpCar will host a one-day, 14-hour race June 16 at Buttonwillow Raceway. The race begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 11 p.m. The racek will use track configuration #1 on the Buttonwillow site; click here for the track map.

The CPFDCR will follow the typical pre-race day schedule on Friday, June 15, with registration, technical inspection, and safety gear inspection from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Novice school will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and ChumpCar will host a barbecue after 7 p.m.

Buttonwillow will hold an open Test Day Friday with options for either a full day or half day of testing. A full day will cost $125 per driver plus $75 per car; a half day is $60 per driver and $50 per car. The half day testing starts at 1 p.m.

As another event is scheduled at Buttonwillow for June 17, participants are required to vacate the track by 7:00 a.m. Sunday. (All times listed are PST.)

Onboard video

Our onboard ridealong this week comes from last year's ChumpCar race at Buttonwillow. Watch Colin Craft pilot the Sex Pistons' Triumph Spitfire around the course, which is configured the same way that this year's race will be. You can also watch an instructional video on its configuration here.

Official CPFDCR Supplemental Rules (PDF)

Buttonwillow Raceway official website

Trackpedia page for Buttonwillow Raceway

MotoIQ's "The Buttonwillow Bible," a walkthrough for a similar (though not identical) configuration

Capitol Offense
Summit Point Motorsports Park (Summit Point, WV) - 24 Hours of LeMons

The 24 Hours of LeMons returns to Summit Point for the third annual Capitol Offense this weekend with another two-session race. The session times for the race are:

Saturday, June 16: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 17: 12:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The shorter Sunday hours are due to the mandatory quiet hour from 11 a.m. to noon.

The gates open for the weekend Friday, June 15, at 7 a.m. Tech inspection begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.

The course run is a modified version of the track's Shenandoah Circuit; a track map showing the changes with red dashes can be found here, courtesy of Doug Kirchberg from the Gang of Outlaws.

Summit Point will hold a Test Day on Friday, June 15. First run group begins at 9 a.m. and the cost is $225 per car.

Coinciding with the LeMons race will be HyperFest, which is being held at Summit Point as well this weekend. Spectator entry to the LeMons race also give access to HyperFest being held on the Summit Point and Jefferson circuits. For more information on HyperFest, click here. (All times listed are EST)

Onboard Video

Our onboard preview for Capitol Offense comes from previous Rusty Hub interviewees Schumacher Taxi Service and their CoROLLa. The video gives a good set of telemetry data and the course map, as well as a demonstration of what you should do when your brakes fail at one of the most challenging parts of the course.

"Capitol Offense" event page on the 24 Hours of LeMons website

Official Summit Point website

Summit Point on Trackpedia

Capitol Offense 2011 official photo gallery

Capitol Offense 2010 official photo gallery

Some other race in France

All we know about it is that some people are excited about some new phallic-shaped Nissan.

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