Sunday, February 13, 2022

Bunch of Idiots Update

As we announced recently, the NMS drivers will be joining forces with the Bunch of Idiots racing team for the Lemons Race in South Carolina in April. For me, this will only be my second Lemons race, and it's been since 2018 when I drove that first time at CMP, so I'm really looking forward to spending more time on track. We are planning on driving the 1990 Mazda Miata, car #289 again, so look for more updates over the next few months. 

Oh, and if you didn't know, MIATA stands for Miata Is Always The Answer, when anyone asks what kind of car is reliable, fun to drive, good to race, has lots of spare parts available, is easy to work on, etc. 

If you're still not sure what Lemons racing is, here's how the organizers sum it up: 

    "Endurance racing for $500 cars."

    "Yes you can race."

    "Racing shouldn't just be for rich idiots. Racing should be for all idiots. That's where Lemons comes in."

As you can tell from all of that, Lemons racing is all about having fun, but they are very serious about the safety aspect of the cars and driving on track. For another great example of their sense of humor (which I really appreciate) here's an email that gets sent to each driver when they register for an event: 

    "Los Angeles, CA -- Today Motor Trend reported that Robert Nixon, against the advice of mental-health professionals, will compete in the 24 Hours of Lemons -- the wheel-to-wheel car race for heaps that cost $500 or less. Nixon's team -- the unpromisingly named "Bunch of Idiots" -- hits your local track on 04/23/2022 to 04/24/2022, where therapists and junkyard operators are already standing by. 

    One relative, on condition of anonymity, described Nixon's family as "...saddened but unsurprised" by the news. "Unfortunately, we've come to expect such lapses in judgment," the source told MT.

    Friends, coworkers, and relatives interested in staging an intervention and/or watching Nixon do something incredibly embarrassing can find more information on Lemons' race-info page."

I don't know about you, but that kind of stuff is just hilarious!

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