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Autosport Lab Rats ahoy!

Recently, I was invited to join a very select team. A team of mad men? Perhaps… A team of troublemakers? Almost certainly. This team is called the Autosport Lab Rats. Our mission? To turn a $500 crapcan of a car in a 24 hour endurance racer. You’ll notice that I didn’t say anything about making it reliable, as this video shows…

We will be entering the car in the inaugural race of the ChumpCar World Series at Portland International Raceway on Halloween. The rules are “simple”: $500 car + Safety equipment + 24 hours = cheap, fun endurance racing. It’s similar in concept to the 24 hours of LeMons, but has more of a rules based competition slant. This should mean that we will see fewer theme cars than at a LeMons race. However, considering that the event is being held on Halloween, I’m hoping that some of the good natured fun will transfer over. It should still be fantastically fun, as well as my first real wheel to wheel experience.

As you can see we still have a long road and many more “work parties” ahead of us. We’ll be posting all of our updates at http://www.autosportlabs.org/blog/. Follow along!

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