We are in the Lemons!
Got word today that we have been officially accepted to the 24 Hours of Lemons race in April.
The 24 Hours of LeMons
This is what I got:
Your team ( Junk Works Racing )has officially been ACCEPTED for LeMons South Spring, on 4-5 April 2009, at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw SC. We got tons of crappy entries for this race; yours was just enough crappier to be selected. Nice work.
The team website is up and will be update as progress goes on with the rusty pictures of the build. As of now its mostly a 1990 Miata with no motor or tranny and a blown rear but we did only pay $150 for it. Motor was included just not in the car, condition unknown.
Junk Works Racing
Our team concept will be based on the infamous Lockheed Martin Skunk Works team. We will be called “JunkWorks Racing”. Skunk Works is a project group responsible for a number of famous aircraft designs, including the U-2, the SR-71 Blackbird, the F-117 Stealth, and the F-22 Raptor. Our car will be a testimonial to the SR71 Blackbird, I hope.
Our car will have the infamous tail section of the SR71 Blackbird mounted to it including both jet engines and the dual tail rudders that are so iconic to the plane. The car will be painted flat black.
Barring any technical difficulties, we will be broadcasting the race live on the big screens at LongShots Billiards and Darts! ( Long Shots ~ Chesapeake VA ~ Largest Billiard and Dart bar in Hampton Roads!
) LongShots has been supporting the local car seen for almost three years now including, car shows, drift events, drag strip rentals, Auto-X and charity events. This is the talk of the bar already, even with NASCAR coming up! We will also bring a good crowd down to cheer us on. This is going to be a great opportunity to showcase some of out best attributes, building cars and drinking.
Our team will include:
Call sign “IcantDo55”
Born Huntington, NY. 1970
Noteworthy project, my 1989 Mustang Notchback, stroked blown and sprayed. Well over 600 RWHP. Its an ongoing project. Sold but not forgotten, 1990 RX-7 Turbo II with Chevy LT1 transplant 365 RWHP. 1992 Miata Turbo running on MegaSquirt 200RWHP
MySpace.com - Mike - 38 - Male - - www.myspace.com/lt1rx7
Experience, Auto-X, Drag Racing, ********, Fun Ford weekend True Street contender, four years, NYC cab driving. Driven everything from a Goped to a tractor trailer.
Employed as owner of LongShots Billiards and Darts (Sports Bar)
Call Sign “Titan”
Born Washington, Pa. 1970
Enlisted in the Navy July 1988 and served on 5 ships as a Navigator. Retired from active duty October 2008.
Noteworthy project, 1994 Corvette that has a 351ci SBC and a T6 single turbo, making 700 RWHP.
Experience, Auto-X, Road racing, ********, federal and local emergency vehicle school, Navy ships.
Currently employed in the Norfolk Police academy and graduate Feb 26, 2009.
Call Sign “Man *****”
Born Minneapolis, MN. 1982
Noteworthy project, 2003, 350Z with twin turbos 500 RWHP. Stock internals...tick tick tick...
Experience, Auto-X, ********, Drag racing and four time driver improvement class veteran, as per Virginia DMV.
Currently employed at Best Buy as Management, need a phone?
Call Sign “Crabby”
Born Potomac, IL. 1970
Enlisted in Navy June 1987 through June 1997.
Most noteworthy project 1995 Firebird Formula, 500+ RWHP nothing original but the carpet and seats. Currently restoring a Porsche 951 www.Geek-Racing.com
Experience, Drag racing, Auto-X and all the tractors and farm equipment a farm boy can drive.
Currently employed as a Network Engineer.
Call Sign “Judge”
Born Chesapeake, VA. 1978
Noteworthy project, 1991 MR2 Turbo, 540rwhp. Just finished another Daily driven MR2.
Experience, Drag racing, Auto-X.
Currently employed as a automotive mechanic.
Call Sign “BrokeNeck”
Born Virginia Beach, VA. 1982
Noteworthy project, 1988 Mustang, sprayed built motor going on its 5th transmission.
Experience, ********, Drag racing, Auto-X., mud bog, burnout contest, pilot of LongShots race truck at Langley Speedway for Wacky Wednesday events.
Currently employed at LongShots Billiards and Darts as Bar manager.
Call Sign “Howitzer”
Born Radford, VA. 1973
Noteworthy project, 87 Firebird Formula, built motor running on MegaSquirt suspension tuned for Auto-x.
Experience, Auto-X, Drag racing and fixing what ever else the girlfriend breaks.
Currently employed as network administrator.
A pic of the future of our car.