Even though we tend to emphasize the Index Of Effluency winners, the team that takes the overall win at a LeMons race has accomplished the nearly impossible: keeping a $500 car running all weekend and avoiding penalties.
Just one slip and the overall win can slip out of a team's grasp; at race after race, the second- and third-place cars tend to be looming ominously in the leader's rear-view mirror, and we've seen several races decided by a fraction of a lap. These are the teams that had the skill, the luck, and the cool temperament needed to take the checkered flag at the 24 Hours Of LeMons in 2009.
Formula M For Mullet, Ford Mustang
Fox Mustangs haven't done so well, in general, at LeMons races, but the Mulleteers managed to keep their car from blowing up and/or crashing into other cars all weekend at the '09 Gator-O-Rama. Their car got around the track pretty well (although a four-banger Mustang was hot on their heels the whole time), and they took home the trophy.