Last fall two of our resident motor heads, Scott & Christopher, decided to get out there and participate in a 24 hour lemon car race at Sonoma Raceway. When we say “lemon” we mean it! Check out the event description from the organizers website:
The 24 Hours of LeMons is restricted to cars that were purchased, fixed up, and track-prepped for a total of $500 or less. At most venues, the racing consists of tech inspection and track testing on Friday; long-ass endurance-race sessions on Saturday and Sunday; and breaks for sleeping, eating, and Band-Aid application every night. Count on plenty of noise, prizes, water fights, and questionably civilized fun before, during, and after the track sessions. Finally, assuming you’re still standing, there’s the gala awards ceremony, wherein we present trophies, plaques, and winner’s purses paid out in nickels.
Although neither of the teams won any awards, they did have a great time and enjoyed using their fitness to help them extend their time in the car by reducing fatigue. They also reported much better mental toughness while in the car for hours at a time, which helped them be faster and smarter during later laps.
Check out the cool pictures of the “Killer Rabbit” and the “Uber Vogel” below:
Uber Vogel sporting the Cróga CrossFit sticker
The Killer Rabbit (the white hatchback) narrowly misses getting hit
The Killer Rabbit & Uber Vogel coming down the straightaway at a blazing fast less than 75 MPH
Scott with his eyes on the prize