24 Hours of LeMons: Late night oddities and maladies

Click the image above for a tour of the paddock, post-race.

After Saturday's festivities, we headed over to the pits to check out what damage had been done and to get a feel for what kind of environment embraces this degree of lunacy. All told, it was pretty much what we expected; guys with die grinders working on brake components, body panels being hammered out and heads huddled underneath propped-up hoods. The one thing that did catch us off guard was Madam LeMons, the track fortune teller, whose abilities were apparently astounding -- we didn't stick around to find out.

We did talk to Saturday's race winners, the Lemon Lappers, who completed 336 laps over the course of the day, all behind the wheel of a totally stock Neon with over 130,000 miles on the odometer and about 700 fewer pounds weighing it down. We asked one of the campaigners if anything had been done to the engine, and a swift, "No, nothing." was his answer. We believe him, even though he was pulling away from almost every vehicle in his vicinity.

Tomorrow, we'll be on hand at 8 AM to cover the early morning events and the kick-off to round two. In the meantime, enjoy the gallery below.

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