The 26th race in LeMons history took place at Michigan's Gingerman Raceway last weekend, and we saw plenty of LeMons firsts. For example, the first one-speed "automatic" transmission, and the first twin-turbocharged, mid-engined full-size van. Madness!


The weather was cold and windy, the cuisine was heavy on the cheese curds, and the racers (mostly) managed to keep the red mist at an unprecedentedly low level. Japanese machinery was less successful than usual, with just three in the top ten, and a Merkur XR4Ti— one of the least reliable vehicles in LeMons history— came in third after flirting with the lead all weekend long.

Not enough LeMons action for you? Check out the top lemons of past races: Altamont '07Arse Freeze '07Altamont '08Ohio '08New England '08South '08Texas '08Arse Freeze '08Texas Spring '09South Spring '09Reno '09New Orleans '09New England '09Buttonwillow '09South Fall '09Ohio '09Texas Fall '09Arse Freeze '09Phoenix '10South Winter '10Texas Winter '10Sears Point '10.

Disclosure: Murilee Martin gets crazy baksheesh from LeMons HQ for his work on the LeMons Supreme Court bench.

1. Clueless Racing, Honda CRX
Overall Winner

2. Latch-Key Kids, Plymouth Neon
Winner, I Got Screwed award
Winner, Class Good

3. The Tools, Merkur XR4Ti
Winner, Grassroots Motorsports Most From The Least award
Winner, Class Ugly

4. Joe Dirt Mullet Rockers Sponsored By Aquanet, Chevrolet Caprice
Winner, Class Bad
Winner, Least Horrible Yank Tank award

5. Spec Junk Racing, Mazda MX-3

6. Dead (Red) Rocket Racing, Plymouth Neon
3 BS Penalty laps

7. Booby Price Racing, Nissan 200SX SE-R
10 BS Penalty laps

8. Glowing Red Rotor Racing, Ford Crown Victoria

9. Chicken and Waffles, Volkswagen Quantum Syncro Wagon
Winner, Index of Effluency

10. VolvOwned, Volvo 245

11. C.A.R.T. - Chicagoland Amish Racing Team, BMW E30

12. BuckSnort Racing, BMW E30

13. Track Pillagers, Buick LeSabre


15. Corsa Nostra, Alfa Romeo GTV6

16. Focke Ewe Racing, Volkswagen Golf

17. Team MRD2, Toyota MR2

18. Smackdown Racing, Ford Crown Victoria

19. Topless Asset Racing Program, Toyota MR2

20. Lucky Monkey Racing, Acura Integra
BS Penalty laps: 2

21. Team Reynolds Style, Toyota Celica

22. Team Lebowski, Dodge Neon

23. It'll Rub Out, Chevrolet Cavalier

24. Team Fiery Death!, Toyota Celica

25. Rally Rolla, Toyota Corolla Alltrac

26. Half Last, Ford Mustang Turbo

27. Madame Flutterby, Honda Prelude

28. Gimmie A Box, Volvo 740 Wagon

29. Bobsleds-R-Us Raycing, Honda Civic

30. Team S-Audi, Audi 4000S

31. The Cheap Bastards, Dodge Neon

32. Top Fool Elemonator, Subaru Impreza
BS Penalty laps: 10

33. MEDs (Midwest Engine Destroyers) Racing Team, Pontiac Fiero

34. Scirocket II, Volkswagen Scirocco

35. Morrow's Auto & Snoopy's Quest For The Holy Nickelbag, GMC Van
Winner, Organizer's Choice

36. The Mustache Rides Again, Audi 4000 Quattro

37. Pink Ladies, Mazda Miata
BS Penalty laps: 50

38. Speed Fixx, Chevrolet S10

39. Team Sucker Punch, Chevrolet Camaro

40. Wisconsin Crap Racers, Nissan Maxima
BS Penalty laps: 60

41. Chump Ganassti, Nissan Sentra
BS Penalty laps: 188

42. Busch Boys, Chrysler New Yorker

43. Save The TA-TAs Racing, Chevrolet Camaro
BS Penalty laps: 10

44. The Minty Pylons, Mazda RX-7

45. Morrow's Auto & Woodstock's NAStiCAR Quest For The Holy Nickelbag, Pontiac Grand Prix
Winner, Organizer's Choice award

46. The Usual Suspects, Mazda MX-6

47. Skid Marks Racing, Dodge Neon

48. Adopted By Jets, Saab 900

49. Double Jeopardy, Pontiac Fiero
Winner, Heroic Fix award

50. Police Brutality, Ford Thunderbird
Winner, Epic Fail Fix

51. Breaking Dawn, Toyota MR2
BS Penalty laps: 500