Most of us car guys don’t have the enormous budget it takes to run a serious race team. Heck, I don’t have enough cash to fuel the towing rig Penske uses. However, most of us do have enough spare change lying around to run an un-serious race team. Que up the ChumpCar World Series. At ChumpCar you can race on the same racetrack (Infineon Raceway) as Jimmie Johnson and Danica Patrick (No, trust me, she won’t be there in a Cobra or a bikini). All you need to do is get together with a few of your Car Domain friends, piece together a $500 beater and head to the track. This is claimer road racing at its finest.
The next event is January 9-10, 2010, at Infineon Raceway, with a full schedule for the entire year all over the country. The deadline for signing up for the upcoming race has already passed, but everyone knows that deadlines are meant to be broken (the promoters will squeeze you in). To see the full schedule, prices and rules check out their website: ChumpCar World Series.