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NASCAR 4-Hour Race – Rockingham Infield – 24Feb13

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Our second NASCAR 4-hour race attracted 28 drivers (4 less than 2012) running on the 8 lane 200 foot Rockingham Motor Speedway infield circuit. DHORC 2 retained their title with a new team line up, adding 46 laps to the previous record. NSSRC drove their best HO endurance race to date to take a wonderful second place The Teams Qualifying consisted of three flying laps on Lane 5 for one driver in each team with the fastest lap taking pole and first lane choice. Each team then races for 30 mins on each lane with driver changes allowed every 15 mins. Each driver must drive for a minimum of 1 hour in total. Here Doug Passell’s very pink NASCAR is about to qualify in the hands of Rob Heaton. Jamie Sismey would take pole for DHORC 2 with a new Qualifying record. The grid lined up as follows Racing under way The final corners of the circuit, the Esses were certainly tricky Turn 2 also caught folk out as the cars approached at close to 20 mph……. ………..after being flat out through the banking Shloke Anand did a fine job at Race Control James and Rob Lyons kept me company while marshalling Peter Martin had a lot of track to marshal Doug’s turn at Turn 2….. …followed by Jonathon Levers DHORC 2 team of Jamie Sismey, Shloke and Lee Pateman retain their title Dave Phillipson, John (Razor) Lamb, Rob and James drove to a superb second for NSSRC Overall results Driver stats Congratulations to DHORC 2. Next year we will be changing the track to include all but Turn 2 of the oval which should extend the infield track to around 300 feet. We are also looking at a new chassis and an all new body. We have other improvements also in the pipe line; more in 2014. Cheers Nick 

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