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Our bags are packed, our women are sufficiently sated (thanks Zales!) and we're enjoying our last few hours of warmth before we head north for the 24 Hours of LeMons Arse-Freeze-Apalooza at Thunderhill. The fiendish Mr. Lieberman and the matronly Ms. Martin descended on Willows earlier today to exact their special blend of justice on the LeMons contenders, and judging by reports from the ground, the season-ender at T-Hill has all the makings of another epic crap-can battle.

Around 70 entrants arrived at the track for tech inspection, including a CBR900-powered Geo Metro and (God help them) a Yugo. According to Murilee, the hellacious weather rocking the Pacific Northwest caused several teams to drop out. One of the crews that decided to brave the storm and head south – the Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys and their Peugeot 505 Turboran into a patch of black ice, causing the destruction of both their tow vehicle and trailer. Thankfully, no one was injured and a few of the Monkeys made it down to provide moral support for the masses trying to stave off hypothermia.

The race begins tomorrow at 10 AM PST, runs until sundown and then starts back up on Sunday (damn noise restrictions) at 9 AM PST and then concludes in the evening. We'll be providing periodic updates throughout and following our man Michael and his Tinkerbell Rosso 1996 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. We're 13 hours away from motoring madness, so as always, watch this space.

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