NJ Motorsports Nov. 20-21, 2020


The Tadpole entered the "Knight Rider" 14-hour race at NJMP - our longest and first night race - testing its own endurance and that of our team. We brought along our friend, Johan Schwartz, for inspiration and guidance and he promptly showed us that the Tadpole could lap Thunderbolt seconds faster than we were willing to push. We qualified on the pole in Class 4 - another first - and ran strongly into the night. Six hours in, we realized we still had a full AER race to go! The duration proved too much, though, and the fuel pump disintegrated at about 10 hours. The lessons learned have us rebuilding the Tadpole with external and redundant fuel pumps for next season when her sister car joins the lineup.