The Late, Late Show With the Western Endurance Racing Championship

When the air is still at Buttonwillow during an enduro, the dust that gets kicked up from two-offs or four-offs rises from the apexes and exits, and just hangs in the air. When you drive through it, the only thing your lights illuminate is the dust itself. It’s scary and disorienting. And if enough cars are dropping wheels around the track, every apex is shrouded in the infamous Buttonwillow dust.
Round two of the Western Endurance Racing Championship series took the green flag at 7 p.m. in April en route to a three-hour battle in the darkness. Despite the still air, the dust and the late starting time, the race went from green to checkers with no full course cautions and no mangled metal.

2016-06-25T00:00:48-08:00June 25th, 2016|