Saturday, August 9, 2014

LeMons: 'There Goes the Neighborhood' Saturday night kind-of-live

Keystone Kops at Summit Point, 2013. (Murilee Martin photo)

Earlier this week, I previewed this weekend's 24 Hours of LeMons race ("There Goes the Neighborhood") at New Jersey Motorsports Park. In LeMons, the winners are really sidenotes to the narrative of the weekend, but for those half-dozen teams embroiled in the long endurance battles, a lot of pride is at stake. So this post will contain my ramblings for the half-dozen people who care about the outcome of some crapcan race in the Garden State.

Today's race session was a long one, encompassing a nine-hour slog around NJMP's Thunderbolt course. Tomorrow (Sunday) will see a 5-1/2 hour "sprint" to see who comes away with the overall and class trophies. The varying time slots should keep it interesting, so let's see how today ended and what to expect in the final handful of hours. Naturally, this being Saturday night, this will all be plucked directly from my mental notes in the interest of time.