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Price: $1,500 Per Team
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Team Size: 1-6 drivers
Weight Ballast: 200 lb. team average

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Price: $1,800 Per Team
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Team Size: 1-6 drivers
Weight Ballast: 200 lb. driver minimum

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Price: $2,500 Per Team
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Team Size: 1-6 drivers
Weight Ballast: 200 lb. driver minimum

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Machismo 12 Hour Team Endurance Race - December 13, 2014


CalSpeed Karting is excited to unveil the details for the 2014 Machismo 12 Hour Team Endurance Kart Race, taking place at the CalSpeed Kart Track on December 12-13, 2014. The biggest news heading into the 7th annual running of the Machismo is the addition of a third race class for the first time in history. The 2014 event will once again be run from morning to night on the driver favorite Machismo Counter Clockwise layout known for its’ combination of technicality and speed.

Following its’ popularity when introduced in 2013, the Machismo will again feature Friday night “Under The Lights” qualifying, which saw dramatic changes in positions right until the final seconds last year. Additionally, with the date change from Fall to Winter, the transition from day to night will occur earlier in the race than previous years, which along with the colder December weather, will yield faster lap times and top speeds.
 
The traditional Pro and Sport classes will be joined by the brand new “Super Sport” class which is designed to fill the gap between the gentleman driver Sport class and the top tier Pro class.  
 
The Pro class will be a true professional level competition with a truly open ended direction towards team strategies. For the first time, Pro teams will not be required to execute a minimum number of stints or amount of seat time per driver. Instead, Pro teams will randomly select a kart for the race duration and choose when to pit for fuel and driver changes. In addition, the Pro class will feature 2 tire compounds, ala Formula One, that each team will manage for maximum speed and longevity.
 
The Super Sport class structure will be a similar to the Pro Class, with no minimum on driver stints or minimum drive time, while utilizing the Sport Kart chassis. Super Sport teams can swap karts at their discretion, but will be required to swap at each fuel stop. Super Sport is a great option for drivers and teams who want to make all of the strategy choices required in an endurance event, but in equipment they are comfortable with from previous CalSpeed racing experience.
 
The Sport class will be a true “Gentleman Driver” class for competitors that want to test themselves in an endurance event, while harkening back to the roots of arrive and drive racing in its rules structure. Drivers will simply have to drive as fast as possible and not make any mistakes for 12 hours in order to win.
 
The History Of Machismo
Le 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 2014, 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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