Muddy Midnight Mayhem Determined a Success
Despite eight inches of rain recorded in Charlestown (IN) prior to the event and the torrential down pour an hour into the race the Midnight Mayhem was a success. Twenty teams officially attended bringing 28 cars as entries. UofL finished just out of the top 3 this year, tying for 4th with a second UofL car finishing 11th.
University of Louisville chapter of Society of Automotive Engineers hosted its 2nd Annual Midnight Mayhem SAE Baja Invitational Night Race on September 26 at Podium1 Motoplex in Charlestown, Indiana.
Scott D. Cambron, Midnight Mayhem Race Coordinator, said, "We had some pretty stiff competition this year on top of the insane amounts of mud that pushed the cars to their limits. All the teams...and track workers fought that mud for nearly 3 hours up to the finish."
He expects the field to double next year as the 2009 entries doubled for last year's inaugural event.
"There were 250 muddy baja enthusiasts out on that Podium1 mud pit of a track and by the end of the race all I could see were Orbit smiles across the group," said Cambron.