Tuesday, August 4, 2015

24 Hours of LeMons: There Goes the Neighborhood Bonus Preview!

Murilee Martin photo
By now, you've hopefully read my preview of the 24 Hours of LeMons race at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park over on Hooniverse. If you haven't, go do it now. I'll wait.

Great to see you again. On a scale of Awesome to Incredible, how was that preview? I agree.

Now, if someone in Vegas or Atlantic City or that seedy restaurant where people are coming and going from the back room all the time is taking bets on the overall winner—i.e. the team that the series typically cares the least about—make the jump for what passes as a tip sheet.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

24 Hours of LeMons: Doin' Time in Joliet bonus preview!

By now, you're almost certainly read the preview over at Hooniverse in all its entymological glory from guest previewer Blake Field. If not, set aside a healthy block of time and go read that. I've tried to refrain too much from getting too serious in my recent LeMons previews, but this weekend's forthcoming race is interesting to the endurance-racing geek in my brain so there are some interesting things at play in the race for the overall win.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

24 Hours of LeMons: 'Sears Pointless' Saturday analysis

Murilee Martin photo

It wouldn't be a 24 Hours of LeMons weekend without your loyal LeMons correspondent offering a modicum of in-race analysis of race strategies. This weekend finds the series at Sonoma Raceway for its fifth annual "Sears Pointless" race. The Sonoma races are usually crowded affairs where attrition tosses away huge swaths of the field. Get caught up on the field with my preview on Hooniverse and with Murilee Martin's race inspection coverage on Car and Driver.

Then make the jump for a bit of number-crunching for the endurance-racing geeks.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

24 Hours of LeMons: 'Shine Country Classic' Day One analysis

Murilee Martin photo

The 24 Hours of LeMons is visiting Barber Motorsports Park (previewed here) this weekend and without belabouring the point too much, I've enjoyed what has been a terrific three-way battle for the overall race lead during Saturday's 7-1/2 hours. To make matters more interesting, the Class B standings shuffled up several times, too, and there should be a proper race in that class, as well, for Sunday's seven hours, which will be split into two sessions.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

24 Hours of LeMons: "Good Effort Grand Prix" mid-race analysis

(Murilee Martin photo)

It's been a while since I've offered mid-race analysis from a 24 Hours of LeMons race, but here we are. I've got a bit of free time so let's take a look at how the first day of LeMons' "Good Effort Grand Prix" at Sonoma Raceway. I previewed the race for Hooniverse here so you can compare what I said (or didn't say) and how it compares thus far. Follow the jump for some LeMons geekery.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Movie Monday: Watch the 2014 Chili Bowl

The Chili Bowl is the Super Bowl of short-track racing, where 300-horsepower Midget cars scramble around the dirt inside a Tulsa, Oklahoma, arena. It's a niche event within a niche sport, but for those on the outside of it—like myself—the spectacle is immense. This year's Chili Bowl looms with load-in for the 250 teams a mere six days away, so what better way to get excited than to watch the final 55-lap A Main from last year's Chili Bowl. Check it out after the jump.