Bobcats, Berettas, and John Wilkes Booth: BS Inspections at the Omaha 24 Hours of LeMons

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Actually, this race is taking place in Iowa, but Omaha is the nearest big city and it's impossible to resist naming a race the Mutually Assured Destruction Of Omaha, at the "Omahanebraskarring."

Whenever LeMons hits a new track, the number of entries tends to be small. We inspected about 30 cars on Friday. Mostly we were convinced by their inherent hooptietude, but stuff like this triple-Weber setup (on the world's rustiest 280Z) earned large quantities of penalty laps for perceived violation of the $500 car-building budget limit.


Penalty laps for a Jaguar XJ6? Not on this judge's watch!

An early Index of Effluency favorite is this Mercury Bobcat. It has a fairly fresh Ranger engine and the suspension doesn't seem as terrible as most cars its age, so perhaps it will run all weekend. Only one way to find out: check in later for LeMons updates!

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