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1 07, 2013

Lights Out Nighttime action returns to Buttonwillow Raceway Park for round three of the Western Endurance Racing Championship Series presented by Enduro-Racer.com

2016-12-07T10:24:35-08:00July 1st, 2013|

The April WERC event was marked by four caution periods in the first hour, a time in which the pace car was often leading the field on track and lit up like Times Square at Christmas. For the June event at Buttonwillow Raceway, the caution periods were fewer and the pace car saw significantly less action.
The action this time was in the E0 class, which resembled more of a three-hour sprint race than an enduro. Team Achilles Motorsports 1 battled El Diablo Motorsports for first overall and first in class for the entire three hours. El Diablo driver Scott Smith explained that the team didn’t qualify well, but managed to capitalize on a good start.
El Diablo Motorsports and Achilles Motorsports fought elbow-to-elbow for three hours.

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1 05, 2013

Dust, Dusk, Darkness – Strategy and luck tip their hand in round two of the Western Endurance Racing Series at Buttonwillow Raceway Park

2016-12-07T10:24:35-08:00May 1st, 2013|

In endurance racing, strategy is important, but execution gets the job done. Horsepower is nice to have, but not required for success, and luck is paramount. If you can snare a bit of each of those elements — or an abundance of one them — you stand at least a chance of winning.
Those elements were doled out in varying quantities in April as 27 teams took the grid for round two of the Western Endurance Racing Championship series at Buttonwillow Raceway Park.
Team Green Alternative, a Norma chassis car powered by a 2.0-liter four cylinder lifted from a Honda S2000, qualified fastest but ran the warm-up lap at the back of the pack, which left Team Life’s Good Racing! on pole in its Camaro-bodied stock car chassis.

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1 03, 2013

Zero to Hero – 949 Racing has excelled in the WERC series, but only after decidedly humble beginnings

2013-03-01T00:00:49-08:00March 1st, 2013|

We took Kitty — a car so named for the “Hello Kitty” stickers that were on it when I bought it — to our first enduro in the fall of 2010. Emilio Cervantes and I were both on rookie licenses and we quadruple-dipped that weekend, with Emilio in Spec Miata and me in PT class. We split TT sessions and also signed up for the enduro. I didn’t sleep the day before, and we barely got the car ready for its first race, let alone the enduro. Suffice it to say, we made a few mistakes.
Mistake No. 1: The car had to go through annual tech in the morning, so we missed practice for TT, SM and PT.
Mistake No. 2: We missed PT qualifying. We also missed enduro qualifying.
Mistake No. 3: We missed the drivers meeting for the sprint races.
Mistake No.

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1 03, 2013

The Western Endurance Racing Championship begins 2013 with a free-for-all at Sonoma Raceway

2013-03-01T00:00:36-08:00March 1st, 2013|

The 2013 endurance racing season kick-started with a two-hour enduro around the twisty and hilly Sonoma Raceway on Sunday February 10. Six different classes (ESR, ES, EO, E1, E2, & E3) hit the track to do fender-to-fender battle at a sizzling pace.
This race was a large departure from the last endurance race of the season, the 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by the U.S. Air Force, in December 2012, where teams paced themselves to keep cars alive for 25 hours. At Sonoma, teams appeared to be running a two-hour sprint race, with lap times in the 1:50s, which is hauling the mail around the technical Northern California course.

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