And The Winner Is…

Murilee Martin
by Murilee Martin
and the winner is

The LeMons Traveling Circus has just made its way to the French Quarter, so I’ll cut to the chase: the Race Hard Race Ugly BMW 325iS took the win on laps at the Circuit At Grand Bayou today. Margin of victory? 8.5 seconds after 24 hours of racing.

This is the third 24 Hours of LeMons win for the Race Hard Race Ugly team, which fields a pair of E30s, and the first for this car. The Warthog Racing E30, pictured in the background in the above photo, had slightly faster lap times but just couldn’t catch up by the time the checkered flag waved. By the way, the LeMons Supreme Court gave Race Hard Race Ugly eight BS Penalty laps (a matter of some unaccounted-for new shock absorbers); just one more and they’d have lost. The drivers made zero mistakes, the car never broke, and that’s how you win an endurance race. Congratulations once again, Race Hard Race Ugly!

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  • Novaload Novaload on Nov 21, 2010

    Murilee coverage of LeMons. All is right with the world again. Will there by an all E30 race?

  • Jacob Brown Jacob Brown on Nov 21, 2010

    Murilee brought LeMons to TTAC. w00t!

  • Eastaboga Eastaboga on Nov 22, 2010

    I'm not even gonna admit how many BS penalty laps my team had, plus three black flags in the first 7 hours....well, like they say in Chicago, there's always next year...Thanks Murilee for the LeMons coverage!

  • Domestic Hearse Domestic Hearse on Nov 22, 2010

    I would like to read a LeMons story detailing the the best/worst bribes received by Murilee and Jonny over the years. And perhaps a refresher on the series itself...pretty sure most of the TTAC commentariat are acquainted with LeMons, but it's always worth a rehash of the origins, rules, penalty system, and key teams.