The 24 Hours of Lemons is a race held over 2 days where contestants build a $500 car and race it against others on a road course. Safety equipment doesn’t count towards the $500, so it is (usually) very safe. I’d been driving on tracks for years before I gave wheel to wheel racing a try and I can honestly say that there is nothing like it. Going through a tight corner on a road course 3 wide with less than an inch between you and the cars on either side of you is thrilling in a way that almost nothing else is. I’ve been sky diving before and racing is more of a rush than sky diving.
Normally I’m not really into these, but this just hit too close to home. Yes, that is me in the last picture.
Here’s me driving the Blue Goose on track before that picture was taken: