The Staff of Motorsport Marketing
The Staff of Motorsport Marketing Writer
1/21/21 9:34 a.m.

Story by Will Nonnamaker

You’re getting ready to attend your first endurance race, and you think you have everything you need to run the event. The reality is that you probably have everything you need to run the event–as long as it goes perfectly. 

But what did you forget that will solve an emergency or just make the weekend smoother? Here are 10 things to add to the packing list.

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TR7 (Forum Supporter)
TR7 (Forum Supporter) Reader
1/21/21 1:58 p.m.

Wasnt this one of the boxsters that caused a bit of a kerfuffle in champar? I guess you can add rulebook and protest forms to your list... 

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
1/21/21 3:40 p.m.

Here's a better list:

1) Tools

2) Coolers

3) Spare parts critical to your car

4) Spare wheels/tires

5) Food and Beer

350z247
350z247 New Reader
1/22/21 7:54 a.m.

I'd love to see GRM take on the new 4 hour TREC enduros that NASA just introduced. I think it would be fun to see a full breakdown of how sprint racers could transition to enduros. What lasts for 30 minutes may not last for four hours...

Bill Strong
Bill Strong New Reader
1/22/21 1:10 p.m.

In reply to TR7 (Forum Supporter) :

No, it wasn't.

Bill Strong
Bill Strong New Reader
1/22/21 1:14 p.m.
350z247 said:

I'd love to see GRM take on the new 4 hour TREC enduros that NASA just introduced. I think it would be fun to see a full breakdown of how sprint racers could transition to enduros. What lasts for 30 minutes may not last for four hours...

That's a good idea. ChampCar has had a large number of SCCA and NASA sprint racers come over to ChampCar over the past 12 years with good success. Of course, their first races were eye-opening due to many things like speed differential, not using up the tires in the first stint, and not being so aggressive in their passing in corners. But once they settle down, they have done quite well. Nothing beats the seat time though. That's what makes ChampCar so much fun.

HoserRacing
HoserRacing HalfDork
1/22/21 1:24 p.m.

Agree with Bill.  That's one of the things that makes the guy that can run consistent & clean lap times sometimes more valuable than the guy that can turn super fast laps...but uses up the car.  Champcar was a great place for me to learn endurance racing and make a lot of friends and contacts.  Their series has evolved over the last few years into a very competitive place to race.  I split my time personally between Champcar and WRL, and can only say positive things about both.  They each have their strong points, but at the end of the day, it's the camaraderie and competition that make both of these great events.  

350z247
350z247 New Reader
1/22/21 7:14 p.m.

I'd love to try some enduros, but I like the idea of starting with 4 hours. Plus, the even lower cost loss is nice if the car can't go the distance. ChampCar, WRL, and AER all look super enticing.

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