Monday, January 28, 2013

Movie Monday: More like Team Puke-y Cash, amirite?

It's Monday and you're probably still trying to shake the inevitable crash from the full-day's rush that is the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Endurance racing isn't for the timid or the meek, but luckily you overcame bleary eyes and utter exhaustion to see it through.

And with only mild damage done to your couch.

Speaking of mild seat damage, we received some information on good authority that a certain famous factory prototype and IndyCar driver wet the seat of his Daytona Prototype during a three-hour stint in the car. Fortunately for the next driver, the car required a repair at the end of his stint. We don't know for certain, but we're pretty sure some poor crewman spent at least a few seconds sopping up stale urine from the seat.

Peeing in one's SFI suit is nothing new to racing and it's not as debilitating to your chances of winning as, say, vomiting profusely inside your helmet and having it project out into your race car's cockpit while you're comfortably leading your class.

But for Team Petty Cash, that's exactly what happened at the 24 Hours of LeMons race at The Ridge Motorsports Park in July 2012. The veteran Jeep Cherokee--the original road racing Jeep--was cruising to a Class C win when the driver experienced a sudden digestive reversal of fortune. The team's next driver was already suited up to take the Cherokee's next stint, but the overwhelming nature of the vomit's profusion and odor wracked him with dry heaves.

The team spent enough time making the cockpit habitable for a driver that they lost the class lead and ultimately finished runner-up, yielding them a conciliatory "I Got Screwed" award, a great story and some fantastic video.

Warning: This is not for those with a weak stomach...but if you've gutted the interior of any crapcan during race preparation, you've probably run across things just as bad.

We fear the day, however, that some poor soul renders his or her car a true crapcan, though there have likely been some close calls.

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