American Endurance Racing is the new kid on the block for low-buck motorsports. Based around simple rules and a “race what ya got” mentality, it’s got lots of appeal to anyone who’s ever raced 24 Hours of LeMons or Chumpcar. On an ass-clenchingly cold late November weekend, AER stormed into historic Lime Rock Park and I was there with my cameras to capture the action.
This series is awesome. What AER might lose to LeMons in the pageantry department it makes up for spades with fair, fun racing. Multiple national championship winning driver Randy Pobst was there mixing it up with the grass roots racers and motorsports journalists on track. Jalopnik’s Travis Okulski was there; he luckily escaped an incident in the first hour with only some dented pride. I met the infamous and hilarious Bill Caswell, who you might remember from when he ran a $500 craigslist car in a freaking WRC race. After the first day was over, Randy Pobst projected his in car camera footage and broke it down for us while we all sat around eating chili. It was great.
Anyway, I’m sold. I want to go back. I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking.
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