(All photos by the author unless otherwise noted)
Last weekend, the insane racing circus that is the 24 Hours of Lemons descended upon the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, CT. This year’s race had a new official name: The GP Du Lac Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. Yes, that is a real word, and not the result of one of the Lemons organizers smashing their face into a keyboard. It’s the old Native American name for what we call Lake Webster today, and it’s not too far from the track, so it’s a perfect excuse to jam 45+ letters onto the logo for the event in the most Lemonsy way possible. It was a challenging weekend for racers and crews, with extreme heat and severe storms rolling through the area the whole time. Even though Saturday’s session was called off a few ours early due to the storms, the whole event went pretty smoothly.
As usual, there were all sorts of beaters-turned-race cars, and their crews, to keep everyone entertained. In the usual BangShift fashion, we will let the pictures do the talking!
So, despite the heat and storms, The GP Du Lac Chargoggaggoggmanchoggagogg was awesome. What do you think of the stuff we saw? What is your favorite out of this menagerie of cheapness? Do your thing in the comments below!