It turns out quite a few of our readers were participants in the most recent 24 Hours of LeMons race at Altamont, and their stories keep coming in. Today we're going to hear from regular reader A.U.B.I.E., who was a member of Team Fish Out Of Water. Fish Out Of Water's Porsche 944 finished in 32nd place, and we'll let A.U.B.I.E. tell the rest of the story in his own words after the jump.
I was one of the drivers of #48, Fish out of Water. Regular Jalopnik reader, loved the coverage and just sent it to everyone. Just so you know ours was a $300 car with zero work on it, save the stripping and a cage. Purchased for $900, sold the Fuchs for $600. If we manage to run it next year we'll have to find a couple hundred dollars of bolt-ons. ;-)
1) It was a blast. I would have been terrified if I wasn't laughing the whole time.
2) #18 (car 03) was next to us in the pits. I think they bolted in a supercharger post-tech and hooked the PVC to get more air in there
but I'm not completely sure. They were kind enough to let me use their air compressor. The all-season radials we ran day 2 had been sitting on the shelf in the 20psi range. Oh, yeah, and 10 minutes before the green flag one of their drivers said into his cell phone: "I'm about to be a race driver!"
3) #20 (car 1) was using Michelin Pilot race tires in the front.
4) #24 (car 32) in the mud was a lesson for us, as well as entertainment.
5) I had #40 (that green CRX) behind me for a few laps on Sunday. He finally got around me because I hit traffic. I tucked in behind him on one of the banked turns after we split the rolling chicane and he shook his fist at me. I suppose that's the ultimate sign of respect from another driver.
And a good time was had by all.