October 17, 2013 at 5:48 am #13045
This weekend, North Carolina driver Trey Shannon will attempt his third straight 24 hour challenge to help promote awareness for Tourette Syndrome. This weekend is the running of the 24 Hours of America, set at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. After setting a previous world record in 2011 at New Castle Motorsports Park, he set another record for indoor karting. Now, he takes on the challenge of racing 24 straight hours while racing others.
For the first entry to his blog, click HERE
As the 24 hour event unfolds, updates will be posted here in the thread.October 17, 2013 at 8:03 pm #13117
Thank you for the intro David. Looking forward to practicing and qualifying Friday. Race starts 10:30 Saturday morning. Thanks everyone for your support and following along!October 19, 2013 at 7:53 am #13178
trey qualified ninth and started the race with some rain. He’s actually not too worried about the rain because he is used to it – the first 24 hour attempt had plenty of rain! It’s about 65 degrees outside but feels a little colder with the rain and some wind. All of the drivers seem to be taking it pretty easy with the weather and no big issues yet. Little brother Drew is keeping lap times for the first stint to see how things progress, and the family is here for moral support! Some old friends are expected to stop by today to help as well, so we’ll soon have more people in the tent. Thanks!October 19, 2013 at 10:09 am #13181
Trey is racing great a few hours in. Got t-boned in the side by the leader, but no issues. Feeling good after my first two stops, and the next one he’ll try to drink a smoothie for lunch. The registration team came around with food and t-shirts for everyone. One interesting thing though – they brought out a porta-potty just for Trey to use, but announced this morning everyone can use it. It’s not in the general area of the teams, but Trey has had to wait when he pits to use the bathroom. Now it looks like someone will have a new job during the pit session!October 19, 2013 at 2:18 pm #13185
Rain came back for a little while, and wind has picked up. Temperatures down to about 60 degrees. Brother Drew has been great keeping up on times and Pitt stops, while the wife mixes up some nutrients for my camelback. Drank a smoothie of bananas, almond milk, and peanut butter. Had to switch over my nutrients because my stomach was feeling bad. Doing ok for now! Some old friends of the family stopped by – the Connoles. Their son Jason is a few years younger than Trey, and the entire family has racing in their blood. Jason was helping Drew out for awhile, monitoring pit stops and keeping moral support.October 19, 2013 at 6:13 pm #13190
Sounds great. What’s the latest and how is the lighting for the night time?October 19, 2013 at 6:32 pm #13193
Trey is still driving and chugging along. Over 500 laps in. Still in last place, but the other teams dont need to take extended breaks. Consistently between 60 and 62 seconds on each lap. There are faster karts lapping him, causing him to be a little slower – but hey, he’s doing this by himself! Family friends have left except for Jason, who we have temporarily left to be Treys spotter while brother Drew takes a well deserved break. Although Drew did get his dinner delivered to him from the other family members 🙂October 20, 2013 at 7:08 am #13207
trey has surpassed 1000 laas! The race is scheduled to end in about half an hour, and Trey is taking a short break before finishing the last few laps. Between the hours of 3:30 and 7am it was a little cold, and Trey resorted to warming himself up during breaks with a run to the actual bathroom (not a port-a-jon) and push the hand warmer to warm up a bit. Drew ended up staying up all night, with Dad along side. Mom and the wife decided to head back to the hotel for the night and get some rest, because someone needs to drive home today! The pugs came back to the track since they would have been upset if they were left in the hotel again. They are enjoying all of the attention! Trey is back out here for his last stint! Lets cheer him on for the final push!October 23, 2013 at 5:23 am #13480
Here is the report from Trey, reaching the 1000-lap mark
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