As the last rains and winds of Hurricane Dorian hit the Upper Cape Saturday, September 7, the Seaside Le Mans: The Race for the Cape Cod Community took place at Mashpee Commons, raising $600,000 for Cape Cod charitable organizations.
The annual event, now in its 19th year, featured Formula One European-style racing karts provided by X1 Boston. The four-hour endurance race runs on a quarter-mile track around corners and under a footbridge. Each kart team has six drivers, with sponsors choosing their own team.
C.C. Construction and Barrows Excavating took 1st place, and Advantage Truck Group and Robert B. Our took 2nd place. Kart seats were donated to first responders, and Mashpee police officer drove the karts.
Cape Cod Commercial Linen Service and E.F. Winslow Plumbing & Heating, both 19-year sponsors of the race, took 3rd place.
Cape Cod Five was the Bank Cup winner; Tracy Volkswagen, A&E Forms and Axial Benefits Group took fastest lap; South Shore Kind won the sportsmanship award; and Norm Hodge won the Drivers Cup fundraising challenge.
This year's beneficiaries included Cape Cod Healthcare, Cape Wellness Collaborative, Children's Cove, Heroes in Transition and the Massachusetts Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.