It turns out that No Problem Raceway, site of the Laissez Les Crapheaps Roulez LeMons New Orleans race in June, has a full quarter-mile dragstrip. That means that the very same cars that spend all day Saturday being beat to hell on the racetrack (which should feature parts-breakin' 100-degree/100%-humidity weather conditions) will be able to spend the evening making like the protagonists in a Jan & Dean song (had Jan & Dean included references to cane fields, voodoo, and big scary swamp insects in their drag-racing-themed work). Ah, the smell of fried clutches… the staccato chorus of E30 engines bouncing off the rev limiter… the sight of connecting rods fleeing their confines via new holes in hoods and oil pans- it ought to be concentrated essence of hoonage. But hold on there, Big Daddy- it gets even better! Those LeMons cars won't just be knocking off 16-second times against each other; the Big Apple To Big Easy Rally contestants will arrive in New Orleans just in time for the 24 Hours Of LeMons. The BABE Rally features $500 cars, just like LeMons, and we're sure the BABE teams will be eager to put those so-called race cars in their place when the Christmas tree goes green. So make sure you mark your calendar for the first weekend in June, because you'll definitely want to be there for the First Annual JunkerNationals! Here's what LeMons Chief Perpetrator Jay Lamm has to say:
Don't let the crocs and the voodoo dissuade you, mon cher: There's just one week left to enter LeMons New Orleans (aka "Laissez les Crapheaps Roulez," 23-24 May at No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose LA). Get those apps in no later than midnight on Saturday, 28 March 09, or you cry in your gumbo without us. Click here to apply.
What's that? You say that endurance-racing $500 junkers in full Nomex at 100% humidity isn't quite idiotic enough for you? You think it'd be easier to just stay home, seal yourself in a trash bag, and spin in the dryer all weekend? Fear not: In addition to the usual LeMons hullabaloo, Saturday will see the first-ever BABE Rally vs. LeMons Drag-Race Junker-Nationals. If those limeys think their $500 rally cars can blow up more spectacularly than our $500 racecars on the dragstrip, they've got another think coming. It's two ill-conceived, rod-bearing-destroying motorsport contests in one, n'est-ce pas?