Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Just back from Lemons at Thunderhill

Just got back (well, last night...) from the annual Arse-Freeze-A-Palooza at Thunderhill.  Wow, that was entertaining.  I was with the Faster Farms team and their lovely '66 Plymouth Belvedere.  Unfortunately, our weekend was cut short by a rollover on Sunday morning.  Lemons rules state that if you scratch the roof, you're out.  We did, and we were.  Dang.  Not much we could do about it, though.  The driver walked away with a scratch on his hat and some dirt on his sleeve, and the car will race again.  In fact, the car was driven home from Thunderhill to Pleasanton!

Also, we've been informed that since Altamont Raceway is no longer, the spring Lemons race will be at Reno-Fernley Raceway near Reno, Nevada.  Hmmm, racing, cheap buffets, and really nasty strip joints.  I love Reno!!!

The rest of the 24 Hours of Lemons season has been set, and depending on how Reno goes, we may be competing at the Buttonwillow event as well.

I spent a few minutes talking with some other Lemons competitors this weekend about the possibility of joining our team; negotiations are under way.

J and I will have lots of time in the next week or so to work on the car; we hope to have it ready for the cage within another two weeks.

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