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WERC Round 1: Sonoma Raceway, February 10, 2013

Karen Salvaggio

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The 2013 Western Endurance Racing Championship (WERC) Series is set for its season opening event in just one week. The first event of the year will be a 2-Hour enduro held on Sunday morning (2/10) from 8:00 - 10:00 AM.


Sonoma Raceway

February 10, 2013

7:30 AM Mandatory Enduro Driver's Meeting (Base of Control Tower)

8:05 - 8:25 AM Enduro Warm-up

8:25 - 10:25 AM Enduro (2 Hour)


Here's a link to the posted schedule:



This year the WERC will consist of five race events, and for the first time, will include the entire 25 Hours of Thunderhill as one of the main events. Competitors will be allowed to drop one event for season points calculations.



Feb 10 - Infineon/Sonoma 2hr (morning)

April 6 - Buttonwillow 3hr (day/night)

June 1 - Buttonwillow 3hr (day/night)

Nov 10 - Infineon/Sonoma 2hr (morning)

Dec 7 & 8 - 25hrs of Thunderhill (all 25hrs)



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Is the Sunday morning warm-up the only pre-race track time for enduro cars/drivers this weekend, or will enduro cars be able to join one of the race groups for Saturday's warm-up and/or qualifying?

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The Sunday morning warm-up is the only time alotted for enduro practice. To determine the grid, I believe they will use one of the alternative methods (random, pea pick, etc.) rather than a normal qualifying session. I will post as soon as I confirm. Thanks!



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Western Endurance Racing Championship Series

Round One Results

February 10, 2013


Seventeen(17) endurance racing teams took to the track for the 2013 WERC season opener held at Sonoma Raceway on February 10, 2013. The weather was clear and a crisp 35 degrees when the green flag fell. Great racing among all of the classes, with more than one team fielding all new cars for this year's endurance racing series.


As has become the hallmark of the Series, drivers and crew again performed flawlessly both on track and in the pits, with virtually no incidents or pit penalties in the 2-hour race. Congratulations to our winners and podium finishers, and big hats off to these "Can do!" enduro teams for their preparedness and dedication in fielding cars in the earliest date the WERC has ever seen for a regularly scheduled race. The final results at the checkered flag:


ESR Class

1st: Team Ron Cortez

2nd: Team Competitive Edge


ES Class

1st: Team Prototype Development Group

2nd: Team Life's Good Racing

3rd: Team Austin Thomas


EO Class

1st: Team Navid Kahangi

2nd: Team El Diablo Motorsports

3rd: Team Fred Emich


E2 Class

1st: Team Mansour

2nd: Team Brown/Hyer

3rd: Team Silverfern


E3 Class

1st: Team Gordon Jennings

2nd: Team Andrew Kidd

3rd: Team William Chen


Full race results: http://www.mylaps.com/results/showrun.jsp?id=2566941&perclass=1


Next WERC Event: Round 2, 3-Hour day/night enduro, Buttonwillow Raceway Park, April 6, 2013

Register here: http://www.nasaproracing.com/event/1608


See you at the track! Karen

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El Diablo finished 2nd?! That E36 was ridiculous @ the 25.


Great race, and El Diablo was just 26 seconds back at the finish.....

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