The inaugural event's winners, Red Meat and Poontang, were forced to remove their stripper pole at the last minute, but despite the 11th hour emasculation of their 1.6-liter 1999 Mazda Protégé, they took home $1000 in unrolled nickels for surviving the two day event.
According to Murilee and Johnny's race report, the Thunderhill event was a totally different beast compared to the one we participated in back in October at the Altamont. Not only is the track comprised of several of high-speed straights and turns, the organizers were none to shy about black flagging any team whose aggressive driving put other competitors at risk. Three cheers and a broken tie-rod for that!
We're already beginning to plot our revenge on the Altamont in May, but in the meantime, check out Jalopnik's coverage here.