Drivers Duel in the Dust in WERC Series Round Two

Drivers Duel in the Dust in WERC Series Round Two

You just never know what’s going to happen in a Western Endurance Racing Challenge event at Buttonwillow at night. The race could go flag to flag without incident, or the infamous Buttonwillow dust can create havoc for drivers struggling to find their way through the inky darkness.
In the case of the April WERC race at Buttonwillow, it was the latter. Definitely the latter.
Early in the race, a worker in the control tower required medical attention and transport to an area hospital. That brought out the black flags till another ambulance could arrive to stand duty. Later in the race, with about 30 minutes remaining, a car went four-off in the Bus Stop and created a major dust cloud, which caused enough collisions to bring out double-yellows and the pace car. Debris and oil on track were too much to clean up in time for any more green flag racing, so

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