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And The Winner Is...

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Even after an SE-R Sentra (OK, fine, an SE-R 200SX) won a LeMons race last year, conventional wisdom held that Nissans can't really compete in the series. Forget conventional wisdom, because the Rogue Squadron SE-R just beat 107 cars!

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No black flags. No mechanical problems. The Rogue Squadron car appeared to have zero chance of pulling off the win until the last 40 minutes, when all of a sudden things got extremely interesting. The Death Cab For Cutie V8olvo had built up a seemingly insurmountable 13-lap lead, but then: disaster! The tortured ring gear in the Dana 30 differential disintegrated; at that point, Eyesore Racing's Miata, the POS Racing BMW E30, and the Rogue Squadron were on the same lap, within a minute or so of one another. The SE-R was low on fuel and was turning laps about 5 seconds slower than the Miata, but the Squadron held on to the win with a 25-second margin of victory (and ran out of gas about 100 yards after exiting the track). A proud day for Nissan fans!

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

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