Cruddy Comes to Corby is Really Rubbish Racing's 40th special event, and the 4th annual running of the club's homage to the famous Indianapolis 500 race, the Cruddy.
For the first time in its 4 year history, the Cruddy will actually be run using American open-wheeled single seater cars, having previously taking place using Le Mans Prototype sportscars due to Forza Motorsport's lack of IndyCar models. That changes for 2015, with the event being run in Race 07, using the 2002 Lola Champ Car Series chassis, powered by a Ford engine and rolling on Bridgestone tyres. Imagine that, actually using a CruddyCar for a Cruddy event!
In a shocking but popular move, the event has migrated from its traditional home in the United States to a small industrial estate in a quiet Northamptonshire town. We here at Really Rubbish Racing feel that the Rockingham Motor Speedway never got the chance it deserved, holding only 2 CART events in 2001 and 2002, so have decided to bring high speed open wheel racing back to the tarmac of Britain's fastest motor racing circuit.
Format & Regulations
All drivers will compete in the 2002 Lola B02/00 CruddyCar.
| Lola B02/00
|| Lola B02/00
|| Ford Cosworth XFE, 2650cc V8
|| 750 bhp
|| 770 kg
|| Bridgestone Potenza
The event will feature 4 sessions:
- Practice - 1 hour beginning at 18:00 BST.
- Morning Pole - the traditional Cruddy qualifying session, which will take place under superpole conditions with only one car on circuit at a time. Drivers will only have a single lap in which to set a time for the grid. This session will last for 15 minutes.
- Warmup - 15 minutes.
- Formation laps - 2 laps will be run behind the Morning Pole sitting driver at a speed of around 100mph.
- The 4th Annual Cruddy - 90 minutes in length and begin with a rolling start when the Morning Pole sitter crosses the start line at the end of the second formation lap.
The 2015 Cruddy champion will be the driver who crosses the finish line first at the end of the race.
Morning Pole Qualifying
4th Annual Cruddy Race