How A Dodge Minivan Beat An Audi R8

You thought you were hot stuff when you bought that R8 Spyder. Wait till you get beaten around a skid pad by a Dodge minivan driven by a Jalopnik reader.


Reader asyed3 was at Shannonville Motorsports Park in the family minivan and faced off against an Audi R8 for a bit of a competition. Both cars would start at opposite ends of the skidpad and then set off in pursuit of the other car. Whoever got closest to the car ahead would win. Easy victory for the Audi, right?

Wrong. On the wet pavement, the heavy minivan kept squealing its tires around and around as the Audi completely lost grip.

It just goes to show that you don't face off against a Jalop unless you really know what you're doing.



One late night in college, I decided to just do some laps in an empty parking lot in my MR2. I was just going around in circles around the lot, tires squealing, etc. After a few minutes, another car came in and was doing the same thing, both of us just chasing each other. No one I knew or anything, just two strangers having fun. After a bit we waved to each other and left.