Nobody thought a Volkswagen would ever win, just as nobody believed it possible for a Nissan Z, Taurus SHO, or Saab to win. Today is Mitsubishi's day of improbable triumph!

Sure, Mitsubishis can be fast, and the company has quite a racing heritage... but Mitsubishi (and Chrysler-badged Mitsubishi products) have been utterly terrible in LeMons racing. When they're not getting nickeled and dimed to death by cascades of maddening electrical problems, they're spitting connecting rods all over the track. Until today, that is! The Mid-Drive Crisis Mirage, with its great Formula One-style middle driving position, battled for the lead with a Taurus SHO and Saturn SC2 all day Sunday, ultimately taking the checkered flag by a single lap. Congratulations, Mid-Drive Crisis!