As some of you know, I’m more than excited to be driving in my first car race this weekend at 24 Hours of LeMons in Reno (http://www.24hoursoflemons.com). It’s arguably the most inexpensive way to go car racing since the regulations require a car which was purchased for $500 or less, safety equipment exempted (roll bar, brakes, tires, etc.) There’s a big fun, spirit and camaraderie factor in this race, not just pure competition. The penalties for infractions can be hilarious, like being paraded around the pits in costume and dancing to YMCA. This particular one is a full 24 hour race and I’m part of a team of six along with our fine racing machine: a 1990 Honda CRX. Gonna be crazy, but awesome of course.
In preparation, I’ve been buying a bunch of required safety equipment and helped a little in designing the car last weekend. Huge thanks to the core team of Ryan and Tom for inviting me to this, as well as all the logistics support of Chris. My goals are plain and simple for the race: keep the car on the track at an average pace, no infractions, no car damage, no hero acts, just bring the car back safe and sound. And have lots of fun all weekend.
I’ll be adding pictures to a gallery as long as AT&T lets me and will try to post updates to this blog as well.