Four Hours In, White Lightning Mazda RX-7 Leads!S

It's 98 degrees out, engine failures are proliferating like uranium centrifuges in the Middle East... and an RX-7 is leading the race.

Yes, the White Lightning Sawzall-convertible 1986 Mazda RX-7 (that's a photograph from the LeMons South Spring '09 race, since I haven't had time to shoot many photos today) is the current race leader. The team captain owns a rotary Mazda shop, and we've always been real suspicious of this car... but it's either totally legit or we're dealing with a South Carolinian Smokey Yunick here. Probably the latter, but ya never know, ya know?