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9-Hour Enduro - Results

Recap: Saturday, Nov. 14: Teams 2 Fast 2 Furious, Wheel to Wheel and Apex Eaters Victorious in 9-Hour Enduro

We were lucky enough to have a warm November day and race under sunny skies today with a SOLD OUT field of five Pro-Am Light division, nine Pro-Am Heavy and five Novice teams of diehard rental racers. Teams competed against each other for 493 non-stop laps during our last endurance race of the year, the 9-Hour.

2 Fast 2 Furious (Pro-Am Light), Wheel to Wheel (Pro-Am Heavy) and Apex Eaters (Novice) were all victorious in the 9-Hour Enduro in their respective divisions.

Le Mans Style Start:
A 30-minute qualifying session set the grid with Team 2 Fast 2 Furious (L) as the overall pole sitter with a quick lap of 62.775 seconds. Traditional for our endurance karting events, the race started with a Le Mans style start in which competitors must run across the track on foot and jump into their karts with assistance from a teammate to buckle the seatbelt before accelerating.

1-Hour Mark:
One hour into the race, Team Doze Tree Guys (L) led overall, followed by Team LeMans Karting Fremont (H). Some teams made several of their mandatory 15 kart swaps right off the bat, while other teams executed a different strategy and chose to log laps with their starting driver.
Leaderboard: Pro-Am Light Top-3: Doze Tree Guys, Volta GP, 2 Fast 2 Furious.
Pro-Am Heavy: LeMans Karting Fremont, MAD KART, LeMans Karting Greenville
Novice: Chattanooga Tourenwagen, Corn Fed Iowa Boys, Apex Eaters.

3-Hour Mark:
Teams cleared the three-hour mark with strategy beginning to play a role as drivers shifted their focus to simply logging laps instead of making any driver swaps. However, drivers in the seat were not just riding, but battling hard on track with side-by-side racing. Doze Tree Guys continued to lead overall by just over a lap on 2 Fast 2 Furious.
Leaderboard: Pro-Am Light Top-3: Doze Three Guys, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Volta GP.
Pro-Am Heavy: Fats & Furious, LeMans Karting Fremont, LeMans Karting Greenville.
Novice: Apex Eaters, Late Apex Racing, Chattanooga Tourenwagen.

4.5-Hour Mark, Halfway:
The intensity on track slowed as business picked up in pit lane with teams trying to complete their mandatory stops. Team Doze Tree Guys had only made four of their stops and as they started cycling through stops, it allowed Team 2 Fast 2 Furious to take over the lead overall on the field.
Leaderboard: Pro-Am Light Top-3: 2 Fast 2 Furious, Doze Tree Guys, Volta GP
Pro-Am Heavy: Wheel to Wheel, LeMans Karting Fremont, Fats & Furious.
Novice: Apex Eaters, Late Apex Racing, Chattanooga Tourenwagen.

7-Hour Mark:
As the sun set and the lights came on, business picked up on and off of track as drivers fought exhaustion and raced against the clock with minutes dwindling quickly. Although many teams settled into a rhythm for the last few hours, the race certainly didn’t lack competitive, hard racing for position as teams’ patience and energy dwindled.
Leaderboard: Pro-Am Light Top-3: 2 Fast 2 Furious, Doze Tree Guys, Volta GP
Pro-Am Heavy: Wheel to Wheel, LeMans Karting Fremont, LeMans Karting Greenville
Novice: Apex Eaters, Late Apex Racing, Chattanooga Tourenwagen

9-Hour Mark/Checkered Flag:
The last 45 minutes of all enduro races become interesting as final pit stops begin to shake out. Each team can instantly see if their strategy was a success or a failure within the closing hour. Completing 493 laps, Team 2 Fast 2 Furious proved their dominance by winning overall with just over a three-lap lead on the field.

Congrats to all teams for finishing the 9-Hour Enduro; just finishing the race is a huge feat in and of itself!

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9-Hour Enduro Results