Machismo 12 Hour Team Endurance Race – December 2, 2017

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The dates for the 2017 Machismo 12 Hour race have been released, taking place on the first weekend of December, with practice/qualifying on Friday the 1st and the race on Saturday the 2nd.

Machismo Clinic Registration: https://calspeed.configio.com/ShoppingCart.aspx?com=detailview&iid=1002&cid=393

Sport/Super Sport Practice: TBA

Pro Class Practice: TBA

Registration Link: https://calspeed.configio.com/ShoppingCart.aspx?com=detailview&iid=997&cid=393

Driver Values: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10q3h9JI-ObeZRuCHEcBc1ft9XVADc2IBO0lxsheW1e4/edit?usp=sharing

Team Submission Link*: https://goo.gl/forms/jefW72QVRxogK0T92

  • *= for individuals seeking a team, please contact mike@calspeedkarting.com prior to completing the team submission form
  • You must register prior to submitting your team information
  • Submitting your team information does NOT equate to registering for the event

Machismo 2017 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1459687880734556/ Includes unofficial roster for teams; also provides a forum for individual drivers seeking a team

2016 Paddock Map for reference (Click for higher res)

 

The History Of Machismo

machismo_12hr-267x73Le Mans, Daytona. Sebring.  To the average onlooker, these are simply motor racing events. To those most intimate with their nuances, they transcend time and evoke a passion bordering on obsession.  Whether standing atop the podium in 1923 or 2015, to earn victory here is a championship in and of itself. To win is vindication, a tangible acknowledgement of greatness, and an open invitation into the most exclusive of company.  To come close and fall short is heartbreak, agony, and utter despair.

While the Machismo 12 Hour Race isn’t (yet) a part of motor racing’s “Triple Crown,” there is a definite aura surrounding the race that draws a similar passion from those looking to conquer it. In it’s brief but storied existence, the race has drawn team’s from several continents, speaking several languages, all seeking a single win… but only a select few have found what they came looking for.

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