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Old 05-04-11, 12:23 AM
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Mexicali Grand Prix + Chumpcar - May 14-15 - Street Circuit Racing!

So... we all wish we could be Eric Meyer and race our RX-8 at the Long Beach Grand Prix. Fortunately for the rest of us there is still affordable and exciting street racing just South of the Border.

This series has been run in Tijuana, Tecate, Mexicali, San Felipe and Ensenada for over 15 years. However, for the first time we have an entire US Group of racers going down as part of the "Chumpcar" series. "Chumpcar" is an endurance race for $500 cars (like 24 Hours of Lemons).

Mexicali is definately the cleanest and safest city in Northern Baja California and has great food. The city just repaved the circuit for us and it should be a very fun weekend of racing.

You can either run with Chumpcar or you can run with the Mexican Grand Prix cars as I do. All racers with a safe vehicle and a good attitude are welcome. We will all meet at noon at the Walmart in Calexico on Friday May 13th and cross as a group. We'll have our own customs person assigned to us so we should have an easy entry.

I've been racing street circuits in Baja for years and it's a TON of fun with large cheering crowds. A definate compliment to your quiet road course club racing in the states. We've never had any problems and felt unsafe.

Track Map:

http://forum.chumpcar.com/index.php?...&attach_id=377

A video of the track is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ8jEIXNMuw

This video is helpful also:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtUjGSB-Bu8

You can find more about the Chumpcar portion of the race here:

http://www.chumpcar.com/event_pdfs/bbmex2011.pdf

Also check the Chumpcar forum for more info:

http://forum.chumpcar.com/index.php?...upcoming-race/

Or the Mexican Grand Prix website (in Spanish):

http://www.calderapromotions.com/

Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions.

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Nice. Should be a fun race. Excellent place for a chump car race!

Are you running the Shaguar at this event?

Is that Pendejo grande in the video? He looks less grande.
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Originally Posted by gracer7-rx7 View Post
Nice. Should be a fun race. Excellent place for a chump car race!

Are you running the Shaguar at this event?

Is that Pendejo grande in the video? He looks less grande.
Yes, Pendejo Grande has lost 200lbs as of that weekend!

Unfortunately the Shaguar is still being worked on... hopefully it will reappear at Lemons Buttonwillow in December.

I will be racing my RX-8 in the Grand Prix and also will be one of the drivers for a Chumpcar Team that is running an 86 Nissan 200sx.

You should consider going!
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We need a few more cars so the price of the Chumpcar entry has been reduced to $250 for 2 drivers! (only two drivers are needed for this event)

This is a SMOKING deal as it includes:

1) THREE Enduros of 3 hours each
2) 2 FIA licenses good for 2011 (These would normally cost more than the entry fee!)
3) The possibility of winning prizes that far exceed the cost of your entry.

The host hotel is very nice and only $60 a night for a double room.

Even if your car would not qualify as a "chumpcar" you can still run with them in the "exhibition" class. You will not be eligable for prizes but everything else is the same.

You can't beat this deal. If anyone is interested please contact me anytime.

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If anyone is interested in an "arrive and drive" opportunity one of the teams has a seat for rent for just $250. Details here:

http://forum.chumpcar.com/index.php?...-this-weekend/
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