E30s? Miatas? Supras? Forget 'em! With Day One of the '10 Gator-O-Rama LeMons in the books, the standings are dominated by a group of cars that brings tears of joy to our eyes!
In the mid-90s, Chrysler had finally built an all-American compact car that struck fear into the Japanese auto industry. The Neon was pretty quick, looked good, and sipped gas. Then… disaster!
Other than the Saturn S Series, the Neon has been the most reliable Detroit-built LeMons car. The Neon is fast, handles well, and has excellent parts availability. Why don't more Civic LeMons racers switch to the more reliable (on the race track) Neon? Yeah, why is that?
What a day of racing! No car held the lead for more than a couple of hours, and at one point the top eight cars were clustered within a two-lap span.