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We have a seat available for one of America's craiest and zaniest racing - the 24 hours of LeMons on March 25-27- at Infineon Raceway. (Yes, same weekend as double national at Thunderhill) First off it's not a true 24 hours, its about 8.5 hours on Sat and 8.5 hrs on Sunday, with a Friday test/tune/tech day.

If you're not familiar with LeMons racing, it's a "theme based" event (each car has a theme to it) where the initial car can only cost $500. Mandatory safety equipment, wheels, tires, brakes are exempt from the $500 cap.

We have a V-6, 5sp 97 Nissan Maxima. This is its 5th event and its quite dialed in. It is one of the fastest cars in the event and it handles pretty good, not a spec miata, but for a FWD car, not too pushy at all. If you're under 6'3" and 260 lbs, you'll fit in the car, short guys may need to supply their own padding to move you foward a bit.

OK, the ideal candidate, will have some experience at Infineon, but not mandatory, you will have some racing experience (NASA, SCCA, track days, HPDE, etc.) You can heal and toe downshift, can take care of a car and not over drive it.

LeMons racing is quite strict about going off track and contact, so driving within your abilities is a must. It IS an enduro event and you'll get about a 2.5 hour stint in the car each day. No worries, it isn't hard, I'm over 50 and barely break a sweat when I drive it for 2+ hours. It has PB and PS, so it is easy driving. It's not a full-on, hard core sprint race, there are tactics for sure and its a blast cuzz it is low key, but it is racing.

There will be over 130 cars on track, so it is busy, they run the "long turn 7" and the IRL turn 9, so you don't have to worry about the uber-fast T10, other than that, it is the full track. You think 60-70 cars in a SM race is a lot, try over 130 cars with vastly different speeds. Our car is definitely one of the fastest, so its like a video game when it comes to passing cars, it's easy. There will probably be only 10-20 cars faster out of the 130+ cars entered, so the car is quick.

The cost will include the entry fee, test day (about and hour of seat time) and the race (2.5 hours of seat time each day), there will be a great set of tires for the race and a brand new brake package too. The only cost you will be responsible for is your $50 LeMons license. bring your racing gear and that's it.

Give me a call Brian 408-221-4412

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