Category: Race Days
Well, well, well, look who made the illustrious glossy pages of Grassroots MotorSports Magazine!
I like how yours truly is half-shadowed behind the wheel. It adds to my aura of mystique and intrigue. Some say Guinea Pigs dry clean his socks. Some… more »
As many posts as I've done on LeMons racing, there's one type of picture that I love the best. What picture genre is that? well, here's an example:
That's right: it's the, "It's late at night, after the first day of racing, there's something wrong… more »
Continuing the update of the race weekend, March 3-4, 2012, at Carolina Motorsports Park...
Sunday morning started out much better than Saturday morning. The skies were clearing, the track was, for the most part, dry, and the car was running better, t… more »
My original plan was to update the blog throughout the LeMons race weekend. That was before we were beset by mechanical issues, multiple apocalyptic weather events, and tempting fire and moonshine gatherings. So, here we are, nearly a week after the c… more »
Well, the car is ready...ish, the gear is packed, and The race starts Saturday morning. The excitement is _palpable_. Of cours,e so is the sleep deprivation, anxiety, and poverty.
A few last minute items...the new carb and intake were a bit too tal… more »
The promised article in The Red Bulletin, featuring the Tunachuckers, fially came to fruition in the September 2011 Edition of said publication! more »
So, what do you do after coming in 47th place at the May 2011 LeMons race at Carolina Motorsports Park, winning the Most Horrible Yank Tank award, and making it home safely again? Why, you haul your miserable awesome crap tank down to the local drag str… more »
I don't have much time here, so a quick weekend summary, in 14 minutes or less:
We arrived and partied Thursday (see previous post)
We passed tech.
We paraded through downtown Camden and scored a class C placement at the BS inspections.… more »
Landed at CMP at 7:30PM Thursday, after a day filled with repairing the tow vehicle, furiously packing supplies, and et cetera. Now we're here, we're set up, and we're enjoying the pre-race festivites. more »
As I've mentioned earlier, having Judgely duties bestowed upon one for a LeMons even isn't all hard work and smelly cohorts and cheaty drivers. Naw, there's PERKS! And besides getting to careen around the paddock on an unstable internal combustion bars… more »
So it turns out that being a Judge at a LeMons race comes with more than its share of extra bonusses. Sure, there's the grueling hours, the awful food, and the hygeine-challenged co-workers, but there's also perks. Like, for example, a gasoline-powered… more »
So, I didn't get too much of a chance to update this over the weekend. Friday morning we rolled out of bed to inhale some bacon, eggs, and coffee and get the car ready for tech inspection. In years past, we'd always flunked the first time through tech.… more »
Here we are. We are here.
Left work around noon yesterday, me driving the mighty Dodge towing the race car and artcarchic following in the 122 estate support vehicle. Stopped at the grocery store for a few last minute essentials (suntan lotion, prun… more »
Wow. Here it is, just a couple of days before race day. Today after work the Tunachucker shock-troops of LeMons South Fall will be decending upon CMP with our car, gear, and ubiquitous and difficult to assemble car port. The truck is packed and the ca… more »
What can I say? Nay, what can anyone say? They're two great tastes that go great with...racing! As reported by faithful Jalopnik weekend update dude Murilee Martin, after our race car's crank bearings shuffled off to Valhalla, we decided to reroute ou… more »
Now that we've all had a chance to recuperate from the debacle that was the February 24 Hours of LeMons race at CMP, I thought I'd start amassing the photos that were taken at the race and do a few entries on them. The other Saturday while at work, Anth… more »
This is now officially my least-favorite bolt size.
This was the size of the oil drain plug on the oil pan on the engine in our Volvo.
The plug that now decorates a grassy field near the apex of a turn somewhere at Carolina Motorsports P… more »
What? Really? The drain plug did what? Where is the spare motor? When the cause of the last engine explosion, which happens to be bolted to the roof, starts to look like a viable option, you know the rest of the story. I am truly… more »
If you've ever watched the cult-ish flick "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", you'll recall a scene where the intrepid Hunter S. Thompson is wandering around in the desert, dust blowing everywhere, his face so bundled up in rags all that is visible is his… more »
Now that we've (sort-of) gotten our wheels back on this internet thingie, I figured I might as well play a bit of catch-up for our loyal (and few) fans who have been occassionally checking the ole website and finding, well, squat.
The Tunachuckers fini… more »