RACE: Florida Region Longest Night Moroso results

Robinson Motor Sports Spec Racer Wins Longest Night 24-Hour Race Palm Beach Gardens, Florida - December 30, 2001 - Sports Car Club of America's annual Longest Night 24-Hour race was won by Robinson Motor Sports Spec Racer Ford. Driven by Larry...

Robinson Motor Sports Spec Racer Wins Longest Night 24-Hour Race

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida - December 30, 2001 - Sports Car Club of America's annual Longest Night 24-Hour race was won by Robinson Motor Sports Spec Racer Ford. Driven by Larry Baisden, Andy Carlino, Mark Eaton, Rodney Thompson and Bill Weston, the car covered 1707 miles at Moroso Motorsports Park in Florida. They bested the second place car, another Spec Racer, by 23 laps.

Robinson, who entered the race four previous years, said, "We've worked so hard for this. I was lucky enough to find a super crew and drivers that did an excellent job. My crew chief, Mark Eaton, who also drove at night, prepared the car perfectly. These are cars designed for 30 minute sprint races and all we do is slap lights on them and thrash them for 24 hours."

Ray LaRue, driver of the second place LaRue Motorsports Spec Racer, said, "The Robinson guys were so fast on pit stops." He added he felt they had a strong challenge for Robinson until an extended stop for repairs.

Third place was won by Van Cleef Racing's Toyota Supra, who bested the next car in class, another Supra, by 14 laps. <pre> <pre> Final results:

POS CAR CLASS LAPS 1 Robinson Motor Sports #75 SRF 759 2 LaRue Motorsports #33 SRF 736 3 Van Cleef Racing #84 T2 733 4 Motion Dynamics #16 SRF 729 5 Racers Edge #47 SRF 725 6 Mach Five Racing #83 SM 723 7 Motion Dynamics #6 SRF 722 8 Miata Group #09 SM 722 9 Technical Dimensions #08 ITS 721 10 Clean Sweep #66 T2 719 11 Honda of America #69 P2 715 12 Miata Group #01 SM 712 13 Mach Five Racing #88 SM 711 14 Nortsport.com #30 ITS 701 15 Gazelle Racing #19 SM 696 16 Empirenet/Wild Child #7 SSC 693 17 Kumho Tires Miata #18 SSB 691 18 Deeperimage.com #22 SSC 682 19 Team CRS #23 ITS 677 20 European Autosports #65 P2 666 21 LaRue Motorsports #48 SRF 665 22 Team Till Racing #28 ITB 663 23 Loma Automation #04 ITS 660 24 European Autosports #64 ITA 658 25 Broadfoot Racing #8 ITS 637 26 RC Imports #86 P2 619 27 Bimmerworld Racing #29 P2 600 28 Scuderia Mouse #61 ITS 559 29 Autoy Racing #15 ITB 556 30 Bob's Speed Products #91 ITB 536 31 RC Imports #85 P2 465 32 Broadfoot Racing #27 ITS 417 33 Eastern Competition #12 ITB 329 34 Compumfg.com #45 ITA 320 35 Entry Anxiety #57 SM 254 36 Team Matthew #20 P1 216 37 NRG Racing #5 P1 163 38 Broadfoot Racing #26 P1 69 39 New Rode Motorsports #3 ITS 5 </pre> -Florida Region, SCCA-

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Series SCCA
Drivers Mark Eaton , Rodney Thompson
Teams Carlin