Is there any way that a Chevy Citation X-11 that doesn't blow up during a weekend of road racing can be denied the Index Of Effluency? We didn't think so, either. Congratulations, Schumacher Taxi Service Craptation!
Once the race-leading S.O.B. Volkswagen GTI blew up late yesterday, there was no prying the Super Troopers' BMW E30 away from the top spot. Clean race, zero penalties, zero mechanical problems. Congratulations, Super Troopers!
If you're a serious 24 Hours of LeMons fan, you know that the Index Of Effluency (given to the team that overachieves beyond all expectation with an all-around terrible car) is the real top prize. Who's leading after Day One?
The weather was about what you'd expect for South Carolina in May, mechanical failures stacked up dead cars like cordwood, and the Penalty Box had plenty of clients. But some cars neither blew up nor spun out.
The Türbö Schnitzel XR4Ti has competed in several LeMons events here in South Carolina, with predictable results each time: KABOOM! Obviously, an XR4Ti must have a turbocharged Ford engine, but there's no law that says it can't be a V8!
What most quiet Southern towns want more than anything else is to block off downtown on Friday afternoon, run a parade of 89 so-called race cars down the main drag, and then endure a LeMons BS Inspection. Welcome to Camden!
There's nothing like a race track full of beat-to-hell hoopties to give you a crash course in Blowed Up Engines 101. The Southern Discomfort race offered plenty of busted blocks, oil pans full of bearing shards, and the like.
Sure sure, some folks get excited about the LeMons car that gets the most laps, but the Index Of Effluency winner gets the real bragging rights. Today, General Motors takes another big win thanks to the Track Pillagerz! Buick LeSabre.