ChumpCars at Atlanta Motorsports Park

For their first visit to the new two-mile AMP (Atlanta Motorsports Park), forty-one ChumpCar teams arrived as the Dawsonville, Georgia venue prepared to host their fourteen-hour endurance race: seven hours each day, 9am till 4pm for the 2-day event.

Not including the required safety equipment, roll-cage, racing seat, racing harness, etc—ChumpCars must be valued at less than $500. This is the value assessed by the general market, not the amount paid for the car. Vehicles valued in excess of $500 are handicapped and as a consequence compete over a longer distance.

An intriguing endurance concept, ChumpCar has many elements to its credit, not least competitive long-distance racing, an abundance of seat time for the drivers, premier race tracks on which to compete, full entry lists, and enthusiastic parts suppliers rubbing their hands safe in the knowledge that long-distance racing means vibrant parts sales.

Here is a flavor of ChumpCar racing:

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