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Cape Cod Commercial Linen and E.J. Jaxtimer won the 2012 Seaside LeMans race at Mashpee Commons.

Cape Cod Commercial Linen and E.J. Jaxtimer won the 2012 Seaside LeMans race at Mashpee Commons.

MASHPEE – A photo finish capped off an exciting day of racing as the Cape Cod Commercial Linen/E.J. Jaxtimer Builders team edged out a win by just 3/100ths of a second in the 12th annual Seaside Le Mans – The Race for the Cape Cod Community on Saturday Sept. 8 at Mashpee Commons.

The finish was the closest in the history of the event and after 4 full hours of racing, only 34 laps separated the 15 race teams.

Following closely behind the winning team was second place finishers Shepley Andersen Eagle/ A. & E. Forms/U.S. Foods and taking third place was Cape Cod Aggregates/U.S. Armed Forces. Winning the Fastest Lap trophy was Tracy VW/Hess with a laptime of 23.512 seconds. The Bank Cup trophy was awarded to Rockland Trust and the Media Race was won by Mike Rabideau of Cape Cod Magazine. The Sportsmanship Award was presented to Curley Direct & Associates.

Although the competition was often spirited, all teams agree that the true winners of this race are the beneficiary organizations and the Cape Cod community overall. Donations are sent to the Cape Cod Foundation, which in turn distributes the funds to this year’s beneficiaries: Cape & Islands Special Olympics, CHAMP Homes, The Community Health Center of Cape Cod and Sight Loss Services. Between kart sponsorships and matching contributions, the four beneficiaries shared in $320,000, bringing the 12-year total to nearly $3.5 million.

Unique among fundraisers, 100 percent of sponsorship dollars go directly to the chosen beneficiaries since The Davenport Companies covers all event-related costs and works closely with F1 Boston to organize and manage the race.

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