Topic: Winning Lemons? Am I missing something??
Ok guys. I am writing this because I am truly baffled by the must win mentality of some participants. I am relatively new with only 4 races under my belt now. Each race we collectively do better as a team. I was under the impression that this was all in fun. I got involved because I thought we were just basically racing ourselves, and the clock. If you were good enough to finish first, so be it. No big deal. A few hundred bucks in nickels is not that awesome of a prize. I am happy just getting better each race and building a piece of crap that can actually make the whole race weekend. To be honest I couldnt care less what position we finish in as long as I had a great time.
If I wanted to build a Class A car that would have a shot at a win and spend that kind of money it wouldnt be for Lemons. I would go SCCA or other road race sanctioned races. If you think about it, a win makes you the best of the worst. If thats what your game plan is , more power to you. I just dont get it. I am as competitive as any racer, but this type of racing is supposed to be fun. I come from a Nascar short track background where the competition is fierce and you would bend every rule you could and spend every dollar you made in the name of speed. To me that just equates to stress and big bills. I will take my piece of crap Camaro and drive it like I stole it with a big sh-t eating grin on my face. As I enjoy seeing the crazy backwards built cars, overgrown stick shifts and Mr Rogers trolleys on the same track. Did you ever notice that the winners get less attention than the crazy and innovative builds that actually race?
Sorry for the somewhat rant, but am I the only guy that thinks its about fun? What triggered this is the fact we were scolded by an A team for mirror driving them. Really?? We are lucky to pay attention to whats in front of us. Never mind Mirror driving someone. To me its a very simple thing, If you are faster, then pass me, I dont care. If you are slower I will pass you, and smile as I go by because its fun. If we are about the same, game on, lets have some good racing.
Am I the minority here?