Topic: B-Team - Just Plain Stupid (the Lotus Elite) pics from Buttonwillow
Set on our facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= … 1427714876
For the non-facebook types (and the unabridged version)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/churchofbk … 309313669/
To all the "No way that's $500" comments, I'll let the Lemons facebook post speak for us: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= … 0199759495
Contrary to what Jay said at the end of the race, we actually did over 60 laps (as if that were an achievement). It should be known that the car didn't move under it's own power until 11pm the night before. Amongst the myriad of problems that we solved at the track (blown intake gasket, bad wiring, pinched fuel hose, tires rubbing on sharp metal, cracked radiator, broken water pump/alternator belt to name a few), we had a binding throttle cable that never gave us more than 75% throttle; more often we got 40%. Mid-way through Sunday, we were only able to manage 3500 rpm down the back straight. Fast time of the weekend was around 2:05. Our best was 2:29, with lots of 3:00+ laps.
I reccon this car will be pretty good once we can give 'er all she's got. Until then....
Some of my favorites:
#72 "Pussy Wagën" E30
#74 "Gold Lemon" Lotus Elite, aka Chotus