2009 Dodge Viper SRT10: Viperoadtrip At LeMons in BFE

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2009 Dodge Viper SRT10: Viperoadtrip At LeMons in BFE

July 16, 2010

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At our destination, the 24 Hours of LeMons raceat High Plains Raceway,located 20 miles outside of Byers, Colorado, the 2009 Dodge Viper collected dust while I turned my attention tothis heap:

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Five teammates and I comprise Eyesore Racing, and collectively we raced said eyesore for a total of 13 hours.

Actually it was more like 11 and 3/4 hours when you account for the time we spent in the penalty box for some boneheaded driving on Day One.The penalties had us parading around the pits behind a '47 Ford while dressed up first as a chain-gang and lateras the Village People, where we danced to Macho Man in full regalia complete with mustaches. Good times. We closed out Day One in 7th place as a result.

Day Two of racing was incident-free.The first stint of Day Two was manned by yours truly, during which I clawed back two places to put us in 5th. Hours later in the race, with 20 minutes remaining, we moved up to 3rd. And that's how it ended.

Oh, almost forgot.I was given the privilege of driving the Viper as pace car on Day One. AsI pulled up to the hot pits to stage the Viperbefore the entrants filed in behind me, the track marshal asked, "So, you're here to take a lap before the field shows up?"

Why, yes. Yes, I am.

Pics of the race from the LeMons staff.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor.

Previous Viperoadtrip entries: first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth

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