As we keep trying to make clear, the Index Of Effluency is the top prize, the pinnacle of all LeMons awards.
In 2010, the IOE winner will take home more prize money than the overall winner, just to make that point more obvious. Index Of Effluency winners not only get the respect and admiration of the LeMons HQ staff, they generally get jumped to the front of the line in the increasingly competitive race-acceptance sweepstakes. Let's check out the top winners of the 2009 LeMons season!
Opular Dependence Team Israel, Opel GT
This team sort of started out in the doghouse at the '09 Gator-O-Rama race, due to an ill-advised anti-Semitic crack, but they totally redeemed themselves by taking their lumps with good humor and somehow keeping their hella terrible Buick V6-powered Opel GT running for most of the weekend. To their credit, they've kept the Team Israel name- which was bestowed upon them by the heavily Hebraic LeMons Supreme Court- for subsequent races, even though this probably gets them a lot of hassles back in whatever godawful, bullet-riddled West Texas town they come from.